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P4t: Mirvis 30/5/2017

last tuesday morning (30th may), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Shavuot:
How can it be that, whereas Temples and monuments were built to honour Mount Moriah, Mount Sinai was forgotten?”

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HL QSD: peace process

last friday morning (14th october), 6.30-8.00am, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords, 13/10/2016 includes …

Question for short debate: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure the revival of the Middle East Peace Process with fresh negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
speeches by lord or baroness …
dykes (ld)
trimble (c)
desai (lab)
waverley (xb)
leigh (c)
mitchell (lab)
sacks (xb)
suri (c)
deech (xb)
tonge (ind ld)
stone (lab)
hylton (xb)
shinkwin (c)
turnberg (lab)
grade (c)
ludford (ld)
front bench reply by …
collins (lab)
anelay (c)

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Newshour: UNESCO bias

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 18th), 2.56-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) concludes with …

“The United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO, has approved a controversial resolution that makes no reference to Jewish ties to a key holy site in Jerusalem.”

including interview with …
hannah weisfeld of yachad (more…)

Death at the Junction

yesterday evening (saturday 23rd), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc news tv
death at the junction (presented by yolande knell) (in the our world series)

“Over the past year, a new wave of violence has brought terror to the streets of Israel and the West Bank. Palestinians have attacked Israelis in apparently random acts. In some cases the attackers have been young teenagers, armed with kitchen knives.
The Gush Etzion junction is one site of many attacks. It’s on the main road between Jerusalem and Hebron and is used by thousands of Jewish settlers. The junction used to be a place where Palestinians would also shop and work. Now people are scared that being there could cost them their lives.
The film contains disturbing images from the start.”

including interviews with …
• security officer daniel hanson
maor don, son of yaakov don
mohammed saad, of khirbet zakaria
see also http://www.zionism-israel.com/Gush_Etzion_Massacre.htm (more…)

FOOC: Gush Etzion junction

yesterday morning (satuday 23rd), 11.36-11.45am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes extracts from bbc tv film death at the junction (see next) …

“But over the past 6 months, young Palestinians, mostly acting alone have carried out a series of stabbings shootings and car-rammings. The response of the Israeli security forces is usually lethal. Some 30 Israelis have ben killed and about 200 Palestinians, most of whom Israel says were carrying out attacks.
Yolande Knell reports”

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Sunday: Western Wall

this morning (sunday 7th), 7.11-7.18am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“The Israeli government has announced plans to build a mixed gender prayer section at the Western Wall.
Campaigners are celebrating a groundbreaking decision, but Palestinians, the ultra Orthodox and archaeologists are not happy.
We hear from Anat Hoffman from “Women of the Western Wall”. Journalist Judy Maltz gives us the background.”

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Will they always hate us?

last monday evening (9th november), 8.30-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4
will they always hate us? (presented by david edmonds) (in the analysis series)

“The Middle East conflict and other long-running international disputes have so far proved incapable of resolution by war or traditional diplomacy. So are the parties fated always to hate each other? Or might there be another approach that could be worth trying?
David Edmonds explores new ideas that psychologists are testing which could offer a way of tackling seemingly intractable disputes. These include understanding the real importance of sacred sites and how to negotiate about them, how to achieve empathy with opponents and the importance of how different sides understand historical events and how these then lastingly shape how different groups view each other.”
(Edmonds 0:05:10) “So too does owning up to past wrongs, and recognising aspects of the other group’s identity.
“The Naqba, or the Catastrophe. It’s the name the Palestinians give to their exodus.from the land they regard as their home, as the state of Israel was being formed.. The Naqba is as central to Palestinians’ identity as the Holocaust is to Israeli Jews’.

including contributions from …
• professor of psychology eran halperin
• anthropologist scott atran
• professor of psychology betsy levy paluck
hanan ashrawi
• middle east envoy george mitchell
• neursocientist nick wright (more…)

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