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Today: Annexation soon?

this morning (tuesday 30th), 6.13-6.18am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2.36pm and 9.20pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)  

today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

“The long-time formula for peace in the middle east is based on the idea of creating an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. It’s known as the two-state solution. So what’s going to happen if, as he’s promised, Israel’s prime minister begins to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank this week?

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

mark zell of republicans overseas israel

alia sha’aa, teqoa

gochav shahar, waitress, Tel Aviv

diana buttu, former palestinian negotiator

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Today: Tracking coronavirus 2

this morning (tuesday 12th), 8.45-8.49am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated tomorrow 2.20pm and 9.20pm on newshour on bbc world service radio) 

today (presented by martha kearney and mishal husain) includes …

  “It is nearly two months since the Israeli government approved emergency measures to deal with coronavirus, which included using the security agencies to track suspected cases through mobile phone data. New cases are now down to double digits, with an overall death toll of just over 250. The continuing involvement of the domestic intelligence service is proving controversial.”

including contributions from … 

• bbc reporter tom bateman

• pizza-maker aaron pavoncello 

arik barbing (“harris”), founder of the shin bet cyber division 

pershid kushovsky, under lockdown through phone tracking

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Today: Belsen 75

this morning (wednesday 15th), 8.08-8.10am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney) includes…

“Today marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation by British troops of the Nazi concentration mamp at Bergen-Belsen in Germany. More than 50,000 people are thought to have died there over the course of the Second World War, the majority of them Jews and Soviet prisoners.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter kevin connolly 

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Today: Tracking coronavirus

this morning (tuesday 17th), 8.08-8.09am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney and justin webb) includes…

Israel’s government has approved measures for its security agencies to use mobile phone data to track the location of suspected coronavirus patients. The move has led to criticism from civil rights groups.”

including report from … 

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

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Today: Gantz invited

this morning (monday 16th), 8.08-8.09am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney and justin webb) includes…

Benny Gantz, the main political rival to the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been given the chance to form a government after winning the support of two key parties.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

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Today: Neale Hanvey

this morning (wednesday 4th), 8.08-8.09am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney and justin webb) includes…

“An MP who was suspended by the Scottish National Party for using anti-semitic language on social media is to be readmitted to the party in May. Neale Hanvey, who represents Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, was suspended on the day of the general election last December, and has been sitting as an independent since being elected. He’ll have to complete an education course at a Holocaust Centre before being allowed back after six months’ suspension.”

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-51723096)

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Today: Anti-semitism rise

this morning (thursday 6th), 7.05-7.06am and 8.05-8.06am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney and mishal husain) includes …

“A charity which has been monitoring anti-semitism since 1984 says it received a record number of complaints last year. The Community Security Trust, which uses data from police forces and community organisations, says it logged 1,805 incidents, a 7% rise on 2018.”

including contributions from …

mark gardner, community security trust

• bbc reporter martin bashir 

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Nh: Trump plan derided

last thursday evening (30th january), 11.01-11.07pm, on bbc parliament tv, and yesterday morning (friday 31st), 6.44-6.49am, on bbc radio 4 

thursday in parliament (presented by alicic mccarthy) and today (presented by martha kearney) include …

President Trump’s plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians has been given a cautious welcome by the British government, but Labour’s described it as a ‘monstrosity’.”

speeches by  …
Andrew Murrison (C)
Emily Rhornberry (Lab)
Stewart Macdonald (SNP)
Andy Slaughter (Lab)
Robert Courts (Lab)
Layla Moran (LD)
Crispin Blunt (C)
June Elliott (Lab)
Bob Seely (Lab)

(for transcript of the full debate, see https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2020-01-30/debates/EECA3331-80B3-45C5-B823-95564EE73495/MiddleEastPeacePlan)

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Today: Holocaust Memorial Day

this morning (monday 27th), 6.10-6.12am, 6.43-6.48am, 7.14-7.19am, 7.44am, 8.01-8.03am, 8.01-8.03am, 8.00-8.02am, and 8.21-8.28am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney and justin webb) includes…

Ceremonies have begun at Auschwitz to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp. More than a million people, most of them Jews, were murdered at the camp during the German occupation of Poland.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter kevin connolly 

ronald lauder, chairman, auschwitz-birkenau memorial foundation, president, world jewish congress, and us ambassador to austria

• survivor jeanette spiegel 

• survivor henri kichka, b. 1926, brussels, author of une adolescence perdue dans la nuit des camps 

• daughter irene kichka

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51204090)

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Today: Apples and Honey

this morning (tuesday 7th), 6.49-6.54am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney) includes…

“Urgent action is needed to tackle the divisions between older and younger generations, the view of one think tank which suggests that care homes for older people should become community hubs, with nurseries and cafes.” 

including interview with …

denise burke, director of united for all ages

judith ish-horowicz, co-founder of apples and honey nightingale

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