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Twt: Gaza escalation

yesterday evening (monday 12th), 10.05-10.06pm, and 10.30-10.37pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

An undercover operation that went awry and left 7 Palestinians and an Israeli officer dead has sparked an escalation of violence in the Gaza strip.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• oxfam employee najla shawa
• journalist avi issacharoff


Twt: Trump criticised

The BBC describes as “Jewish leaders” people who are leaders only of a small group called Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh, and who are almost unknown on Google.

yesterday evening (monday 29th), 10.39-10.44pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) concludes with …

Donald Trump is to travel to Pittsburgh tomorrow, despite facing criticism about his rhetoric following the shooting. One group of Jewish leaders has written a open letter to the President telling him he isn’t welcome in the city until he, in their words, ‘fully denounces white nationalism’.”

including contributions from …
sarah sanders, white house press secretary
jonathan mayo of bend the arc

Newshour/Twt/WU: Khan al-Ahmar

BBC bias: the BBC Middle East Editor fails to report that the $25 million cut in US aid to East Jerusalem hospitals has already been fully replaced by the Palestinian Authority (announced a week ago, see
The BBC also inserts its announcement of this American cut into a report on a totally different subject, the proposed Israeli demolition of Khan al-Ahmar.

this evening (monday 17th), 9.51-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 10.18-10.25pm, on the world tonight on bbc radio 4) (repeated tuesday 18th, at 10.11am on world update and at 2.36pm on newshour)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“The consequent fear is that the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar will open the way to more building for Israeli settlers, which will in turn split the West Bank and make the two-state solution, an independent Palestine alongside Israel, impossible.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen
naftali bennett
walid namur, ceo of augusta victoria hospital, east jerusalem
saeb erekat

Twt: Labour freedom of speech

this evening (tuesday 4th), 10.01-10.02pm, and 10.07-10.19pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) leads with …

“It is good that the Labour Party has accepted the full international definition of anti-semitism, but very disturbing that there is a statement added to it, and that statement does open the way to make it possible to call Israelis Nazis when that is expressly forbidden by the definition itself.”

including contributions from …
rebecca long-bailey mp
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
louise ellman mp
lloyd russell-moyle mp
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6ocn/Twt: Willsman re-elected

this evening (monday 3rd), 6.06-6.09pm, and 10.09-10.15pm, on bbc radio 4
six o’clock news and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

“Labour continued to wage its internal struggle over anti-semitism. A party official, who suggested ’Jewish Trump fanatics’ were behind accusations of anti-semitism amid Labour ranks has been re-elected to the party’s ruling body. Peter Willsman said he deeply regretted his remarks, and would be referring himself to receive diversity training.“

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter eleanor garnier
chris williamson mp

Newshour/Twt: Jakiv Palij

yesterday evening (tuesday 21st), 9.55-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio, and 10.06-10.07pm, on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by julian marshall) and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

The last known Nazi collaborator living in the United States is now in Germany after his arrest and deportation on Monday by US immigration officials. 95-year-old Jakiv Palij was moved from his New York home on the orders of President Trump. Justice officials say Mr Palij covered up his collaboration when he entered the United States after the Second World War. They accuse him of having worked as an armed guard at Trawniki, an SS training camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.“

including contributions from …
efraim zuroff, director of the simon wiesenthal centre in jerusalem
• bbc reporter charlotte gallagher

PM/6ocn/Twt: Corbyn memorial

this evening (monday 13th), 5.36-5.39pm, 6.10-6.12pm, 10.03-10.04pm, and 10.16-10.23pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair), six o’clock news, and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

“What is less clear is Jeremy Corbyn’s involvement in the laying of a wreath at the graves of a memorial to the Palestinian activists who were supected of being behind the Munich Olympics massacre in 1972, members of the so-called Black September terrorist group, and they took hostage and killed 11 Israeli athletes.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter tom barton
glyn secker of jewish voice for labour and jews for justice for palestinians

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