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Archive for September, 2016

NUS anti-semitism 28/9/2016

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 28th), 1.21-1.28pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by martha kearney) includes …

“Leading figures in student politics are accusing the NUS President of anti-semitic rhetoric in a letter given exclusively to this programme. In it, three vice-presidents of the NUS, and 41 other student leaders, say ‘Jewish students have not felt safe participating in our national movement because of the actions and rhetoric of leaders of the NUS‘.”

including interviews with …
richard brooks, nus vice-president of union development
michael segalov, journalist and former nus executive member (more…)

Newshour: Shimon Peres 2

yesterday evening (wednesday 28th), 9.36-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

What Israel did Peres leave behind?

including discussion with …
yossi klein halevi
raanan gissin, former adviser to ariel sharon (more…)

Newshour: Shimon Peres 1

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 28th), 2.07-2.19pm, 2.20-2.25pm, 2.36-2.45pm, and 2.55-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) leads with …

Shimon Peres: The World Remembers:
A founding father of Israel dies.”

including contributions from …
benjamin netanyahu
• bbc reporter kevin connolly
• education minister naftali bennett
mustafa barghouti
• bbc middle east editor jeremy bowen
• former aide mitchell barak
• former us middle east envoy dennis ross (more…)

W@1: Shimon Peres

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 28th), 1.33-1.38pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by martha kearney) includes …

Shimon Peres dies aged 93. Yossi Klein Halevi is an author and senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem”

(more…)

Breakfast: Shimon Peres

this morning (28th september), 6.08-6.10am, on bbc 1 (repeated 7.07am and 8.07am)
breakfast (presented by dan walker and louise minchin) includes …

Shimon Peres dies aged 93. James Landale looks back on his life.”

followed by statement from …
• son chemi peres

Today: Shimon Peres

this morning (wednesday 28th), 6.03-6.05am, 6.34-6.37am, 7.01-7.03am, 7.09-7.15am, and 8.38-8.44am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) leads with …

Shimon Peres dies aged 93. Kevin Connolly looks back at his life.”

followed by interviews with …
tzipi livni
mark regev (more…)

Appignanesi, Rosen, Currie

three evenings this week (monday 26th, tuesday 27th, thursday 29th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
lisa appignanesi, michael rosen and edwina currie (1st 2nd and 4th of 5 episodes of the birthday treat, in the the essay series)

“To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Radio 3, the network invited five writers with whom it shares a birthday, also turning 70 this year, on a birthday outing.
Our contributors chose to visit places that have some personal significance for them, where they could look back and reflect on their feelings in this special birthday year.”

(more…)

Today: Labour anti-semitism 26/9/2016

this morning (monday 26th), 7,13-7.21am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“A Jewish Labour MP has told this programme that she is appalled by claims that the scale of anti-Semitism in the party has been exaggerated for political purposes.
Ross Hawkins reports.”

including contributions from …
jackie walker
luciana berger mp
wes streeting mp (more…)

AQ: Labour anti-semitism

last friday evening (23rd september), 8.16-8.27pm, on bbc radio 4
any questions (chaired by jonathan dimbleby), with shami chakrabarti, tim farron, harsimrat kaur, and brandon lewis, includes …

“Is it right that Jeremy Corbyn, supposedly a man of prinicple and honour, should preside over a party where a Jewish Labour MP feels the need for personal protection when attending her own party’s conference?

Chakrabarti completely avoids answering the question, and diminishes the issue of anti-semitism in Labour by:
(i) saying it’s not just in the Labour Party,
(ii) treating it equally with “instability toxicity and misogyny“,
(iii) rambling about sandwiches, “stepping-up”, and party history, and
(iv) pleading “please don’t demonise every member of Momentum and call them anti-semitic

(Chakrabarti: 0:14:50) …

(more…)

Sunday: Venice ghetto

this morning (sunday 25th), 7.19-7.26am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

500 years ago Venice established the world’s first Ghetto. Although it was the place where Jews were forced to live, it became a cultural crossroads.
Judi Herman reports on events marking the anniversary.”

including contributions from …
donatella calabi, curator of venice the jews and europe
shaul bassi, director of the venice centre for international jewish studies
antonio moretti sinigaglia of the banco rosso
michal haron, gallery owner (more…)

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