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UNESCO withdrawals

last thursday evening (12th october), 9.24-9.29pm, on bbc world service radio, and yesterday morning (friday 13th), 1.07-1.19am on bbc world service radio, and 8.33-8.39am on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by tim franks), business matters (presented by fergus nicoll), and today (presented by nick robinson) include …

The US has announced it’s pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco in December 2018, because of what it calls ‘continuing anti-Israel bias‘.”
Israel has said it will join the US in pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco, after US officials cited ‘anti-Israel bias’.”

including interviews with …
• former us ambassador to unesco, crystal nix-hines
• us unesco ambassador chris hegadorn
irina bokova, retiring unesco director-general
• professor david bosco
• professor nancy koehn
• dr david moser

(more…)

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Today: Pino Lella

this morning (wednesday 30th), 8.18-8.25am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

“A Hollywood film is to be made of little known war hero Pino Lella’s life.
91-year-old Lella was 17 when he risked his life to smuggle Jews out of Mussolini’s Italy, before spying on the Nazis while employed as a driver for a German general.”

including interview with …
mark sullivan, author of beneath a scarlet sky
• son michael lella (more…)

Today: Jerusalem tension

this morning (wednesday 26th), 8.49-8.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson ) includes …

Tensions remain high in Jerusalem after a 12-day crisis over the holy site of the Temple Mount – or Haram al Sharif.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
gilad erdan, minister of public security
adnan al-husayni, “palestinian governor of jerusalem”
• bereaved relative suzanne abu ghanem
• bereaved relative michal salomon (more…)

Today: lessening tension

BBC bias: the BBC even-handedly equates the stabbing to death of 3 israelis in their home with the killing of 4 palestinians violently attacking security forces (one of whom was killed by his own molotov cocktail)
this morning (tuesday 25th), 7.16-7.21am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson ) includes …

“In the early hours of the morning, Israeli ministers decided to stop the use of metal detectors at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site after the new security measures set off deadly unrest.
Will this lessen the tensions which have led to the deaths of three Israelis and four Palestinians in recent days?”

including interviews with …
• palestinian ambassador manuel hassassian
• former mossad director efraim halevy, former head of israel’s national security council, and former director of mossad (more…)

Today: Ed Mosberg

this morning (thursday 15th), 8.50-8.55am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 9.23pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by nick robinson ) includes …

“This week, the film Destination Unknown is released, a documentary that mixes testimony and archive to tell the stories of 12 Holocaust survivors who hid, fought as partisans, and endured concentration camps.
Ed Mosberg, 92, is the film’s central character. He was in the Kraków-Płaszow and Mauthausen concentration camps.”

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Today: Jonathan Safran Foer

this morning (thursday 1st), 8.47-8.51am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

James Naughtie has been to the Hay Festival to speak to one of the big literary names from this year’s line-up, • the American novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, about his latest novel, Here I am.
‘This book gives a lot of thought to Jewish identity and to American identity’ … ‘what this book imagines is the virtual destruction of Israel, not by war but by natural disaster which opens the way to extinction’.”

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Today: Livingstone inquiry?

this morning (thursday 6th), 6.54-6.58am, and 8.19-8.22am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

Ken Livingstone is facing another inquiry by Labour amid mounting anger in the party about his comments on Adolf Hitler and Zionism.”

including interviews with …
rhea wolfson, of momentum and the labour national executive committee
angela rayner mp (more…)

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