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6ocn: Haifa segregation

this evening (tuesday 13th), 6.27-6.29pm (repeated 12.27am on midnight news), on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news (presented by corrie corfield) concludes with …

Israeli women’s rights groups are urging the mayor of Haifa to cancel a planned concert for a men-only audience by two popular ultra-Orthodox Jewish singers.” 

including report from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

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Today: Labour decision day

this morning (monday 22nd), 6.02-6.03am and 6.42-6.43am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Members of the shadow cabinet will meet this afternoon to consider Labour’s handling of anti-semitism. Labour peers will discuss several options, including a vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn.“

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter nick eardley

carolyn harris mp

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Sunday: Jewish Women’s Aid

yesterday morning (sunday 9th), 7.32-7.37am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

“As a new helpline for Jewish women suffering sexual abuse is launched, we hear from the head of Jewish Women’s Aid about the cultural and religious reasons why Jewish women take over 11 years to seek help.”

including interview with … 

• jwa chief executive naomi dickson

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B100d: Kushner schedule

this evening (tuesday 28th), 7.37-7.41pm (repeated 7.37pm wednesday), on bbc news tv

beyond 100 days (presented by katty kay and christian fraser) includes …

“White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will meet top foreign officials in Morocco Jordan Israel this week before unveiling the economic part of his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan at a conference next month.”

including report from  …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

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Today: Palestinian autonomy?

this morning (tuesday 16th), 6.37-6.40am, and 7.34-7.42am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and mishal husain) includes …

Post-election talks are continuing in Israel, with Benjamin Netanyahu expected to be formally named prime minister for a fifth term tomorrow. And then, most likely in June, President Trump is expected to unveil what he’s called ‘the deal of the century’ between Israel and the Palestinians. The Washington Post reports that the plan will involve Palestinian autonomy rather than a sovereign state, and ahead of its publication, a group of thirty senior European figures including former prime ministers and former foreign ministers, have said Europe should reaffirm its commitment to to a two-state solution.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

• signatory douglas alexander, ex-mp

sharren haskel mk

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HC: Holocaust restitution bill

friday 15th march, 11.30am-12.45, on bbc parliament tv 

house of commons 15/3/2019 includes …

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill

speeches by …
Theresa Villiers (C)
Rachel Maclean (C)
VIctoria Prentis (C)
Julian Knight (C)
Kevin Hollinrake (C)
Neil O’Brien (C)
Rosena Allin-Khan (Lab)
Margot James (C)
interventions by …
Wes Streeting (Lab)
Bob Stewart (C)
James Cartlidge (C)
Kevin Foster (C)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-03-15/debates/BBEF2566-96AF-45E7-842A-1A66E194F49A/Holocaust(ReturnOfCulturalObjects)(Amendment)Bill)

(transcript of second reading at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-02-08/debates/07B342B0-BBE2-4E0B-BE35-A1423D4A1C82/Holocaust(ReturnOfCulturalObjects)(Amendment)Bill)

(if you missed it, available from 1:55:45 to 3:10:15 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0c6fw66/house-of-commons-15032019)

Today: UNHRC prediction

The BBC, unwilling to wait for the publication of the UNHRC report on Gaza injuries this afternoon, presents a completely one-sided pair of interviews.

(and fails to mention that victim Musa Abuhassanin  was claimed by Hamas as a Hamas captain)

this morning (monday 18th), 8.49-8.54am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

“A commission established by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate what it calls ‘the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by the Israeli occupying forces against Palestinian civilians is due to deliver its conclusions later today.”

including interviews with … 

• canadian-palestinian activist dr tarek loubani

(see aso https://www.israellycool.com/2018/05/18/busted-palestinian-medic-killed-was-a-hamas-terrorist/ or https://honestreporting.ca/exclusive-dead-palestinian-medic-was-a-hamas-member-canadian-media-duped/)

• orthopaedic surgeon mahmoud mattar, al shifa hospital

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