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Today: IHRA accuses Labour

this morning (wednesday 8th), 6.42-6.43am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

“The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is said by the Daily Telegraph to have accused Labour of undermining efforts to stamp out anti-semitism by refusing to accept its definition of that term, in what the paper calls its first intervention in the row, the organisation warns that adding or removing section of its guidance risks damaging efforts to prevent racism by causing division.
Dame Margaret Hodge has told the Guardian that the Labour Party is trying to purge Mr Corbyn’s parliamentary critics.”

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MN/Today: Hodge unapologetic

this morning (tuesday 7th), 12.01-12.03am (repeated from 10.02pm on the world tonight), 6.02-6.03am, and 6.32-6.36am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news (presented by ritula shah) and today (presented by mishal husain and john humphrys) include …

A fresh row has erupted between the Labour leadership and the high-proflie backbencher Dame Margaret Hodge, despite the party dropping its investigation into her. She has strongly objected to suggestions it was abandoned because she regretted angrily criticising Jeremy Corbyn over his approach to anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jessica parker
rebecca long-bailey mp
• bbc reporter ben wright
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Today: Corbyn ‘From Auschwitz to Gaza’

yesterday morning (saturday 4th), 7.38-7.39am, and 8.51-8.55am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

”Try persuading many many Jews who, you will know, simply don’t believe that Jeremy Corbyn is really acting on this issue.”

including interview with …
• journalist and activist michael segalov
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Today: Peter Willsman

this morning (tuesday 31st), 6.03-6.04am, 6.08-6.09am, 6.36-6.39am, 7.04-7.05am, and 8.04-8.05am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

Who is to blame for the long apparently never-ending row about anti-semitism in the Labour Party? ’Jewish Trump fanatics’, that at least is the view of a leading ally of Jeremy Corbyn on Labour’s National Executive Committee. He’s called Peter Willsman, and his private views were recorded and handed to the Jewish Chronicle newspaper.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter norman smith
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Today: Labour NEC anti-semitism

this morning (tuesday 17th), 8.35-8.43am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“The Labour Party is having a huge fight about anti-semitism, not over how to combat it but over how to define it.
The party’s National Executive Committee meets today to adopt a new Code of Conduct on anti-semitism, that the Chief Rabbi says would place it on the wrong side of the fight against racism … would present an unprecedented message of contempt to the Jewish community.”

including interview with …
• rabbi laura janner-klausner
• labour nec member rhea wolfson
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Today: Gaza airstrike

this morning (monday 16th), 7.34-7.42am, and 8.50-8.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an attack by Israel at the weekend on Gaza. They were pupils at a school run by UNRWA. It’s been described as the worst exchange of hostilities between the two sides since the war in 2014.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• unrwa spokesman chris gunness
• former idf spokesman lt-col peter lerner
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Today: Paul Alexander

yesterday morning (saturday 16th), 8.49-8.55am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by matthew price and john humphrys) includes …

“Tomorrow, an 80-year-old man will get on a bicycle in Berlin and over 6 days he will cycle the 600 miles to London.
Paul Alexander will be repeating a journey he made by train as a 1-year-old as a Jewish baby on the eve of World War 2, put on board by his distraught mother, who along with thousands of other parents sent their children from Nazi-occupied Europe to the safety of Britain.”

including interview with …
paul alexander
• grandson daniel alexander
• son nadav alexander
(see also https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/kindertransport-youngest-paul-alexander-cycle-berlin-london-world-jewish-relief-1.465410 and https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-44446747)
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