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Agree to differ: Jerusalem

this evening (wednesday 3rd), 8.00-8.45pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 10.15pm this saturday)
jerusalem (in the agree to differ series)

Agree to Differ is Radio 4’s new discussion programme where the aim is to give listeners a completely new way to understand a controversial issue and to decide where they stand.
Presented by Matthew Taylor.”

includes principal debaters …
• rabbi barry marcus
rafeef ziadah, senior campaigns officer at War on Want, and human rights activist with the Palestinian BDS National Committee

(0:16:25) Matthew: “Rafeef, to what extent is your argument that there was de facto a Palestinian state before 1948, for example, if you take that particular moment, the establishment of Israel?”
(0:16:36) Rafeef: “Historically, in that part of the world, even referring back to Roman times, that area was referred to as Palestine. There is a Palestinian nation, I am a Palestinian person, I know that within Israeli and Zionist mythology they say Palestinians don’t exist, but the reality is Palestinians have always existed in that territory, and again I think the important part is to speak about human beings that are living in that area today, they should be able to have normal lives.”

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