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Posts tagged ‘BDS’

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)

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Sunday: BDS and students

last sunday morning (18th september), 7.22-7.29am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

Jewish students fight the movement for sanctions against Israel

including contributions from …
joel salmon, parliamentary officer of the board of deputies
ben jamal, director-elect of psc (palestinian solidarity campaign) (more…)

Today: BBC and anti-Zionism

this morning (saturday 30th), 7.00-7.03am, 7.18-7.7.21am, and 8.48-8.53am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Jeremy Corbyn has announced an inquiry into anti-semitism in the Labour Party.”
“Can you be anti-Israeli without being anti-semitic? … I asked Jeremy Bowen what the generally accepted difference was, between anti-semitism and anti-Zionism?

with contributions from …
• bbc reporter ben wright
jon ashworth mp
• bbc reporter john bateman
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen (more…)

House of Lords 25/2/2016

thursday 25th february, 10.54-11.00pm, on bbc parliament tv
lords questions: boycott of israeli goods

speeches by lord or baroness …

tonge
bridges (c)
palmer (ld)
hamilton (c)
wright (xb)
corston (l)
eaton (c)
Baroness Tonge “What advice they have given to local authorities and other public bodies concerning boycotts of goods and services from the Israeli settlements in the West Bank?”

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The Moral Maze: boycotts

this evening (wednesday 17th), 8.00-8.45pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated saturday 20th, 10.15-11.00pm)
the moral maze: banning the boycott (chaired by michael buerk, with melanie phillips, matthew taylor, claire fox and jill kirby) (more…)

Newshour: BDS bill

yesterday evening (monday 15th), 9.54-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) ends with …

“The British Government has plans to ban local authorities and publicly-funded bodies from independently disinvesting or boycotting companies they consider unethical … Let’s hear from • Liverpool councillor Richard Kemp, and • Douglas Murray of the right-wing think tank, the Henry Jackson Society.”

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