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PT: Mark Regev

this afternoon (saturday 4th), 5.30-6.00pm, on bbc radio 4 

mark regev (in the political thinking series) (presented by nick robinson

“Israel’s former ambassador to the UK on arguing his case, and reasons for optimism.”

including interview with …

• retiring ambassador mark regev 

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Nd: Annexation?

last wednesday morning (1st july), 5.04-5.09am, 6.05-6.11am, 6.31-6.36am, and 7.06-7.11am, on bbc world service radio (partly repeated from today and newshour last tuesday)

newsday (presented by lawrence pollard and james cockerell) leads with …

Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation plan: Concerns have been expressed around the world over plans by Israel’s prime minister to annex parts of the West Bank. Benjamin Netanyahu could make an announcement later today – we look at what might happen if it does goes ahead.”

including contributions from …

•  joel rubin, in charge of jewish outreach for bernie sanders, and former politcal director of jstreet 

fleur hassan-nahoum, deputy mayor of jerusalem

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

mark zell of republicans overseas israel

alia sha’aa, teqoa

gochav shahar, waitress, Tel Aviv

diana buttu, former palestinian negotiator

bashar azzeh, palestinian national council

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Nh/Twt: Annexation postponed

this evening (wednesday 1st), 9.36-9.43pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.37-10.42pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by tim franks) and the world tonight (presented by sean ley) include …

“Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had signalled that today, July 1st, would be the day when he would present detailed plans for his proposed annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, home to Jewish settlements but also land which much of the rest of the world would like to see as the basis for a future Palestinian state. The proposal though seems to have stalled.”

including interviews with …

diana buttu, former palestinian negotiator

martin indyk 

khaled elgindy, author of the blind spot – america and the palestinians, from balfour to trump 

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Today: Annexation today?

BBC bias: BBC presenter Nick Robinson lies that the occupation of the West Bank is illegal, and lies that most of the world regards it as illegal.

this morning (wednesday 1st), 7.21-7.26am, 8.37-8.42am, and 8.46-8.49am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

“Today is the day when Israel could begin to annex large parts of what most of the world regards as the illegally occupied West Bank, dashing hopes of a so-called two-state solution in which an independent Palestine lives alongside Israel in peace.“

including contributions from …

• ambassador hussam zomlot

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen 

sharren haskel mk 

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Today: Annexation soon?

this morning (tuesday 30th), 6.13-6.18am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2.36pm and 9.20pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)  

today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

“The long-time formula for peace in the middle east is based on the idea of creating an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. It’s known as the two-state solution. So what’s going to happen if, as he’s promised, Israel’s prime minister begins to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank this week?

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

mark zell of republicans overseas israel

alia sha’aa, teqoa

gochav shahar, waitress, Tel Aviv

diana buttu, former palestinian negotiator

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GMB: Casual anti-semitism

this morning (monday 29th), 7.28-7.32am, on itv 

good morning britain (presented by piers morgan and susanna reid) includes interview with …

keir starmer mp 

“There was an article last week that linked the killing of George Floyd in America to Israel and it was a link that couldn’t possibly be made out and it was the same old, same old, which is a problem anywhere in the world, point the finger at Israel.”

“It’s pretty obvious to me, that the casual link, exactly as you say, between something goes wrong in the world and you point the finger either at the Jews or Israel. It’s the casualness of it that is very, very obvious and offensive.”

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Today: Classic anti-semitism

this morning (monday 29th), 8.14-8.17am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson) includes interview with …

keir starmer mp 

“I took the view that what Rebecca Long-Bailey had re-tweeted was anti-semitic because it was a classic of its kind, suggesting that all the problems of the world can be traced back to the Jews or to Israel, classic and causal.”

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WH: Labour anti-semitism

this evening (sunday 28th), 9.37-9.39pm, on bbc radio 4 

westminster hour (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

“We’ve got the Equality and Human Rights Commission report on the handling of anti-semitism by Labour, it’s reaching party officials this week, for those who are named to have a look at. Is that a significant moment, given what happened with Rebecca Long-Bailey and her sacking?”

including discussion with …

• journalist torcuil crichton 

thangam debbonnaire mp

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Marr: Labour anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 28th), 9.28-9.35am, on bbc 1 tv 

the andrew marr show includes …

“Just weeks after becoming the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer sacked his first front-bencher this week. Rebecca Long-Bailey was relieved of her brief as shadow education secretary after sharing an article that Keir Starmer said contained an anti-semitic conspiracy theory.”

including interview with …

ed milliband mp

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Sunday: Russian Jews

this morning (sunday 28th), 7.36-7.46am, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated 1.34pm and 9.43pm saturday on newshour on bbc world service radio)  

sunday (presented by emily buchanan) includes …

“Lock-down is a particular problem for Russia’s Jewish community, which – 30 years after the fall of communism – is still recovering from decades of state-sponsored Antisemitism. Our Moscow correspondent • Steve Rosenberg reports on what the Jews of Russia have been doing to build a community and the efforts they’re taking during the pandemic to preserve it.”

including contribution from …

• chief rabbi berel lazar 

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