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6ocn: Tlaib unbanned

this evening (friday 16th), 6.11-6.12pm (repeated 12.12am on midnight news), on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news (presented by neal sleat) includes …

“The US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has said she won’t visit the occupied West Bank despite Israel reversing its decision to ban her. The Democratic congresswoman, who’s of Palestinian descent, said she could not agree to what she called ‘Israel’s oppressive conditions’.” 

including reports from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

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B100d: Omar & Tlaib banned

this evening (thursday 15th), 7.00-7.08pm, on bbc news tv 

beyond 100 days (presented by katty kay and david eades) leads with …

Donald Trump urges Israel to bar two American congresswomen, and Israel does what the President wants.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

• bbc reporter chris buckler 

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Nh/Twt: Omar & Tlaib banned

this evening (thursday 15th), 9.06-9.15pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.03-10.04pm and 10.07-10.16pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by julian marshall) and the world tonight (presented by paul henley) both lead with …

Israel will deny entry to two US Congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government.”

“They were apparently happy with plans for the visit until President Trump told them they shouldn’t be.”

including contributions from …

hanan ashrawi 

yaakov katz, editor, jerusalem post

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

journalist barak ravid

• republican congressman mo brooks 

(more…)

Newsbeat: Tel Aviv

wednesday 15th may, 12.49-12.53pm (repeated 5.55pm), and thursday 16th may, 12.48-12.51pm (repeated 5.48pm), on bbc radio 1 

newsbeat (presented by steve holden) includes …

“Our reporter Steve chats to Ben from Israel ahead of Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter steve holden

• rapper mohammad, 26

• singer joff oddie, of wolf alice

• greek singer katerine duska 

• israeli singer and former soldier noga erez

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-48251435)

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Newsbeat: Jerusalem/Gaza

monday 13th may, 12.52-1.00pm (partly repeated 5.46pm), and tuesday 14th may, 12.45-1.00pm (wholly repeated 5.45pm), on bbc radio 1 

newsbeat (presented by steve holden and daniel rosney) includes …

“Our reporters Steve and Daniel are in Jerusalem to kick start a week of special reports, as Israel gets ready to host the Eurovision Song Contest.”

“Newsbeat reporters Steve Holden and Daniel Rosney are in Gaza in the Middle East, one of the most populated places on Earth.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter steve holden

• bbc reporter tom bateman

• bbc reporter daniel rosney

• bbc reporter kat collins

chris hook, medecins sans frontieres

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Today: Ilhan Omar ‘allegiance’

this morning (friday 8th), 6.37-6.41am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) includes …

“This is the whole question of anti-semitism, and  whether there’s an anti-semitism problem with the Democrats … part of that vocal wing is critical of Israel, and is critical for a Democratic pursuit of policies that are favourable to Israel
Ilhan Omar said that some people had an allegiance to a foreign country. and that was what some said the Democrats should explicitly condemn because it’s anti-semitic, and in the end they haven’t.”

including interview with  …
• bbc reporter gary odonoghue
(see also https://www.timesofisrael.com/democrats-push-off-anti-semitism-resolution-amid-dissent-over-omar-remarks/)

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W@1: Congress anti-semitism

this afternoon (monday 4th), 1.25-1.30pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated tuesday 5th, 9.12-9.18pm, on newshour on bbc world service radio)
world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“Labour isn’t the only left-of-centre political party having to weather accusations of anti-semitism at the moment. In the United States, Democrats are having to counter claims that the leftward shift of their party is leading to anti-semitic attitudes among some of their new members of Congress.

including contributions from …
• journalist jonathan weisman, new york times
deborah lipstadt
• arab-israeli yousef munayyer, executive director, us campaign for palestinian rights
halie soifer, jewish democratic council of america
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