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Archive for October, 2018

MN: Trump in Pittsburgh

this morning (wednesday 31st), 12.09-12.11am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news includes …

President Trump has visited Pittsburgh, where 11 worshippers at a synagogue were killed by a gunman on Saturday. He arrived in the city on the same day the first funerals were held for the victims of the attack. Mr Trump’s visit had proved controversial, with some politicians and religious leaders having urged him to stay away.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter dan johnson
• lawyer joshua friedman, of bend the arc: pittsburgh
• holocaust survivor judah samet
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P4t: Gelfand 29/10/2018

last monday morning (29th october), 5.45-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

Phones are amazing at connecting us, and cutting us off.”

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Newshour: Trump in Pittsburgh

this evening (tuesday 30th), 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) leads with …

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit Pittsburgh following the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue. While some welcome the visit, other Jewish groups have said that Mr Trump would not be welcome.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jane obrien
• rabbi yossi rosenblum
• rabbi mark asher goodman

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PM: US & UK anti-semitism

this afternoon (tuesday 30th), 5.38-5.49pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

“This is not primarily about guns, it’s about hate speech. And sadly, of course, Donald Trump is a politician who’s encouraged that kind of language at every turn, and I’m afraid this happens far too often in the United States, and I’m afraid it’s now happening in Europe too.”
“I’m afraid that’s what’s happened in the Labour Party, that’s absolutely clear that that’s happened, and that is very very shocking …”
”And the reason why I say that is because it constantly singles out one country, Israel, and it ignores all the things that are going on in countries where there aren’t democracies, where people are treated far worse, where there is genuine apartheid.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jane obrien
lord winston
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Today: Trump to visit Pittsburgh

this morning (tuesday 30th), 7.14-7.19am, and 8.06-8.07am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

President Trump is going to visit Pittsburgh today, he says to express support for the American people after the synagogue attack which left 11 people dead. But some in the Jewish community, and the city’s Democrat mayor, have objected to the visit.”

including interview with …
stephen halle, nephew of victim daniel stein
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Today/Newshour: Palestinian candidates

this morning (tuesday 30th), 6.48-6.52am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2.14pm and 9.24pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

Elections are taking place today in Jerusalem for a new mayor and city council. For the first time, there are Palestinians on the ballot, running for a City Hall seat.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• voter amara awad
• mayoral candidate ramadan dabash
lior schillat. former government advisor, director of the jerusalem institute
• jerusalem academic mahdi abdul hadi

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Twt: Trump criticised

The BBC describes as “Jewish leaders” people who are leaders only of a small group called Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh, and who are almost unknown on Google.

yesterday evening (monday 29th), 10.39-10.44pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) concludes with …

Donald Trump is to travel to Pittsburgh tomorrow, despite facing criticism about his rhetoric following the shooting. One group of Jewish leaders has written a open letter to the President telling him he isn’t welcome in the city until he, in their words, ‘fully denounces white nationalism’.”

including contributions from …
sarah sanders, white house press secretary
jonathan mayo of bend the arc
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