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Twt: Auschwitz 75

yesterday evening (thursday 23rd), 10.05-10.06pm, and 10.42-10.45pm, on bbc radio 4

the world tonight (presented by julian worricker) concludes with …

“We end the programme with some sounds from Jerusalem, where world leaders have gathered to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.”

including contributions from …

benjamin netanyahu

prince charles 

• german president frank-walter steinmeier 

emmanuel macron 

• former chief rabbi yisrael meir lau, chairman of yad vashem  


Twt: ICC to investigate

yesterday evening (friday 20th), 10.06-10.07pm (partly repeated 12.20am on midnight news), on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said she will launch a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories at the earliest opportunity… charges might be filed against Israelis and Palestinians.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter alan johnston


Twt: No Corbyn apology

this evening (tuesday 26th), 10.02-10.02pm, 10.10-10.13pm, and 10.14-10.25pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

Some candidates were apologising on social media today. Tonight Nia Griffith, Labour’s defence spokeswoman, said handling of anti-semitism was a shame on the party, and that Mr Corbyn should apologise. Tonight he was interviewed by Andrew Neil though, and declined to do so.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter nick eardley 

• professor mona siddiqui

nick spencer of theos

• journalist jonathan freedland


Twt: Mirvis intervenes

this evening (monday 25th), 10.00-10.02pm, 10.07-10.16pm, and 10.25-10.28pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) leads with …

“In a highly unusual intervention in the general election, the Chief Rabbi has warned that Jeremy Corbyn isn’t fit for high office because of his failure to deal with anti-semitism. We’ll have reaction.”

including interviews with …

• bbc reporter martin bashir 

jenny manson, co-chair, “jewish voice for labour”

mike katz, chair, jewish labour movement


6ocn/Twt: Netanyahu indicted

yesterday evening (thursday 21st), 6.14-6.15pm, 10.04-10.05pm, and 10.15-10.21pm, on bbc radio 4

six o’clock news and the world tonight (presented by paul henley) include …

“Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on criminal charges including fraud bribery and breach of trust. Mr Netanyahu has been under investigation in three corruption cases, but has always denied any wrongdoing.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• analyst neri zilber 


Twt/MN: Gantz fails

last night (wednesday 20th), 10.04-10.05pm and 12.21-12.22am, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy) and midnight news include …

Efforts to form a coalition government in Israel two months after the election in Septemer have failed once again. The prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main challenger Benny Gantz announced that he’d been unable to form an alliance by the deadline given to him.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher


Twt: US okays settlements

this evening (monday 18th), 10.17-10.17pm and 10.36-10.38pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

“The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has announced that Washington no longer considers Israeli settlements built in the West Bank to be illegal. The move breaks four decades of State Department policy.”

including interview with …

• bbc reporter aleem maqbool


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