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Posts tagged ‘Eddie Mair’

Newshour/PM: Temple Mount deaths

BBC bias: the BBC fails to mention that the gunmen emerged from the Temple Mount with their weapons
this afternoon (friday 14th), 2.25-2.29pm, on bbc world service radio, and 5.14-5.17pm, on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by julian marshall) and pm (presented by eddie mair) include …

Two Israeli police officers have died after three Arab gunmen opened fire on them in Jerusalem’s Old City. Police chased the attackers into one of Jerusalem’s holiest sites, known to Jews as Temple Mount and Moslems as Haram al Sharif. All three attackers were killed.”

including contributions from …
gilad erdan, minister of public security
• bbc reporter tom bateman
adnan al-husayni, “palestinian governor of jerusalem(more…)


PM: Qatar and Gaza

this afternoon (thursday 15th), 5.26-5.30pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.32pm on sunday on newshour on bbc world service radio)
pm (presented by eddie mair) leads with …

“Saudi Arabia has demanded that Qatar stop supporting Hamas, which controls Gaza, all of which might have quite an effect on Palestinians in the Gaza strip

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
baha shalabi of sheikh hamad city
• hamas leader mahmoud al-zahhar (more…)

Hugh Sykes on history

BBC bias: The BBC, in its characteristic pursuit of even-handedness, depicts Jews (like the Arabs) as rejecting the 1947 UN Partition Resolution.
this afternoon (thursday 8th), 5.45-5.52pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

“70 years ago, in 1947, the UN General Assembly passed the Partition Resolution, recommending the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states with economic union, and an international regime for a shared Jerusalem.
The two-state Resolution 181, 70 years ago, was rejected by Palestinians and by most Jewish organisations. Civil war broke out between Jews and Palestinians …”

including interview with …
• bookseller imad muna, 53 (more…)

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…)

PM: Israeli women soldiers

this afternoon (thursday 23rd), 5.25-5.30pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 9.55pm, tuesday 28th, on newshour on bbc world service radio)
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

“That’s old news in Israel, where mixed-gender infantry battalions have been around for a while.”

including contributions from …
• bbc defence correspondent jonathan marcus
• lt col oshrat bachar
pnina sharvit baruch, former head of idf international law department (more…)

PM: Kerry’s speech

this afternoon (wednesday 28th), 5.05-5.11pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) leads with …

“What can we make of the speech by John Kerry?”

including interview with …
• political scientist ian bremmer (more…)

PM: kashrut in Israel

since this is a 4-week-old world service repeat, was it really necessary to broadcast it on the sabbath, when many jews cannot hear it?

last friday evening (4th november), 5.23-5.27pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from sunday 8th october on newshour on bbc world service radio, at
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

“In Israel, the system of giving restaurants a kosher seal of approval is becoming something of a hot potato.
Katie Watson has been hearing the arguments n Jerusalem.”

including contributions from …
• rabbi aaron liebowitz, alternative kashrut organiser
moshe dagan, chief rabbinate director-general (more…)

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