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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…)

Building walls

the bbc devotes about one-third of this programme about walls to the israeli security barrier, of course continually referring to it as a wall, and enabling one guest to say …
(Garett Carr, 0:21:23) “They want to see what the Israelis have built, because that’s a real bloody wall, good enough for Banksy to have to do the ones that he does with it, with the marvellous graffiti.”

this morning (monday 27th), 9.00-9,45am, on bbc radio 4
‘build that wall’: barriers and crossings (in the start the week series) (presented by kirsty wark)

Kirsty Wark explores what it means to live either side of a wall, and whether barriers are built to repel or protect. …
Israel has been building its own separation barrier since the turn of the century, but Dorit Rabinyan is more interested in psychological barriers that drive Palestinians and Israelis apart.”

including contributions from …
dorit rabinyan, author of all the rivers (gader chaya), a love story between a Jewish Israeli woman and a Palestinian man
• map-maker garrett carr
• historian tom holland (more…)

Today: security barrier

the bbc has to refer to the security barrier, not as “cutting off” or even as “cutting like a knife” but as “cutting like a guillotine

this morning (tuesday 2nd), 6.44-6.49am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

“In the wake of recent attacks on Israelis, the government has promised to reinforce parts of [the security barrier], and make it harder for Palestinians to cross.
… Mostly fence, it turns into a grey concrete wall round communities, cutting through them like a guillotine, separating Palestinians from their Jewish neighbours.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter katy watson
• plo adviser xavier abu eid
• reserve colonel dr danny tirza, ‘architect’ of the new security barrier
sigal moran, mayor of bnei shimon regional council
• palestinian town councillor sirhan
• farmer yasir, 80
see also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfIk8J4-7KE (more…)

HARDtalk: Nir Barkat

yesterday evening (tuesday 5th), 8.30-9.00pm, on bbc news tv (repeated 12.30-1.00am) (repeated this evening, wednesday 6th, 8.06-8.30pm, on bbc world service radio)
hardtalk: nir birkat (interviewed by stephen sackur)

Stephen Sackur talks to Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, about his ambitious plans to turn his city into a top global city hosting 10 million tourists a year.”

the bbc’s description (above) of this programme – of being about development and tourism – is totally misleading
the programme is entirely about terrorism, security, and allocation of building permits, commencing …

(0:00:10) “Israel declares Jerusalem to be its undivided capital. But the physical evidence inside the city points to a different reality: Jerusalem is a city of checkpoints, security barriers, and constant tension, between Jew and Arab.”

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