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FOOC: Sa’adat Gharib

yesterday morning (saturday 22nd), 11.33–11.39am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) leads with …

“President Trump’s plan for peace in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories would allow Israel to apply its sovereignty to all the Jewish settlements as well as swathes of strategic land in the West Bank. The Palestinian leadership has rejected the plan outright saying it would create a “Swiss cheese state“.

Our Middle East Correspondent Tom Bateman spent time on two sides of a fence that separates an Israeli settlement from a Palestinian family with its own checkpoint.”

(see also video of tom bateman’s interviews, with • saadat gharib and • ilanit gohar, at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-middle-east-51492974/israel-palestinian-conflict-the-family-with-its-own-checkpoint)

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Today: David Hare “wall”

yesterday morning (wednesday 27th), 8.28-8.33am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

“That’s part of an animated film following the playwright and screenwriter David Hare as he travels through Israel and the West Bank looking at the route and the effect of a barrier that is still under construction. It is called Wall and it will be screened tonight at the British Film Institute.”

including interview with …
• playwright david hare
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The Wall

BBC bias: Despite less than 20 miles (6%) of the security barrier being concrete*, S4C follows standard BBC policy of never showing the other 94%, deliberately giving the impression that the barrier is entirely or mostly a concrete wall.

* (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_West_Bank_barrier#Structure)

BBC bias: At 0:33:57. series presenter Ffion Dafis silently hugs an unnamed female ‘fixer’ who (0:32:55 to 0:34:00) has just said …
“Many people start to think, okay only God protects me, and many others say, what if I die now, nothing will happen, so that’s why we lose the sense of life, no-one cares, and then we face fear, we face, we see our rights being smashed on the floor, and that we are treated as if we weren’t even human beings, with soul and feelings and emotions, it’s like just creatures, you know, or insects, anyone can step on them and just walk. So when you feel that, you stop caring.

last sunday evening (25th november), 8.00-8.50pm, on s4c tv, in welsh
israel – palesteina (in the al wal (the wall) series. presented by ffion dafis) (possibly fydd rhiannon roberts)

“Presenter Ffion Dafis visits the wall that separates Israel and Palestine.”

including interviews in english with …
rami elhanan, parents circle families forum, 0:05:20 to 0:60:00, 0:34:00 to 0:34:30, 0:36:10 to 0:36:50, 0:37:30 to 0:39:20, and 0:43:55 to 0:46:00
• rabbi hanan schlesinger, founder of roots, 0:12:40 to 0:13:40
esther kones, youth worker, roots, 0:14:05 to 0:15:20
dalia qumsieh, lawyer, st yves advocacy organisation, 0:20:45 to 0:22:00 and 0:29:45 to 0:30:00
bassam aramin, the forgiveness project, 0:34:50 to 0:36:10 and 0:41:10 to 0:41:30
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06rgpnc/y-wal-israel-palesteina)

We are British Jews

today and tomorrow evening (tuesday 4th and wednesday 5th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2 tv
we are british jews (2 episodes) (narrated by stephen mangan)

“In a two-part series, eight British Jews with a broad range of opinions, beliefs and practices, go on a journey to explore what it means to be Jewish in Britain today and examine some of the most pressing questions and challenges facing the Jewish community at home and in Israel.
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Newshour: Michael Sfard

this evening (monday 2nd), 9.51-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) concludes with …

“Over the last 14 years, Michael Sfard has garnered a reputation as Israel’s most prominent human rights lawyer. What has changed now, he says, quietly but profoundly, is the nature of the occupation.”

including interview with …
• human rights lawyer michael sfard, author of the wall and the gate
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Sunday: Bethlehem at Christmas

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.25-7.30am, and 7.43-7.46am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

Yolande Knell soaks up the atmosphere in Bethlehem’s Manger Square as Christians worldwide prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.”
“A Muslim, a Hindu and a Jewish family describe what they get up to on the 25th December.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• journalist angela epstein
sophie epstein, 13
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PM: Banksy hotel

yesterday afternoon (friday 3rd), 6.27-6.28pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by corrie corfield) includes …

“The British graffiti artist Banksy is opening a guest house on the occupied West Bank, which he claims will be the hotel wth the worst view in the wotld. The building in Bethlehem is a few feet from part of a wall which was built by the Israelis.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter alex forsyth (more…)

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