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AQ: The slave trade

Anti-semitism: Guest • Daniel Hannan MEP manages to introduce the topic of Israeli house demolitions, including an unchallenged lie** about Israel flattening Palestinian villages, into the subject of reparations for black slavery.

(** Arguably a lie incorporating a Holocaust comparison, with the flattening by the Nazis of the Czech village of Lidice)

yesterday afternoon (saturday 24th), 1.47-1.49pm (repeated from 8.39pm friday), on bbc radio 4 

any questions (chaired by ritula shah) includes a discussion on reparations for black slavery, including guest • daniel hannan mep …

“I rather agree with Diane, I think it’s important to look at and learn from things, but it’s also important to remember the basis of modernity, the basis of post-enlightenment civilisation, which is that every individual is responsible for himself, and that we shouldn’t define people through membership of a group, we should all ultimately stand in defence of our own actions.

It’s striking to me that when very often the kind of people who say ‘well you know we need to have reparations’ or ‘we need to have kind of collective identity on these things’ – when the same argument is made in the case of, I don’t know, Israel flattening a Palestinian village as a collective punishment, they are quite rightly the first to say ‘well hang on you don’t do collective guilt, it’s banned by the Geneva conventions’, and they’re right the second time, so we should never lose sight of the fact that everyone is ultimately responsible for himself.”

(if you missed it, available from 0:37:44 to 0:39:45 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0007rv8)

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Twt: Israeli airstrike

yesterday evening (friday 23rd), 10.36-10.41pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

“Reports from US officials in American news outlets say that Israel carried out an airstrike on a weapons depot in Iraq, which officials say is being used by Iran to move weapons to Syria. It appears to be a signifcant escalation in Israel’s campaign against what it sees as Iranian military assets in Iraq, and could destabilise the country.” 

including interview with …

• journalist allison kaplan-sommer of haaretz

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6ocn/Twt: Peers call on Corbyn

this evening (monday 15th), 6.11-6.12pm and 10.03-10.04pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

Labour peers have written to Jeremy Corbyn calling for complaints of anti-semitism in the party to be handled independently in future. They also offered to help set up the new system.”

“Labour has announced that there’ll be a meeting of the shadow cabinet next Monday to discuss the handling of complaints of anti-semitism. Jeremy Corbyn is then expected to address the parliamentary party, which has been talking about the issue this evening.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter ian watson

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6ocn/Twt/Newsnight: Williamson let off

this evening (wednesday 26th), 6.09-6.10pm, 10.02-10.03pm, and 10.28-10.32pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

“The MP for Derby North, Chris Williamson, has been allowed back into the Labour Party after an investigation into comments he made about the Party’s handling of anti-semitism allegations.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter nick eardley

• bbc reporter chris mason

ruth smeeth mp

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Newshour/Twt: US plan

yesterday evening (tuesday 25th), 9.07-9.19pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.03-10.04pm and 10.18-10.25pm on bbc radio 4

newshour (presented by tim franks) and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

“White House officials say they’re unmoved by that show of intransigence: they’re interested instead in appealing to ordinary Palestinians keen to improve their parlous economic prospects.”

including contributions from …

 • david makovsky, director of the washington institute for near east policy projecton the middle east peace process

• prime minister mohammad shtayyeh

• analyst jon lerner

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Twt: Netanyahu’s problems

this evening (tuesday 28th), 10.28-10.32pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

Benjamin Netanyahu may have declared himself the winner of last month’s Israeli elections, but coalition negotiations are proving to be protracted and tricky. He has until the end of play tomorrow to form a government or Israel may be forced to rerun elections later this year. Complicating the picture for Mr Netanyahu is the possibility that he could be indicted on fraud and bribery charges in the coming months.”

including interview with …

• journalist lahav harkov, jerusalem post

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Twt: Polls close

this evening (tuesday 9th), 10.01-10.02pm, and 10.07-10.19pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) leads with …

Exit polls suggest there’s no clear winner in Israel’s election following the most closely-fought campaign in years.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

chaim levinson, of haaretz

sharren haskel mk

einat wilf, former mk

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