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Posts tagged ‘David Grossman’

Today: McEwan on boycotts

yesterday morning (monday 31st), 8.40-8.42am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney) includes an interview with • sir ian mcewan, including …

I went to Jerusalem to get the Jerusalem Prize, and that was quite a gauntlet of fire thrown down at my feet because there are very strong organisations telling one that you mustn’t have anything to do with Israel, but there are people there like the very well-known novelist David Grossman and others that I really wanted to encourage, because they represent a commutarian old-style form of an idealistic Israel that really did want to reach out to the Palestinians. And I also got to speak to some Palestinian writers, and it’s quite hard to meet Palestinian writers, because you put up feelers, you get an enthusiastic yes from an individual writer, and then two or three days later Hamas has intervened and said no you’re not to speak.”

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Newsnight: Pete Willsman

yesterday evening (tuesday 31st), 10.30-10.47pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) leads with …

“Not even Labour are attempting to defend the comments of Pete Willsman, a member of their ruling body. So why is he still in his job? We speak to voices right across the Labour spectrum who want to tell their leader things must now change.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter david grossman
• councillor barry rawlings, barnet opposition leader
• councillor rabbi danny rich
joe twyman of deltapoll
• journalist henry zeffman, of the times
louise ellman mp
• journalist and activist michael segalov
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Newsnight: Barnet terrible

yesterday evening (friday 4th), 9.17-9.22pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) includes …

“You’d agree that Barnet was a self-inflicted wound?” “I think that Barnet was terrible, it was awful …”

including contributions from …
• baroness angela smith
• bbc reporter david grossman
• jewish chronicle editor stephen pollard
• former barnet councillor adam langleben
• barnet councillor rabbi danny rich
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Story of the Jews 5

this evening (tuesday 1st), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 2013)
the story of the jews: return (last of 5 episodes)

Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish.
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Newshour: David Grossman

this afternoon (thursday 15th), 2.51-2.57pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) concludes with…

“Man Booker International Prize winners, writer • David Grossman and • translator Jessica Cohen, for A horse walks into a bar

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Newshour: West Bank

this afternoon (friday 3rd), 2.36-2.44pm, and 2.51-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“Today, Tim Franks reports from the West Bank and Tel Aviv.”

including contributions from …
nadia matar, founder of women in green
khalil shikaki
nasser al-qudwa of fatah
• writer david grossman (more…)

David Grossman

this sunday afternoon (20th november), 4.00-4.30pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 3.30pm on thursday 24th)
david grossman (in the open book series) (presented by mariella frostrup)

Mariella Frostrup talks to Israeli novelist David Grossman about his new book, A Horse Walks Into A Bar, which is all set during one evening in a stand-up comedy club in Netanya.”

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