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Today: Labour NEC anti-semitism

this morning (tuesday 17th), 8.35-8.43am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“The Labour Party is having a huge fight about anti-semitism, not over how to combat it but over how to define it.
The party’s National Executive Committee meets today to adopt a new Code of Conduct on anti-semitism, that the Chief Rabbi says would place it on the wrong side of the fight against racism … would present an unprecedented message of contempt to the Jewish community.”

including interview with …
• rabbi laura janner-klausner
• labour nec member rhea wolfson
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Today: Gaza airstrike

this morning (monday 16th), 7.34-7.42am, and 8.50-8.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an attack by Israel at the weekend on Gaza. They were pupils at a school run by UNRWA. It’s been described as the worst exchange of hostilities between the two sides since the war in 2014.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• unrwa spokesman chris gunness
• former idf spokesman lt-col peter lerner
(more…)

Today: Prince William

this morning (tuesday 26th), 6.12-6.15am, 7.20-7.24am, and 8.08-8.09am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney and mishal husain) includes …

Prince William is continuing his trip to Israel. He’ll lay a wreath at Yad Vashem …”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonny dymond
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• israeli ambassador ron prosor
• “british israeli” linda lipschitz
hanan ashrawi
• jerusalem tattooist wassim razzouk
(more…)

Today: Prince William

this morning (monday 25th), 7.45-7.49am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

Prince William’s visit to Israel today is coming at a very tense time for the region. More than 100 Palestinians have been killed by the Iasraeli forces in recent protests in Gaza.”

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Today: Paul Alexander

yesterday morning (saturday 16th), 8.49-8.55am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by matthew price and john humphrys) includes …

“Tomorrow, an 80-year-old man will get on a bicycle in Berlin and over 6 days he will cycle the 600 miles to London.
Paul Alexander will be repeating a journey he made by train as a 1-year-old as a Jewish baby on the eve of World War 2, put on board by his distraught mother, who along with thousands of other parents sent their children from Nazi-occupied Europe to the safety of Britain.”

including interview with …
paul alexander
• grandson daniel alexander
• son nadav alexander
(see also https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/kindertransport-youngest-paul-alexander-cycle-berlin-london-world-jewish-relief-1.465410 and https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-44446747)
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Today: opera Mamzer

this morning (friday 15th), 8.51-8.56am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“A most unusual opera is being staged this week at the Hackney Empire … it puts in an operatic setting music inspired by the prayers and the texts sung by a cantor in a synagogue. Unusual too because the story is about life in the closed world of a Hasidic community in New York.”

including contributions from

• bbc reporter james naughtie
• composer na’ama zisser
• cantor netanel hershtik
(see also https://theartsdesk.com/opera/mamzer-bastard-royal-opera-hackney-empire-inert-hasidic-music-drama)
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Today/Newshour: Netanyahu in UK

today (wednesday 6th), 7.25-7.29am and 8.01-8.03am on bbc radio 4, and 2.31-2.35pm on bbc world service radio
today (presented by martha kearney and mishal husain) and newshour (presented by julian marshall) include …

“The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is meeting Theresa May today as part of a visit to Europe to try to persuade leaders to give up backing for the Iran nuclear deal.”

including contributions from …
• analyst nathalie tocci
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen
john baron mp, vice-chairman, all-party parliamentary group on iran
(more…)

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