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Posts tagged ‘Ilhan Omar’

B100d: Omar & Tlaib banned

this evening (thursday 15th), 7.00-7.08pm, on bbc news tv 

beyond 100 days (presented by katty kay and david eades) leads with …

Donald Trump urges Israel to bar two American congresswomen, and Israel does what the President wants.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

• bbc reporter chris buckler 

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Nh/Twt: Omar & Tlaib banned

this evening (thursday 15th), 9.06-9.15pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.03-10.04pm and 10.07-10.16pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by julian marshall) and the world tonight (presented by paul henley) both lead with …

Israel will deny entry to two US Congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government.”

“They were apparently happy with plans for the visit until President Trump told them they shouldn’t be.”

including contributions from …

hanan ashrawi 

yaakov katz, editor, jerusalem post

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

journalist barak ravid

• republican congressman mo brooks 

(more…)

Newshour: Netanyahu and USA

this evening (monday 1st), 8.51-8.56pm (repeated 9.51pm and 2.24pm), on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political life in hotly contested elections next week, trying to win another term in office despite facing possible indictments on corruption charges. His election campaign has made much of his ability to deliver dividends from Israel’s relationship with America, and has highlighted his friendship with President Trump. But for some time his right-wing policies have been chipping away at America’s strong bipartisan support for the Israeli government, and that fracture is becoming ever more public.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• ethan miller of ifnotnow

jeremy ben-ami of jstreet

• democrat representative tom malinowski

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Today: Ilhan Omar effect

this morning (tuesday 12th), 8.51-8.55am, on bbc radio 4

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar is now accused of being anti-semitic, after she suggested that Jewish Americans had allegiance to Israel, and that has prompted some very deep soul-searching as the party works out how it is going to get rid of President Trump in the presidential election.”

including interview wih … 

• democrat pollster john zogby

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Today: Ilhan Omar ‘allegiance’

this morning (friday 8th), 6.37-6.41am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) includes …

“This is the whole question of anti-semitism, and  whether there’s an anti-semitism problem with the Democrats … part of that vocal wing is critical of Israel, and is critical for a Democratic pursuit of policies that are favourable to Israel
Ilhan Omar said that some people had an allegiance to a foreign country. and that was what some said the Democrats should explicitly condemn because it’s anti-semitic, and in the end they haven’t.”

including interview with  …
• bbc reporter gary odonoghue
(see also https://www.timesofisrael.com/democrats-push-off-anti-semitism-resolution-amid-dissent-over-omar-remarks/)

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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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