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Archive for July, 2018

Twt: Pete Willsman

this evening (tuesday 31st), 10.01-10.03pm, and 10.08-10.19pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) leads with …

“The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is coming under increasing pressure to expel a member of the party’s National Executive Committee for making disparaging remarks about the Jewish community. Several Labour MPs have called for Peter Willsman to be barred from standing for reelection to the NEC.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• nec member ann black
• journalist and activist michael segalov

W@1/PM/6ocn: Pete Willsman

this afternoon (tuesday 31st), 1.05-1.06pm, 1.25-1.26pm, 5.25-5.30pm, and 6.11-6.13pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by sarah montague), pm (presented by eddie mair), and six o’clock news include …

“A member of the ruling body of the Labour Party, the National Executive Committee, has been recorded at a meeting talking about the party’s Jewish critics. Pete Willsman, who is a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, suggested ’Jewish Trump fanatics’ were behind accusations of anti-semitism in the party. He expressed amazement when others in the room indicated they had witnessed anti-semitism in Labour.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
yvette cooper mp
• bbc reporter ben wright
luciana berger mp

Newshour: Dareen Tatour

this afternoon (tuesday 31st), 2.36-2.49pm (repeated 9.36pm), on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

“To a case now which has become a cause celebre for free speech advocates in Israel and beyond: Dareen Tatour is an Arab-Israeli poet living near Nazareth. In October 2015, she was arrested and subsequently charged with inciting violence and supporting a terrorist organisation. It was because of several of her social media posts, including one which she read a poem called ’Resist my people, resist’, accompanied by footage of Palestinian protesters throwing stones at Israeli police … she has been sentenced to 5 months in prison.”

including interviews by tim franks with …
• israeli arab poet dareen tatour
• former ambassador and foreign minister danny ayalon
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Today: Peter Willsman

this morning (tuesday 31st), 6.03-6.04am, 6.08-6.09am, 6.36-6.39am, 7.04-7.05am, and 8.04-8.05am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

Who is to blame for the long apparently never-ending row about anti-semitism in the Labour Party? ’Jewish Trump fanatics’, that at least is the view of a leading ally of Jeremy Corbyn on Labour’s National Executive Committee. He’s called Peter Willsman, and his private views were recorded and handed to the Jewish Chronicle newspaper.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter norman smith

WH: Labour anti-semitism

this evening (sunday 29th), 10.01-10.03pm, 10.10-10.22pm, and 10.58pm, on bbc radio 4
westminster hour (presented by carolyn quinn) leads with …

“Once again, the row in Labour over anti-semitism is in the headlines, with the MP Ian Austin saying he’s ashamed of the way the party leadership is handling it.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter susana mendonca
ian austin mp
richard bergen mp
and including discussion with …
camilla tominey of the sunday express
chris leslie mp
martha spurrier, director of liberty
robert halfon mp

Newshour: Tamimi released

BBC bias: The BBC does not normally report the release of a convicted prisoner when it has already extensively reported the trial and sentence, since there is nothing new to report. This one-sided report contains no news, and is an excuse for broadcasting two propaganda speeches.

this evening (sunday 29th), 9.25-9.30pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

A Palestinian teenager has been released from prison after serving an 8 month sentence for kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nida ibrahim
ahed tamimi
• father bassem tamimi
(if you missed it, available from 0:19:30 to 0:22:45 at

Twtw: Labour anti-semitism

this afternoon (sunday 29th), 1.00-1.01pm, 1.02pm, and 1.05-1.26pm, on bbc radio 4
the world this weekend (presented by jonny dymond) leads with …

A second Labour MP is now under investigation by the Labour Party. It’s been reported he was arguing with a fellow MP about how anti-semitism has been dealt with by the Party.”
“I went to North London to talk to a Labour/supporting Jewish family, and to find what they thought.”

including interviews with …
ian austin mp
sue shindler
danny shindler
elam shindler
tamara shindler
• human rights lawyer geoffrey bindman
richard bergen mp

BH/Twtw: Tamimi released

today (sunday 29th), 9.05-9.06am, 1.00-1.01pm, 1.02pm, and 1.05-1.26pm, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) and the world this weekend (presented by jonny dymond) include …

A Palestinian teenager who was jailed for 8 months for assaulting an Israeli soldier has been released. The attack, by Ahed Tamimi, which was filmed by her family, attracted worldwide attention.”

including reports from …
tom bateman

Wtw: Syria & Iran

this morning (sunday 29th), 1.11-1.16am (repeated from 9.11am yesterday), on bbc world service radio
the world this week (presented by shaun ley) includes…

Israel shoots down a Syrian jet fighter – but it’s Iran that’s really in its sights

including interview with …
• bbc reporter martin patience

Marr: Labour anti-semitism

last sunday morning (22nd july), 9.34-9.37am, on bbc 1 tv
the andrew marr show includes an interview with • rebecca long-bailey mp, partly about anti-semitism in the Labour Party

”Big meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party tomorrow, talking amongst other things about anti-semitism. The Jewish Labour Party is talking about taking the Party to court over all of this. You could resolve this as a party by simply accepting the international definition of anti-semitism, and all the examples which everybody else accepts. Why dont you?”


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