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Posts tagged ‘Zionism’

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.


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
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Albert Einstein

boxing day 2006, 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated june 2016 on radio 4 extra)
albert einstein (presented by matthew parris, with professor kathy sykes and john gribbin) (in the great lives series)
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Sunday: Balfour declaration

this morning (sunday 1st), 7.28-7.36am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by emily buchanan) includes …

“Trevor Barnes reports on the impact of the Balfour Declaration on religious communities in the Middle East.”

including contributions from …
• professor eugene rogan
• reporter nicholas pelham
richard verber
• rev chris rose, director of the amos trust

BB: Zionism and Judaism

presenter ernie rea expresses unchallenged the bbc’s position that the creation of israel, and not the arabs’ wars against israel, was the cause of palestinians’ statelessness and occupation

(0:12:00) … subsequent to that we had the rise of the Nazis in Germany, we had the Holocaust with 6 million Jews losing their lives, and then at the end of that there was a state of Israel declared, in 1948, with it has to be said pretty dire consequences for the Palestinians.
 this afternoon (monday 28th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4

zionism and judaism (in the beyond belief series) (more…)

The Big Questions: anti-semitism

yesterday morning (sunday 1st), 10.06-10.41am, on bbc 1
the big questions (chaired by nicky campbell) leads with …

Is anti-Zionism anti-semitic?

including contributions from …
• journalist angela epstein
• professor moshe machover
louise ellman mp
raza nadim of mpac, former assistant to david ward mp
• rabbi benjy rickman
tony greenstein of j-big (jews for boycotting israeli goods)
joy wolfe of the zionist central council
daphna baram journalist, author of disenchantment: the guardian and israel
• bishop stephen lowe
• imam asad zaman (more…)

Sunday: Labour and ‘Zionism’

last sunday morning (10th april), 7.35-7.40am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

“In the on-going anti-Semitism row in the Labour party, one issue being raised is about how the term ‘Zionism’ is used and whether there is confusion about the term.
Jonathan Freedland writes for the Guardian and the Jewish Chronicle – he gives his analysis.”


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