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Twt: Hezbollah tunnels

yesterday evening (wednesday 5th), 10.29-10.34pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

Expose and thwart, that’s what Israel is calling its operation to block tunnels dug into its territory by the Hezbollah movement in Lebanon. It said it was neutralising the terror tunnels before they became operational and a threat to civilian communities.”

including interview with …
• journalist anshel pfeffer


Twt: Miri Regev

yesterday evening (tuesday 4th), 10.36-10.41pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

“Israel’s culture Miri Regev is taking on the Israeli arts world, accusing some of pursuing anti-Israel narratives in state-funded works, or even of glorifying terrorism.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• actress esti zakheim
• writer einat weitzman
oren hazan mp

Twt: Facebook & anti-semitism

yesterday evening (friday 16th), 10.34-10.40pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

Facebook is under fire, again. The social media giant has terminated its relationship with a Washington-based consulting firm, Definers Public Affairs, after it came to light the company was using an anti-semitic narrative to undermine Facebook’s critics by among other things drawing attention to their ties with the prominent philanthropist George Soros.”

including interview with …
laura silber, of the Open Society Foundations

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Twt: Gaza escalation

yesterday evening (monday 12th), 10.05-10.06pm, and 10.30-10.37pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

An undercover operation that went awry and left 7 Palestinians and an Israeli officer dead has sparked an escalation of violence in the Gaza strip.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• oxfam employee najla shawa
• journalist avi issacharoff

Twt: Roger Scruton

this evening (wednesday 7th), 10.22-10.28pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by james menendez) includes …

“The government’s newly-appointed housing advisor, the Conservative academic Sir Roger Scruton, is under growing pressure to resign, from Labour politicians and others, for alleged anti-semitism in a lecture on nationalism in Hungary in 2014.”

including interview with …
john mann mp

6ocn/Twt: Police investigate Labour

yesterday evening (friday 2nd), 6.01-6.04pm, and 10.01-10.03pm, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated 12.01-12.03am on midnight news)
six o’clock news and the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy) lead with …

“Britain’s most senior police officer has revealed that a criminal inquiry is underway into claims that members of the Labour Party have committed anti-semitic hate crimes.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter john pienaar
• metropolitan police commissioner cressida dick
margaret hodge mp
tom watson mp
• bbc reporter ben wright

Twt: Trump criticised

The BBC describes as “Jewish leaders” people who are leaders only of a small group called Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh, and who are almost unknown on Google.

yesterday evening (monday 29th), 10.39-10.44pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) concludes with …

Donald Trump is to travel to Pittsburgh tomorrow, despite facing criticism about his rhetoric following the shooting. One group of Jewish leaders has written a open letter to the President telling him he isn’t welcome in the city until he, in their words, ‘fully denounces white nationalism’.”

including contributions from …
sarah sanders, white house press secretary
jonathan mayo of bend the arc

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