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Israeli railways

friday 9th august, on channel 5 tv

middle east (presented by chris tarrant) (episode 4, 3rd series, of chris tarrant: extreme railways) includes …

Chris Tarrant takes a train from Beit She’an to Afula, then from Afula to Haifa, then from Haifa to Tel Aviv, then from Lod to Beit Shemesh, then from Beit Shemesh to Jerusalem, and finally the Jerusalem light rail.

On the way, he visits the Ein Harod kibbutz, founded in 1921, and a Jewish and an Arab hummus restaurant.

including interviews with …

meir doron of the ein harod kibbutz

adam of the hummus eliyahu restaurant in haifa

amir of the humus faraj restaurant in haifa

(see also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffa–Jerusalem_railway)

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FOOC: Self-determination Law

yesterday morning (saturday 22nd), 11.37-11.42am, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated from newsnight last wednesday on bbc2 tv)
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“In July, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, narrowly voted in favour of a new Nation State law. It promotes Israel’s Jewish character, and has been celebrated by religious nationalists among other supporters, and not just within Israel itself, but in the USA and Europe. It’s also sparked condemnation at home, and internationally. Among its harshest critics have been the country’s nearly 2 million Arab Israeli citizens, who say it underlines their second-class status.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• lawyer ilan vaaknin, mayoral candidate, afula
ghayadad zoabi, landowner, afula
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Newsnight: Self-determination law

yesterday evening (wednesday 19th), 10.55-11.03pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) includes …

“But lately, Israel’s prime minster Benjamin Netanyahu has been accused of shredding that founding value. During the summer, the Israeli parliament passed the Nation State law, a declaration of the country’s Jewish character, as much hailed by nationalists as derided by Israel’s Arab minority.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• lawyer ilan vaaknin, mayoral candidate, afula
ghayadad zoab, landowner, afula
• writer a b yehoshua, “veteran of the left”
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