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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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Witness: Mengele search

friday 22nd february, 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
how science ended the search for josef mengele (in the witness series) (presented by thomas pappon)

An international panel of experts gathered in Brazil in 1985 to identify the remains of a man thought to have been Josef Mengele, the infamous doctor from Auschwitz, and one of the most wanted war criminals of the 20th century.
‘To see that this man was finally in his grave was important’ says Eric Stover, part of the team of American and German experts who examined the body from a cemetery near São Paulo. Mengele’s family in Germany claimed that it was his.”

including interviews with …
eric stover
• ‘mengele’ twin jona laks
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Mengele’s twins

1st february 2015, 11.32am-12.00, on bbc world service radio
mengele’s twins (in the the documentary series) (narrated by hannah moore)

“Among the horrors perpetrated at the Auschwitz camp were crude unscientific experiments conducted on Jewish twins. They were masterminded by the notorious Josef Mengele, known as ‘the Angel of Death’. He was a true believer in the Nazi creed about the alleged genetic shortcomings of Jews.
Survivors of his brutal regime have spoken to the BBC about their experiences.”

including interviews with …
• ‘mengele’ twin vera kriegel, aged 6 on arrival
• auschwitz survivor motti alon
• ‘mengele’ twin menachem bodner, aged 3 on arrival
• ‘mengele’ twin jona laks, aged 14 on arrival
• ‘mengele’ twin bella glazier-wiener
• pathologist prisoner miklos nyiszli
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The German Doctor

tonight (sunday 10th), 11.55pm-1.25, on bbc 2 tv (repeated from august 2017, and from march 2016 on bbc 4 tv)
the german doctor (2013) (in german and spanish, with english subtitles)

“In 1960, having adopted a new identity, Nazi war criminal Joseph Mengele found refuge in Patagonia where he befriended the family of 12-year-old Lilith. As the family struggle to re-open an inherited hotel in a community of expatriate and ethnic Germans, he offers his expertise in helping with what he considers Lilith’s stunted growth.
Meanwhile, the Israeli secret service is closing in.
Drama based on real events.

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DID: Esther Rantzen

this morning (sunday 10th), 11.15am-12.00 (repeated 9.00am friday), on bbc radio 4
dame esther rantzen (in the desert island discs series) (presented by lauren laverne)

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