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Archive for October, 2016

Today: Malia Bouattia

tuesday 27th september, 7.25-7.30am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague and mishal husain ) includes an interview with nus president malia bouattia

Do you regret what you said about the University of Birmingham being a Zionist outpost?
I would totally refute, I put out before that I would certainly review my language, and would definitely want to, you know, explain the political context which I was discussing I absolutely was not, you know, was not saying the things that it’s been interpreted as if you will.”


WHYS: Hitler’s birthplace

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 18th), 5.47-5.59pm, on bbc world service radio
world have your say (phone-in programme, presented by ben james) concludes with…

“Should Adolf Hitler’s birthplace be demolished?”

including contribution from …
• dr andreas maislinger, historian and adviser to the committee (more…)

Newshour: UNESCO bias

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 18th), 2.56-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) concludes with …

“The United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO, has approved a controversial resolution that makes no reference to Jewish ties to a key holy site in Jerusalem.”

including interview with …
hannah weisfeld of yachad (more…)

Religious identity

yesterday morning (tuesday 18th), 9.00-10.00am, on bbc radio 4
religious identity (1st of 4 episodes in the the reith lectures series) deals largely with jewish identity

Kwame Anthony Appiah explores the shifting sands of identity through creed, country, colour and culture, and considers the mistakes we make when we think of them as fixed.”


Today: Labour anti-semitism

last monday morning (17th october), 7.14-7.19am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain and sarah montague) includes …

Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed as “biased” a report accusing him of not doing enough to tackle anti-Semitism in the Labour party. Rhea Wolfson was elected a Constituency Labour Party representative on Labour’s NEC earlier this year.”


Newshour: Labour anti-semitism

last sunday afternoon (16th october), 1.32-1.39pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“A British parliamentary report into anti-semitism in the UK has accused the opposition Labour Party of failing to attack the problem of anti-semitic abuse within its ranks … also criticised the way that Twitter responded to a high volume of anti-semitic tweets that were sent to Labour members of Parliament”

including contributions from …
• acting home affairs committee chair tim lawton
* jeremy newmark, national chair of labour jewish movement (more…)

Boston Calling: modesty

last sunday morning (16th october), 11.53-11.58am, on bbc world service radio
boston calling (presented by marco werman) includes …

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli newspaper editors struggle to cover the US presidential race without printing pictures of women

including contribution from …
• haredi editor benny rabinovich (more…)

Boston Calling: kapparot

last sunday morning (16th october), 11.41-11.44am, on bbc world service radio
boston calling (presented by marco werman) includes …

“A Jewish family in New York sacrifices their first chicken.”

including contribution from …
• reporter sarah birnbaum (more…)

LGBT Jews and Muslims

last sunday morning (16th october), 9.32-10.00am, on bbc world service radio
wrestling with god (presented by marco werman) (in the heart and soul series)

David Baker is a practising and proud Jew. He is also gay and in the eyes of many of his fellow Jews the two cannot go together.
He has had to wrestle with these two sides to his identity leading to many hours of praying and soul searching, exploring whether he could still remain within his faith. Just after the Orlando shootings in June he was invited to the Iftar, the fast breaking meal in Islam, alongside LGBT Muslims and it was there that he realised that Jews and Muslims have more in common than he had first thought.”


BH & Twtw: Labour anti-semitism

last sunday (16th october), 9.02-9.03am, 9.07-9.13am, 1.01-1.02pm, and 1.04-1.10pm, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) and the world this weekend (presented by shaun ley) lead with …

“MPs have accused Labour of failing to deal properly with allegations of anti-semitism in the party, and have attacked Jeremy Corbyn for not providing adequate leadership in addressing the issue.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• acting home affairs committee chair tim lawton
• bbc reporter susana mendoza
* jeremy newmark, national chair of labour jewish movement (more…)

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