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Posts tagged ‘Balfour declaration’

Balfour’s historical roots

yesterday evening (tuesday 5th), 8.00-8.40pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.00pm sunday)
balfour’s promised land (presented by david reynolds)

“… In the ferment of debate generated by the centenary of the Balfour Declaration this year David Reynolds goes back to its historical roots …”

including contributions from …
• professor jonathan schneer
• historian james renton, author of the zionist masquerade
• professor arie dubnov of george washington university
• professor rashid khalidi of columbia university
gil weisskopf, curator of where balfour meets allenby, exhibition in israels national library
• historian rob johnson
• anzac trooper edward dengate
• professor eitan bar-yosef of ben gurion university
eran tearosh chairman of the society for the hetitage of world war one in israel
rachel mizrachi, national library of israel
(see also https://www.newstatesman.com/world/middle-east/2017/11/100-years-balfour-declaration-and-great-war) (more…)

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HC: Balfour 100

monday 30th october, 5.18-6.12pm, on bbc parliament tv
house of commons 30/10/2017 includes …

Balfour Declaration Statement
speeches by …
Boris Johnson (C)
Emily Thornberry (Lab)
Hugo Swire (C)
Chris Law (SNP)
Crispin Blunt (C)
Louise Ellman (Lab)
Jonathan Djanogly (C)
Ian Austin (Lab)
Desmond Swayne (C)
Tom Brake (LD)
Andrew Murrison (C)
Luciana Berger (Lab)
Jack Lopresti (C)
Oliver Dowden (C)
Jim Cunningham (Lab)
Philip Hollobone (C)
Sharon Hodgson (Lab)
Andrew Percy (C)
Philippa Whitford (SNP)
Michael Tomlinson (C)
Julie Elliott (Lab)
Colin Clark (C)
Andy Slaughter (Lab)
Alex Chalk (C)
Layla Moran (LD)
Kevin Foster (C)
Jim Shannon (DUP)

(for transcript, see https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2017-10-30/debates/CB36ACC3-D2D7-441A-836B-736B8C869A13/BalfourDeclaration) (more…)

Twiw: Balfour 100

saturday 28th october, 11.24-11.29am, on bbc radio 4
the week in westminster (presented by peter oborne) concludes with …

“Reflections on the Balfour Declaration, the letter which paved the way for the creation of the state of Israel, 100 years ago.”

including debate between …
robert halfon mp
stephen kinnock mp (more…)

Newshour: Balfour 100

this afternoon (thursday 2nd), 2.07-2.19pm and 2.36-2.46pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) leads with …

One-Hundred Years of the Balfour Declaration

including interviews broadcast before, and also with …
ahmad khalidi, palestinian negotiator and editor-in-chief of the journal of palestine studies
michaela sieff, ganddaughter of israel sieff and rebecca sieff, founder of wizo (more…)

Today: Balfour 100

this morning (tuesday 2nd), 6.52-6.57am, 7.17-7.26am, 7.32-7.41am, and 8.36-8.47am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and mishal husain) leads with …

“The Balfour Declaration – signed 100 years ago – is reviled by those who campaign for the rights of the Palestinian people and celebrated by supporters of Israel.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
shlomo hillel, 94, iraqi jew, and former diplomat
harima tarazi, daughter of a 1930s palestine civil servant
• historian michael oren
nabil shaath
lord rothschild
• prince hassan bin talal, greatgrandson of ths sharif of mecca
layla moran, liberal democrat mp
ian black, author of enemies and neighbours
• israeli deputy foreign minister tzipi hotovely
• ambassador manuel hassassian
(Hassaassian 2:38:30) Bringing the Jews from Europe to Palestine, that in itself was a crime against humanity.”
(Hassassian 2:39:40) “It meant only the civil and religious rights, it did not mention the political rights.” (more…)

Newshour: Balfour Declaration

this afternoon (wednesday 1st), 2.20-2.25pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 9.26pm)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“The anniversary of the Balfour Declaration is being simultaneously celebrated and condemned.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
ruth lapidoth, professor of international law, who fled germany aged 8 in 1938
lord balfour (more…)

Balfour Declaration

BBC bias: as usual, this Balfour critique makes no mention of the Balfour promise that “nothing shall be done which may prejudice … the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country – broken by the expulsion of 850,000 Jews from Arab countries
BBC bias: it includes, at 0:41:25 (without commentary), France 2’s notorious “Muhammad Al Durrah Incident” footage

yesterday evening (tuesday 31st), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2
the balfour declaration: britain’s promise to the holy land (presented by bbc reporter jane corbin, a descendant of leo amery) (in the this world series)
including interviews with …
yudit slotsky, 96, and ruth slotsky, 91
amnon shashua, professor of computer science, and founder of mobileye
yisrael meir lau, former askenazi chief rabbi of israel
• former palestinian prime minister abu ala
yitzhak rabin
yassir arafat
• oslo negotiator yossi beilin
• dr mahmoud al zahar, co-founder of hamas
gila fenton, israeli living in nahal oz, half a mile from gaza
lenny goldberg, follower of meir kahane
• journalist asma algoul of gaza (more…)

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