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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…)

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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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Newshour: FIFA

this afternoon (friday 29th), 2.12-2.16pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

“FIFA delegates will also be deciding whether Israel should be suspended from world football. The vote is part of a Palestinian strategy of internationalisation, bringing grievances into as many global arenas as possible.”

with contributions from …
• bbc reporter kevin connolly
jibril rajoub, former head of the preventive security force, now head of the palestinian football federation
• israeli footballer yossi benayoun
• retired israeli diplomat alan baker (more…)

w.h.y.s.: FIFA

this afternoon (thursday 21st), 3.49-3.58pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
world have your say (talk programme, presented by chloe tilley) includes …

“Also, the head of Palestinian football answers your questions about why he wants Israel suspended from Fifa.”

including contributions from …
jibril rajoub, former head of the preventive security force, now head of the palestinian football federation
ahmed in dubai
emmanuel in jerusalem

(0:48:40) “I do think that Jibril Rajoub has … chutzpah for complaining about mixing sports and politics when just yesterday he named a fencing competition after the arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, a founder of Fatah, who was responsible for planning the most deadly terror attack in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children – and he’s telling us not to export politics?

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Newshour: FIFA

this evening (wednesday 20th), 9.23-9.27pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“The Palestine football association has asked FIFA to hold a vote on suspending Israel …”

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