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Posts tagged ‘UNHRC’

Newshour: BBC analyses Gaza

this afternoon (saturday 30th), 1.06-1.20pm, 1.30-1.31pm, and 1.50-1.59pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by julian marshall) leads with …

Gaza marks Israel march anniversary

including reports from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

• bbc reporter yolande knell

• associate professor of linguistics mosheer amer, university of gaza

dany bahar, brookings institution

(more…)

HC: Gaza Border Deaths

last friday midday (22nd march), 11.45am-12.30, on bbc parliament tv 

house of commons live: gaza deaths (urgent question)

“Gaza Border Deaths: UNHRC Inquiry”

questions to Alistair Burt (C)
by …
Emily Thornberry (Lab)
Julian Lewis (C)
Stella Creasy (Lab)
Rachel Maclean (C)
RIchard Burden (Lab)
Alex Chalk (C)
Louise Ellman (Lab)
Kevin Foster (C)
Paul Sweeney (Lab)
John Howell (C)
Steven Twigg (Lab)
Edward Davey (LD)
Rosena Allin-Khan (Lab)
Cat Smith (Lab)
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (Lab)
Naz Shah (Lab)
Afzal Khan (Lab)
Andy Slaughter (Lab)
Bill Esterson (Lab)
Christian Matheson (Lab)
Louise Haigh (Lab)
Mike Kane (Lab)
Alex Cunningham (Lab)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-03-22/debates/44C1497E-59CA-42A7-97F3-3B6A2F054B86/GazaBorderDeathsUNHRCInquiry)

(see also transcript of debate of 15th may 2018 at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-05-15/debates/D6170F50-D03A-40D8-B257-5C2A55493561/GazaBorderViolence)

(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0003z31/house-of-commons-live-gaza-deaths-urgent-question)

6ocn: UK criticises UNHRC

yesterday evening (friday 22nd), 6.18-6.19pm on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

“The UN Human Rights Council has passed a resolution condemning what it calls Israel’s ‘apparent use of unlawful and other excessive force’ after an inquiry into last year’s deadly protests at the Gaza border. The UK has expressed concern about anti-Israel bias, and abstained from the vote.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

(more…)

Today: UNHRC prediction

The BBC, unwilling to wait for the publication of the UNHRC report on Gaza injuries this afternoon, presents a completely one-sided pair of interviews.

(and fails to mention that victim Musa Abuhassanin  was claimed by Hamas as a Hamas captain)

this morning (monday 18th), 8.49-8.54am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

“A commission established by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate what it calls ‘the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by the Israeli occupying forces against Palestinian civilians is due to deliver its conclusions later today.”

including interviews with … 

• canadian-palestinian activist dr tarek loubani

(see aso https://www.israellycool.com/2018/05/18/busted-palestinian-medic-killed-was-a-hamas-terrorist/ or https://honestreporting.ca/exclusive-dead-palestinian-medic-was-a-hamas-member-canadian-media-duped/)

• orthopaedic surgeon mahmoud mattar, al shifa hospital

(more…)

Twt: UNHRC Gaza report

this evening (thursday 28th), 10.03-10.04pm, and 10.20-10.30pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

Israel has rejected UN reports that the country had committed crimes agaisnt humanity when its soldiers fired on Palestinian protesters in the Gaza strip last year.”

including interviews with …
sara hossain, member of the 3-person unhrc tribunal
aviva raz-shechter, israeli ambassador to un
(more…)

W@1: UNHRC Gaza report

BBC bias: BBC presenter Sarah Montague and reporter Imogen Foulkes attribute a report simply to the “UN” without mentioning that it is from the much-criticised “United Nations Human Rights Council”.

this afternoon (thursday 28th), 1.05-1.06pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“A UN investigation into the deaths of nearly 200 Palestinian protesters on the border with the Gaza Strip last year has concluded that war crimes may have been committed. 35 children were among the dead.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter imogen foulkes
(if you missed it, available from 0:05:14 to 0:06:10 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002r6h)

Twt: USA quits UNHRC

this evening (tuesday 19th), 10.22-10.28pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

“In the last few minutes, the United States has announced that it is pulling out of the United Nations Human Rights Council.”

including interview with …
kenneth roth of human rights watch
(more…)

SP: Gaza violence

yesterday morning (sunday 20th), 11.27-11.38am, on bbc 1 tv
sunday politics (presented by sarah smith) includes an interview with …
• ambassador mark regev
saeb erekat

“Protests flared on the Gaza border, where at least 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces.”

(more…)

Newshour: BBC supports UNHRC

yesterday evening (friday 18th), 9.23-9.29pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by jon donnison) includes …

“The UN Human Rights Council has voted for an independent investigation into the killing of dozens of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces in Gaza this week.”

zeid ra’ad al-hussein, un high commissioner for human rights
aviva raz shechter, israeli ambassador to un in geneva
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(if you missed it, available from 0:17:15 to 0:23:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172w254720sxtv#playt=17m14s)

HLQ: Balfour Declaration

last tuesday morning (4th april), 9.38-9.46am, on bbc parliament tv
lords questions includes …

“What plans [do the Government] have to commemorate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration?”
speeches by lord or baroness …
warner(xb)
collins (lab)
leigh (c)
bishop of worcester
northover (ld)
waverley (xb)
replies by …
anelay

(Baroness Anelay, Minister of State, FCO) “My Lords, we will mark the centenary of Balfour with pride. The Prime Minister has extended a guest of Government invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu to visit the UK on the centenary. We are proud of our role in the creation of Israel. However, we recognise that the declaration should have called for the protection of political rights of non-Jewish communities in Palestine, particularly their right to self-determination. This is why we support a two-state solution.

… The Balfour Declaration was an historic statement and one for which the United Kingdom has no intention to apologise.
… we are in active discussions with like-minded partners to support the [United Nations Human Rights] council in addressing the fact that there appears to be a disproportionate focus on Israel in the council, which we believe hardens positions on both sides.
… it is necessary to ensure that they do not proceed with such settlements.”

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2017-04-03/debates/632A5268-21B5-4F91-884A-B339C52A0109/BalfourDeclaration) (more…)

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