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6ocn: Burgon lied

this evening (tuesday 16th), 6.10-6.12pm, on bbc radio 4

six o’clock news includes …

“The disclosure that Richard Burgon described Zionists as the enemies of peace has again reopened Labour’s gaping wound over anti-semitism, one made sharper by the fact Mr Burgon is not only the shadow justice secretary but also a close ally and supporter of Jeremy Corbyn.

His comments have provoked a furious response from leading Jewish organisations, including the British Board of Deputies, who said they encapsulated the total sham of Labour’s approach to anti-semitism.

… only last year … Mr Burgon denied making such remarks.. I didn’t say that, and they couldn’t tell me when they believed I had said that, and it’s not my view.

Tonight, the chairman of the Jewish Labour Movement, Mike Katz, wrote in protest to the party’s chief whip. Nick Brown, and said that Mr Burgon could not play at being lord-chancellor-in-waiting while making dog-whistle attacks on British Jews.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter norman smith

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Outlook: Ruth Westheimer

this afternoon (monday 22nd), 12.33-12.46pm (repeated 6.33pm), on bbc world service radio
ruth westheimer (in the outlook series) (presented by emily webb)

“Dr Ruth Westheimer has been speaking to Outlook’s Emily Webb. She began by telling about her early life in Germany and the tragic way she learned her parents had been killed.”

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HL: Anti-semitism 13/9/2018

yesterday evening (thursday 13th), 9.45-10.49pm (repeated 1.47am), on bbc parliament tv
house of lords 13/9/2018 includes …

Anti-Semitism Debate: ”what actions they are taking to reassure the Jewish community over the impact of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom?”

speeches by baron or baroness …
Popat (C)
Mendelsohn (Lab)
Palmer (LD)
Sacks (XB)
Hunt (C)
Alton (XB)
Bishop of Birmingham
Sugar (XB)
Pickles (C)
Deech (XB)
Haskel (Lab)
Harries (XB)
Altmann (C)
Hayman (XB)
McColl (C)
Parekh (Lab)
Russell (XB)
Sterling (C)
Pannick (XB)
Beecham (Lab)
Bourne (C)

(transcript at hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2018-09-13/debates/51BBA437-4683-4341-9469-1978445FB343/Anti-Semitism)
(if you missed it, available from 4:15:28 to 5:18:40 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bjwpzt/house-of-lords-13092018 )

Corbyn on irony

online only (speech by • jeremy corbyn, originally recorded 19th january 2013)

“[Manuel Hassassian’s speech] was dutifully recorded by the thankfully silent Zionists who were in the audience on that occasion, and then came up and berated him afterwards for what he’d said.
They clearly have two problems. One is they don’t want to study history, and secondly, having lived in this country for a very long time, probably all their lives, they don’t understand English irony either’.”

(see also http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6087783/Jeremy-Corbyn-said-British-Zionists-no-sense-English-irony.html)
(the words ‘British’ or ‘Britain’ were not actually used: the daily mail and the bbc have very reasonably inferred them)
(irony, n.: saying something untrue or offensive, but claiming to mean the opposite)
(available at https://video.dailymail.co.uk/video/mol/2018/08/23/2430712583877212349/480x270_MP4_2430712583877212349.mp4)

Sunday: Jerusalem special

this morning (sunday 13th), 7.10-7.55am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton)

“A Sunday programme special from Jerusalem

including contributions from …
• historian micah goodman
• historian khalil shokeh of bethlehem
niji alda palestinian activist
jack jakaman of bethlehem
• bbc reporter trevor barnes
• writer howard jacobson
• historian david feldman
• anti-zionist rabbi avrohom pinter
louise ellman mp
• anti-zionist blogger robert cohen, of micah’s paradigm shift
• bbc reporter yolande knell
george hintlian, historian of the armenian patricarchate
• american convert, comedian yisrael campbell
• bereaved parent robi damelin
• bereaved parent ikhlas shtayeh
nathan jeffay of the jewish chronicle
ahmad budeiri palestinian analyst

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Story of the Jews 5

this evening (tuesday 1st), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 2013)
the story of the jews: return (last of 5 episodes)

Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish.
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Balfour’s historical roots

yesterday evening (tuesday 5th), 8.00-8.40pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.00pm sunday)
balfour’s promised land (presented by david reynolds)

“… In the ferment of debate generated by the centenary of the Balfour Declaration this year David Reynolds goes back to its historical roots …”

including contributions from …
• professor jonathan schneer
• historian james renton, author of the zionist masquerade
• professor arie dubnov of george washington university
• professor rashid khalidi of columbia university
gil weisskopf, curator of where balfour meets allenby, exhibition in israels national library
• historian rob johnson
• anzac trooper edward dengate
• professor eitan bar-yosef of ben gurion university
eran tearosh chairman of the society for the hetitage of world war one in israel
rachel mizrachi, national library of israel
(see also https://www.newstatesman.com/world/middle-east/2017/11/100-years-balfour-declaration-and-great-war) (more…)

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