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Nh/Twt: Halle terrorism

this evening (wednesday 9th), 9.56-9.58pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.03-10.05pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by julian marshall) and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

At least two people have been killed in an anti-semitic attack in the German city of Halle.  A gunman tried to get into a local synagogue where up to 80 worshippers had gathered for Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.”

including reports from …

• local reporter felix notte

• bbc reporter jenny hill

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Nh/Twt: Exit polls

this evening (tuesday 17th), 9.06-9.18pm and 9.56-9.59pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.07-10.19pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by tim franks) and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) lead with …

“Will Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu be able to hold on to power? Hear the result of exit polls and analysis from Jerusalem.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

sharren haskel mk

• professor yuval shany

yossi mekelberg of chatham house

(more…)

Twt/Nh: Polish guilt

yesterday evening (thursday 29th), 10.35-10.44pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.20pm and 9.21pm saturday on newshour on bbc world service radio)

the world tonight (presented by chris morris) concludes with …

Did some Poles cooperate with the Germans? Specifically, did any actively participate in the massacre of Jews? And then there’s the issue of land seized by the Nazis – according to the World Jewish Restitution Organisation, tens of thousands of people are still eligible to get compensation for property that was taken, compensation which has never been paid.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter paul moss

• claimant elisabieta fizsowska

• lawyer stefan jetsenno

agnieska haska, polish centre for holocaust research

magdalena pecul-kudelska, campaign group citizens of poland

witold waszczykowski, MEP, former foreign minister, law and justice party

(more…)

Twt: Israeli airstrike

yesterday evening (friday 23rd), 10.36-10.41pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

“Reports from US officials in American news outlets say that Israel carried out an airstrike on a weapons depot in Iraq, which officials say is being used by Iran to move weapons to Syria. It appears to be a signifcant escalation in Israel’s campaign against what it sees as Iranian military assets in Iraq, and could destabilise the country.” 

including interview with …

• journalist allison kaplan-sommer of haaretz

(more…)

Nh/Twt: Omar & Tlaib banned

this evening (thursday 15th), 9.06-9.15pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.03-10.04pm and 10.07-10.16pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by julian marshall) and the world tonight (presented by paul henley) both lead with …

Israel will deny entry to two US Congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government.”

“They were apparently happy with plans for the visit until President Trump told them they shouldn’t be.”

including contributions from …

hanan ashrawi 

yaakov katz, editor, jerusalem post

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

journalist barak ravid

• republican congressman mo brooks 

(more…)

6ocn/Twt: Peers call on Corbyn

this evening (monday 15th), 6.11-6.12pm and 10.03-10.04pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

Labour peers have written to Jeremy Corbyn calling for complaints of anti-semitism in the party to be handled independently in future. They also offered to help set up the new system.”

“Labour has announced that there’ll be a meeting of the shadow cabinet next Monday to discuss the handling of complaints of anti-semitism. Jeremy Corbyn is then expected to address the parliamentary party, which has been talking about the issue this evening.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter ian watson

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6ocn/Twt: Labour peers resign

this evening (tuesday 9th), 6.06-6.08pm and 10.40-10.45pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

Three Labour peers have resigned the whip because of the party’s handling of anti-semitism. One of them, Lord Triesman, said Labour was very plainly institutionally anti-semitic, and no longer provided a safe environment for Jewish people.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter ian watson 

margaret hodge mp

(more…)

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