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Today/PM: Eurovision

today (saturday 18th), 8.09-8.10am, 8.20-8.22am,  8.48-8.53am, and 5.23-5.27pm, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) and pm (presented by carolyn quinn) include …

“The final of the 64th Eurovision song contest takes place in Tel Aviv this evening, following Israel’s victory in last year’s competition. The event has become highly political after dozens of artists called for a boycott because of Israel’s treatment of the occupied Palestinian territories.”

“But if Israel likes Eurovision-the-competition, its relationship with Europe-the-continent is more ambiguous.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter david sillito 

• bbc reporter paddy oconnell 

• bbc reporter james landale 

• pollster dahlia scheindlin 

ilan issacson, head of security at eshkol

nour odeh, media consultant, spokesperson for the palestinian authority

alistair burt mp

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Today: One Day in Gaza

this morning (monday 13th), 6.43-6.47am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) includes …

“That is the sound of One Day in Gaza, the title of tonight’s BBC2 film about the bloodiest day of demonstrations on the border with Israel, contains not only footage of the violence, but interviews with those behind it.”

What were Hamas and Islamic Jihad doing getting involved in what was supposed to be a grass-roots movement?”

including interview with … 

• director olly lambert 

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Today: Venice ghetto art

this morning (wednesday 8th), 8.51-8.56am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.25pm sunday on newshour on bbc world service radio) 

today (presented by mishal husain and martha kearney) includes …

Edmund de Waal, the British ceramicist and author of the best-selling memoir The Hare With Amber Eyes, has become the first contemporary artist ever to present a major project in Venice’s historic Jewish ghetto. He explore themes of exile migration and language from the time of Shakespeare’s Shylock to the present.”

including contribution from  …

• bbc reporter will gompertz 

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Today: Gaza lull

this morning (monday 6th), 6.37-6.40am, 8.05-8.06am, and 8.43-8.49am, on bbc radio 4

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“There’s been a lull in hostilities between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

issam hamad, vice-chair, great return march

michael oren, israeli ambassador to the us

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Today: Corbyn praises book

this morning (wednesday 1st), 7.41-7.42am, and 8.21-8.23am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) includes …

“This is a book that alleges ‘an internatioal conspiracy of Jewish financiers

He describes business as being controlled by men of a single and peculiar race.”

The Telegraph reports that Jeremy Corbyn is embroiled in another row about anti-semitism after he’s found to have endorsed a book written in 1902, which argued that Europe’s banks and newspapers were controlled by Jews. It says that four years before he become Labour leader, he wrote a foreword to a new edition of J A Hobson’s Imperialism, A Study, which was written in 1902, in which he described the book as brilliant and a great tome. … anti-semitism in Hobson’s writings has been widely covered in historical circles. The paper notes that Labour has admitted that the text has anti-semitic elements …”

including interview with …

rebecca long-bailey mp

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Today: San Diego killing

this morning (monday 29th), 8.39-8.43am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) includes …

  “Police investigating the shooting at a San Diego synagogue on Saturday say they believe the gunman was acting alone, he wasn’t part of any organised group. He killed a woman and injured three others.”

including contributions from …

• rabbi yisroel goldstein

chloe colliver, institute for dialogue

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48085514)

(see also https://www.timesofisrael.com/poway-chabad-rabbi-had-asked-border-patrol-agent-to-pray-armed-just-in-case/ and https://www.timesofisrael.com/for-vetran-israeli-medic-a-california-heaven-shattered-by-familiar-bloodshed/ and https://www.timesofisrael.com/i-saw-lori-fall-eyewitness-watched-killer-enter-synagogue-gun-down-a-friend/)

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Today: Palestinian autonomy?

this morning (tuesday 16th), 6.37-6.40am, and 7.34-7.42am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and mishal husain) includes …

Post-election talks are continuing in Israel, with Benjamin Netanyahu expected to be formally named prime minister for a fifth term tomorrow. And then, most likely in June, President Trump is expected to unveil what he’s called ‘the deal of the century’ between Israel and the Palestinians. The Washington Post reports that the plan will involve Palestinian autonomy rather than a sovereign state, and ahead of its publication, a group of thirty senior European figures including former prime ministers and former foreign ministers, have said Europe should reaffirm its commitment to to a two-state solution.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

• signatory douglas alexander, ex-mp

sharren haskel mk

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