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Nh: Beitar Jerusalem

this afternoon (friday 20th), 1.20-1.25pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 2.20pm and 9.20pm, and repeated 10.26pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

One of the more unpleasant football matches I’ve ever attend was fifteen years ago in Jerusalem where the top club, Beitar, had a truly terrible reputation for a hardcore of racist fans, and so they proved to be, screaming Death to Arabs, waving blood-curdling banners, you get the ugly picture. But when the hich-tech business mogul Moshe Hogeg became the new owner, he decided to take the numskulls on, and his at-time confrontational style seems to be working.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter alex capstick 

• owner moshe hogeg

gal karpel of kick it out

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50842424)

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Twt: Spurs fan flies to Israel

yesterday evening (friday 31st), 10.41-10.44pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

Tottenham famously has one of the largest Jewish followings, given its location in North London, but for Orthodox supporters who have to respect the sabbath, or shabbat, it means they can’t watch the game live, so we tracked down one loyal fan who’s gone to rather extreme lengths to circumvent the problem.”

including interview with …

• tottenham fan alon pinhas

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P4t: Goldberg 12/6/2018

last tuesday morning (12th june), 5.45-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by jewish chaplain alex goldberg

Working towards peace: ‘As Churchill said, success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts’.”

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World football: settlements

this morning (friday 12th), 11.46-11.55am, on bbc world service radio
world football (presented by alan green) includes …

“We visit the West Bank settlements to find out more about the football clubs at the centre of a political row between Israel and Palestine.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter raphael gellar
jibril rajoub, head of the palestinian football association
shay bernthal, chairman of ariel football club
ben hadad, sport director in Beitar Adumim
(see also http://www.ocregister.com/2016/09/25/israeli-palestinian-conflict-finds-another-small-battlefield-over-a-soccer-pitch-in-west-bank/ and http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2017/01/16/palestines-rajoub-fire-media-watchdog-israeli-supporters-ante/) (more…)

Newshour: settlement football

this evening (tuesday 9th), 9.20-9.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“One of the great myths perpetuated by sports administrators is that sport somehow transcends politics … FIFA is being asked to rule whether football clubs from Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank should be allowed to carry on playing in Israel’s official leagues.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
jibril rajoub, head of the palestinian football association
• israeli diplomat alan baker
shay bernthal, chairman of ariel football club (more…)

Newshour: soccer anti-semitism

last wednesday afternoon (12th october), 2.40-2.44pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“The footballing authorites in England are becoming increasingly concerned about instances of anti-semitism.”

including interview with …
anthony clavane, author of does your rabbi know you’re here? (more…)

FOOC: Shimon Peres

yesterday morning (saturday 1st), 11.31-11.37am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) leads with …

Kevin Connolly in Jerusalem recollects his last meeting with Shimon Peres, and assesses the late president’s legacy.”

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