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Today: Monsey attack

this morning (monday 30th), 6.13-6.16am (partly repeated 7.05am), on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by sarah smith and mishal husain) includes …

Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York, has talked about deploying more police in areas across the ciy that have large Jewish communities, and also giving anti-hate-crime lessons to children in public schools in some of those same areas in which there are large Jewish communities.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter aleem maqbool


MN: Monsey attack

this morning (monday 30th), 12.00-12.03am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news leads with …

President Trump has urged people to come together against anti-semitism after several people were stabbed at the house of an orthodox rabbi in New York state.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter chris buckler

• eye-witness joseph gluck 

steve gold, jewish federation and foundation of rockland county

• governor andrew cuomo 

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Nh: Monsey attack

this afternoon (sunday 29th), 2.06-2.14pm and 9.36-9.45pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) leads with …

Five people have been injured in a knife attack during Hanukkah celebrations at the New York state home of an Orthodox rabbi. The attack in Monsey follows several anti-Semitic hate crimes in the New York area in recent days.”

US police have arrested a suspect after a knife attack on Jews celebrating Hannukah in New York state.”

including contributions from …

• senator david carlucci

• journalist neil vigdor, new york times

• journalist jacob kornbluh, jewish insider website

• eye-witness joseph gluck 

• eye-witness stephen weil 


Bh/Twtw: Monsey attack

today (sunday 29th), 9.01-9.02am, 1.00-1.02pm, and 1.05-1.10pm, on bbc radio 4 

broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) and the world this weekend (presented by jonny dymond) lead with …

As five are stabbed at Jewish holiday celebrations in New York, just how safe does America feel now for Jews?

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter calum mackenzie

• bbc reporter niki cardwell 

• journalist jacob kornbluh, jewish insider website


PM: US okays settlements

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 19th), 5.23-5.26pm, on bbc radio 4

pm (presented by evan davis) includes …

“Last night, the US made a dramatic shift in its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US will no longer view them as inconsistent with international law.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen 


Nh: US okays settlements

yesterday (tuesday 19th), 2.20-2.23pm and 9.36-9.44pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal and tim franks) includes …

The Trump administration has abandoned its four-decades-old position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Its position now is that the settlements do not violate international law.”

including contributions from …

saeb erekat

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen

• jordanian foreign minister ayman safadi


Nd: US okays settlements

this morning (tuesday 19th), 6.12-6.17am, 7.12-7.16am, and 8.06-8.11am, on bbc world service radio 

newsday (presented by lawrence pollard and clare mcdonnell) leads with …

Palestinians condemn US shift on Israeli settlements: The Palestinian government has condemned a US decision to reverse decades of policy by saying it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be illegal.”

including interviews with …

saeb erekat

• journalist lahav harkov, jerusalem post

• political analyst nour odeh 

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher


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