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W@1: Jerusalem reaction

last friday afternoon (8th december), 1.34-1.39pm, on bbc radio 4, and 2.24-2.29pm, on bbc world service radio
world at one (presented by mark mardell) and newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) include …

“On the streets of Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers have clashed with Palestinian demonstrators.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• dphil candidate naomi richman
• associate professor murchaima abu saida of gaza university (more…)


Hugh Sykes on Jerusalem

BBC bias: The BBC implies that the Palestinian residents of Jerusalem have no vote.
this afternoon (thursday 8th), 1.14-1.21pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by mark mardell) includes …

Hugh Sykes reports from Jerusalem.”
“This is a binational city, and in this binational city, one national collective has all the power, and the other is politically disempowered.

including contributions from …
• lawyer daniel seidemann
• jerusalem post reporter amotz asa-el
(if you missed it, available from 0:14:30 to 0:21:30 at

Twtw: Michael Foster

yesterday afternoon (sunday 11th), 1.00-1.01pm, and 1.05-1.13pm, on bbc radio 4
the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

“… the Jewish businessman Michael Foster … learnt this week that he’s been suspended during an investigation into whether he breached the rules stating Labour members should conduct themselves in a polite and calm manner during the leadership contest.”

including interviews with …
michael foster
john odonnell (more…)

W@1: Naz Shah

this afternoon (monday 18th), 1.29-1.40pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by mark mardell) includes …

Naz Shah: I was ignorant on anti-Semitism:
Labour MP Naz Shah has said that her remarks about Israel, which got her suspended from the party, were anti-Semitic. The Bradford West MP has apologised and was reinstated two weeks ago.
Ms Shah has given her first interview, on what she now calls her stupid, ignorant behaviour, to reporter Becky Milligan

including interview with …
naz shah (more…)

Twtw: Labour anti-semitism

yesterday afternoon (sunday 1st), 1.05-1.13pm, on bbc radio 4
the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

“When politicians start talking about Hitler and Israel in the same breath, you know it’s not going to turn out well. One Labour MP told us its headlines this week were the worst for the Party for 30 years.”

including contributions from …
• len mccluskey of unite
• deputy political editor john pienaar
michael foster, former mp (more…)

W@1: Labour anti-semitism

this afternoon (friday 29th), 1.07-1.14pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

“The leader of the Israeli Labour Party, Isaac Herzog, told us that some recent comments by Labour leaders have been horrific, and should serve as a warning to the party.”

including contributions from …
jonathan arkush, president of the jewish board of deputies
tom watson, labour deputy leader
jon lansman
isaac herzog, isareli labour party leader (more…)

Israel kills journalists?

this afternoon (sunday 11th), 1.00-1.30pm, on bbc radio 4
the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) reports on the demonstrations in paris by inviting an obscure professor from new york to condemn freedom of expression in israel
includes interviews with …
• professor aaron kundei of the centre for terrorism studies at john jay college in new york (unlisted)

(0:24:38) Kundei: “What would be good is to see a genuine movement for freedom of expression, but if we were doing that we certainly wouldn’t be having Netanyahu attend, for example.”
“Why not?”
Kundei: “Well, the Israeli government has been responsible for killing multiple journalists over the last couple of years in Gaza, in this country we’re seeing through the war on terror quite a restriction on freedom of expression, we’ve actually put people in prison over the last couple of years, for the books they own, so what has happened here is that freedom of expression has become a kind of slogan and a kind of icon of western values but it’s not a genuine commitment to freedom of expression, it’s more about saying htis is something that we have, in the West and you don’t have, it’s the them and us mentality that is part of the problem here.”

(for israeli response, see…)
rene gerard, chief foreign correspondent of Le Figaro (more…)

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