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5F: Jerusalem cemetery

this afternoon (friday 13th), 12.45–12.50pm (repeated 3.45am), on bbc world service radio

fifth floor (presented by david amano) includes …

Jerusalem’s main cemetery is bursting at the seams. One solution is a new underground burial complex, with some graves stacked one on top of the other in the walls. BBC Arabic’s Michael Shuval went to the grand opening to find out more”

including report from …

• bbc reporter michael shuval


Nh: Third election

yesterday afternoon (thursday 12th), 2.51–2.53pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

Israel is facing its third election in less than a year, after two polls since April have failed to produce a new government.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher


Nh: Netanyahu finished?

this afternoon (wednesday 11th), 2.24–2.29pm (repeated 9.20pm), on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

Is Benjamin Netanyahu’s time now up, or can the master magician of Israeli politics pull another last rabbit out of the hat?”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• journalist gil hoffman 

gideon sa’ar mk

• journalist dana weiss


XR & anti-semitism

last friday morning (6th december), on bbc radio 5 live 

emma barnett gets answers includes …

“• Sarah Lunnon, a leading member of Extinction Rebellion, when asked by Emma about comments made by the group’s co-founder Roger Hallam, who described the Holocaust as “just another” genocide, moved from describing them as a “misstep” to a ‘mistake’.”


JV: Mirvis intervenes

BBC BIAS: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine interviews a spokesman from Jewish Voice for Labour (but not the Jewish Labour Movement) without mentioning that it is tiny, and is a single-issue group created solely to defend Jeremy Corbyn from criticisms of anti-semitism.
BBC BIAS: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine interviews (non-Jewish) former Labour MP Ian Austin and a spokesman for Jewish Voice for Labour instead of a responsible spokesman for the Labour Party.

tuesday 26th november, 12.02pm, 12.07-12.19pm, 12.23-12.28pm, and 12.32-12.38pm, on bbc radio 2 

jeremy vine leads with …

“Jeremy discusses the Chief Rabbi’s comments on anti-semitism in the Labour Party.”

including interviews with …

ian austin

jonathan rosenhead of jewish voice for labour 

and calls from …

ann robinson, formerly of unison 

adam morris 

gareth hopkins, a stockport labour party member claiming to have been accused of antisemitism for having a palestinian flag tattoo on his arm in edgware 

(if you missed it, available from 0:02:24 to 0:02:45, 0:07:34 to  0:19:00, 0:23:04 to 0:28:15, and 0:32:28 to 0:37:50, at

Marr: Labour anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 8th), 9.56-9.59am, on bbc 1 tv 

the andrew marr show concludes with …

“The other big story as you know in all the papers today which is Labour and anti-semitism … why is it that so many people with such disgusting views felt at home in the Labour Party?

including interview with …

john mcdonnell


TP: Labour anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 8th), 9.30-9.31am and 9.38-9.41am, on bbc news tv

the papers (with journalists • rosamund urwin and • john rentoul) includes …

“The Sunday Times investigation into allegations of anti-semitism in the Labour Party and how it has handled them.“


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