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Today: Quaker boycott

this morning (thursday 22nd), 8.54-9.00am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb) concludes with …

The Quakers, the religious Society of Friends, do not generally upset people, they regard themselves as peaceful, cooperative, thoughtful. So when they became the first British church to disinvest from any company that profited from activities in the occupied Palestinian territories, it raised eyebrows and more. The president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews said it was ’appalling’.”

including interview with …
paul parker, recording clerk (chief officer) of the quakers
james sorene, chief executive of bicom
(more…)

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Today: Airbnb boycott

this morning (tuesday 20th), 7.06-7.07am, and 8.08-8.09am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

“The home-renting website Airbnb has said it’s removing all properties in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank from its listings. The move will affect around 200 listings. The American company said it had made its decision because the settlements were at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians.”

including contributions from …
• palestinian tourism minister rula maayah
• bbc reporter yolande knell
(more…)

HL: Palestinian situation

last thursday evening (7th june), 5.30-8.30pm, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords 7/6/2018 includes …

“That this House takes note of the situation in the Palestinian Territories

speeches by Lord
or Lady …
Steel (LD)
Lothian (C)
Hain (Lab)
Sheehan (LD)
Hilton (XB)
Chester (Bishop)
Luce (XB)
Cope (C)
Anderson (Lab)
Palmer (LD)
Ahmed (Lab)
Dykes (XB)
Polak (C)
Turnberg (Lab)
Hannay (XB)
Morrris (C)
Ludford (LD)
Lea (Lab)
Warner (XB)
Uddin (Lab)
Sandwich (XB)
Shinkwin (C)
Judd (Lab)
Singh (XB)
Tonge (LD)
Grocott (Lab)
Janke (LD)
Meacher (XB)
Leigh (C)
Northover (C)
Collins (Lab)
Ahmad (C)
and intervention by …
Hunt (Lab)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2018-06-07/debates/C5858EA0-D1CF-48CF-A7AB-B04D4316EC7A/PalestinianTerritories)
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b624qg/house-of-lords-palestinian-territories)

Newshour: Argentinians threatened

this evening (wednesday 6th), 9.51-9.55pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“Why have Argentina called off a friendly match against the Israeli national football team?

including report from …
• israeli reporter emmanuelle elbaz-phelps
(more…)

Newshour: BDS blacklist

this evening (sunday 7th), 9.07-9.14pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) leads with …

Israel publishes BDS blacklist: Israel lists 20 organisations whose activists will be barred from entering the country on account of their support for the boycotting of Israel.”

including interviews with …
michael oren
rebecca vilkomerson, executive director of jewish voice for peace
(more…)

Newshour: Radiohead vs BDS

this evening (wednesday 19th), 9.45-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebeccca kesby) includes …

“One of the world’s biggest bands, Radiohead, have been playing to thousands of fans tonight in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. But the concert has been controversial: earlier this year, an open letter signed by more than 40 public figures urged the band to pull out, and instead join a boycott against what it said was the Israeli government’s denial of freedom to Palestinians.”

including contributions from …
* bbc reporter tom bateman
• israeli reporter ben dror yamini
zena hawley, who runs the Palestine Youth Orchestra (more…)

HL QSD: peace process

last friday morning (14th october), 6.30-8.00am, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords, 13/10/2016 includes …

Question for short debate: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure the revival of the Middle East Peace Process with fresh negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
speeches by lord or baroness …
dykes (ld)
trimble (c)
desai (lab)
waverley (xb)
leigh (c)
mitchell (lab)
sacks (xb)
suri (c)
deech (xb)
tonge (ind ld)
stone (lab)
hylton (xb)
shinkwin (c)
turnberg (lab)
grade (c)
ludford (ld)
front bench reply by …
collins (lab)
anelay (c)

(more…)

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