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Pogroms

this afternoon (wednesday 5th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4 

pogroms – anti-semitism, revolution and civil war (presented by allan little) (3rd of 5 episodes in the a history of hate series)

Allan Little examines a wave of anti-Semitic violence that erupted a century ago. During the Russian civil war, after the revolution of 1917, tens of thousands of Jews were murdered in a series of horrific pogroms.

We hear how warring factions were united by their hatred for the Jewish people, fuelled by the mistaken belief that they by attacking the Jews they were “punching up” at a dangerous and powerful elite.”

including contributions from …

• historian deborah lipstadt

brendan mcgeever, sociologist, pears institute for the study of antisemitism

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Denial

last saturday evening (4th may), 10.45pm-12.30 (repeated from march 2018), on bbc 2 tv 

denial (2016) (starring rachel weisz and timothy spall)

“In 1993 Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books published Denying the Holocaust. Two years later the English author David Irving sued her for libel on the grounds that her book had ruined his once well-regarded career as an historian by accusing him of deliberately distorting historical facts. The resulting court case puts the onus on her legal team to prove that the Holocaust did indeed take place.”

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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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Today: left anti-semitism

this morning (saturday 26th), 8.50-8.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain includes …

Can an outlook that focuses on race and privilege prevent people recognising anti-semitism? That was the suggestion made yesterday by the historian Deborah Lipstadt, whose court case over Holocaust denial was made into a Hollywood film.”

including interview with …
• journalist and activist michael segalov
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Today: Deborah Lipstadt

this morning (friday 25th), 8.24-8.28am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

Deborah Lipstadt’s new book looks at the rise of anti-semitism in the past decade, and maintains it’s no longer just the far right but those on the left as well who are to blame.”

including interview with …
• historian deborah lipstadt
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Newshour: Abbas anti-semitism

yesterday evening (wednesday 3rd), 9.24-9.28pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has been roundly condemned for a speech he gave this week in which he suggested that the persecution of Jews which resulted in the Holocaust was due to their own social behaviour.”

including contributions from …
• professor deborah lipstadt
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Sean Spicer

today (wednesday 12th), 7.15-7.19am, 8.03-8.05am, and 5.15-5.24pm, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague), and pm (presented by eddie mair), include …

“The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, has been criticised for questioning why Russia would want to back President Assad of Syria – when even Hitler ‘didn’t sink to using chemical weapons’.
Journalists at the briefing pointed out that poison gas was used to kill Jews and others in the Holocaust. Mr Spicer has since apologised for using an inappropriate and insensitive comparison.”

including contributions from …
ashley parker, white house correspondent for the washington post
• bbc reporter jon sopel
• professor deborah lipstadt (more…)

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