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BC: Palestinian museum

this evening (saturday 2nd), 10.46-10.50pm (repeated 4.46am sunday and 9.46am monday), on bbc world service radio 

boston calling (presented by carol hills) includea …

“We visit the Museum of the Palestinian People that is just blocks away from the White House.”

including contributions from …

• wamu reporter mikaela lefrak

• founder bshara nassar

• head curator nada odeh

• visitor yoseph hamid

(see also https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-07-04/new-palestinian-museum-dc-favors-personal-over-political)

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Newshour: Palestinian museum

this evening (saturday 15th), 9.24-9.28pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“There are reckoned to be just under 73,000 Americans of Palestinian descent living in the United States. They’re one of the smaller groups of Arab-Americans, but their profile, along with that of the millions of other Palestinians elsewhere in the world, could be raised with the opening today in Washington DC of the Musuem of the Palestinian People.

including interview with …

bshara nassar, museum founder and director

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Witness: B’nai B’rith siege

this afternoon (tuesday 6th), 12.04-12.16pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from march 2017 on bbc world service radio)
paul green: the b’nai b’rith hostage siege (presented by simon watts) (in the witness series)

“In 1977, Paul Green was one of more than 100 people taken hostage at the Jewish B’nai B’rith centre in Washington DC, by a group of American Muslim converts
They were held captive for more than three days and the siege only ended after ambassadors from Islamic countries helped negotiate with the gunmen.”
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BBC on life expectancy in Gaza

in an interview about black deaths in america, a guardian journalist feels it necessary to use gaza as a standard of comparison for life expectancy, and the bbc, instead of disassociating itself, accepts it as startlingly appropriate

(for life expectancy in uk, gaza, egypt, jordan, etc, see http://fathomjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Has-Israel-damaged-P…, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233396418_Health_expectancy_in_…)

yesterday morning (saturday 24th), 8.46-8.51am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes interview with …
gary younge, editor-at-large for the guardian and author of another day in the death of america

“(1:48:50) When you have communities with the exceptional amounts of poverty that they do, a black man’s life expectancy in DC is lower than a man’s life expectancy on the Gaza Strip.”
Seriously? Sorry, that’s a startling statistic if it’s true.”
“Absolutely, according to CIA figures about life expectancy on the Gaza strip, and the Government’s figures on black life expectancy in DC, that’s certainly true the last time I looked.”

(if you missed it, available from 1:46:30 to 1:51:30 ar http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07w5rjq#playt=1h46m26s)

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