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Posts tagged ‘antisemitism’

BT: ‘Jewrovision’

friday 8th february, online only, from bbc radio 4 

jewrovision: can young jews celebrate their identity?  (presented by lucy hancock and amie liebowitz) (20-minute podcast interview, in the beyond today series) 

“With the trend in anti-Semitism and the growth of far-right politics sweeping through Europe, it’s a worrying time to be Jewish.

But young Jews in Germany have found a place to celebrate Jewish culture. Last weekend in Frankfurt, Jews from all over Europe flocked to ‘Jewrovision’ to celebrate their identity in the most joyful way.”


BT: Anti-semitism

friday 6th march, online only, from bbc radio 4 

how do you fight anti-semitism? (presented by matthew price) (20-minute podcast interview, in the beyond today series) 

“We speak to • Bari Weiss, author of how to fight antisemitism about where anti-Semitism comes from.


HC: Palestinian schools 10/3/2020

last saturday morning (14th march), 7.23-8.50am, on bbc parliament tv

westminster hall 10/3/2020 includes …

“That this House has considered radicalisation in the Palestinian school curriculum”

speeches by …
Jonathan Gullis (C)
Steve McCabe (Lab)
Jim Shannon (DUP)
Robert Courts (C)
Christian Wakeford (C)
Mary Robinson (C)
Peter Gibson (C)
John Howell (C)
Alyn Smith (SNP)
Alex Norris (Lab)
James Cleverly (C)
interventions by …
Craig Tracey (C)
Andrew Lewer (C)
Matthew Offord (C)
Nicola Richards (C)
Tim Loughton (C)
Julian Lewis (C)
Stephen Crabb (C)
Alistair Carmichael (LD)
Robert Largan (C)
Lisa Cameron (SNP)
Jonathan Lord (C)
Theresa Villiers (C)
Dan Poulter (C)

(transcript at – note that the sitting was suspended for 30 minutes for a division)

(if you missed it, available from 1:53:26 to 3:19:50 at

BBC Alba: Anti-semitism

yesterday evening (thursday 19th), 8.30-9.00pm (repeated 8.00pm sunday 22nd), on bbc alba tv 

anti-semitism (in the eorpa (europe) series) (presented by andrew mackinnon) (in gaelic and german with english subtitles)

Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout Europe. Many synagogues now require tight security, and many Jewish people are worried about publicly expressing their faith on the street. Germany has seen a rise in anti-Semitic attacks over the last few years – something which is particularly worrying in the year in which the 75th anniversary of the liberation of many concentration camps, Auschwitz amongst them, is being remembered. Over six million Jews were murdered at the hands of Nazi Germany during World War Two. The number of Jewish survivors from these atrocities  is falling every year, but those that are left warn of the dangers which accompany anti-Semitism today.

Andrew MacKinnon is in Berlin to hear from those who have suffered from recent attacks, and to hear about what can be done to curb this rise in prejudice.”

including interviews with …

 • jewish berlin parents: schoolteacher gemma michalski, and • wenzel michalski of human rights watch 

• rabbi yehuda teichtal, attacked with son 2019 

felix klein, commissioner for jewish life in germany and the fight against anti-semitism

horst seferens, sachsenhausen memorial and museum 

• survivor assia gorban, pechora camp, b.1933 ukraine

juliane wetzel, centre for research on anti-semitism, berlin

hugh bronson of afd,

• former anti-semite syrian refugee abdullah saleh 

lothar eckstein, of former jewish clothing brand manheimer

• food-tour guide itay novik  


Jewish identity

this evening (thursday 5th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3 

jewish identity in 2020 (in the free thinking series) (presented by matthew sweet, with guests • howard jacobson, • bari weiss, • hadley freeman, and • jonathan freedland)

“Guests at this year’s Jewish Book Week talk about anti-Semitism, the Jewish novel, and tracing Jewish family history.”


AN: Long-Bailey on anti-semitism

this evening (wednesday 4th), 7.46-7.52pm, on bbc 2 tv 

the andrew neil show includes…

“I’ve watched your whole answer. You did not call it out. You let the idea of the Israeli lobby, that a labour MP like Margaret Hodge, who’s also Jewish, is more loyal to Israeli than to this country. That’s the implication of saying she’s in the Israeli lobby, and you let that pass unchallenged?

including interview with …

rebecca long-bailey mp


Today: Neale Hanvey

this morning (wednesday 4th), 8.08-8.09am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney and justin webb) includes…

“An MP who was suspended by the Scottish National Party for using anti-semitic language on social media is to be readmitted to the party in May. Neale Hanvey, who represents Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, was suspended on the day of the general election last December, and has been sitting as an independent since being elected. He’ll have to complete an education course at a Holocaust Centre before being allowed back after six months’ suspension.”

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