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Nh: Human Rights Watch

this afternoon (saturday 23rd), 2.44-2.48pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“A controversial fight between Israel and one of its most vociferous human rights critics, the outcome is the expulsion of the director of Human Rights Watch based in Israel, Omar Shakir, who is a US citizen but was accused by the Israelis of advocating BDS, a Palestinian-led campaign calling for the boycotiing divestment and sanctioning of Israel until it meets what it describes as Israel’s obligations under international law. The Israelis say Mr Shakir is in violation of a 2017 law. Human Rights Watch say Mr Shakir’s expulsion places Israel in the same camp as Venezuela Iran and Egypt in barring Human Rights Watch researchers.”

including contributions from …

kenneth roth, head of human rights watch

omar shakir

(see also https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Abusing-the-Holocaust)

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6ocn: Tlaib unbanned

this evening (friday 16th), 6.11-6.12pm (repeated 12.12am on midnight news), on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news (presented by neal sleat) includes …

“The US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has said she won’t visit the occupied West Bank despite Israel reversing its decision to ban her. The Democratic congresswoman, who’s of Palestinian descent, said she could not agree to what she called ‘Israel’s oppressive conditions’.” 

including reports from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

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B100d: Omar & Tlaib banned

this evening (thursday 15th), 7.00-7.08pm, on bbc news tv 

beyond 100 days (presented by katty kay and david eades) leads with …

Donald Trump urges Israel to bar two American congresswomen, and Israel does what the President wants.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

• bbc reporter chris buckler 

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Nh/Twt: Omar & Tlaib banned

this evening (thursday 15th), 9.06-9.15pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.03-10.04pm and 10.07-10.16pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by julian marshall) and the world tonight (presented by paul henley) both lead with …

Israel will deny entry to two US Congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government.”

“They were apparently happy with plans for the visit until President Trump told them they shouldn’t be.”

including contributions from …

hanan ashrawi 

yaakov katz, editor, jerusalem post

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

journalist barak ravid

• republican congressman mo brooks 

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Newsbeat: Tel Aviv

wednesday 15th may, 12.49-12.53pm (repeated 5.55pm), and thursday 16th may, 12.48-12.51pm (repeated 5.48pm), on bbc radio 1 

newsbeat (presented by steve holden) includes …

“Our reporter Steve chats to Ben from Israel ahead of Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter steve holden

• rapper mohammad, 26

• singer joff oddie, of wolf alice

• greek singer katerine duska 

• israeli singer and former soldier noga erez

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-48251435)

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