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HC: Jerusalem recognition

yesterday morning (thursday 7th), 10.30-11.02am, on bbc parliament tv
house of commons – urgent question on jerusalem includes …

“Live coverage of the urgent question in the House of Commons tabled by shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry on president Trump’s decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as well as recognise the city as the capital of Israel.”
speeches by …
Alistair Burt (C)
Emily Thornberry (Lab)
Desmond Swayne (C)
Chris Law (SNP)
Caroline Spelman (C)
Tom Brake (LD)
Nusrat Ghani (C)
Ben Bradshaw (Lab)
Rachel MacLean (C)
Andy Slaughter (Lab)
Bob Blackman (C)
Jo Swinson (LD)
David Jones (C)
Richard Burden (Lab)
Wendy Morton (C)
Tommy Sheppard (SNP)
Kevin Fostser (C)
Rupa Huq (Lab)
John Howell (C)
Alan Brown (SNP)
Edwin Argar (C)
Paul Flynn (Lab)
Patrick Grady (SNP)
Paula Sherriff (Lab)
Jonathan Edwards (PC)
Imran Hussain (Lab)
Kerry McCarthy (Lab)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2017-12-07/debates/4D78B496-E691-4CA6-9907-CD71D2CD9116/IsraelUSEmbassy)
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09lcykc/house-of-commons-urgent-question-on-jerusalem)

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Balfour Declaration

BBC bias: as usual, this Balfour critique makes no mention of the Balfour promise that “nothing shall be done which may prejudice … the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country – broken by the expulsion of 850,000 Jews from Arab countries
BBC bias: it includes, at 0:41:25 (without commentary), France 2’s notorious “Muhammad Al Durrah Incident” footage

yesterday evening (tuesday 31st), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2
the balfour declaration: britain’s promise to the holy land (presented by bbc reporter jane corbin, a descendant of leo amery) (in the this world series)
including interviews with …
yudit slotsky, 96, and ruth slotsky, 91
amnon shashua, professor of computer science, and founder of mobileye
yisrael meir lau, former askenazi chief rabbi of israel
• former palestinian prime minister abu ala
yitzhak rabin
yassir arafat
• oslo negotiator yossi beilin
• dr mahmoud al zahar, co-founder of hamas
gila fenton, israeli living in nahal oz, half a mile from gaza
lenny goldberg, follower of meir kahane
• journalist asma algoul of gaza (more…)

Twt: new Israeli settlement

this evening (tuesday 20th), 10.24-10.31pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

“This morning, Mr Netanyahu tweeted a picture of a bulldozer and a digger breaking ground on a rocky hill. His message read: After dozens of years, I have the privilege to be a Prime Minister building a new settlement in Judea and Samaria.”

including contributions from …
benjamin netanyahu
• jewish home mk moti yogev
• palestinian presidency spokesman nabil abu rudeinah
• algerian diplomat lakhdar brahimi, of the elders (more…)

World football: settlements

this morning (friday 12th), 11.46-11.55am, on bbc world service radio
world football (presented by alan green) includes …

“We visit the West Bank settlements to find out more about the football clubs at the centre of a political row between Israel and Palestine.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter raphael gellar
jibril rajoub, head of the palestinian football association
shay bernthal, chairman of ariel football club
ben hadad, sport director in Beitar Adumim
(see also http://www.ocregister.com/2016/09/25/israeli-palestinian-conflict-finds-another-small-battlefield-over-a-soccer-pitch-in-west-bank/ and http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2017/01/16/palestines-rajoub-fire-media-watchdog-israeli-supporters-ante/) (more…)

Newshour: settlement football

this evening (tuesday 9th), 9.20-9.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“One of the great myths perpetuated by sports administrators is that sport somehow transcends politics … FIFA is being asked to rule whether football clubs from Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank should be allowed to carry on playing in Israel’s official leagues.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
jibril rajoub, head of the palestinian football association
• israeli diplomat alan baker
shay bernthal, chairman of ariel football club (more…)

Twt: new Hamas policy?

this evening (tuesday 2nd), 10.31-10.44pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) (partly repeated in newshour on bbc world service at 9.44pm, presented by tim franks) includes …

Hamas has published a new policy document, the first since its founding charter of 1988.”
“Tomorrow, Mahmoud Abbas will arrive at the White House for his first meeting with President Trump. So what chances this could be the start of an unlikely breakthrough?

including contributions from …
khaled meshaal
khaled hroub, of northwestern university, qatar
michael herzog
• bbc reporter yolande knell
fadwa barghouti, wife of marwan barghouti
george giacaman of bir zeit university (more…)

Today: new settlement

this morning (friday 31st), 8.56-8.59am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain and sarah montague) concludes with …

“Israel’s security cabinet has approved the construction of the first new settlement in the occupied territories for two decades.”

including contribution from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell (more…)

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