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Newshour: School law

this afternoon (tuesday 17th), 2.55-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) concludes with …

“Parliament in Israel has passed a law that could see groups in Israel critical of the government prevented from entering Israeli schools and speaking with pupils.”

including interview with …
sharren haskel, likud mk
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Today: Labour NEC anti-semitism

this morning (tuesday 17th), 8.35-8.43am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“The Labour Party is having a huge fight about anti-semitism, not over how to combat it but over how to define it.
The party’s National Executive Committee meets today to adopt a new Code of Conduct on anti-semitism, that the Chief Rabbi says would place it on the wrong side of the fight against racism … would present an unprecedented message of contempt to the Jewish community.”

including interview with …
• rabbi laura janner-klausner
• labour nec member rhea wolfson
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Today: Gaza airstrike

this morning (monday 16th), 7.34-7.42am, and 8.50-8.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an attack by Israel at the weekend on Gaza. They were pupils at a school run by UNRWA. It’s been described as the worst exchange of hostilities between the two sides since the war in 2014.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• unrwa spokesman chris gunness
• former idf spokesman lt-col peter lerner
(more…)

WNT: Gaza airstrike

yesterday evening (sunday 15th), 9.17-9.19pm, on bbc news tv
world news today (presented by karin giannone) includes …

Israeli airstrikes targeted Hamas in the Gaza Strip.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
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LW: Claude Lanzmann

this evening (sunday 24th), 8.45-8.52pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 4.17pm on thursday)
last word (obituary programme, presented by matthew bannister) includes …

Claude Lanzmann, the French film maker best known for Shoah, the nine and a half hour documentary about the holocaust.
Born 27 November 1925; died 5 July 2018, aged 92.”

including interview with …
• dr daniel lee of sheffield university.
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Sunday: Labour anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 15th), 7.11-7.17am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by emily buchanan) leads with …

”This week the Labour Party will formally adopt its new ‘anti-Semitism code’ – a definition of what does and does not amount to anti-Semitism when it comes to disciplinary proceedings against its members. But the wording of the code has been heavily criticised.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter kevin bocquet
ivor caplin, chair of jewish labour movement
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Tftd: Sacks 13/7/2018

this morning (friday 13th), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“It reminded us of some real spiritual truths: that the team is bigger than the players, that the game is bigger than the team, and that occasionally for a nation to roar its applause when someone scores a goal is just plain good for the soul.”

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