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Archive for May, 2019

AQ: Labour anti-semitism

this evening (friday 31st), 8.03-8.18pm, on bbc radio 4 

any questions (chaired by jonathan dimbleby, with panellists • layla moran mp, belinda de lucy mep, lord falconer, and jeremy wright mp) leads with …

“Is it right that members of a political party can make anti-semitic comments and not be expelled, but if you vote once for another party, you are gone immediately?”

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Leaving the party

monday 6th may, 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4 

leaving the party (presented by grace dent) (in the the untold series) includes …

“Once a deputy mayor of Stafford, Rowan Draper resigned from the Labour Party earlier this year after 8 years as a councillor. I left over anti-semitism, because I don’t think that Jeremy Corbyn or the people around him are doing enough to combat it within the party, and more so I think he’s a lightning-rod for anti-semites to come to the party’.”

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PM: Portuguese citizenship

this evening (friday 30th), 5.43-5.49pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.24pm and 9.54pm saturday on newshour on bbc world service radio) 

pm (presented by evan davis) includes …

Some British Jews have applied for Portuguese citizenship, for which they they are now entitled if they can prove their ancestors fled the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions some years ago.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter naomi grimley

• appplicant alex abrahams

gabriel steinhardt, president, lisbon jewish community

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/Turning_Portuguese)

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PM/6ocn: Willsman suspended

this evening (friday 30th), 5.00-5.02pm, 5.10-5.16pm, and 6.01-6.04pm, on bbc radio 4 

pm (presented by evan davis) and six o’clock news lead with …

“A senior Labour official, Peter Willsman, has been suspended after he appeared to accuse the Israeli embassy of whipping up complaints about anti-semitism within the party.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter jessica parker

daniel johnson msp

• journalist kevin maguire

mike katz, jewish labour movement 

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W@1: Willsman suspended

this afternoon (friday 31st), 1.00-1.03pm, 1.07-1.16pm, and 1.43-1.44pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“A senior Labour figure, and Corbyn ally, Peter Willsman, has been suspended from the party, following the release of a recording of what are alleged to be anti-semitic comments

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter chris mason

lord falconer 

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H&S: Female trainee rabbi

this afternoon (friday 31st), 1.32-2.00pm (repeated 11.32pm sunday), on bbc world service radio 

a female rabbi in training (interviewed by geoff bird) (in the heart and soul series)

Miriam Camerini is in training. It’s a three year course, and at the end of it, if she is successful, she will become one of the world’s first female Orthodox Jewish rabbis.

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Today: Gaza exit permits

BBC bias: BBC presenter Mishal Husain or Martha Kearney twice prevents Israeli deputy ambassador Sharon Bar-Li from giving examples of the Palestinian Authority delaying exit permis for Gazans.

BBC bias: BBC ‘investigative’ reporter Yolande Knell visits East Jerusalem to report on the Palestinian health service, but closes her eyes (or mouth) to findings such as reported in The Independent (2017):

Hospitals in Jordan and Egypt no longer accept patients referred to them by the Palestinian Authority, because they are not reimbursed.

In the past two years, US taxpayers have paid off $60m (£46m) of the Palestinian Authority’s debt to the East Jerusalem hospitals. Earlier this month, the Victoria hospital threatened to stop taking new referrals, including cancer patients, because the Palestinian government owed it $40m.”

(This is highlighted by the BBC as part of their “Best of Today”)

this morning (friday 31st), 7.45-7.58am, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated 2.24-2.28pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)

today (presented by mishal husain and martha kearney) includes …

“Being diagnosed with a serious medical condition such as cancer in Gaza, where many medical treatments are not available, means a series of complex problems beyond your diagnosis. With a financial crisis and a deep rift between Hamas which rules Gaza and Fatah which dominates the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, many drugs are in short supply. Treatments and travel are also restricted by the tight blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt. Often, a patient’s best hope is to get to one of the Palestinian hospitals in East Jerusalem. The final stage of that process is a permit from the Israel authorities.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

• oncologist yousef hamamreh, augusta victoria hospital, east jerusalem

• dr amir aytouna, makassed hospital, east jerusalem

• dr rosena allin-khan mp

• deputy israeli ambassador sharon bar-li 

(see also: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/the-lonely-journey-of-a-palestinian-cancer-patient-a7763166.html

http://www.palestinemonitor.org/details.php?id=302jewa20521y7vqwpcjhp

https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-6-months-apart-gaza-mother-to-join-baby-daughter-in-jerusalem-hospital/

https://ec.europa.eu/echo/blog/access-denied-newborn-separated-her-mother-gaza_en)

(if you missed it, available from 1:45:37 to 1:58:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005f8m)

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