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Today: Anne Frank portrait

this morning (wednesday 12th), 8.50-8.55am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

Anne Frank would have been 90 today. It’s a mark of the impact her tragically short life has had that we remember her so many years after her death, her diary standing as a symbol of courage, and innocence against evil. To mark her birthday, a portrait wil be unveiled today showing what she might have looked like had she survived the Nazis.”

including interview with …

• portrait artist fiona graham-mackay 

• survivor eva clarke

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Today: Forbes antisemitism

Presumably for lack of time, BBC presenter John Humphrys, interviewing Labour spokesman Andy McDonald, challenges him on only one of the several alleged antisemitic posts (including a Holocaust comparison) of newly-elected Labour MP Lisa Forbes.

(For the full story, see https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/labour-s-peterborough-candidate-signed-letter-opposing-ihra-antisemitism-definition-1.485060)

this morning (friday 7th), 8.23-8.24am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

“A quick word about anti-semitism: are you entirely comfortable that your new MP had to apologise for approving of a post on social media [cut off by Labour spokesman interviewee]?”

including interview with  …

andy mcdonald mp 

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Today: New elections

this morning (thursday 30th), 7.03-7.04am, and 7.35-7.40am, on bbc radio 4 

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

Israel is to hold fresh elections after the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a new coalition government. The deadline for an agreement passed last night, and MPs voted to dissolve parliament.”

“The main issue has come down to ultra-orthodox service in the military.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

michael oren, former mk

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Today: Labour investigated

this morning (wednesday 29th), 6.42-6.43am, 7.20-7.25am, and 7.40-7.42am, on bbc radio 4 

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

“Now people are making comparison between that and the party’s reaction to claims that the party is anti-semitic. Yesterday a formal inquiry was launched by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. The deputy leader Tom Watson described it as a truly disgraceful day for Labour.

including interviews with …

louise ellman mp

lord falconer 

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Today/PM: Eurovision

today (saturday 18th), 8.09-8.10am, 8.20-8.22am,  8.48-8.53am, and 5.23-5.27pm, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) and pm (presented by carolyn quinn) include …

“The final of the 64th Eurovision song contest takes place in Tel Aviv this evening, following Israel’s victory in last year’s competition. The event has become highly political after dozens of artists called for a boycott because of Israel’s treatment of the occupied Palestinian territories.”

“But if Israel likes Eurovision-the-competition, its relationship with Europe-the-continent is more ambiguous.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter david sillito 

• bbc reporter paddy oconnell 

• bbc reporter james landale 

• pollster dahlia scheindlin 

ilan issacson, head of security at eshkol

nour odeh, media consultant, spokesperson for the palestinian authority

alistair burt mp

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Today: Gaza lull

this morning (monday 6th), 6.37-6.40am, 8.05-8.06am, and 8.43-8.49am, on bbc radio 4

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

“There’s been a lull in hostilities between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

issam hamad, vice-chair, great return march

michael oren, israeli ambassador to the us

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Today: New Labour leader?

this morning (monday 15th), 7.21-7.26am, and 8.43-8.44am, on bbc radio 4 

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

“And at what point, what would push you over the edge, where you would say it is not happening, what we want to happen, what we need to happen, rooting out anti-semitism, is not happening, therefore we have to take a look at having another election for leader?”

including interviews with …

louise ellman mp

john healey mp

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