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Newsnight: Corbyn memorial

this evening (tuesday 14th), 10.32-10.47pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by evan davis) leads with …

“Many say it’s time to move on from the topic of the leader of the oppposition laying a wreath at a cemetery in Tunis. But it is hard to do so when there is so much confusion about a quite simple matter, that for many is not a degree of pedantry but is hugely important. Noone disputes Mr Corbyn was in Tunis in 2014 for an event that was timed to commemorate an Israeli bombing of the PLO headquarters there in 1985. That is all straightforward. But did he lay a wreath while there, his answer now is yes, did he lay it in memory of those who were involved in the Munich massacre? No. So that’s his account. But the one problem is that the account appears to have changed. And also a photo suggests a wreath went on the graves of 4 senior Palestinians linked to Black September, the group behind Munich. Are we confused, is he confused, or trying to cover up for long-held views that now seem embarassing?

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter chris cook
chris williamson mp

Newsnight: Corbyn memorial

this evening (monday 13th), 10.39-10.43pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by evan davis) concludes with …

“Tonight, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has criticised Jeremy Corbyn, saying he deserved ’unequivocal condemnation’ for laying the wreath. Mr Corbyn has responded by calling the Israeli leader’s words ‘false’.”

including interview with …
• bbc reporter chris cook

Newsnight: Blatant raw prejudice?

last friday evening (29th april), 10.31-10.49pm, on bbc 2
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) leads with …

“We ask how far legitimate questions about the nature of the Jewish state can go before it turns into blatant raw prejudice.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter chris cook
howard jacobson
hugh lanning, psc chair (palestine solidarity campaign)
alan johnson of bicc (britain-israel communications and research centre)
and a discussion with …
ghada karmi, exeter university
amnon aran, city university (more…)

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