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Today: Israeli airstrikes

yesterday morning (saturday 9th), 7.52-7.58am, and 8.04-8.06am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

The Israelis have carried out more airstrikes on Gaza, as violence escalates after US recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital.”

including contributions from …
simon schama
• bbc reporter tom bateman (more…)

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Today: Priti Patel summoned

this morning (wednesday 8th), 7.00-7.02am, 7.09-7.13am, 8.10-8.19am, 8.34-8.36am, and 8.54-9.00am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson) leads with …

“The future for International Development Secretary Priti Patel looks increasingly uncertain as Downing Street has been examining new revelations about two meetings in London with senior Israeli government figures.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
• bbc reporter james landale
• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg
crispin blunt mp, former chair of the foreign affairs select committee
lord falconer
bernard jenkin mp
• journalist tom newton dunn
isabel hardman, of the spectator
(if you missed it, available from 1:00:35 to 1:02:20, from 1:09:10 to 1:13:10, from 2:10:10 to 2:19:30, from 2:34:30 to 2:36:30, and from 2:54:20 to 3:00:00, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cvx2k#playt=1h35s, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cvx2k#playt=1h9m10s, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cvx2k#playt=2h10m11s, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cvx2k#playt=2h34m34s, and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cvx2k#playt=2h54m20s)

Today: Balfour 100

this morning (tuesday 2nd), 6.52-6.57am, 7.17-7.26am, 7.32-7.41am, and 8.36-8.47am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and mishal husain) leads with …

“The Balfour Declaration – signed 100 years ago – is reviled by those who campaign for the rights of the Palestinian people and celebrated by supporters of Israel.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
shlomo hillel, 94, iraqi jew, and former diplomat
harima tarazi, daughter of a 1930s palestine civil servant
• historian michael oren
nabil shaath
lord rothschild
• prince hassan bin talal, greatgrandson of ths sharif of mecca
layla moran, liberal democrat mp
ian black, author of enemies and neighbours
• israeli deputy foreign minister tzipi hotovely
• ambassador manuel hassassian
(Hassaassian 2:38:30) Bringing the Jews from Europe to Palestine, that in itself was a crime against humanity.”
(Hassassian 2:39:40) “It meant only the civil and religious rights, it did not mention the political rights.” (more…)

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…)

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…)

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