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Newshour: French anti-semitism

this afternoon (wednesday 20th), 2.20-2.24pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by  razia iqbal) includes …

“Contrasting images in the last two days: the sight of large Nazi swastikas daubed on about 80 headstones in a French Jewish cemetery, and thousands who gathered to protest anti-semitism in Paris on Tuesday.”

including interview with …
shimon samuels, of the simon wiesenthal centre, paris
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Twt: Labour MPs quit

yesterday evening (monday 18th), 10.01-10.02pm, and 10.07-10.27pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) leads with …

Seven Labour MPS resigned from a party some of them had been in for decades, openly criticised the leader Jeremy Corbyn, and called for a movement to champion a brand new more centrist politics.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter chris mason
john mcdonnell mp
len mccluskey of unite
neil coyle mp
mike gapes mp
• bbc reporter paul moss
jacqui burnett, labour councillor, luton
markus keaney, labour chair, luton south
• journalist stewart carr, luton news
ayesha hazarika, former labour advisor
• journalist philip collins, former speech-writer for tony blair

Newshour: Hezbollah tunnels

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 4th), 2.20-2.24pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

Israel targets Hezbollah tunnels.”

including interview with …
• journalist anna ahronheim, jerusalem post

Twt: Facebook & anti-semitism

yesterday evening (friday 16th), 10.34-10.40pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

Facebook is under fire, again. The social media giant has terminated its relationship with a Washington-based consulting firm, Definers Public Affairs, after it came to light the company was using an anti-semitic narrative to undermine Facebook’s critics by among other things drawing attention to their ties with the prominent philanthropist George Soros.”

including interview with …
laura silber, of the Open Society Foundations

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Newshour: Gaza raid

today (monday 12th), 2.06-2.15pm, 9.07-9.19pm, and 9.55-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal and tim franks) leads with …

”On Sunday, a covert Israeli operation in the Gaza strip resulted in the deaths of 7 Palestinians, including one Hamas commander, and one Israeli soldier, a lieutenant-colonel. The subsequent firing of rockets into Israel from Gaza threatens to upend a fragile and unofficial ceasefire between Israel and Hamas since March.”

including contributions from …
• eyewitness abu amouna
• hamas spokesman ghazi hamad
michael oren mk
• oxfam employee najla shawa
• journalist anshel pfeffer
• bbc reporter tom bateman

Newshour: Kristallnacht 80

last friday (9th november), 2.06-2.15pm, and 9.36-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal and julian marshall) leads with …

“We begin today with the past, reflecting on a shattering moment in a dark period of 20th-century history: Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, the name given to the pogrom which accelerated the Nazi persecution of the Jews. It took place in 1938, 80 years ago.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter molly guinness
ruth lansing, 99
• bbc reporter jenny hill
peter launsky, austrian government spokesman,
• german historian michael wolfson

Newshour: Israel & Arab states

this afternoon (tuesday 6th), 2.15-2.19pm (repeated 9.24pm), on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

”Recently there have been some extraordinary signs of friendliness with Arab states. Israels’ prime minister was in Oman, two of his ministers then went to the United Arab Emirates, and today another is back in Muscat.”

including contributions from …
• israeli judoka timna nelson-levy
dore gold
hanan ashrawi
benjamin netanyahu

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