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Archive for September, 2018

Newshour: Arabs rejecting Palestinians?

this evening (saturday 29th), 9.36-9.43pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“Veteran Saudi analyst, Jamal Khashoggi, on why he thinks Arab countries have withdrawn their support for the Palestinian cause.“

including interview with …
jamal khashoggi
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Labour conference: Israel

last tuesday afternoon (25th september), 2.48-3.02pm, 3.39-3.42pm, 3.55-3.58pm, 4.09-4.12pm, 4.27-4.31pm, 4.49-4.42pm, 4.55-4.59pm, and 5.05-5.08pm, on bbc parliament tv
labour party conference: live afternoon session 25/9/2018 includes …

Contemporary composite 9: Palestine (demanding an independent international investigation into the “use of force against Palestinian demonstrators”, a freeze on UK arms sales to Israel and an end to the “blockade and closure” of Gaza)

including speeches by …
colin monehen, harlow momentum
zahid ali, wolverhampton
sarah jane potter, stevenage, councillor
mansoor ayub, wycombe
hilary wise, centre for palestine studies, soas
ali ahmed, cardiff
claire lees, liverpool momentum, ken livingstone supporter
steve lapsley, derby, jewish labour movement
jess finn, north-east herts
(conference procedure made a balanced debate impossible: the chair, before calling each speaker, did not even know which of four ‘composites’ – including brexit, paestine, and windrush – they intended to speak on, let alone on which side)
(as the jewish news commented: “No speaker referred to Hamas, terrorism or made any demands of the Palestinian leadership during the debate.”)
(if you missed it, available from 0:33:23 to 0:47:00, from 1:23:58 to 1:26:40. from 1:40:24 to 1:43:10. from 1:53:45 to 1:57:10. from 2:11:50 to 2:15:50. from 2:34:03 to 2:37:15. from 2:39:44 to 2:43:45. and from 2:49:40 to 2:53:05. at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0blm0dr/labour-party-conference-2018-25092018-live-afternoon-session)

P4t: Young-Somers 26/9/2018

yesterday morning (wednesday 26th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi debbie young-somers

”No one else can be me.”

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Tac: Corbyn and anti-semitism

yesterday evening (wednesday 26th), 11.30-11.33pm, on bbc 2 tv
today at conference (presented by jo coburn) includes …

Jeremy Corbyn admitted it had been a tough summer for Labour, and confronted issues he’d been criticised for, including anti-semitism Russia and the Middle East.”

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Newsnight: Corbyn and anti-semitism

yesterday evening (wednesday 26th), 10.50-10.52pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by kirsty wark) includes …

Did Jeremy Corbyn do enough on anti-semitism to put an end to it within his party?”

including contributions from …
• journalist polly toynbee
• journalist paul mason “We are not going to sell arms to a county which shoots down innocent civilians as policy.”
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PM: Chakrabarti on anti-semitism

this afternoon (wednesday 26th), 5.06-5.07pm, and 5.17-5.20pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

”Wasn’t it a missed opportunity to draw a line under it, by issuing a direct apology for what had happened, the apology that Margaret Hodge and others had hoped that he would make in his speech?“

including interview with …
shami chakrabarti
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W@1: Corbyn on anti-semitism

this afternoon (wednesday 26th), 1.20-1.22pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by mark mardell) includes speech on anti-semitism from …

jeremy corbyn mp

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Today: Labour hounding Joan Ryan

this morning (wednesday 26th), 7.54-7.56am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson from the Labour Party conference) includes …

“Now there’s an issue that has been very painful for the party, I think rather painful for you personally too over the summer, as well as Jeremy Corbyn, the issue of anti-semitism. You were also on the fringe of this conference last night, giving a speech in which you attacked what you called the hounding out of a Labour MP, chair of the Labour Friends of Israel, Joan Ryan, by people who’ve only just joined the Labour Party.”

including interview with …
tom watson mp
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Tftd: Mirvis 26/9/2018

this morning (wednesday 26th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

“If every distinct group within our society were to proudly express its own unique identity, and respect all others who do likewise, we’d have the capacity to poduce a harmonious and peaceful society.”

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Tac: Labour antisemitism

yesterday evening (tuesday 25th), 11.18-11.22pm, and 11.27-11.28pm, on bbc 2 tv
today at conference (presented by jo coburn) includes …

“Do you feel the Party is able now to start moving on from all the upset over anti-semitism that we saw over the summer?”
Do you wish you’d handled any of it differently?”

including speeches by …
colin monehen of harlow momentum
emily thornberry mp
and including interview with …
jeremy corbyn mp
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