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Nh: Mirvis intervenes

BBC BIAS: BBC presenters Ritula Shah and Razia Iqbal (on the world tonight and newshour) even-handedly present spokesmen from the jewish labour movement and jewish voice for labour without mentioning that the latter (“another Jewish group”) is tiny, and is a single-issue group created solely to defend Jeremy Corbyn from criticisms of anti-semitism.

this afternoon (tuesday 26th), 2.36-2.45pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“The Chief Rabbi in the UK attacks the opposition Labour party’s record on anti-semitism.“

including contributions from …

mike katz, chair, jewish labour movement

jenny manson, co-chair, “jewish voice for labour”

(if you missed it, available from 0:30:07 to 0:39:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172wq51yrllqxw)

Nh: Human Rights Watch

this afternoon (saturday 23rd), 2.44-2.48pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“A controversial fight between Israel and one of its most vociferous human rights critics, the outcome is the expulsion of the director of Human Rights Watch based in Israel, Omar Shakir, who is a US citizen but was accused by the Israelis of advocating BDS, a Palestinian-led campaign calling for the boycotiing divestment and sanctioning of Israel until it meets what it describes as Israel’s obligations under international law. The Israelis say Mr Shakir is in violation of a 2017 law. Human Rights Watch say Mr Shakir’s expulsion places Israel in the same camp as Venezuela Iran and Egypt in barring Human Rights Watch researchers.”

including contributions from …

kenneth roth, head of human rights watch

omar shakir

(see also https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Abusing-the-Holocaust)

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Nh: Prague gravestones

this afternoon (saturday 23rd), 2.44-2.48pm (repeated 9.20pm), on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“One particular street in Prague’s Old Town has long been thought to be partially cobbled with fragments of Jewish gravestones taken from abandoned cemeteries during the communist era. This week there has been confirmation of that as the city of Prague signed a memorandum with the Jewish community on returning the stones so that they can be put in a more appropriate place.“

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter rob cameron 

františek banyai, head of the prague jewish community

• researcher martin smok

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Nh: US okays settlements

yesterday (tuesday 19th), 2.20-2.23pm and 9.36-9.44pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal and tim franks) includes …

The Trump administration has abandoned its four-decades-old position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Its position now is that the settlements do not violate international law.”

including contributions from …

saeb erekat

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen

• jordanian foreign minister ayman safadi

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Today/Nh: Hezbollah attack

today (monday 2nd), 6.38-6.40am on bbc radio 4, and 2.36-2.45pm on bbc world service radio 

today (presented by martha kearney) and newshour (presented by razia iqbal) include …

“There have been clashes between Israel and the militant group Hezbollah along the Lebanese border.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• brig-gen (retired) assaf orion 

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Newshour: Saeb Erekat

this afternoon (thursday 20th), 2.36-2.45pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“Why are Palestinian officials boycotting the Bahrain summit?”

including interview with …

saeb erekat

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Newshour: Anti-semitic cartoons

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 11th), 2.51-2.57pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“The New York Times newspaper has announced it will no longer publish daily political cartoons in its international editions. The decision was made after the publication of a cartoon earlier this year depicting the Israeli prime minster Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump, a cartoon described and criticised by many as anti-semitic.”

including interview with …

• cartoonist patrick chappatte

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