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JV: Mirvis intervenes

BBC BIAS: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine interviews a spokesman from Jewish Voice for Labour (but not the Jewish Labour Movement) without mentioning that it is tiny, and is a single-issue group created solely to defend Jeremy Corbyn from criticisms of anti-semitism.
BBC BIAS: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine interviews (non-Jewish) former Labour MP Ian Austin and a spokesman for Jewish Voice for Labour instead of a responsible spokesman for the Labour Party.

tuesday 26th november, 12.02pm, 12.07-12.19pm, 12.23-12.28pm, and 12.32-12.38pm, on bbc radio 2 

jeremy vine leads with …

“Jeremy discusses the Chief Rabbi’s comments on anti-semitism in the Labour Party.”

including interviews with …

ian austin

jonathan rosenhead of jewish voice for labour 

and calls from …

ann robinson, formerly of unison 

adam morris 

gareth hopkins, a stockport labour party member claiming to have been accused of antisemitism for having a palestinian flag tattoo on his arm in edgware 

(if you missed it, available from 0:02:24 to 0:02:45, 0:07:34 to  0:19:00, 0:23:04 to 0:28:15, and 0:32:28 to 0:37:50, at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000bmzs)

Nh: Mirvis intervenes

BBC BIAS: BBC presenters Ritula Shah and Razia Iqbal (on the world tonight and newshour) even-handedly present spokesmen from the jewish labour movement and jewish voice for labour without mentioning that the latter (“another Jewish group”) is tiny, and is a single-issue group created solely to defend Jeremy Corbyn from criticisms of anti-semitism.

this afternoon (tuesday 26th), 2.36-2.45pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“The Chief Rabbi in the UK attacks the opposition Labour party’s record on anti-semitism.“

including contributions from …

mike katz, chair, jewish labour movement

jenny manson, co-chair, “jewish voice for labour”

(if you missed it, available from 0:30:07 to 0:39:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172wq51yrllqxw)

Nd: Gaza deaths

BBC bias: The BBC features the killing of a civilian Palestinian family as the main element of its report on the Israel/Gaza violence, without waiting for an Israeli response, and without any attempt to present the Israeli side, or to warn international listeners of the unreliability of the information, or the possibility that it was caused by a Palestinian rocket.

this morning (thursday 14th), 6.11-6.15am (repeated 9.06am), on bbc world service radio 

newsday (presented by alan kasujja) includes …

“Health officials in Gaza say that an Israeli airstrike has killed six members of the same family in their home. All are described as civilians.“

including report from …

• bbc gaza reporter rushdi abu alouf 

(if you missed it, available from 0:05:23 to 0:09:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172wpkkrtdqxxb)

SMw: Raja Shehadeh

this morning (sunday 11th), 11.08-11.20am, on bbc radio scotland 

sunday morning with (“stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective”, presented by sally magnusson) includes …

Raja Shehadeh and Penny Johnson live in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. They’re both writers and campaign for Palestinian civil and political rights. They talk to Sally about their writing and their life together.”

(more…)

Today: Student killed

BBC bias: The BBC reports the killing of an Israeli religious student who had formally joined the army while continuing his studies, but had not undergone military training (and was unarmed and not in any uniform), as a an “off-duty” “Israeli soldier”.

This was the only broadcast of the killing by the BBC all day.

yesterday morning (thursday 8th), 8.07am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

An Israeli soldier has been found stabbed to death near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank. The 18-year-old is thought to have been off-duty at the time of the attack near Hebron.”

(see also https://www.timesofisrael.com/soldiers-body-found-stabbed-to-death-outside-west-bank-settlement/, 5.45am, and https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49275899)

(if you missed it, available from 2:07:04 to 2:07:20 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0007cv1)

Newsnight: settler attacks

BBC bias: BBC reluctance to interview moderate Israelis: BBC presenter Tom Bateman, having interviewed three innocent Palestinian victims, interviews (only) two settlers who are not victims and who are so extreme that the Israeli government has demolished their settlement.

BBC bias: BBC presenter Tom Bateman shows a video of Jewish children slashing and smashing an empty car, but no videos (or mention) of crowds of Palestinian children in the extremely common act of attempting to smash the windscreens of moving cars with the intention of kiling the Jews inside.

yesterday evening (wednesday 3rd), 10.45-10.56pm, on bbc 2 tv

newsnight (presented by katie razzall) includes …

“Beyond the rhetoric, there has been a growing sense of tension between Israeli settlers and West Bank Palestinians. UN figures suggest growing cases of violence by settlers amid a recent spike in bloodshed by both sides.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

ibrahim abaya

ma’zoueh abaya

khaled abaya, deputy mayor of yasuf

rivka herzlich

moshe herzlich

shlomo fischer, jewish people policy institute, jerusalem

(if you missed it, available from 0:15:34 to 0:26:45 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006h6z/newsnight-03072019)

Today: Gaza exit permits

BBC bias: BBC presenter Mishal Husain or Martha Kearney twice prevents Israeli deputy ambassador Sharon Bar-Li from giving examples of the Palestinian Authority delaying exit permis for Gazans.

BBC bias: BBC ‘investigative’ reporter Yolande Knell visits East Jerusalem to report on the Palestinian health service, but closes her eyes (or mouth) to findings such as reported in The Independent (2017):

Hospitals in Jordan and Egypt no longer accept patients referred to them by the Palestinian Authority, because they are not reimbursed.

In the past two years, US taxpayers have paid off $60m (£46m) of the Palestinian Authority’s debt to the East Jerusalem hospitals. Earlier this month, the Victoria hospital threatened to stop taking new referrals, including cancer patients, because the Palestinian government owed it $40m.”

(This is highlighted by the BBC as part of their “Best of Today”)

this morning (friday 31st), 7.45-7.58am, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated 2.24-2.28pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)

today (presented by mishal husain and martha kearney) includes …

“Being diagnosed with a serious medical condition such as cancer in Gaza, where many medical treatments are not available, means a series of complex problems beyond your diagnosis. With a financial crisis and a deep rift between Hamas which rules Gaza and Fatah which dominates the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, many drugs are in short supply. Treatments and travel are also restricted by the tight blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt. Often, a patient’s best hope is to get to one of the Palestinian hospitals in East Jerusalem. The final stage of that process is a permit from the Israel authorities.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

• oncologist yousef hamamreh, augusta victoria hospital, east jerusalem

• dr amir aytouna, makassed hospital, east jerusalem

• dr rosena allin-khan mp

• deputy israeli ambassador sharon bar-li 

(see also: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/the-lonely-journey-of-a-palestinian-cancer-patient-a7763166.html

http://www.palestinemonitor.org/details.php?id=302jewa20521y7vqwpcjhp

https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-6-months-apart-gaza-mother-to-join-baby-daughter-in-jerusalem-hospital/

https://ec.europa.eu/echo/blog/access-denied-newborn-separated-her-mother-gaza_en)

(if you missed it, available from 1:45:37 to 1:58:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005f8m)

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