MEMO 351


By SCoJeC
May 12, 2013

MEMO 351 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2013/memo_351_13_may_2013.pdf

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happygoldfish

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:27

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JBBC MEMO 76

available anytime (as podcasts, 24 minutes, 11MB each):
bbc 24's HARDtalk, downloadable at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ht/all

194 episodes are currently available, back to january 2012
here are 6 of jewish/israeli interest
(click for the other 188, and for future episodes)

Mon, 4 Mar 13
Tim Franks talks to Isareli author A. B. Yehoshua. Given the failure of the politicians and the diplomats, the militants and the liberals to resolve the Middle East crisis, what should we take from the words of the writer?
A.B. Yehoshua is known as one of Israel’s great men of letters. His latest book is seen by some as a powerful allegory of the journey Israeli Jews need now to take. So can he chart a way through the quagmire?
And why does he have such a low opinion of Jews outside Israel?
Fri, 14 Dec 12
HARDtalk speaks to The Palestinian Authority envoy to the European Union, Leila Shahid.
She says the most important issue for Palestinians is to have a functioning parliament and full statehood.
Wed, 1 Aug 12
Zeinab Badawi talks to Amos Gilad, Policy Director at the Israeli Defence Ministry.
Upheaval in the Arab world, especially in Syria, means that political realities are still evolving in the Middle East. Is the Iranian threat and Syrian instability raising the tension inside Israel?
Mon, 18 Jun 12
Israel's secret service, the Mossad, is regarded as one of the most resourceful and ruthless intelligence agencies in the world. But are Israel's top spies on the same page as the country's politicians when it comes to an assessment of the threat posed by Iran?
Stephen Sackur speaks to Meir Dagan, director of Mossad until a year and a half ago.
Mon, 14 May 12
nasser judeh, jordanian foreign minister:
Jordan has survived the Arab Spring relatively unscathed, perhaps because its ruler has promised reform.
But critics say King Abdullah is buying time and is not serious. Jordan is seen as critical to peace in the region not least because of its neighbours: Syria, Iraq and Israel.
HARDtalk asks - how much time does Jordan have?
Fri, 11 May 12
Sarah Montague talks to political scientist Norman Finkelstein who says that American Jews have fallen out of love with Israel.
But then he is nothing if not controversial. Norman Finkelstein is famous for accusing Jews of exploiting the Holocaust
Could he be right about American Jews and Israel, and if so, what does that mean for Middle East policy?

happygoldfish

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 09:06

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JBBC MEMO 77

last monday, 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3:
England (1st of 5 episodes of Living Abroad):

"Oscar-winning writer Frederic Raphael reads the first of his new essay series about living abroad throughout Europe between the 1940s and 60s, beginning with the first foreign country he ever lived in: England.
Uprooted from New York City as a young boy, the writer paints a child's-eye portrait of wartime Britain, with all its class conscious peculiarities, but seen through the eyes of a young American kid used to waffles, zips and Buicks."

still available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01scxv1


happygoldfish

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 17:46

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JBBC MEMO 78

sunday night, 11.00-11.30pm, on bbc radio 4: English and German:
michael rosen at the brighton festival explores our linguistic links with germany
includes an interview with judith kerr (author of "when hitler stole pink rabbit" etc) about her english schooldays
(a word of mouth episode)
(already available online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sdg46)

happygoldfish

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 10:52

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(continued from MEMO 352)

JBBC MEMO 912P

after a two-month bbc news blackout on the daily murderous attacks on innocent jewish civilians, the bbc finally comes up with a report on neutering cats in israel

last saturday morning (19th december), 8.25-8.30am, on bbc radio 4
today includes …

"Israel has a feral cat problem, with as many as two million feral cats living rough and scavenging for food around the country.
A neutering programme run by an animal charity has been keeping the numbers down but this year faced a challenge from a right-wing, religious Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, who felt that it was against Jewish ethical principles to spend Israeli state money on interfering with the reproductive cycle.
Middle East correspondent Kevin Connolly reports."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03chqk7)

MEMO 463 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_463_21_december_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 969

last sunday morning (20th december), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
christmas, by howard jacobson (in the a point of view series)

"Howard Jacobson recalls the healthy mongrel mix of traditions in his Jewish family's festivities at Christmas.
'Let's rejoice in the eclecticism, I say, and find in the varieties of ways people choose to mark or miss the point of Christmas the universal love that is its message'."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06s1gcn)

JBBC MEMO 970

last sunday (20th december), 1.15-1.19pm, and 9.10-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) includes …

"Samir Kuntar died when missiles hit a residential building in Damascus…
Samir Kuntar had previously been jailed by the Israelis for a notorious attack on a police officer and his family back in 1979. We''ll be hearing from his widow,"

including interviews with …
• journalist (and author of if it smells like apartheid) rami khouri
• widow smadar haran kaiser
(if you missed it, available from 0:15:30 to 0:19:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p039s7mg#playt=15m33s and from 0:04:00 to 0:13:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p039s7p3#playt=4m10s or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 338A

friday night/saturday morning (so when else should it be? ) (26th december), 2.50-3.15am, on channel 4 tv (1st of 6 episodes, of the 3rd series) (repeated from june 2014)
friday night dinner: the girlfriend with tamsin greig, paul ritter simon bird, tom rosenthal and mark heap

"Adam finally brings a girl home for dinner, but the evening is ruined when the family suddenly have to look after eight-year-old Katie, who has a massive girlie crush on Adam."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/friday-night-dinner/4od)

JBBC MEMO 969A

this sunday morning (27th december), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
sermons, by howard jacobson (in the a point of view series)

"Howard Jacobson would sooner see Radio 4's Thought for the Day more not less religious, and argues that humanists and the religious can meet in sermonizing when it's of the majesty of a great preacher like John Donne.
'I fall to wondering what exactly non-religious needs are, and whether, by insisting on a distinction between the religious and the non-religious, humanists aren't making an unpardonably limiting assumption about both'."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06sd27k)

JBBC MEMO 971

last thursday evening (24th december), 9.36-9.44pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

"In Bethlehem, a short distance to the south of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, confrontations between young Palestinians and Israeli soldiers continue on an almost daily basis …"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
amos harel of haaretz
• father jamal khader
(if you missed it, available from 0:30:00 to 0:38:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p039z9f4#playt=30m4s or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)


happygoldfish

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:03

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JBBC MEMO 912Q

after a two-month bbc news blackout on the daily murderous attacks on innocent jewish civilians (many successful, and many resulting in the arrest of the attacker), the bbc still only comes up with an 11-second report on an attack on israeli soldiers, resulting in no injury to the soldiers, and the death of the attacker

last friday night/saturday morning (26th december), 12.11am (11 seconds), on bbc radio 4
midnight news (presented by howard philpott) includes …

"Israeli police say a Palestinian woman was shot dead when she tried to ram her car into a patrol in the West bank. At a border crossing with Gaza, another Palestinian was killed during a protest."

(if you missed it, available from 0:10:49 to 0:11:00 at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06s6xsk#playt=10m49s)

JBBC MEMO 972

every morning this week (monday 28th to friday 1st), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated at 12.30am)
the house by the lake: a story of germany, by thomas harding (read by david horowitz) (5 episodes) (in the book of the week series)

"In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding travelled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her 'soul place' as a child, she said, a holiday home for her and her family, but much more - a sanctuary, a refuge.
In the 1930s, she had been forced to leave the house, fleeing to England as the Nazis swept to power. The trip, she said, was a chance to see it one last time, to remember it as it was. But the house had changed.
Nearly twenty years later, Thomas returned to the house. It was government property now, derelict, and soon to be demolished. It was his legacy, one that had been loved, abandoned, fought over - a house his grandmother had desired until her death. Could it be saved? And should it be saved? He began to make tentative enquiries - speaking to neighbours and villagers, visiting archives, unearthing secrets that had lain hidden for decades.
Slowly he began to piece together the lives of the five families who had lived there - a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widower and her children, a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all - bar one - had been forced out.
The house had been the site of domestic bliss and of contentment, but also of terrible grief and tragedy. It had weathered storms, fires and abandonment, witnessed violence, betrayals and murders, had withstood the trauma of a world war, and the dividing of a nation. As the story of the house began to take shape,
Thomas realized that there was a chance to save it - but in doing so, he would have to resolve his own family's feelings towards their former homeland, and a hatred handed down through the generations."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06sg2m9)

JBBC MEMO 842A

this evening (monday 28th), 7.00-10.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated from 22nd june)
fiddler on the roof (presented by ian skelly) (in the proms 2015 series)

"Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical brims with numbers such as 'If I were a rich man', 'Sunrise, sunset' and 'Miracle of Miracles'.
Hampshire's Grange Park Opera makes its Proms debut with a semi-staged performance of its new production starring Bryn Terfel as Tevye, the village milkman in pre-Revolutionary Russia trying, in vain, to bring up his five daughters within the time-honoured traditions of his Jewish forebears.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and conductor David Charles Abell."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06s9xl3)

JBBC MEMO 973

last tuesday morning (22nd december), 5.08-5.21am, on bbc radio london
simon lederman (a 4-hour early-morning phone-in programme) includes a 13-minute call from • andy of st margaret's who rambled on about the jews

although (as first reported in jewish news, and later in thejc.com) jonathan sacerdoti of the campaign against antisemitism criticised the bbc for "offering no counter-argument correction or condemnation" of the caller's racist views, presenter simon lederman seems to have dealt with it very well, exposing the the caller as an idiot who didn't need contradicting since he never followed through on anything
(if you missed it, available from 3:07:30 tp 3:20:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p039zc4z#playt=3h7m28s)

JBBC MEMO 338B

early tomorrow morning (thursday 31st), 2.25-3.50am, and early saturday morning (2nd january), 3.00-3.25am, on channel 4 tv (last of 7 episodes, of the 2nd series, and 2nd 3rd and 4th of 6 episodes, of the 3rd series) (repeated from june 2014)
friday night dinner: christmas
friday night dinner: the fox
friday night dinner: mr morris returns
friday night dinner: the anniversary.
with tamsin greig, paul ritter simon bird, tom rosenthal and mark heap

"It's Christmas Day. Mum has made a fantastic Christmas dinner. The boys are delighted that Grandma is coming round, but horrified that Dad's mother - 'Horrible Grandma' - is coming too."
"Dad is keeping a dead fox in the freezer in the garage because he wants to get it stuffed. But when Mum needs to use the freezer, Dad enlists Adam and Jonny in a desperate attempt to hide the animal."
"The family are distraught when Grandma gets engaged to Mr Morris, her horrible 85-year-old boyfriend"
"Mum and Dad's anniversary is ruined when Dad paints a portrait of Mum that looks like Margaret Thatcher, Jonny gets a tattoo of a skull, and Jim sleep-walks around their house, causing havoc"

(if you miss them, available at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/friday-night-dinner/episode-guide/ser... and http://www.channel4.com/programmes/friday-night-dinner/episode-guide/ser...)

JBBC MEMO 974

yesterday evening (thursday 31st), 9.40-9.44pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by lyse doucet) includes …

"Israel bars Arab-Jewish love story from schools:
A new novel depicting a love affair between an Israeli translator and a Palestinian artist has been taken off the school reading list in Israel.
Dorit Rabinyan is the author of the book and explains why she thinks an education ministry committee decided to reject it."

including interview with …
• author dorit rabinyan
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ddptj or from 0:34:00 to 0:38:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03bcdq2#playt=33m57s or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 912R

last friday (1st january), 5.02-5.03pm and 5.13-5.16pm on radio 4, and 2.31-2.32pm, 8.50-8.51pm, and 9.07-9.13pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
PM (presented by eddie mair), and newshour (presented by owen bennett jones and paul henley) include …

"2 killed in Tel Aviv shooting"

including contributions from …
• police spokesman micky rosenfeld
• bbc reporter kevin connolly
osnan david, nearby hair salon owner
(if you missed them, available from 0:25:00 to 0:25:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03bg35z#playt=25m4, from 0:02:30 to 0:03:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06spjqd#playt=2m23s, from 0:12:45 to 0:15:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06spjqd#playt=12m46s, and from 0:44:20 to 0:44:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03bg466#playt=44m18s and from 0:01:00 to 0:06:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03bg3q4#playt=63s or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 975

last friday afternoon (1st january), 2.39-2.45pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

"For the first time since the Second World War, a new edition of Mein Kampf has been published"

including interview with …
• professor oliver lubrich
(if you missed it, available from 0:34:00 to 0:38:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03bg35z#playt=33m29s or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 975A

last friday afternoon (1st january), 4.07-4.28pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
world have your say (phone-in programme, presented by chloe tilley) leads with …

"Mein Kampf:
Is it important for Germans to read Mein Kampf?
For the first time in 70 years, Adolf Hitler's Nazi manifesto is to be available to buy in Germany."

including contributions from …
benjamin weinthal, of the jerusalem post
hans hutz, berlin columnist and political scientist
• stephan j kramer, former secretary-general of the central council of jews in germany
levi salomon, spokesman for the berlin jewish forum for democracy and against anti-semitism
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:40 to 0:21:40 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03bg39g#playt=39s or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w559/episodes/downloads)

JBBC MEMO 976

last saturday evening (2nd january), 7.39-7.48pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (originally broadcast on the world, a joint bbc/PRI programme, on 27th november, http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-11-27/jewish-couple-survived-holocaust-h...)
boston calling (presented by carol hills) includes …

"They survived the Holocaust by hiding in the Breeplein church in Rotterdam"

including interview by marco werman of …
mirjam geismar
• daughter daphne geismar
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03cnm9w or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03bgxxr#playt=7m17s)

JBBC MEMO 977

yesterday evening (tuesday 5th), 8.30-9.00pm, on bbc news tv (repeated 12.30-1.00am) (repeated this evening, wednesday 6th, 8.06-8.30pm, on bbc world service radio)
hardtalk: nir birkat (interviewed by stephen sackur)

"Stephen Sackur talks to Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, about his ambitious plans to turn his city into a top global city hosting 10 million tourists a year."
"The Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, has grand plans to turn Jerusalem into a world city but is his vision far removed from the reality on the ground?
He talks to Stephen Sackur about his aspirations. "

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06v2kxt/hardtalk-nir-barkat-mayor-... or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03d78cp)

JBBC MEMO 978

this evening (wednesday 6th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2 (repeated early tomorrow morning, 12.05am, friday 8th)
three days of terror: the charlie hebdo attacks (in the this world series)

"With unprecedented access to the French authorities and previously unseen footage, five-time Bafta-winning director Dan Reed reveals the untold story of the massacre, and of the first Islamic State strike in Paris at a kosher grocery store.
Key witnesses, police officers and survivors - many speaking for the first time - piece together the dramatic attacks and the unprecedented manhunt that gripped the world for three extraordinary and terrifying days."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06vkdxw)

JBBC MEMO 979

yesterday evening (tuesday 5th), 7.00-8.00pm, on bbc radio solent
the story of 'the day the clown cried', presented by david schneider
(30-minute online video version also available, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03dj9kr)

"Jewish comedian David Schneider discovers exclusive unseen material from one of the world’s most notorious unseen movie projects.
This programme contains references to the Holocaust that some viewers may find distressing"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03cnd74)
(see also 4-minute review by film journalist adam smith in front row, presented by mark lawson, on 13th august 2013, on bbc rado 4, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0383zh3#playt=19m30s)

JBBC MEMO 980

this afternoon (friday 8th), 4.06-5.00pm, on bbc world service radio
world have your say (phone-in programme, presented by chloe tilley) leads with …

"Jewish-Arab Relationships:
A banned book and a Facebook video highlight the taboo of love between Jews and Arabs in Israel."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ddzr2 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w559/episodes/downloads)


happygoldfish

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:42

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JBBC MEMO 981

last saturday evening (9th january), 7.37-7.42pm, on bbc world service radio
boston calling (presented by marco werman) includes …

"Discovering Hitler’s long-forgotten second book:
As a kid, Gerhard Weinberg fled Nazi Germany.
As an adult, he found Hitler's forgotten second book.
Daniel Gross reports."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03dwv3v)

JBBC MEMO 982

yesterday morning (sunday 10th), 5.55-7.25am, on bbc parliament tv
child prisoners and detainees: occupied palestinian territories (a westminster hall debate, recorded 9.30-11.00am wednesday 6th january 2016)
(transcript available at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm160106/hall...)
(see also an israeli reply at http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/how-not-to-help-palestinian-children/)
includes speeches and questions from …

against israel
sarah champion
andy slaughter
bob stewart
lisa cameron
david jones
naz shah
tania mathias
philippa whitford
diana johnson
paula sherriff
caroline lucas
jo cox
louise haigh
jim cunningham
peter dowd
paul monaghan
cat smith
richard burden
• andy mcdonald
for israel
john howell
• tobias ellwood
louise ellman
guto bebb
andrew percy
ian austsin
gregory campbell

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04yg6z6/westminster-hall-10012015)

JBBC MEMO 983

yesterday morning (sunday 10th), 7.35-7.39am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by ernie rea) includes …

"The cost of kosher living is on the rise. The 'Kosher Chicken Index' calculates that food costs, synagogue fees, and a house in the right area can add £13,000 a year to the bills of an observant Jewish family."

including interview with …
anthony tricot, of ernst and young, co-author of the roport
(see also http://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-features/152005/the-spiralling-...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:25:15 to 0:29:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06vjh93#playt=25m18s)

JBBC MEMO 984

ysterday afternoon (sunday 10th), 1.51-1.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) concludes with …

"One response by the Israeli authorities to the recent raft of so-called lone-wof attacks by Palestinians wielding knives guns even cars has been to re-introduce a policy of demolishing the homes of family members of those who perpetrate violence. It's a divisive tactic, it was condemned by many western governments as collective punishment."

including interviews with …
muawiya abu jamal, whose brorher ghassan and cousin odai murdered 5 jews in a jerusalem synagogue in november 2014
laura wharton of meretz, jerusalem city councillor
yisrael medad, journalist and settler
(if you missed it, available from 0:44:45 to 0:53:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03dhd01#playt=44m43s or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 985

sunday 3rd january, 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2
my mediterranean, presented by adrian chiles (1st of 2 episodes) includes …

"… Adrian travels to Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Sukkot, visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchure and the Western Wall, and then moves on to Tel-Aviv to get drunk with a gay atheist Jewish celebrity chef.
His final stop is a concert by the Dead Sea, attended by Evangelical Christians from all over the world."

(if you missed it, available from 0:27:30 to 0:59:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06vngp4/my-mediterranean-with-adri...)

JBBC MEMO 985A

last sunday evening (10th january), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2 (repeated early tuesday morning, 12.05am) includes …
my mediterranean, presented by adrian chiles (2nd of 2 episodes) includes …

"… Adrian observes the Sabbath with a Jewish family, but his brief flirtation with Judaism is cut short when he learns that becoming a Jew is not quite as simple as wanting to join."

(if you missed it, available at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06whqrg/my-mediterranean-with-adrian-chil...)

MEMO 464 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_464_11_january_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 986

this afternoon (monday 11th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
france (in the beyond belief series) (presented by ernie rea)

"Ernie Rea discusses religion in secular France with • Kay Chadwick, Reader in French Historical Studies at Liverpool University; • Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic and Inter-religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh; and • Natasha Lehrer, writer and literary editor of the Jewish Quarterly."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06vk6fp)

JBBC MEMO 987

this sunday morning (17th january), 7.54-7.58am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated sunday evening 9.26pm and thursday afternoon 3.27pm)
radio 4 appeal: the national holocaust museum, presented by natasha kaplinsky

"The National Holocaust Centre and Museum remains the only centre dedicated to Holocaust remembrance and education in the UK. It plays an important role as a memorial, museum and a place of testimony and learning.
Built to honour those who died and to give a voice to those who survived and to educate future generations, the centre stands as a permanent record of the very worst and the very best in humankind.
The centre emphasises how current and future generations must carefully examine and learn from the Holocaust. The centre promotes respect for human rights, equal opportunities and good citizenship.
In 2015 we welcomed 20,000 young people to the centre from schools across the UK. They were able to speak to a holocaust survivor and listen and ask questions about their experiences first hand."
"I feel it is vital for me to talk. I know I am teaching a lot of young people not to hate and to do all the right things. I believe my story impacts on them and they are learning a great deal from me’.
Arek Hersh was taken to his first concentration camp when he was only eleven years old. Arek moved around several camps before being taken to Auschwitz in Poland.  Arek regularly shares his experiences with young people at the centre. Please support The National Holocaust Centre and Museum so survivors’ memories can live on."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06w6t8b)


happygoldfish

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:04

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JBBC MEMO 988

this evening (monday 18th), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from this morning, 9.00am)
donald trump and the politics of celebrity (in the the long view series) (presented by jonathan freedland)

"Jonathan Freedland focuses on the rise of Donald Trump through the prism of the past, by examining the careers of three high-profile 20th century Americans who became rich, famous and entered the political arena."

including comparison with the anti-semitism of presidential campaigners henry ford and charles lindbergh
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06wcydr)

MEMO 465 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_465_18_january_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 989

this afternoon (tuesday 19th), 5.07-5.15pm on bbc world service radio (repeated form 12.07pm)
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) leads with …

"Linor Abargil from Israel was just 18 years old when she was crowned Miss World at a huge glitzy ceremony in 1998 in the Seychelles. But no one knew that just weeks earlier she had been subjected to a brutal sex attack.
Now Linor speaks out all over the world to help other rape survivors."

(if you missed it, available from 0:01:15 to 0:09:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03f7mm7#playt=74s)

JBBC MEMO 990

tonight (wednesday 20th), 23.45pm-1.15am, on bbc 1
good (2008), starring viggo mortensen jason isaacs and jodie whittaker, and based on the award-winning 1982 play by c p taylor

"A German literature professor (Viggo Mortensen) is reluctant at first to accept the ideas of the Nazi Party.
He is pulled in different emotional directions by his wife, his mother, his mistress (Jodie Whittaker) and his Jewish friend (Jason Isaacs).
Eventually he gives in to Nazism in order to advance his career. He is granted an honorary position in the SS, due to his writings in support of euthanasia.
His involvement in the party makes his relationship with his Jewish friend more and more fraught.
Finally, he finds himself working for Adolf Eichmann. Under the pretext of work he engineers a visit to a concentration camp where he imagines that he sees his emaciated friend. Seeing inmates arriving and the suffering of those at the camp he realizes what his deeds have accomplished."
"The film was poorly received by critics and its release was limited."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rvbks)

JBBC MEMO 991

tomorrow morning (thursday 21st), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
concentration camp music: raising the dead

"For the past few decades music teacher and pianist Francesco Lotoro has been collecting music written in concentration camps from the Second World War.
Francesco's life is entirely given over to recovering the creations of composers and performers, many of them Jewish, who died in the camps. A massive amount of music was written in camps. Classical music by established composers, but also songs, symphonies, sonatas, operas, lullabies, jazz riffs often scribbled on old sacks, toilet paper or scratched into mess tins.
Francesco has discovered works by important composers as Hans Krasa, the Czech creator of the masterpiece 'Brundibar', aswell as Viktor Ullman and Gideon Klein - all killed by the Nazis in 1944, but writing music until the very end.
Composer Adam Gorb is head of composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Working closely with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Adam travels to Italy to meet Francesco and together they pick through his 8000 piece archive, much of which has never been heard before.
In this special documentary, which broadcasts in the days running up to Holocaust Memorial Day, Adam Gorb returns to Britain with a piece of unfinished music written by Viktor Ullman before his death. This piece will be performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06wg9gt)

JBBC MEMO 992

this morning (thursday 21st), 7.54-7.57am, on bbc radio 4
story turns to faith when people believe that god has entered their story, by sam wells (in the thought for the day series)

"When the people of Judah found themselves in exile in Babylon in the sixth century before Christ, they looked deep into the soul of their people to discover how they’d come to be there. What they found was a collection of stories, of how God created the world, called a people, saved them from famine and slavery, made a covenant with them, and gave them land, king, and temple; before things went astray.
But then, as with the brothers Grimm, came the crucial moment: where the exiled people of Judah wove those stories together and discovered a faith that God would save them as before, and that, most remarkably of all, they were as close to God in exile as they had been in the Promised Land."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g3vgg)

JBBC MEMO 993

this afternoon (thursday 21st), 5.33-5.41pm on bbc world service radio (repeated from 12.33pm)
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) includes …

"Ashley Blaker believes he is Britain's only ultra orthodox Jewish stand-up comedian, but he tells Dany Mitzman it's not always easy balancing a passion for comedy with a strictly religious way of life."

(if you miss it, available from 0:26:45 to 0:35:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03fcjkb#playt=26m46s)

JBBC MEMO 994

yesterday afternoon (sunday 24th), 1.46-1.53pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

"… the Israeli film-maker Noa Maiman. She vlogs in English and Hebrew about her experience of sexual abuse as a child and an adult, in what she originally called 'A Toolkit for Rape Victims', she now calls 'A Toolkit for Rape Recovery'."

including interview with …
noa maiman
(if you missed it, available from 0:40:15 to 0:46:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03fq2w2#playt=40m18s or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 995

yesterday evening (friday 22nd), 9.43-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour includes …

"There's growing controversy in Switzerland over an alleged secret deal over 50 years ago to free some Palestinian militants in exchange for an end to attacks on Swiss territory and the highjacking that was going on.
Switzerland also offered diplomatic support to the PLO as part of the deal.
Now all this followed the bombing of a Swiss airliner with a significant loss of life and as I say the highjacking of another, and the information has been revealed in a new book by a journalist, Marcel Gyr, who wrote that 'part of the deal-making was organised by a very well-known and longstanding Swiss member of parliament' … Jean Ziegler."

including interview with …
jean ziegler
(see also http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4756533,00.html)
(if you missrd it, available from 0:37:40 to 0:43:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03fj85b#playt=37m40s)

MEMO 466 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_466_25_january_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1006

this afternoon (monday 25th), 5.29-5.34pm, on bbc radio 4
pm includes …

"Introducing Israel's 'vegan warriors':
Israel has the highest number of vegans per capita in the world, activists say. Veganism has become so prominent that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) provides vegan-friendly ration packs, non-leather boots and wool-less berets.
Correspondent Kevin Connolly meets the young soldiers who have chosen not to eat or wear animal products."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03gk5xy)

JBBC MEMO 1012

this afternoon (tuesday 26th), 5.33-5.42pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated form 12.33pm)
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

"The latest hit series on television in Israel is called Fauda, which means 'chaos' in Arabic.
It's a thriller about an Israeli combat unit working undercover disguised as Arabs.
Our reporter Judi Herman spoke to one of the stars and co-writers of the series - the Jewish Israeli actor Lior Raz – and to his cos-star, the Arab actor Hisham Suleiman."

(if you miss it, available from 0:26:40 to 0:35"40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03fx1dx#playt=26m39s)

JBBC MEMO 1013

yesterday evening (tuesday 26th), 9.25-9.29pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes a discussion between tim franks and bbc reporter nick bryant, commencing …

"Ban Ki-moon's comments have been making the headlines. In this discussion, in this debate, on the situation in the Middle East, he condemned recent stabbings and vehicle attacks and shootings by Palestinians targetting Israeli civilians, but he reserved his strongest words of criticism for Israel itself. He said that 'the Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of half a century of occupation, as he put it, and the paralysis of the peace process'. He said, 'Some have taken me to task for pointing this out. but it's an indisputable truth.' He went on, 'As oppresssed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.' And added to those comments he called for a freeze on Israel's settlement activity."

(if you missed it, available from 0:18:50 to 0:22:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03fx1pr#playt=18m52s or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)


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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAMMING

JBBC MEMO 996

last thursday afternoon (21st january), 3.22-5.00pm, on bbc parliament tv
house of commons: holocaust memorial day
includes …

speeches
Wes Streeting
Eric Pickles
Joan Ryan
David Burrowes
Patricia Gibson
Bob Blackman
Peter Grant
Phillip Lee
Robert Jenrick
Kirsten Oswald
Liz McInnes
Marcus Jones
interventions
Bob Stewart
William Cash
Graham Evans
Ruth Smeeth
Angus Brendan McNeil
Patrick Grady

(transcript at www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm160121/debtext/160...)
(if you missed it, available from 2:22:00 to 4:00:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06yn0ht/house-of-commons-21012016#...)

JBBC MEMO 997

tomorrow evening (saturday 23rd), 8.00-9.00pm on channel 5 tv
the girl who forgave the nazis

"Last year, Eva Kor, who survived the Holocaust, publicly forgave ex-Auschwitz accountant Oskar Groening.
This documentary tells their stories, and explores the impact of her forgiveness.

(see also http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/essays/135494/we-can-heal-forgiv...)
(if you miss it, available at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-girl-who-forgave-the-nazis)

JBBC MEMO 998

last friday evening (22nd january), 6.39-6.45pm, on bbc radio ulster
the arts show (presented by michael bradley) includes …

"The Holocaust explored in The Journey Of A Suitcase."

including interview with …
• author jane coyle
(if you missed it, available from 0:09:20 to 0:15:20 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06wbh79#playt=9m22s)

JBBC MEMO 999

six mornings this week (saturday 23rd and monday 25th to friday 29th), 5.43-5.45am, on bbc radio 4
prayer for the day by rabbi julia neuberger

1. "… As the Egyptians were drowning in the sea, it was said that the ministering angels wanted to sing a song of rejoicing. But God rebuked them, saying: "The work of my hands is being drowned in the sea, and you want to sing songs?" …… So let us remember, even when we rejoice in our enemies’ defeat, not to rejoice at their suffering. For we are all human, all part of the same creation. And everyone’s suffering, whoever they are, should matter to us all. Amen."
2. "… So let’s use its example to celebrate more often, invite more people for dinners, and give people a chance to eat, drink and be merry- and be part of something that makes them proud of who they are, Scots, Irish, English, Welsh, Jewish, Christian, Muslim or whoever……. May we use the Burns Night example to reach out, proud of our identity, to others who are proud of theirs, and share some traditions with each other in our busy lives. Amen"
3. "… And we see it in Jan Palach, who set himself alight as a beacon for freedom, and opposition to tyranny, and his sense that freedom mattered more than life itself. As we live our lives today and every day, let us cherish the freedom we have, and know that, for many, it has been so dearly fought for. Amen."
4. "… So let us remember those who greatly dared, and helped, and recognise that the human spirit is capable of great horrors, which we remember today, but also of great courage, and humanity. Amen."
5. "… When I think of Derek Bentley, I think of what might have been, how his family’s world must have crumbled around them. And of how long it took our justice system to quash his conviction.  His case should make us all the more determined to do all we can to preserve human life, and not take it away as punishment. He who destroys a single life, it is as if he destroys a whole world. Amen."
6. "… let us resolve to do more to understand the heart of the stranger, and help those who do manage to reach our shores to have a decent life, so that they, like my mother, can achieve better things in this country, and serve it well, and play their part in its success. Amen"

JBBC MEMO 1000

yesterday morning (sunday 24th), 7.21-7.29 and 7.47-7.54am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by caroline wyatt) includes …

"In the wake of the Prime Minister's concerns about the position of Muslim women in society, • Rania Hafez from Greenwich University, and • Dina Brawer from the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, discuss women's role within what many people see as enclosed minority religious cultures in the UK.:
"And ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, we hear the story of Eva Clarke, born into Mauthausen, a Nazi death camp."

(if you missed it, available from 0:11:40 to 0:19:15 and from 0:37:08 to 0:43:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06y96gx#playt=11m40s and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06y96gx#playt=37m8s)

JBBC MEMO 1001

yesterday morning (sunday 24th), 8.13-8.17m, on bbc radio norfolk
anthony isaacs
includes interview with …
• local holocaust memorial day organiser and journalist donna semmens
(if you missed it, available from 2:12:50 to 2:16:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03f8fb1#playt=2h12m49s)

JBBC MEMO 1002

yesterday morning (sunday 24th), 8.46-8.59am, on bbc radio london
inspirit (presented by jumoke fashola) concludes with …

"One person who lived through the Jewish genocide is Susan Pollack, who as a young girl found herself, along with her family, in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Finally, composer Jocelyn Pook talks about Drawing Life."

(if you missed it, available from 2:46:00 to 2:59:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03f9dpd#playt=2h45m54s)

JBBC MEMO 1003

yesterday morning (sunday 24th), 9.00-9.30am, on bbc radio wales
holocaust memorial day (presented by roy jenkins) (in the all things considered series)

"On Wednesday 27th January, people all around Wales will be commemorating the greatest atrocity of World War Two, maybe of history.
The focus of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is wider than previous years. Under the slogan Don’t Stand By, it embraces all people suffering because they’re part of a minority.
Roy Jenkins asks what we can be expected to do in a world where terrible deeds make headlines every week? And what in particular for people being persecuted for their race or culture or religion?
Roy’s guests include:
Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of Holocaust Memorial Day
• His Grace Bishop Angaelos ,General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom
Nick Page of the Christian charity Open Doors
Abdul-Azim Ahmed, assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Wales"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06yn75x)

JBBC MEMO 1004

yesterday morning (sunday 24th), 10.00-11.55am, on bbc radio scotland
sunday morning with … (presented by ricky ross) leads with …

"Looking ahead to Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27th January, Ricky is joined by Dr. Mukesh Kapila, Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester. In 2003, when head of the UN in Sudan, he witnessed the terrible atrocities in Darfur and became a whistleblower, losing his job as a result.
And composer Adam Gorb talks about the journey he went on to meet a man who's been searching for, and resurrecting, the music composed in secret in the concentration camps of World War Two."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06yn334)

JBBC MEMO 1005

every morning this week (monday 25th to friday 29th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (5 episodes) (repeated 12.30am)
summer before the dark, by volker wiedermann, read by peter firth (in the book of the week series)

"The charming resort of Ostend: in 1936 it's a haven for Middle-Europe emigres. Stefan Zweig strolls the seafront, visits a cafe, and waits for his friend Joseph Roth to arrive.
Also in town are other writers, wives and mistresses, as storm clouds gather over the rest of Europe.."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ybg7k)

JBBC MEMO 1007

tomorrow morning (wednesday 27th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 long wave only
holocaust memorial day (worship, led by canon steve williams) (with the menorah synagogue choir)

"Theme: The challenge of faith - Suffering
Live from Emmanuel Church Didsbury, the home of the Daily Service.
Esa Einai (Psalm 121)
Psalm 142
Ahavati Ki Yishma (Psalm 116)
Eitz Haim (Proverbs 3:18)"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06z0c2d)

JBBC MEMO 1008

tomorrow morning (wednesday 27th), 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4
the good goering (presented by gavin esler)

"Hermann Göring was the most prominent Nazi to face prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials. He had been Hitler's successor and the second most powerful man in the Third Reich. Yet there was another Göring held by the Allies after the war, who in contrast was a complete mystery to his interrogators - Albert Göring, Hermann's younger brother.
Albert made some extraordinary claims. He said he had always been opposed to his brother's Nazi Party and, to the utter astonishment of his interrogators, stated he had saved the lives of countless people threatened by the regime, including Jews, sometimes with the help of Hermann himself.
Could it really be that Albert was the "Good Göring" he painted, or was he just another Nazi liar trying to evade judgement at Nuremberg?"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ycwr4)

JBBC MEMO 1009

tomorrow evening (wednesday 27th), 7.00-8.00pm, on bbc 2
holocaust memorial day (presented by mishal husain)

"More than 200 Holocaust survivors attend a unique commemoration in London to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. With powerful personal testimony, music and poetry, all those who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis and those who have died in later genocides will be remembered.
Taking part are Sheila Hancock, Robert Lindsay, Kevin Whately and Freddie Fox.
Music will be performed by the internationally renowned choir of Clare College, Cambridge, and acclaimed violinist Jennifer Pike will play the haunting theme from Schindler's List."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06z95s1)

JBBC MEMO 1010

tomorrow evening (wednesday 27th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
stefan zweig, howard jacobson, michael sandle (presented by philip dodd) (in the free thinking series)

"Philip Dodd presents a programme for Holocaust Memorial Day.
Howard Jacobson discusses reinventing Shylock and exploring anti-semitism as he publishes his new novel, Shylock is My Name.
Historian Karen Leeder has been reading about Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth in Ostend 1936 - and a collection of Zweig's writings, Messages From a Lost World: Europe on the Brink."

(if you miss it, available from 0:07:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06xyky0#playt=7m41s)

JBBC MEMO 64B

tomorrow evening (wednesday 27th), 10.00-11.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from august 2015, april 2013 and august 2012)
death camp treblinka: survivor stories

"The dark heart of the Nazi holocaust, Treblinka was an extermination camp where over 800,000 Polish Jews perished from 1942.
Only two men can bear final witness to its terrible crimes.
Samuel Willenberg and Kalman Taigman were slave labourers who escaped in a dramatic revolt in August 1943.
One would seek vengeance in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, while the other would appear in the sensational trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961.
This film documents their amazing survivor stories and the tragic fate of their families, and offers new insights into a forgotten death camp."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01m1l9w)

JBBC MEMO 1011

tomorrow evening (wednesday 27th), 10.45-11.45pm, on bbc 1
children saved from the nazis: the story of sir nicholas winton (presented by gavin esler)

"It is 1939 and Europe is on the brink of war. Hitler has invaded Czechoslovakia, threatening the lives of the Jewish population. Nicholas Winton, a young British stockbroker, decides he will do everything possible to save the lives of as many Jewish children as he can. This film, transmitting on Holocaust Memorial Day, tells the extraordinary story of how Nicholas Winton rescued 669 children from the clutches of the Nazis, bringing them by train to Britain.
In order to provide a degree of credibility with both the British and Nazi governments of the day, Nicholas single-handedly established the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia - Children's Section, using it to obtain passports and visas for the children. He then organised for each child to be adopted by families throughout the country and their safe passage across Europe and into Britain.
For nearly fifty years, Nicholas told no-one of his heroic deeds. His incredible story might never have come to light were it not for his wife who, fifty years later, found a suitcase in the attic containing a remarkable scrapbook full of documents and transport plans.
The story then emerged in 1988 when the BBC's That's Life programme reunited over two dozen of his 'children' with their rescuer for the first time in a highly emotional broadcast.
Featuring Nicholas's final film interview before his death last year aged 106, dramatic reconstruction of events and the testimonies of the rescued children."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06z95s1)

JBBC MEMO 1014

this morning (wednesday 27th), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

"… The crucial question for each one of us is: Can we find the strength not to be a bystander?"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03gqf8p)

JBBC MEMO 1015

this morning (wednesday 27th), 8.45-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by john humphries and nick robinson(

"A single darned sock and a frayed dress form part of a story we know we must never be allowed to forget, the story of course of the holocaust. the massacre of amongst others 6 million Jews by the Nazix.
They're the first items to be donated to the Manchester Jewish Museum as part of an object appeal which is being launched today, Holocaust Memorial Day. The sock and the dress belong to Judith Wertheimer, They were worn by her late mother, Helen Taichner, when she hid from the Nazis for five months in a Polish cellar.
Our arts correspondent Colin Paterson went to her house …"

see also http://www.thejc.com/community/community-life/152308/museum-bene%EF%AC%8... and (with photos) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-35405549
(if you missed it, available from 2:45:30 to 2:50:20 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ycwqt#playt=2h45m30s)

JBBC MEMO 1016

this morning (wednesday 27th), 8.50-8.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by john humphries and nick robinson)

"It is Holocaust Memorial Day, and one question which is still debated by historians is the extent to which the persecution of Jews was intentionally planned or erratically improvised by the Nazis. This is one of the central issues addressed by the late historian David Cesarani in his final work, which is published tomorrow.
Sir Richard Evans, Regius Professor of History at Cambridge, was involved in editing the book."

(if you missed it, available from 2:50:20 to 2:54:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ycwqt#playt=2h50m22s)

JBBC MEMO 1002A

wednesday 27th january, 11.10-11.12pm, on bbc 1
newsnight (presented by evan davis) concludes with …

"Birdsong, performed by the Zemel Choir, from Jocelyn Pook's work Drawing Life"

(for photos see https://www.facebook.com/JewishMusicInstitute/photos/pcb.101538373646547...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:39:40 to 0:41:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06z8fv6/newsnight-27012016#playt=3...)

JBBC MEMO 963A

this morning (friday 28th), 12.45-1.15am, on bbc 2 (repeated from 1.15pm, sunday 13th december, on bbc 1)
saving the forgotten jews (presented by tracy-ann oberman)

"In the 1980s and 1990s a Manchester textiles merchant, a Mossad spy and a seasoned diplomat saved the forgotten Ethiopian Jewish community in two unprecedented and record-breaking airlifts.
Flying out of Sudan and war-torn Ethiopia, they went undercover and negotiated with dictators to save the forgotten Jews in peril."

(if you missrd it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06sg8sy)

JBBC MEMO 1002B

this morning (friday 29th), 10.33-10.42am, on bbc radio 4
woman's hour (presented by jenni murray) concludes with …

"Composer Jocelyn Pook and director Emma Bernard will be talking to Jenni Murray about how they've used performance and music to bring to life some of the poems and drawings by children who were in the Terezin concentration camp.
Drawing Life is currently touring round the country and will be at London's Barbican tomorrow."

(if you missed it, available from 0:33:00 to 0:42:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06yjthj#playt=33m1s)

JBBC MEMO 1017

thursday 21st january, on oxford union society videos
This House Believes Holocaust Denial Should Not be Criminalised in the 21st Century
speakers (available: click on the names) …
harrison edmonds (11 minutes)
lizzie watson (11 minutes)
• sir richard evans (10 minutes)
francois de smet (7 minutes)
• professor deborah lisptadt (8 minutes)
• professor charles asher small, founder of the institute for (10 minutes)

JBBC MEMO 1018

yesterday morning (sunday 31st), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
a point of view, by tom shakespeare

"After hearing a former political prisoner in South Africa, and holocaust survivor Chaim "Harry" Nagelstein (1928-2010) tell their stories, Tom Shakespeare concludes: 'Hearing their testimonies affected me more deeply than any lecture, book or film. They were unforgettable authentic encounters'."

see also:
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/3591265._I_lived_to_bear_witness_/
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/3593506.___I_beat_the_odds___/
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/3596701._Thank_God_I_found_the...
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/until-we-meet-again-michael-korenblit/10...
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06yfyqf or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qng8/episodes/downloads)

JBBC MEMO 1023

wednesday 27th january, 5.46-5.50am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

"'Learning From The Past':
Each moment of life is a gift. It has never existed before, nor will it be repeated'."

(if you missrd it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03gq75w)

JBBC MEMO 1024

wednesday 27th january, 9.21-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi julia neuberger

"What might the six million Holocaust victims have achieved in life, had they survived?"

(if you missrd it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03gq97g)

JBBC MEMO 1025

thursday 28th january, 5.47-5.51am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

"Learning From The Past:
If we truly want to say 'Never Again' we must back those words with action."

(if you missrd it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03gt0bq)


happygoldfish

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 10:16

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last friday evening (29th january), 11.18-11.21pm, on bbc radio 4
purity (presented by lauren laverne) (in the late night woman's hour series)
includes …
Dina Brawer
(if you missed it, available from 0:16:20 to 0:19:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06yg02f#playt=16m13s)

JBBC MEMO 1020

last satuday afternoon (30th january), 1.45-1.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall)

"Last night a griffin vulture was releasd by Lebanese authorities, cleared of spying for Israel, after UN pacekeepers intervened."

including interview with …
john keating of slate magazine
(if you missed it, available from 0:39:30 to 0:43:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g9g5s#playt=39m29s
)

MEMO 467 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_467_1_february_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1021

this afternoon (wednesday 3rd), 5.38-5.45pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

"BBC Africa has gathered evidence that Israel is sending unwanted African migrants to third countries under secretive deals which may be in breach of international law"

including interviews with …
• bbc reporter cathy harcombe
• human rights lawyer anat ben-dor
• foreign ministry spokesman emmanuel nahshon
(see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35475403)
(if you missed it, available from 0:38:00 to 0:45:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06z2v5r#playt=38m59s)

JBBC MEMO 924A

early tomorrow morning (saturday 6th), 3.25-4.30am, on bbc 2 (repeated from october 2015 on bbc 1)
shylock's ghost (presented by alan yentob) (in the imagine … series)

"Alan Yentob travels to the ghetto in Venice with award-winning novelist Howard Jacobson as he embarks on a retelling of Shakespeare's most performed play, The Merchant of Venice. Through a series of lively - often fiery - interviews, they examine the charge of anti-Semitism against Shakespeare, whose character Shylock remains one of the most odious and divisive fictional Jews in history.
How did the moneylender from Venice become such a useful propaganda tool in Nazi Germany? And how much of a liberty will Jacobson be taking when he uproots the action to modern-day Alderley Edge, and audaciously reinterprets the infamous 'pound of flesh'?
Interviewees include • Antony SherAnthony Julius and • Stephen Greenblatt."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06myq5v)

JBBC MEMO 1010A

last thursday evening (4th february), 7.16-7.24pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by kirsty lang) leads with …

"Howard Jacobson talks about his new novel, Shylock is My Name"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06z56m5#playt=42s)

JBBC MEMO 1022

yesterday morning (sunday 7th), 7.11-7.18am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

"The Israeli government has announced plans to build a mixed gender prayer section at the Western Wall.
Campaigners are celebrating a groundbreaking decision, but Palestinians, the ultra Orthodox and archaeologists are not happy.
We hear from Anat Hoffman from "Women of the Western Wall". Journalist Judy Maltz gives us the background."

(if you missed it, available from 0:01:15 to 0:06:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06zqc29#playt=73s)

MEMO 468 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_468_8_february_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1026

this afternoon (thursday 11th), 2.16-2.18pm, on bbc world service radio, and 5.54-5.57pm, on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by james menendez) and pm (presented by eddie mair) include …

"The trial began today of a former guard at the Auschwitz death camp. 94-year-old Reinhold Hanning is one of the last surviving Nazi guards to face justice … He was brought face-to-face with an Auschwitz survivor, Leon Schwarzbaum"

including interviews with …
• bbc reporter bethany bell
• auschwitz survivor iby knill
(see also iby and julia - not defined by the holocaust from october 2015 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bs0mt)
(if you missed them, available from 0:10:20 to 0:12:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03hjzw0#playt=10m20s and from 0:53:30 to 0:56:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06zv3x3#playt=53m31s)

JBBC MEMO 1027

yesterday evening (thursday 11th), 9.47-9.51pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall)

"… she's been suspended for meeting relatives of Palestinians who were killed while carrying out attacks on Israelis. The meeting was condemned by the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. So why did Haneen Zoabi feel the need to meet the relatives?"

including interview with …
• arab-israeli mk haneen zoabi
(if you missed it, available from 0:40:30 to 0:44:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03hk088#playt=40m33s)

JBBC MEMO 185A

tomorrow evening (saturday 13th), 8.00-9.00pm, on channel 5 (repeated from 2013)
nazi quest for the holy grail
this programme has almost nothing to do with the holy grail
it is primarily about nazi aryan ideology, the genocide of the languedoc cathars in the 1209 cathar crusade, and the auschwitz prisoners killed for the "jewish skeleton collection" at Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp in 1944
(if you miss it, available at
http://www.channel5.com/shows/nazi-quest-for-the-holy-grail)

happygoldfish

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 10:02

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JBBC MEMO 1028

last saturday morning (13th february), 7.18-7.25am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated tuesday afternoon and evening, 16th february, 2.45-2.50pm, and 9.51-9.56pm, on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by nick morrison) includes …

"…interrogation techniques normally used only against Palestinian security prisoners were employed against the Jewish Israeli suspects. These techniques include, amongst others, sleep deprivation, use of stress positions, and the denial of the right to see a lawyer."

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter kevin connolly
• palestinian authority spokesman xavier abu eid
yael stein of b'tselem
(if you missed it, available from 0:18:40 to 0:24:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0705z0t#playt=18m41s or http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03j0k9x#playt-36m38s or http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03j0klj#playt=45m7s)

JBBC MEMO 1029

early yesterday morning (sunday 14th), 2.50-2.59am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) ends with …

"William Kremer looks at the life of Sophie Tueker, one of the most successful recording artists of her generation … she never hid her Jewishness, and her greatest hit was My Yiddishe Mamma"

(se also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35505532)
(if you missed it, available from 0:44:00 to 0:53:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03hv3yl#playt=43m50s)

MEMO 469 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_469_15_february_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1030

yesterday evening (monday 15th), 9.54-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) ends with …

"The British Government has plans to ban local authorities and publicly-funded bodies from independently disinvesting or boycotting companies they consider unethical … Let's hear from • Liverpool councillor Richard Kemp, and • Douglas Murray of the right-wing think tank, the Henry Jackson Society."

(if you missed it, available from 0:47:30 to 0:52:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03hwrlk#playt=47m30s)

JBBC MEMO 1030A

this evening (wednesday 17th), 8.00-8.45pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated saturday 20th, 10.15-11.00pm)
the moral maze: banning the boycott (chaired by michael buerk, with melanie phillips, matthew taylor, claire fox and jill kirby)

"How far should you be allowed to express your moral and political beliefs through boycotts? There have been high profile boycott campaigns on everything from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, and tobacco products to economic and academic boycotts of Israel.
… If every pound we spend can on some level be seen as an expression of our individual moral codes, why should we not have a say on where money is spent on our behalf? Are boycotts misguided empty political gestures more designed to make us feel self-righteous? And even if they are is outlawing them justified?"

including contributions from …
jonathan sacerdoti of the campaign against anti-semitism
john hilary, executive director of war on want
john adamson, founder of standpoint magazine
rob harrison of ethical consumer magazine
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b070fn1y or http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qk11/episodes/downloads)

JBBC MEMO 39C

this evening, (wednesdayday 17th), 10.00-11.30pm, on bbc 4 (repeated from may 2015 april 2014 and august 2011 on bbc 2, and from february 2013 on bbc 4): The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008, based on the book by John Boyne), starring David Thewlis, Sheila Hancock, and Rupert Friend

"The tale of an unlikely friendship between Bruno, the son of a Nazi commandant, and Shmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp.
Contains some upsetting scenes."

(not available online)

JBBC MEMO 1031

this evening (wednesday 17th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
delacroix, petain, de gaulle, jonathan lynn (in the free thinking series) leads with …

"Jonathan Lynn, author of Yes, Minister talks to Philip Dodd about his new play Patriotic Traitor, which imagines the relationship between Petain and de Gaulle as that of father and son, and follows them from their first meeting in World War I to the end of the Second World War, by which time each had sentenced the other to death.
Suhdir Hazareesingh, author of In The Shadow of the General: Modern France and the Myth of de Gaulle, • writer and political columnist Anne Elizabeth Moutet and • Daniel Lee, New Generation Thinker and author of Pétain's Jewish Children discuss the different notions of France that Petain and de Gaulle fought for, and their post-war legacies.
The Patriotic Traitor is at the Park Theatre in London from February 17th to March 19th."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07054cw)

JBBC MEMO 1011A

early tomorrow morning (friday 19th), 1.45-2.45am, on bbc 2 (repeated from 27th january on bbc 1)
children saved from the nazis: the story of sir nicholas winton (presented by gavin esler)
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06z95s1)

happygoldfish

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 10:01

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JBBC MEMO 1032

last thursday (18th february), on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

"Temptation:
Self-control is like a muscle – it can be strengthened with us."

for other clips from pause for thought see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03jygk1)

JBBC MEMO 1033

last thursday (february 18th), on vox news
bernie sanders: a linguistic analysis (presented by joss fong)
(5 minutes, online only, at http://www.vox.com/2016/2/18/11046650/bernie-sanders-accent )

JBBC MEMO 1034

last friday morning (19h february), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi lord jonathan sacks

"… my phone is smarter than I am … Many things people are currently employed to do will be done in future by machines … we’ll have to find ways of sharing work and increasing leisure. Inequalities are growing throughout the world.
We’re going to have to decide whether we really believe in social justice or not … I believe the Bible tells us otherwise: that the good society is one where we all have the chance to flourish because we are all equally children of God."

(if you missed it, available with transcript at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03k25jw)

JBBC MEMO 1035

yesterday morning (sunday 21st), 2.33-2.42am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson)

"The botched assassination which humiliated the Israeli Secret Service."

including interview with …
mishka ben-david
(if you missed it, available from 0:26:45 to 0:35:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03jdr28#playt-26m44s)

MEMO 470 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_470_22_february_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1036

yesterday evening (monday 22nd), 7.35-7.44pm, on bbc world service radio
front row (presented by samira ahmed) concludes with …

"The Extra by A B Yehoshua"

including interview with …
a b yehoshua
(if you missed it, available from 0:20:25 to 0:29:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b071fyq9#playt=20m26s)

JBBC MEMO 1037

yesterday evening (monday 22nd), 9.54-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) concludes with …

"After twenty years, the court battle over a cellar in Jerusalem's Old City is finally over."

including interview with …
nir hasson of haaretz
(if you missed it, available from 0:48:00 to 0:53:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03jkft2#playt=47m57s)

JBBC MEMO 1038

last wednesday (23rd february), on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

"What would you do with an extra day?"

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kf558)

JBBC MEMO 1039

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 24th), 12.29-12.31pm, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister's questions includes …

"Q,12 Imran Hussain (Bradford East) (Lab):
Last week, together with several of my hon. Friends, I visited Palestine, where we went to the home of Nora and her family, who have lived in the old city of East Jerusalem since 1953. Israeli settlers, however, are now trying to force Nora from her home of over 60 years. There are many other cases like that. Does the Prime Minister agree with me that illegal settlements and constructions are a major roadblock that hinder peaceful negotiations? What are this Government doing to help prevent these infringements into Palestinian lives and land?
The Prime Minister:
The hon. Gentleman’s question is incredibly important. I am well known as a strong friend of Israel, but I have to say that the first time I visited Jerusalem, had a proper tour around that wonderful city and saw what has happened with the effective encirclement of East Jerusalem—occupied East Jerusalem— I found it genuinely shocking. What this Government have consistently done and go on doing is to say that we are supporters of Israel, but we do not support illegal settlements and we do not support what is happening in East Jerusalem. It is very important for this capital city to be maintained in the way it was in the past."

(if you missed it, available from 0:29:22 to 0:30:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b071xc9m/prime-ministers-questions-... with transcript at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm160224/debt...)

JBBC MEMO 1040

this evening (thursday 25th), 7.30-8.00pm, on E4 tv (repeated from 8.30pm on tuesday)
the goldbergs: a christmas story (10th episode of 24 in the 3rd series) (just about the only episode with any jrwish content!)

"Beverly begins to worry that the family's holiday traditions have grown stale, so she launches a new celebration called 'Super Hanukkah'."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-goldbergs/on-demand/61975-010)

JBBC MEMO 1041

this morning (friday 26th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi lord jonathan sacks

"But while we can, let’s live the life of the spirit to the full. We are as young as our ideals."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03krqr7)


happygoldfish

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 16:00

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JBBC MEMO 1042

last monday (22nd february), on wtf with marc maron
sacha baron cohen (100 minutes)

"The man himself sits down with Marc in the garage to talk about what goes into bringing such rich comedic characters to life, why he was drawn to comedy in the first place, and what’s next, with his new movie The Brothers Grimsby on the horizon."

(online only, from 0:09:53 to 1:49:00 at http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_683_-_sacha_baron_cohen)

MEMO 471 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_471_29_february_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1043

this morning (monday 29th), 10.30-10.37am, on bbc radio 4
woman's hour (presented by jane garvey includes …

"Religion has had a tricky relationship with the female voice, from attempting to control women's voices, to turning the female voice into a symbol of spirituality.
We hear from • Humera Khan, a Muslim activist and • Lindsay Simmonds, a Jewish academic, taking part in a festival at the JW3 Jewish Cultural Centre in London called Sacred Voices."

(if you miss it, available from 0:27:40 to 0:34:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b071skp9#playt=27m40s)

JBBC MEMO 1044

yesterday evening (wednesday 2nd), 9.40-9.44pm, on bbc world service radio, and 10.40-10.45pm, on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by tim franks) and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

"The Templeton Prize has been awarded to the former British Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks. The citation said that he had helped to steer young people away from the message of extremists."

including contributions from …
• rabbi lord jonathan sacks
michael gove
(if you missed it, available from 0:33:40 to 0:38:20 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03khm0j#playt=33m40s and from 0:39:40 to 0:44:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b071lcw9#playt=39m37s)

JBBC MEMO 1045

this evening (thursday 3rd), 10.00-10.17pm,, on bbc radio 3
a new biography of hitler (presented by anne mcelvoy) (in the free thinking series)

"A best-selling German biography of Hitler, by Volker Ullrich, is now published in English.
Anne McElvoy explores the way German historians view Hitler now with historian • Richard J Evans, from the University of Cambridge, and the author, • Volker Ullrich."

(if you miss it, available from 0:01:10 to 0:17:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b071d22s#playt=72s)

JBBC MEMO 1046

this morning (friday 4th), 8.50-9.00am,, on bbc world service radio
condemned as a spy in the ussr (presented by dina newman) (in the witness series)

"Flora Leipman, a British Jew, spent decades in a Soviet labour camp on false spying charges. She managed to leave the USSR in 1984 and spoke to the BBC in 1987 about her experiences in the camp."
"Karaganda is an industrial city, built to exploit nearby coal mines using the slave work of prisoners of labour camps.
Flora Leipman, a British citizen, spent several years unlawfully detained in a number of nearby camps, and described her experiences in the book "The Long Journey Home" (published 1987)."

(if you missrd it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kptx4)

JBBC MEMO 20A

tomorrow night (early sunday 6th), 1.30-2.55am, on bbc 2 (repeated from 10.50pm, 20th january 2013, on bbc 4 tv)
lebanon (2009, israel) (winner of the golden lion at the 2009 venice film festival) (hebrew and arabic, with some french and english)

"The film depicts the inside of a tank, and the view from inside through the gunsight (every change in the horizontal and vertical viewing direction is accompanied by the hydraulic whine of the traversing gun turret).
The film is set during the 1982 Lebanon war.
There are four Israeli soldiers inside: the driver in the tank's hull, the loader, the gunner and the commander in the turret. Part of the time, there is also the body of a dead Israeli soldier (kept there until it is taken away by helicopter), a Syrian POW, a visiting higher officer, and a visiting Phalangist (Lebanese Maronite Catholic allied with Israel) who threatens the POW.
The duty of the soldiers is to clear a Lebanese area from Lebanese citizens. They are instructed to use phosphorus grenades that are forbidden by international treaty, but to use a code word for them, to conceal their use.
The gunner has never fired the tank's cannon in a war situation, and is hesitant at first. As a result, a fellow Israeli soldier is killed. The soldiers have to cope with the deteriorating state of the tank, the heat, bad atmosphere and small space inside, occasional failure of the communication equipment, navigational problems, and mutual quarrels."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0164s0m)

JBBC MEMO 1047

last saturday morning (5th march), 11.36-11.42am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

"They're both in their nineties, and now, in a German courtroom, the former Auschwitz guard, Reinhold Hanning, comes face to face with an Auschwitz survivor, Leon Schwarzbaum,. Germany confronts its past just as violent anti-migrant attacks are on the rise."

(if you missed it, available from 0:06:15 to 0:12:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b071ld6v#playt=6m13s)

JBBC MEMO 1044A

yesterday morning (sunday 6th), 7.47-7.54am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) concludes with …

"Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, has been awarded the 2016 Templeton Prize. He tells Edward how he plans to use the award."

(if you missed it, available from 0:37:00 to 0:43:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b072hs5s#playt=37m3s)

JBBC MEMO 1048

5th february 2015, 3.30-4.00pm, on bbc radio 4
book club (presented by james naughtie)

"Judith Kerr discusses her novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.
First published in 1971, she wrote it for her son in order to explain the story of her own family's flight from Nazi Germany.
Her father was a drama critic and a distinguished writer whose books were burned by the Nazis. The family passed through Switzerland and France before arriving finally in England in 1936.
Kerr found herself a fairly willing refugee, seeing her long travels as a great adventure. Her parents went to great pains to confirm and support this view, often hiding their own personal and professional privations and struggles from their young children.
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is now used as a set text in German schools, used as an easy introduction to a difficult period of German history."

(if you missed it, still available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b050z2vc)

JBBC MEMO 1046A

this sunday (6th march), 2.06-2.56pm, on bbc world service radio
world book club (presented by harriett gilbert)

"Judith Kerr will be talking to Harriett Gilbert and answering listeners’ questions about her novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kx3ry)

JBBC MEMO 1049

this sunday (6th march), 9.00-10.25pm, on bbc 4 tv
the german doctor (german and spanish, with english subtitles)

"In 1960, having adopted a new identity, Nazi war criminal Joseph Mengele found refuge in Patagonia where he befriended the family of 12-year-old Lilith. As the family struggle to re-open an inherited hotel in a community of expatriate and ethnic Germans, he offers his expertise in helping with what he considers Lilith's stunted growth.
Meanwhile, the Israeli secret service is closing in.
Drama based on real events."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04l3524)

JBBC MEMO 752B

this sunday (6th march), 10.25-11.55pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from april and august 2015)
himmler: the decent one (in the storyville series)

"Through previously undiscovered private letters, photos and diaries that were found in the Himmler family house in 1945, this documentary exposes a unique and at times uncomfortable access to the life and mind of the merciless 'architect of the Final Solution', Heinrich Himmler.
Himmler writes, 'In life one must always be decent, courageous and kind-hearted'. How can a man be a hero in his own eyes and a mass murderer in the eyes of the world?
The text of the film consists exclusively of original documents from Himmler's lifetime, combined with news and personal archive from sources ranging from the descendants of top Nazis to working-class individuals. It forms a unique portrait of one the most prominent figures of the Third Reich, the SS commander Heinrich Himmler."

(see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/himmler_heinrich.shtml)
(if you miss it, available, with interview, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05t2h9x)


happygoldfish

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 13:44

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tuesday 23rd february, 7.30-8.30pm, on bbc parliament tv
question for short debate: middle east (initiated by lord grade)

speeches by lord or baroness …

grade (c)
anderson (l)
palmer (ld)
deech (xb)
empey (uu)
patten (c)
stone (l)
coussins (xb)
bishop of worcester
risby (c)
livermore (l)
nicholson (ld)
bew (xb)
morris (c)
beecham (l)
sacks (xb)
rotherwick (c)
morgan (l)
maude (c)
"To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase understanding of the Middle East."
Lord Grade of Yarmouth (Con):
… The vicious approach to debate, or rather to the stifling of debate, taken by some—for example, those who violently disrupted an Israeli speaker at King’s College, London, last month—does nothing to foster greater understanding of the Middle East in the UK; quite the contrary.
… The BDS movement continually smears the only democratic state in the region by comparing Israel to the apartheid South African regime of yesteryear. This is as intellectually bankrupt as it is dishonest

Parliament is at the heart of the academic issue. There is a blatant double standard here, which we as legislators have not addressed. There is evidence that we permit the funding of some educational departments by authoritarian states with abhorrent track records on human rights and free expression, yet UK institutions are somehow at the forefront of calls to ban Israeli academics and students on the basis of their nationality and, probably, their religion. The connection between the funding of universities by vehemently anti-Israel regimes, the constraining of free expression and referenda to ban Israelis must be exposed. While we in this place advocate free expression and a two-state solution, elsewhere, we permit the clandestine manipulation of research and teaching on the Middle East to the opposite effect.
…In science and technology, one of the UK’s leading country priorities is Israel.
… UK-Israel partnerships are currently producing world-leading innovations in nanotechnology, agriscience, neuroscience and many other specialist subjects.
In the real commercial world, away from some of the bigoted posturing of academe, trade between Israel and Britain is supporting much-needed manufacturing jobs here at home.
… Fostering connections between Palestinians and Israelis and between Britain and Israel is laying fertile ground from which peace may one day grow. … Most important of all, in my view, in the search for peace in the Middle East are the many unreported collaborations where Jews and Arabs are working together on the ground.
… in order for us to create a society where co-existence can truly thrive, we need to focus on those who will be the future leaders: the children. How can Israelis and Arabs find common ground if they cannot talk to each other? In Israel, Jewish and Arab children attend separate schools, which creates space for fear, stereotypes and inequalities to grow. These children, who might even be neighbours, grow up in two parallel worlds that rarely interact."
Lord Palmer of Childs Hill (LD):
"… We also went to Ramallah to lunch with leading Palestinians. I must say that our meeting with them was profoundly disappointing, to the extent that they ended by blaming the British for the lack of a Palestinian state, ignoring completely the fact that prior to 1967 it was well within the powers of Jordan and Egypt, who respectively controlled the West Bank and Gaza, to have created a state of Palestine when there were no Israeli settlers in those areas.
… We received a frightening presentation on the radicalisation of Palestinian youth in schools and in sport. It must say something when Palestinian sporting events are named after so-called martyrs who killed Israelis. … Sderot and the moshav Netiv HaAsara, right on the border with Gaza. The people there live in and out of bomb shelters, which has saved lives but has caused great trauma particularly for the kids, who know of no life without shelters and safe rooms at home and in school."
Baroness Deech (CB):
"… There is disproportionate coverage of Israel, and nothing is ever reported about the Palestinians’ way of life or their diaspora, save for victimhood. Opinion is disguised as news—for example, Tim Willcox of the BBC, at a Charlie Hebdo rally, saying to a Jewish demonstrator:
“Many critics of Israel’s policy would suggest that the Palestinians suffer hugely at Jewish hands as well”.
There is a lack of context; there has never been an East Jerusalem, except during the Jordanian occupation period of 1948-67. There is selective omission—for example, the headlines proclaiming that a Palestinian has been killed, when in fact he was brought down after murdering Israeli civilians in the street.
… I hope that the Minister will announce an inquiry into the foreign funding of our universities and that university donations are to be made public."
Lord Patten (Con):
"… as a Roman Catholic. There are a lot of my lot in Jerusalem and I want them to stay there. I am extremely grateful to the Government of Israel for protecting them and for making it possible for Roman Catholics and other Christians to be in Jerusalem and not to be cleansed and cleared out, as they have been in so many other parts of the Middle East."
Lord Risby (Con):
"… There have been horrific attacks on Israeli citizens and counter-attacks by Israeli armed forces."
Lord Livermore (Lab):
"… we see now a disturbing resurgence of anti-Zionism that is bordering on the anti-Semitic, particularly, I regret to say, in sections of the left in British politics.
… those with uglier motivations to build support for grotesque analogies between Israel and apartheid South Africa or even Nazi Germany.
… We see senior figures praising as friends those who are committed to the violent destruction of the Jewish homeland
… it is the duty of progressives to stop the slide from opposition to specific policies of Israel towards opposition to the very existence of Israel. I want us to make the progressive case for a country where women have the right to vote, dress as they wish and say what they wish in a region where, too often, they are segregated and subjugated; for a country that is committed to the free practice of religion for all in a region where religious minorities are frequently suppressed and persecuted; for a country where gay people are not discriminated against, tortured, detained or executed, as they are almost everywhere else in the region; and for a country with a free press, freedom of expression, an independent judiciary and strong trade unions, all lacking in almost all neighbouring countries.
… there is nothing progressive about seeking to extinguish a beacon of democracy, modernity and pluralism in the Middle East."
Lord Bew (CB):
"… the Government cannot be complicit in the acceptance of a version of the history and conflict of the Middle East that stigmatises one side only."
Lord Beecham (Lab):
"… It occurred to me that, sadly, it was virtually impossible to conceive of any other country in the region for which a human rights award ceremony could be held.
… I have asked more than one advocate of BDS whether they were aware that the judge who presided over the trial of a former president of Israel was an Israeli Arab, and whether they could conceive of a Jewish judge performing a similar role in any of Israel’s neighbours."
Lord Sacks (CB)
"… Democracy is not achieved merely by giving everyone the vote. Freedom is not achieved merely by removing a tyrant. They require a sustained effort of education and a balanced supply of information.
… Democratic freedom is sustained by media that take it as their task to present all sides of a complex issue, and by universities that understand the importance of academic freedom, which means giving a respectful hearing to views different from your own.
… Some universities have allowed students effectively to ban the presentation of views with which they disagree.
… dividing the world into the good guys and the demons, and concluding that all you have to do to solve a problem is to first silence, then eliminate, the bad guys. Often in the past they were called the Jews. Today, they are called the State of Israel."
Lord Rotherwick (Con):
"… massacres of, Jews occurred in 1921 and 1929. In 1936, during the Great Arab Revolt, thousands of Jews were attacked and killed; some fled the area.
… In 2002, during the second intifada, around 52 Israelis were killed or wounded each week by Palestinian terrorism. After the completion of the security barrier, less than one Israeli was killed or injured a week. Even this figure would not be accepted in the UK.
… It seems to me, as a Christian, that the Palestinians have no intention of committing to any agreement unless they can have total control of all of Israel."
The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Maude of Horsham) (Con):
… Of course there will need to be agreed land swaps; of course Jerusalem will need to be a shared capital of both states, with a just and agreed settlement for refugees."

(transcript at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldhansrd/text/160223-0...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:10 to 0:59:00: at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b071x8q3/house-of-lords-23022016#pl...)

JBBC MEMO 1051

thursday 25th february, 10.54-11.00pm, on bbc parliament tv
lords questions: boycott of israeli goods

speeches by lord or baroness …

tonge
bridges (c)
palmer (ld)
hamilton (c)
wright (xb)
corston (l)
eaton (c)
Baroness Tonge "What advice they have given to local authorities and other public bodies concerning boycotts of goods and services from the Israeli settlements in the West Bank?"
The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (Lord Bridges of Headley) (C): … has been in place for many years under successive Governments. The guidance makes it clear that boycotts in public procurement are inappropriate, outside where formal legal sanctions, embargos and restrictions have been put in place by the UK Government. It is not an Israel-specific policy.
The UK Government is deeply committed to promoting our trade and business ties with Israel and strongly opposes boycotts.
… I would say that boycotts are counter-productive and should not be taken by local authorities unless there is already a government action in place."

(transcript at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldhansrd/text/160225-0...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:24:00 to 0:30:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b073ld2d/lords-questions-25022016#p...)

MEMO 472 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_472_7_march_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1052

this afternoon (monday 7th), 1.20-1.27pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

"Israel's national airline, El Al, is being sued for sexual discrimination by a passenger who says she was made to change her seat after an ultra-Orthodox man refused to sit next to her."

including interviews with …
• passenger renee rabinowitz, 81
noa sattath, director of the israel religious action centre
(if you missed it, available from 0:14:13 to 0:21:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kzw3b#playt=14m13s)

JBBC MEMO 1053

this afternoon (monday 7th), 1.33-1.36pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

"An international convention for the cannabis industry begins in Tel Aviv, aimed at driving further growth in what's already become a multi-million-dollar industry.

Israel has been at the forefront of research and development in the uses of medical cannabis – but is the rest of the world catching up?"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter dan damon
• cannabis specialty pharmacist saul kaye
(if you missed it, available from 0:26:45 to 0:30:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kzw3b#playt=26m45s)

JBBC MEMO 1054

yesterday evening (monday 7th), 9.51-9.57pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

"It's long been the proud boast of Israel, in the words of a whole series of Israeli ministers from the left and the right, that the country is the only democracy in the Middle East. But there are increasingly loud complaints from some inside Israel that those credentials are at risk of being undermined. The latest point of concern is over the Government Transparency Law, a piece of legislation working its way through Parliament …"

including interviews with …
• new israel fund president talia sasson
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:51:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kzwf7#playt=45m7s)

JBBC MEMO 1055

last two tuesdays (1st and 8th march), on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

"My mother taught me the value of being a good neighbour. She taught by example."
"How to strike a balance between greatness and humility."

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed them, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03l846w and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03lwtqx )

JBBC MEMO 1056

this morning (thursday 10th), 11.48-11.53am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

"Our reporter visits the Druze community on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights"

with …
• journalist diana darke, author of the forgotten golan
(if you missed it, available from 17:20 to 22:20 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m44xh#playt=17m24s)

JBBC MEMO 1057

yesterday afternoon (thursday 10th), 5.54-5.58pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) concludes with …

"At the Hand-in-hand School in Jerusalem, Jewish and Arab children are educated together, in two languages."

(see also video report at http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/35744779)
(if you missed it, available from 0:54:20 to 0:58:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b072hlwb#playt=54m24s)


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Mon, 03/21/2016 - 11:06

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JBBC MEMO 1058

last sunday evening (6th march), 6.45-7.30pm, on bbc radio 3
the venice ghetto (presented by jerry brotton) (in the sunday feature series)

"To mark the 500th anniversary of the Venice Ghetto, Jerry Brotton travels to the city to discover how this ghetto became to be the first of its kind in the world.
He finds that rather than living in isolation, the Jewish community of Venice was open to cultural exchange with Christian neighbours. It became a place of refuge and attracted Jewish migrants from other parts of Europe to live on the island in the city.
Jerry Brotton brings the story up to date with an examination of what the word 'ghetto' means to us today, in a North American context and with reference to contemporary events in Europe"

including contribution from …
shaul bassi, director of the venice centre for international jewish studies
(see also http://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-features/154096/venice-the-firs...)
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b072hsxl)

MEMO 473 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_473_14_march_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1059

this morning (monday 14th), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
the easter rising, 100 years on (presented by tom sutcliffe) (in the start the week series)

(at 0:33:54) "What about the classic instance of the duty of remembering the Holocaust. Would it be better if we forgot that?"
David Rieff: "Well, first of all, with respect, eventually we're going to. And second (I'm sorry again to bring in geologic time, but it is surely at least worth taking to some extent into account), and the second thing is, it seems to me, that memory is different as long as there are people alive or at least people alive who knew people who were alive, so that yes as long as there are survivors of the camps. of which there are a few, as long as there are the children of those people of which there are many, and grandchildren, fine But in a hundred years, in two hundred years? Yes I think it might be time to let it go. And even in terms of the memory of the Holocaust, it seems to me the memory of the Holocaust as it is deployed in Israel has been nothing but negative."

including contribution from …
david rieff, author of in praise of forgetting
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0736pkc#playt=33m54s)

JBBC MEMO 1060

yesterday afternoon (monday 14th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
mercy (in the beyond belief series) (presented by ernie rea, who ignores the "thirteen attributes of mercy" (exodus 34:6-7), and dismisses mercy in the torah as …)

(0:03:02) "If you go to the Hebrew bible, it's an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, the New Testament alters that very significantly."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0736vv0#playt=3m2s)

JBBC MEMO 1061

this morning (tuesday 15th), 5.46-5.50am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

"'Happy Days: 'Youth groups have always been the jewel in the Jewish community's crown'."

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ms5kt )

JBBC MEMO 1062

this afternoon (tuesday 15th), 4.20-4.23pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated thursday evening, 8.00pm)
law in action (presented by joshua rozenberg) includes …

"In a rare interview, Joshua talks to Sir Peter Thornton, the Chief Coroner for England and Wales. Does the inquest system need reform? Should an out-of-hours service and non-invasive autopsies (CT scanning) be available throughout the country for the benefit of Jews and Muslims?"

(if you miss it, available from 0:20:20 to 0:23:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07378d5#playt=20m24s)

JBBC MEMO 1063

this morning (wednesday 16th), 8.39-8.41am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

"A Labour party member has been suspended for the second time because of complaints made about anti-semitic comments that she allegedly posted online … We have heard increasingly, as a result of comments made in recent weeks, that there is a problem in the Labour Party that is not being dealt with sufficiently by the leadership. Has the issue of anti-semitism been discussed in the shadow cabinet?"

including interview with …
ª shadow education secretary lucy powell
(if you missed it, available from 2:39:40 to 2:41:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07413d6#playt=2h39m43s)

JBBC MEMO 1064

tomorrow morning (thursday 17th), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
setting the past free (presented by mark lawson) (1st of 2 weekly episodes)

"For some Rudolf Kastner is a hero, for others a traitor. Mark Lawson explores the cultural retellings of a story that began in Nazi occupied Hungary in 1944.
At the time Kastner, a lawyer and a journalist, was deputy chairman of the Relief and Rescue Committee. He negotiated with Adolf Eichmann to save Jewish lives – but did he pay for them with other Jewish lives? This question has been the subject of court trials, books, poetry, documentaries, television dramas, and plays - each one retelling Kastner's story from a new perspective.
Two of those cultural retellings, one in the UK - the 1987 play Perdition, and the other in Israel - the 1994 television drama The Kastner Trial, managed to make headlines of their own. And still the retellings continue, with one of Israel's most celebrated playwrights, Motti Lerner, in the process of writing a new version of Kastner's story.
The new play will be staged at Israel's National Theatre in 2017, thirty years after Jim Allen's play, Perdition, led to one of the most incendiary episodes in British theatre history."
"1. Rudolf Kastner's story outside Israel:
In part 1, Mark Lawson talks to those outside Israel - including the film director Ken Loach, the historian Professor Deborah Lipstadt, and the theatre critic Michael Billington - who have wrestled with Kastner's story and the issues it raises."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0739pgh)


happygoldfish

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 13:39

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JBBC MEMO 1065

this sunday afternoon (20th march), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated saturday night, 11.30pm)
lord byron and the hebrew melodies (presented by michael rosen)

"Michael Rosen explores why some of Byron's best loved works, including She Walks in Beauty, first appeared not as poems but as lyrics to Jewish melodies by composer Isaac Nathan.
He visits a Synagogue in Central London to hear the songs performed and meets some of those who've recently brought this little known story to public attention. How did Lord Byron become associated with such an important document in the history of Jewish music?
In 1815, Lord Byron published one of his most famous pieces, She Walks in Beauty. But it didn't appear as part of a collection of poems - in fact it was produced as one of a number of songs in the collection Hebrew Melodies. Byron, tiring of the formula that had brought him huge success in earlier works like Childe Harold's Progress and The Corsair, was approached by Jewish composer Isaac Nathan, who asked him to write religious lyrics to musical settings that were a mixture of contemporary and ancient Synagogue tunes.
Excited by the prospect of examining the Hebrew culture and putting his own deep knowledge of the Old Testament to good use, Byron took up the challenge. He was also keen to impress his future wife, a deeply religious woman who disapproved of his insalubrious lifestyle.
Byron and Nathan struck up a strong relationship and, over the course of the collaboration, produced 29 songs. Unfortunately for Nathan, Byron's standard publisher, John Murray, wasn't keen to lose their grip on the poet whose work was funding their expansion and, as Michael Rosen discovers, took steps to minimise public recognition of the musical venture, leaving Nathan out of pocket and - for a long time - written out of the Byron story."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0741b8w)

JBBC MEMO 1066

yesterday morning (sunday 20th), 7.31-7.40am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

"The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has written to the government expressing his shock and concern about rising reports of anti-Semitism at UK universities. Bob Walker talks to some of the people who say they have been targets of anti-semitism."
"When I went to the multi-faith prayer room there was a poster saying 'Boycott Israel'."

including contributions from …
zachary confino, student at york university
habib nassar, former president of york university palestinian solidarity society
sai englert, jewish member of the palestinian solidarity movement, and nus executive member
rupert sutton, director ofstudent rights at the henry jackson society
• shadow education secretary lucy powell
john mann mp
nicola dandridge, chief executive of universities uk
• nus vice-president richard brooks
(if you missed it, available from 0:20:45 to 0:29:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0741719#playt=20m42s)

MEMO 474 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_474_21_march_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1067

every morning this week (monday 21st to thursday 24th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 12.30am)
but you did not come back, by marceline loridan-ivens (4 episodes) (narrated by sara kestelman) (in the book of the week series)

Marceline Loridan-Ivens' searingly honest memoir is written as an intimate letter to her lost father.
In 1944 and aged just fifteen she was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau along with her father. While she survived the horror he never came back.
Here she tells the man she would never know as an adult about the terrible events that continue to haunt her, and she also reveals the profound sense of loss that his death brought her. The actress, screenwriter and director Marceline Loridan-Ivens was born in 1928 and lives in Paris."
2. "She recalls the return home from the concentration camps without her beloved father, and tells how her memories of the horrors she experienced in the concentration camps have haunted her."
3. "Se recalls her final and terrible days in the concentration camps, and tries to imagine what happened to her father as he was forcibly marched hundreds of kilometres, away from the advancing Allies."
4. "She reflects on how the loss of her father and the horrors she experienced and witnessed as a fifteeen year old have shaped her adult life."
5.

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0741kpb)

JBBC MEMO 1068

this afternoon (monday 21st), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
fixed easter (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series)

"The Archbishop of Canterbury is working with other Christian churches to agree on a fixed date for Easter, which he hopes would happen 'in between five and 10 years time'.
The first attempt to make such a change was in the 10th Century. The date, which is different in the Eastern and Western Christian traditions, is also intrinsically linked to the Jewish celebration of Passover, and Christian church liturgy is steeped in its Jewish origins.
Why historically has the date been different among Christians? What would it take to agree on a fixed date? Why does it matter?
What could a change to a fixed date mean for Christians and Jews?"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0741n3w)

JBBC MEMO 1069

this afternoon (monday 21st), 2.36-2.41pm and 2.45-2.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

"Israel rescues last Jews from war-torn Yemen"

including interviews with …
avi mayer of the jewish agency
• professor tudor parfitt
(if you missed it, available from 0:30:00 to 0:34:45 and and 0:38:55 to 0:43:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03mlf7k#playt=30m7s)

JBBC MEMO 1070

yesterday evening (monday 21st), 7.15-7.23pm, on bbc radio 4
frontrow (presented by kirsty lang) leads with …

"The A Word is a six-part drama on BBC One that portrays a family coming to terms with their son being diagnosed as autistic. Its writer Peter Bowker joins us in the studio.
'Peter, tell us about the original Israeli series, on which you based it'."

(if you missed it, available from 0:00:15 to 0:08:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b074149s#playt=14s)

JBBC MEMO 1071

this afternoon (wednesday 23rd), 5.43-5.50pm, on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) includes …

"Two years ago a district judge in New York City declared a mistrial in a bribery case involving a state senator, because dozens of hours of phone conversations had not been translated. They were all in Yiddish.
It's a language that UNESCO describes as 'endangered'. One of the few people in New York who could help was 71-year-old Ruth Kohn. She's the Yiddish court translator."

(if you missed it, available from 0:37:15 to 0:44:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ms904#playt=37m15s)

JBBC MEMO 1064A

tomorrow morning (thursday 24th), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
setting the past free (presented by mark lawson) (2nc of 2 weekly episodes)

"In part 2, Mark Lawson talks to those within Israel - including • the playwright Motti Lerner, • the Chief Historian of Yad Vashem Professor Dina Porat, and • the literary critic Professor Dan Laor - who have wrestled with Kastner's story and the issues it raises."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0745d3c)

JBBC MEMO 1072

last wednesday (23rd march), on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

"Holy Week: Maureen reflects on Purim; a cathartic release of energy, relief and fun for all.

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ns621)

JBBC MEMO 1073

tomorrow morning (friday 25th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 12.30am)
the onlooker, by irene nemirovsky (only 1 episode) (narrated by david suchet) (in the book of the week series)

"Paris at the outbreak of World War TwoL Hugo is a classic dandy in the European tradition. He spends his time dining with aristocrats, enjoying all the delicacies and fine art Paris has to offer. But he is an outsider, an American with an international heritage. It's a status he enjoys and that he believes - along with his wealth - insulates him from the imminent war. But that war eventually comes to get him.
Irene Némirovsky is best known for her novel Suite Francaise. She was also a highly accomplished short story writer, and this is an example of her mastery of the form. A story of exquisite taste with a sting in its tale, made even more poignant in the knowledge that Némirovsky herself perished in a Nazi death camp."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0745xkq)

JBBC MEMO 1074

tomorrow afternoon (saturday 26th), 4.00-5.30pm, on bbc radio 4extra (repeated from november 2008 and august 2013)
von ribbentrop's watch, by laurence marks and maurice gran, with allan corduner, harriet walter, miriam nargolyes, nicholas woodeson, and sophie winkleman ( ernie rea) (in the saturday drama series)

"Wine shop owner Gerald desperately needs money: his business is failing and the landlord has raised the cost of the lease. When he inherits a watch that used to belong to wartime Nazi Joachim Von Ribbentrop he believes that his financial troubles are over. But it sparks conflict with his wife and brother, who question the ethics of the potential sale."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00f8zvc)

JBBC MEMO 1075

last friday (25th march), 2.46-2.50pm, and 9.36-9.45pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall and andrew peach)

"Israel has detained and charged a soldier seen in a widely-distributed video shooting an injured Palestinian lying on the ground."

including interviews with …
• idf spokesman lt col peter lerner

"The incident was actually reported by the commanders in the field to the military police who began their preliminary investigation, and later on in the day the video that we've seen has surfaced and emerged, showing exactly what the commanders already knew. I would say in definitive terms this is an extraordinary incident … we see them as a grave breach of the idf values …"
"… The prosecutor is actually accusing the soldier of murder. …this is a grave breach and therefore it is being treated as such …"

• b'tselem volunteer imad abu shamsia
• united nations special envoy nicolai mladinov
(if you missed it, available from 0:40:00 to 0:43:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03n39yd#playt=40m3s and from 0:30:08 to 0:39:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03n3b0n#playt=30m8s)


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Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:01

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JBBC MEMO 1076

last wednesday afternoon (23rd march), 11.45-11.47pm, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister's questions includes …

"Mike Freer (Finchley and Golders Green) (Con): I am sure the Prime Minister is as appalled as I am that incidents involving anti-Semitism are on the rise. Does he agree that all organisations, public and private, should root out anti-Semitism, without hesitation?
The Prime Minister: I completely agree with my hon. Friend; anti-Semitism is an absolute cancer in our societies and we should know that when it grows it is the signal of many even worse things happening to ethnic groups and different groups all over our country. There is, sadly, a growth of anti-Semitism in our country and we see it in terms of attacks on Jewish people and Jewish students—it absolutely has to be stamped out. We should all, whatever organisation we are responsible for, make sure that happens. I have to say that we do see a growth in support for segregation and indeed for anti-Semitism in part of the Labour party, and I say to its leader that it is his party and he should sort it out."

(transcript at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm160323/debt...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:15:50 to 0:17:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0756bn7/prime-ministers-questions-...)

JBBC MEMO 1077

last sunday afternoon (27th march) (and every sunday from 4th december 2015, replacing sunday jewish radio), 12.00-1.00pm, on spectrum radio 558AM (also 10.00-11.00am at DAB 'Spectrum')
the jewish views (presented by clive roslin)

"• President of the Jewish community in Brussels, Phillipe Markovic, gives us the mood and reaction from Belgium after the recent terrorist attack,
• Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg tells us about his visit to the refugee camps in Calais,
Julie Saddiqi talks about Sadaqa day - a day she created inspired by Mitzvah day,
• Rabbi Hanoch Teller speaks to us about his work as an award winning author lecturer and story-teller.
And on the Schmooze we discuss how concerned we should be in Britain about terrorism in the wake of the Brussels attack."

(if you miss it, available at http://jewishviews.podomatic.com/ or from ftiday midday at http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/category/features/the-jewish-views/)

JBBC MEMO 1078

yesterday evening (tuesday 29th), 9.41-9.46pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy)

"85-year-old Uri Bar-Lev is a retired Israeli pilot, and back in 1970 he was flying an El Al plane from Amsterdam to New York when he became the first, and possibly the only, pilot to foil a hijacking in mid-air."

including interview with …
uri bar-lev
(if you missed it, available from 0:34:45 to 0:39:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03nlqf8#playt=34m49s)

MEMO 475 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_475_28_march_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 943B

this evening (wednesday 30th), 9.00-10.30pm, on bbc 4 tv
my nazi legacy (directed by david evans) (in the storyville series)

"Three men travel together across Europe.
For the eminent human rights lawyer and author Philippe Sands, it means visiting the place where much of his own Jewish family was destroyed by the fathers of the two men he has come to know.
For the other two, the journey involves a confrontation with the acts of their fathers, who were both senior Nazi officers.
They are Niklas Frank, whose father, Hans Frank, was Hitler's personal lawyer, and was tried and sentenced to death by hanging at Nuremberg; and Horst von Wachter, whose father was Otto von Wachter.
An emotional, psychological exploration of three men wrestling with their past, the present of Europe, and conflicting versions of the truth."

(see also http://www.thejc.com/arts/film/149673/review-my-nazi-legacy)
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b075f0n4)

JBBC MEMO 1079

tomorrow morning (thursday 31st), 11.30am-1200, on bbc radio 4
the nazi persecution files (presented by martha kearney) (in the uk confidential series)

"Documents telling the stories of Britons persecuted by Nazi Germany have been declassified.
In 1964, the UK and West Germany signed an agreement that enabled British victims of Nazi oppression to seek compensation. The total fund was limited to just £1,000,000, and the criteria were strict - only those who had spent time in "concentration camps or similar institutions", and who could prove it, would be awarded cash sums.
A special unit was set up within the Foreign Office to process claims. Soon, they were dealing with thousands of applications, some seeking redress for their own ordeals, others hoping to gain acknowledgment of the suffering of their deceased loved ones.
There were applications from prisoners of war, from Jews - both British-born and those who had become naturalised Britons since the end of the war - and from ordinary men and women who had become caught up in the wave of Nazi oppression that engulfed Europe more than 20 years before.
The documents these applicants submitted in support of their claims have lain unseen in Foreign Office archives for 50 years. Now, as the files are finally released, Martha Kearney and expert guests review them, and we hear the reaction of family and friends on seeing them for the first time.
Graphic accounts of torture and maltreatment mix with tales of great courage and fortitude. Those who survived years in concentration camps provide unflinching evidence of systematic Nazi brutality. There are stories of families tragically divided, and of acts of remarkable heroism, some already well-known, others that have remained unheralded."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b074zw48)

JBBC MEMO 1079A

this morning (thursday 31st), 7.22-7.27am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

"In the mid-1960s a fund was set up to compensate people in the UK who had been the victims of Nazi persecution. Hundreds of files of the claims and rejections have been released by the National Archives at Kew."

including interview with …
• dr george hay, records specialist at the national archives
(if you missed it, available from 1:22:00 to 1:26:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b074yzwh#playt=82m1s)

JBBC MEMO 1081

this morning (friday 1st), 7.44-7.48am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

"A new exhibition at the Jewish Museum in London is looking at the careers of men like Moses Moss and Ben Sherman, and the way they influenced fashion and popular culture."

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ross hawkins
• wife daphne sherman
• great-great-grandson david moss
elizabeth selby, curator of social history
(if you missed it, available from 0:44:30 to 0:48:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b076vwg2#playt=44m33s)

JBBC MEMO 338C

early tomorrow morning (saturday 2nd), 2.15-2.45am, and 2.45-3.15am, on channel 4 tv (5th and 6th of 6 episodes, of the 3rd series) (repeated from july 2014)
friday night dinner: the piano
friday night dinner: the big day.
with tamsin greig, paul ritter, simon bird, tom rosenthal and mark heap

"Dad has bought a piano, and the world's most sarcastic piano tuner (Liam O'Carroll) comes round to tune it. Meanwhile, the family spot Aunty Val having an affair. What should they do?"
"It's Grandma's wedding day, and she's getting married to the horrible Mr Morris. The family are distraught, but will Grandma really say 'I do'?"

(if you miss them, available at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/friday-night-dinner/episode-guide/ser...)

JBBC MEMO 1082

this sunday afternoon (3rd april), 12.00-1.00pm, on spectrum radio 558AM (also 10.00-11.00am at DAB 'Spectrum')
the jewish views (presented by clive roslin)

"Paper review, • Editor of The Jewish News, Richard Ferrer and • Foreign Editor Stephen Oryszczuk discuss our BREXIT debate, the post-Holocaust burecreacy which was uncovered this week, and the shooting of an injured Palestinian attacker in Hebron.
Debate: (Brexit) • Theresa Villiers MP and • Rob Halfon MP
Michael Newman, CEO of The Association of Jewish Refugees, tells us about the post war bid for compensation made by holocaust survivors.
• Chef & author Alan Rosenthal talks about his new Kosher tapas class at JW3​.
Gina Ross from Jewish Legacy​ talks about the importance of legacies.
The Schmooze: Clive, Adam, Phil and Journalist & Author Emma Klein talk about #interfaith.
Rabbinic Thought For The Week: • Rabbi Aaron Goldstein"

(if you miss it, available at http://jewishviews.podomatic.com/ or from ftiday midday at http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/category/features/the-jewish-views/)


happygoldfish

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:02

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JBBC MEMO 1083

saturday 19th march, 7.41-9.11am, on bbc parliament tv
westminster hall 15/3/2016 includes …

Local Government: Ethical Procurement

speeches
Richard Burden
Chloe Smith
Clive Betts
Matthew Offord
John Mc Nally
Justin Madders
Andy Slaughter
Robert Jenrick
Simon Danczuk
Naz Shah
Martyn Day
Richard Burgon
Tommy Sheppard
Jonathan Ashworth
John Penrose
interventions
Jo Cox
Imran Hussain
Stephen Pound
Helen Goodman
Stephen Timms
Tristram Hunt
Roger Mullin
Peter Dowd
Robert Jenrick
Mark Durkan
Alan Duncan
Imran Hussain

(transcript at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm160315/hall...)
(if you missed it, available from 1:56:00 to 3:26:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b074g6xj/westminster-hall-19032016#...)

MEMO 476 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_476_4_april_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1084

last thursday evening (31st march), 10.45-11.01pm, on bbc 2
newsnight (presented by kirsty wark) includes …

"An exclusive on illegal Jewish schools known to the government,"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter chris cooper
andrew copson of the british humanist association
• dr yaacov wise
eli spitzer, headteacher
jonathan arkush
(if you missed it, available from 0:14:50 to 0:30:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b075lwbd/newsnight-31032016#playt=1...)

JBBC MEMO 1085

last thursday (31st march), on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi jonathan hughes

"Seeing The Funny Side:
'The Jewish sense of humour has kept us hopeful during the darkest hours of our history'.'"

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ph6gf)

JBBC MEMO 1086

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 5th), on bbc radio 4 (repeated 11.00pm, monday 11th)
steven pinker on language (presented by michael rosen) (in the word of mouth series)

"Professor Steven Pinker joins Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright in the studio for a wide-ranging talk about his love of, and life working in, language.
Steven is Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and he's come up with some of the biggest and most exciting ideas about language.
His books include The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and most recently, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b075pz7x)

JBBC MEMO 1087

this afternoon (wednesday 6th), 5.39-5.45pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

"It was the Chief Executive of the Basic charity, Wendy Edge, who first heard about the CAREN system. She visited the Israeli Army in Tel Aviv who were using the virtual reality system to rehabiliate woulnded soldiers more quickly."

including contribution from …
• bbc reporter emma jane kirby
(if you missed it, available from 0:39:00 to 0:45:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b075mdvy#playt=38m54s)

JBBC MEMO 1088

yesterday evening (wednesday 6th), 9.51-9.58pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

"Orthodox Judaism's first female Rabbi is appointed;"

including interview with …
rabbi lila kagedan
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:10 to 0:52:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03pfxk4#playt=45m12s)

JBBC MEMO 1089

yesterday evening (thursday 7th), 10.03-10.04 and 10.08-10.16pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by shaun ley) leads with …

"Jewish organisation criticises Corbyn"
(Livingstone 0:15:10) "I've been a member of the Labour Party for 47 years, I've never heard someone say anything anti-semitic."
(Arkush 0:16:00) "Well, just in the last few weeks we've had a stream of Labour figures who have said things which are anti-semitic on social media, and I'm not sure why Ken Livingstone hasn't heard them."

including interviews with …
jonathan arkush
ken livingstone
(if you missed it, available from 0:03:30 to 0:04:20 and from 0:07:45 to 0:16:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b075mdyk#playt=7m44s)


happygoldfish

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 10:29

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JBBC MEMO 1090

Why do some people feel it necessary to use hyperbole when dismissing anti-semitism?
In a mere 5-word sentence, "clearly" and "totally" are used to make a lie more convincing …

monday 21st march, 12.39-12.41pm, on bbc 2
daily politics (presented by jo coburn) includes …

"Over the weekend, one of your colleagues, Lord Levy, threatened to resign unless Jeremy Corbyn, your leader, makes absolutely clear that anti-semtism will not be tolerated in the Labour Party, saying he's not gone far enough in cracking down on it. Do you think Jeremy Corbyn could be doing more about that issue?"
[Chuka Umunna] "It would be completely disingenuous for anybody to deny that in fringes on the left there have been problems with anti-semitism. but I tell you what, if anyone can lead the charge. in stamping it out and showing a zero tolerance to it, it is Jeremy."
[Lord Dubs] "I think we've got to be careful that when people are critical of Israeli government policy, they're not accused of being anti-semitic. There are some people who tend to merge the two. Clearly they are totally different!"

(if you missed it, available from 0:39:15 to 0:41:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0759y8c/daily-politics-21032016#pl...)

MEMO 477 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_477_11_april_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1091

last saturday evening (9th april), 9.18-9.22pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

"The house in Braunau am Inn where Hitler was born is to be seized by the Austrian government to stop it becoming a place of pilgirmage for neo-Nazis."

including interview with …
• local historian florian kotanko
(if you missed it, available from 0:18:30 to 0:22:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03psbj1#playt=18m28s)

JBBC MEMO 1092

yesterday morning (sunday 10th), 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."

(if you missed it, available from 0:25:30 to 0:30:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0766fvq#playt=25m28s)

JBBC MEMO 1093

yesterday morning (monday 11th), 5.48-5.52am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

"'Serendipity: 'Discoveries appear to occur by chance, but we are actually pawns on a divine chessboard'"

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qplpj)

JBBC MEMO 1094

yesterday evening (monday 11th), 9.38-9.43pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

"The Palestinian authorities are asking for the United Nations to investigate the shooting by Israeli soldiers of a young Palestinian man who had apparently carried out a stabbing attack on a military patrol in the West Bank city of Hebron. "

including contributions from …
• bbc correspondent kevin connolly
• idf spokesman col peter lerner
* sarit michaeli of b'tselem
ari shavit of haaretz
(if you missed it, available from 0:37:39 to 0:43:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03py54g#playt=37m39s)

JBBC MEMO 1095

this evening (tuesday 12th), 10.00-11.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated 2.45am, monday 18th) (repeated from december 2011)
wellspring of holiness (presented by simon sebag montefiore) (1st of 3 weekly episodes in the jerusalem: the making of a holy city series)

"Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. For the Jewish faith, it is the site of the Western Wall, the last remnant of the second Jewish temple. For Christians, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the site of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Muslims, the Al-Aqsa mosque is the third holiest sanctuary of Islam.
In episode one, author and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore delves into the past to explore how this unique city came into being, explaining how it became of such major importance to the three Abrahamic faiths, and how these faiths emerged from the Biblical tradition of the Israelites.
Starting with the Canaanites, Simon goes on a chronological journey to trace the rise of the city as a holy place and discusses the evidence for it becoming a Jewish city under King David. The programme explores the construction of the first temple by Solomon through to the life and death of Jesus Christ and the eventual expulsion of the Jews by the Romans, concluding in the 7th century AD, on the eve of the capture of Jerusalem by the Muslim caliph, Umar ibn al-Khattab."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017znj7)

JBBC MEMO 1096

this morning (wednesday 13th), 7.13-7.17am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

"There was another allegation of anti-Semitism in the Labour party this week - this time resulting in the suspension of a councillor in Luton.
The BBC’s Ross Hawkins reports."

including interviews with …
jeremy newmark
wes streeting
(if you miss it, available from 01:13:15 to 01:17:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b076htnp#playt=73m16s)

JBBC MEMO 1097

this afternoon (wednesday 13th), 12.33-12.42pm, on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) includes …

"Yuval Roth is an Israeli man whose brother was killed by Hamas.
Instead of seeking revenge, Yuval decided to help the Palestinian communities where his brother's killers came from, and set up a team of volunteers to transport sick Palestinans to Israeli hospitals."

(if you missed it, available from 0:27:00 to 0:36:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03q5b7q#playt=27m2s)

JBBC MEMO 1098

tomorrow evening (thursday 14th), 8.00-8.30pm, on bbc radio 4
leaving (1st of 3 episodes in the borders, an odyssey series)

"Why leave home? With Homer's The Odyssey as her guide, Frances Stonor Saunders, explores the twists and turns of our bordered lives and our bordered world.
She asks what happens when we decide, or are forced, to leave our home.
With: • Judith Kerr, • Helen Sharman, • Neal Ascherson, • Edith Hall, and readings by Sam West."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b077jsmr)

JBBC MEMO 1099

last tuesday midday (12th april), 11.59am-12.03pm, on bbc parliament tv
foreign and commonwealth office questions includes …

"Q,6 What recent assessment he has made of the likelihood of a two-state solution in the Middle East?"

with questions from …
David Mowat (C), • Louise Ellman (Lab), • Sir Eric Pickles (C), • Richard Burden (Lab), • Dr Rupa Huq (Lab), • Victoria Atkins (C), • Ruth Cadbury (Lab), • Crispin Blunt (C)

"Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr Tobias Ellwood):
basketball courts and, indeed, schools and streets are being named after terrorists, which does not suggest that the Palestinians are as serious as they should be."
"We are an important friend—an ally—of Israel, but the issue of settlements makes it much harder to achieve, and takes us further away from, the two-state solution we seek.
We are proud of the role that Britain played in supporting the birth of the state of Israel, but the incompletion of the Oslo accords reminds us that there is still work to do to honour the declaration in full. But, yes, we will mark the Balfour declaration anniversary this year.
… We need to get both sides back to the table. That is what the Palestinian and Israeli people want.

We currently have a 1.5-state solution, not a two-state solution or a one-state solution, which I do not think is what Israel wants, because the Jewish community would be the minority. We need to get the parties together to work towards that two-state solution, because the status quo is not acceptable.
Both sides need to refrain from rhetoric and from taking actions that clearly inflame the situation rather than take us where we want to be. Some of the acts of violence are not incited, although some are. It shows the frustration of some individuals who have lost faith in their own leadership. The fact that youngsters can get out a knife and go off and kill an Israeli, knowing the consequences, reflects the dire situation we face. That makes it all the more urgent that the leaders come together and move towards a two-state solution."

(if you missed it, available from 0:29:04 to 0:33:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b077sr9r/house-of-commons-live-fore... with transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2016-04-12/debates/16041234000005/... and at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm160112/debt...)

JBBC MEMO 1100

yesterday evening (thursday 14th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated 10.30 pm, saturday 23rd)
bbc: the secret files: epsiode 2 includes …

"By 1935 Harold Abrahams was the BBC's most respected athletics commentator. This presented the Corporation with a dilemma: should they send him to cover the Berlin Olympics the following year? The problem? Abrahams was Jewish. He was quite willing to go, but felt it would be safer for him to travel as an official BBC representative rather than as a private individual."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b076yvyv/bbc-the-secret-files-episo...)

JBBC MEMO 1101

last thursday afternoon (7th april), on bbc radio 4
open book includes …

"Imre Kertesz 1969 - 2016
George Szirtes joins Mariella to talk about the life and work of Imre Kertesz who died at the beginning of April. From 2006."

see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35933390
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03q9ntm)

JBBC MEMO 1102

this sunday evening (17th april), 6.45-7.30pm, on bbc radio 3
menuhin at 100 (in the sunday feature series)

"Yehudi Menuhin was one of the most influential and iconic classical musicians of the twentieth century.
Menuhin at 100 marks the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin's birth, exploring the life and career of this remarkable prodigy through the many interviews he gave, held in the BBC archives.
The violinists Tasmin Little and Leland Chen also share some of their thoughts and stories about their former mentor and colleague. This is an opportunity to get to know the man behind the violin, to revisit Menuhin telling us about his relationship with Enescu and Bartok, or recording Elgar's Violin Concerto with the composer conducting.
Menuhin discusses his early life in San Francisco where he went to school only for one morning, going on to then travelling with his family as a violinist and how his upbringing impacted upon how he then raised his own family.
Menuhin recounts conducting various orchestras, including once conducting the Berlin Philharmonic standing on his head, as they performed Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
His life was spent in the public glare. It was a very unique life, shaped very early on by his upbringing and indisputable talents."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0770h0q)


happygoldfish

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 09:31

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JBBC MEMO 1103

yesterday morning (sunday 17th), 7.33-7.38am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

"The three Christian denominations which run the Church of the Holy Sepulchure in Jerusalem, believed to be on the site of Jesus' tomb, have reached an agreement to carry out much-needed repair work. Archaeologist Martin Biddle, author of The Tomb of Christ, explains the rich history of the shrine."

(if you missed it, available from 0:23:00 to 0:28:20 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0770qhh#playt=23m)

MEMO 478 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_478_18_april_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1104

this afternoon (monday 18th), 12.33-12.43pm, on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by andrea catherwood) includes …

"Simi Polonsky and Chaya Chanin are Hasidic Jewish sisters in Australia whose range of modest clothing is turning fashionable heads."

for photos, see https://www.facebook.com/BBCOutlook/posts/10154078678072902
(if you missed it, available from 0:27:25 to 0:37:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qndr2#playt=27m25s)

JBBC MEMO 1105

yesterday morning (18th april), on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi julia neuberger

"We should celebrate the number 13 and I hope we can stop people thinking it unlucky'."

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03rdyt7)

JBBC MEMO 1106

yesterday evening (monday 18th), 9.16-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks)

"Let's head to Jerusalem, where at least 18 poeple have been injured after an explosion on a bus."

including contribution from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
(if you missed it, available from 0:09:45 to 0:12:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qndtp#playt=9m44s)

JBBC MEMO 1095A

this evening (tuesday 19th), 10.00-11.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated 2.45am, monday 25th) (repeated from december 2011)
invasion, invasion, invasion (presented by simon sebag montefiore) (2nd of 3 weekly episodes in the jerusalem: the making of a holy city series)

"In episode two, Simon discovers the impact on the holy city of a new faith - Islam.
He explores Muhammad's relationship with Jerusalem, the construction of one of Islam's holiest shrines - the Dome of the Rock - and the crusaders' attempts to win it back for Christianity.
He also brings to life lesser-known characters, whose impact still resonate - Al Hakim's destructive delusions of grandeur and Queen Melisende's embellishment of crusader Jerusalem, as well as the notorious stand-off between Saladin and Richard the Lionheart.
The episode ends in the 13th century with King Frederick II, whose groundbreaking power-sharing deal prefigures the tortuous peace negotiations of our own times. Then, as now, peace did not last."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0186b56)

JBBC MEMO 1107

yesterday morning (tuesday 19th), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

"In a few days’ time, Jewish families around the world, will be sitting down to the Passover feast."

(if you missed it, available, with transcript, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03rjt57#play)

JBBC MEMO 1108

this morning (wednesday 20th), 8.24-8.29sam, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

"Thousands of Jews were able to escape Nazi Germany on the eve of the Second World War because of the efforts of British intelligence officer Frank Foley who bent the rules to help them escape to Britain, Palestine and the British Empire.
Speaking on the programme is • Michael Smith, author of Foley: The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews, and • Werner Lachs, whose family received visas for the UK which they believe came from Frank Foley."

(if you miss it, available from 2:24:30 to 2:29:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b077gqk3#playt=2h24m28s)

JBBC MEMO 1097A

this evening (thursday 21st), 8.00-8.30pm, on bbc radio 4
the journey (2nd of 3 episodes in the borders, an odyssey series)

" Is home just a story we tell ourselves? Frances Stonor Saunders follows Homer's Odysseus, the mythical avatar of all our journeys, as he struggles to get home, and asks how much home we really need.
With: • Judith Kerr, • Helen Sharman, • Neal Ascherson, • Edith Hall, • Misha Glenny, • David Willetts,and readings by Sam West."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b077rxbt)

JBBC MEMO 1102A

this sunday evening (24th april), 7.00-8.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from 11th march)
virtuoso violinists at the bbc (presented by nicola benedetti)

"Violinist Nicola Benedetti explores 60 years of BBC archive to celebrate the world of the violin and its most outstanding performers.
From Nathan Milstein, Mischa Elman and Isaac Stern to Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman and Nigel Kennedy, Nicola gives us a violinist's perspective on what makes a great performance in a tradition which stretches back to the 19th-century virtuoso Paganini."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b072x1qh)

JBBC MEMO 1102B

this sunday evening (24th april), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc 4 tv
yehudi menuhin: who was yehudi? (presented by clemency burton-hill)

"Yehudi Menuhin was the twentieth century's greatest violinist. As famous as any Hollywood star, he even had songs written about him.
A child prodigy, unmatched by his contemporaries, he achieved more by his teens than most artists do in a lifetime. But the man behind the violin was harder to know - his cocooned and curious childhood marked him emotionally for life.
Endlessly touring and crossing continents and cultures, the man whose contract with EMI was the longest in the history of the music industry took classical music out of the concert hall because he believed music was for everyone and had the power to change lives.
An impassioned idealist, Yehudi wanted to give more to the world than music - he became a tireless figure fighting for the humanitarian issues he believed in.
Presenter Clemency Burton-Hill was fifteen and a student at the Royal College of Music when Yehudi first heard her play and asked her to study with him. She says of that first lesson, 'We worked through pieces of Bach and Beethoven. And I walked out of there a better fiddle player. But I also came out with a sense that to be a truly great musician is about much more than just music...'
In this film, which commemorates the 100th year of Yehudi's birth, family members and close friends recall his extraordinary musical life, one in which he embraced jazz and Indian ragas as much as Bach, Beethoven and Bartok.
And incredible home movies, some dating back to 1927 and many never seen before, take us on an intimate behind-the-scenes journey from his childhood in California, to meeting gypsies in Romania and travelling to India and beyond."

(see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m0tbp and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m0ndn and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m0z2f from 1981 1983 and 1999, on bbc world service radio)
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078lrhz)

JBBC MEMO 1110

yesterday evening (thursday 21st), 11.03-11.07pm, on bbc 1
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) includes …

"Her election has sparked controversy, as she's been accused of anti-semitic remarks, including calling Birmingham University a Zionist outpost in 2011, and warning of the influence of mainstream Zionsist-led media outlets."

including interview with …
harry samuels, oxford university nus delegate
(see also http://www.varsity.co.uk/news/10120 and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/04/21/oxford-university-studen...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:33:10 to 0:37:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b078cbvq/newsnight-21042016#playt=3...)

JBBC MEMO 1110A

sunday 28th september 2014, online only
gaza and the palestinian revolution

"In video footage from 2014 obtained by The Telegraph, Ms Bouattia condemned the Israel-Palestine peace process as “strengthening the colonial project”. She added: “To consider that Palestine will be free only by means of fundraising, non-violent protest and the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is problematic…[These] can be misunderstood as the alternative to resistance by the Palestinian people.”

(if you missed it, available at https://www.youtube.com/embed/XyniSax85HQ)

JBBC MEMO 1110B

last saturday morning (23rd april), 8.42-8.44am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

"Now let's have a look at the papers. The controversy over the election of a new leader of the National Union of Students appears to be growing. The Guardian reports that student unions at a string of universities, including Oxford and York, are considering cutting their ties with the national body in protest at past condemnations of Zionism made by Malia Bouattia. She's rejected claims of anti-semitism, and insisted she opposes all forms of racism. The Times observes that the election of the NUS's first black female Muslim president might have been welcomed as a step forward for diversity. Instead, it has generated unprecedented discord."

(if you missed it, available from 1:42:40 to 1:43:15 at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0780jwl#playt=1h42m39s)

JBBC MEMO 1111

yesterday morning (sunday 24th), 7.11-7.17am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

"For 1000 years, Ashkenazi Jews have been forbidden to eat foods classed as 'Kitniyot' (e.g. rice, corn, beans, legumes) during Passover. But now authorities in the US have lifted this ban which means that Ashkenazi Jews can eat a variety of foodstuffs from Sushi to Popcorn."

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter charles carroll
• rabbi jonathan wittenberg
• restarateur jonathan robinson
claire hilton
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03rznj2)


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JBBC MEMO 1112

last saturday morning (23rd april), 11.36-11.45am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes extracts from bbc tv film death at the junction (see next) …

"But over the past 6 months, young Palestinians, mostly acting alone have carried out a series of stabbings shootings and car-rammings. The response of the Israeli security forces is usually lethal. Some 30 Israelis have ben killed and about 200 Palestinians, most of whom Israel says were carrying out attacks.
Yolande Knell reports"

(if you missed it, available from 0:05:45 to 0:11:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0770r18#playt=5m41s)

JBBC MEMO 1112A

last saturday evening (23rd april), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc news tv
death at the junction (presented by yolande knell) (in the our world series)

"Over the past year, a new wave of violence has brought terror to the streets of Israel and the West Bank. Palestinians have attacked Israelis in apparently random acts. In some cases the attackers have been young teenagers, armed with kitchen knives.
The Gush Etzion junction is one site of many attacks. It's on the main road between Jerusalem and Hebron and is used by thousands of Jewish settlers. The junction used to be a place where Palestinians would also shop and work. Now people are scared that being there could cost them their lives.
The film contains disturbing images from the start."

including interviews with …
• security officer daniel hanson
maor don, son of yaakov don
mohammed saad, of khirbet zakaria
see also http://www.zionism-israel.com/Gush_Etzion_Massacre.htm
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07986dq/our-world-death-at-the-jun...)

MEMO 479 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_479_25_april_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1113

last wednesday morning (20th april), 5.48-5.52am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

Preserving Mother Earth: "We must face up to the everyday responsibilities of our carbon footprints."

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03s4408)

JBBC MEMO 1114

last wednesday morning (20th april), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi julia neuberger

"Passover: We should remember to celebrate freedom because it’s precious and all too easy to lose"

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03s4z8q)

JBBC MEMO 1115

last thursday morning (21st april), 5.48-5.52am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

"Preserving Mother Earth: We need to care for our world, love it and even make certain sacrifices."

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03s58m7)

JBBC MEMO 1116

last thursday (21st april), on bbc parliament tv
business of the house includes …

Dr Matthew Offord (C): "… students who attended the National Union of Students conference in Brighton yesterday debated boycotting Holocaust Memorial Day and then went on to elect as its president someone who described the University of Birmingham as “something of a Zionist outpost” in British higher education…
Chris Grayling, Leader of the House: "That is simply unacceptable in our society. The views expressed yesterday are not acceptable. …"
Bob Blackman (C): … speakers in favour of that were applauded for saying that Holocaust Memorial Day was not inclusive enough. Clearly, there is a great deal of work to be done on education to combat the scourge of anti-Semitism …"
Chris Grayling: "… We are seeing that happen time and again—statements about the Jewish population in this country, statements about Israel, that are unacceptable in a democratic society.… I have stood at the Dispatch Box time and again and condemned Islamophobia in this country, but that is not a reason for not paying attention to the issue of anti-Semitism, which is becoming more and more of a problem and must be addressed head-on now by all those in public life, including the Labour party."

(if you missed it, available from 0:19:10 to 0:20:10 and from 0:33:15 to 0:34:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b079zq75/house-of-commons-business-... and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b079zq75/house-of-commons-business-... with transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-04-21/debates/16042141000002/... and at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-04-21/debates/16042141000002/...)

JBBC MEMO 1117

this evening (tuesday 26th), 10.45-11.15pm, on bbc 1
never again: fear and faith in paris (produced by matt drury)

"The end of April marks the Jewish Passover festival, when Jews remember the Israelites escaping slavery in ancient Egypt. This documentary explores a much more recent phenomenon, the decision of 8,000 Jews to leave France in 2014, concerned about terror attacks and rising anti-Semitism in the country.
We hear from the families most affected and explore the reasons behind the rise in anti-Semitism. With insight from those who live in the notorious Paris suburbs, often accused of being a breeding ground for anti-Semitism, and from Lassana Bathily, a Muslim from the suburbs who saved Jewish lives during the kosher supermarket attack in 2015.
Many French Jews are coming to London, and one synagogue has been transformed recently by French arrivals, with their congregation in a few years becoming 90 per cent French. Is the climate for Jews any better in Britain?"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0791psw)

JBBC MEMO 1119

yesterday evening (tuesday 26th), 7.25-7.31pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) includes …

"The Hungarian feature film Son of Saul closely follows one inmate of the Auschwitz concentration camp who is a member of the Sonderkommando, responsible for disposing of the bodies of the victims murdered in the gas chambers.
Jason Solomons reviews the film that won the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film this year, as well as the Grand Prix at Cannes."

(if you missed it, available from 0:10:00 to 0:16:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783lhj#playt=8m57s)

JBBC MEMO 1120

this afternoon (wednesday 27th), 2.20-2.23pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

"The International Prize for Arabic Fiction has just been awarded, it's worth $50,00, and the recipient this year is the British Palestinian writer Rabai al-Madhoun for his novel called Destinies: Concerto of the Holocaust and the Naqba"
"My question is how these victims see those victims from the other side … we cannot justify this by this, you cannot justify the occupation and stealing that land by saying that they had the holocaust and they are the victim of our problem."

(if you missed it, available from 0:14:10 to 0:17:10 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03rjkxt#playt=14m7s)

JBBC MEMO 1121

this afternoon (saturday 30th), 1.50-1.55pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 5.20pm, on pm on bbc radio 4)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

"Now, however, there are just 1000 Samaritans, in Nablus on the West Bank, and in Holon in Israel."

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• chief priest hosni cohen
(see also https://en.qantara.de/content/samaritans-in-nablus-the-other-people-of-i...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:44:20 to 0:49:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03rxtgg#playt=44m23s)

JBBC MEMO 1119A

this evening (saturday 30th), 7.19-7.27pm, on bbc radio 4
saturday review (presented by tom sutcliffe, with antonia quirke and ekow eshun) leads with …

"Son of Saul is an award-laden Hungarian film dealing with the sonderkommandos at Auschwitz, Jewish inmates who were forced to prepare and mislead new arrivals."

(if you missed it, available from 0:03:30 to 0:11:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783lv6#playt=3m37s)

MEMO 480 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_480_2_may_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1122

last thursday morning (28th april), 5.46-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

"Liberation: We need to filter ideas through our own experience for them to speak us."

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03skznc)

JBBC MEMO 1123

last thursday morning (28th april), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi julia neuberger

"It takes ordinary conversations, humanity, and a sense of humour, to establish peace."

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03skznj)

JBBC MEMO 1124

this morning (monday 2nd), 7.43-7.47am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

"After World War Two, Germany was left with a significant inheritance of Nazi buildings.
What has happened to them since? We speak to Colin Philpot, author of ‘Relics of the Reich’."

(if you missed it, available from 1:43:00 to 1:47:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078wxzb#playt=1h43m4s)

JBBC MEMO 1125

this morning (wednesday 4th), 7.48-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day by the rev giles fraser

"As the sun goes down over the Mediterranean this evening, Yom HaShoah begins. It's what we call Holocaust Memorial Day, but in Israel. And tomorrow my mother-in-law will continue her family tradition and drive up the hill from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to visit the Holocaust Memorial Centre at Yad Vashem.
And there she wil read out the names of her parents, Roza and Boris Schoenbaum, and eight other family members from Poland, who were murdered by the Nazis …"

(if you missed it, available with transcript at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03t29l6)

JBBC MEMO 1126

this morning (wednesday 4th), 8.40-8.46am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague and nick robinson) includes …

"You can hear how young Dima Al-Wawi is from her voice. She's a 12-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl, sitting with her parents in the kitchen, engrossed in Facbook. But instead of checking out her friends, she's looking at video of her arrest, Dima has only recently been released from an Israei jail, She served 75 days of a 4-month sentence for planning to stab an Israeli in a Jewish settlement."

including jeremy bowen interviewing
• 12-year-old dima al-wawi, released after 2 months imprisonment for a stabbing attack
shiran dadon, sister of bus bomb victim eden dadon, 15
tahrir taha, brother of ibrahim taha, 16, and maram abu ismail, 23, killed during an alleged stabbing attack
abdullah taha, uncle
yehuda shaul of breaking the silence
(if you missed it, available from 2:39:45 to 2:46:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078z5vs#playt=2h39m47s)

JBBC MEMO 1127

this afternoon (wednesday 4th), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated from may 2013)
wagner, meyerbeer and palestrina (3rd of 5 daily epsiodes of wagner and his world) (in the composer of the week series)

"Wagner struggled to make ends meet as a young man in Paris but fell under the spell of French Grand Opera, in particular, the influence of Giacomo Meyerbeer.
Wagner would later violently reject Meyerbeer's work in his hate-filled, anti-Semitic tract "Jewishness in Music". Yet back in the late 1830s, he had fallen in love with the vast theatrical sweep of Meyerbeer's work, channelling it into his own opera Rienzi …"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01shykx)

JBBC MEMO 1128

this afternoon (wednesday 4th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
the merchant of venice (presented by yasmin alibhai-brown) (in the shakespeare: love across the divide series)

"Yasmin Alibhai-Brown focuses on The Merchant of Venice, and how Shylock, arguably one of the most renowned outsiders in British theatre, navigates being a Jew in a Christian world, especially when his daughter Jessica elopes with the Christian Lorenzo and converts.."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bgs4z)

JBBC MEMO 1129

this afternoon (wednesday 4th), 12.02-12.13pm, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister's questions includes …

The Prime Minister: "He referred to Hamas and Hezbollah as his friends. He needs to withdraw that remark. … Are they your friends or are they not? Because these organisations in their constitutions believe in persecuting and killing Jews. They are anti-Semitic organisations, they are racist organisations. He must stand up and say they are not his friends."
Jeremy Corbyn: "Obviously, anyone who commits racist acts or is anti-Semitic is not a friend of mine. I am very clear about that. … I absolutely do not approve of those organisations."

(if you missed it, available from 0:01:30 to 0:12:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b079d3bh/prime-ministers-questions-... with partial transcript at http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/david-cameron-and-jeremy-corby...)

JBBC MEMO 1130

this afternoon (thursday 5th), 1.44-1.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez)

"Dispute over disparities in support for Israel's holocaust survivors"

including interview with …
• israeli lawyer yifat solel
(if you missed it, available from 0:38:00 to 0:43:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03sdfns#playt=37m54s)

JBBC MEMO 1131

yesterday morning (thursday 5th), 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

"Britishness: ‘When I took my oath to the Queen, I committed myself to the story of Britain’."

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03t41q9)

JBBC MEMO 1132

yesterday morning (thursday 5th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi julia neuberger

"Julia remembers Rabbi and Broadcaster Hugo Gryn, who died 20 years ago"

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at = http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03t43x2)

JBBC MEMO 1133

this morning (friday 6th), 8.37-8.43am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

"The city of Marseille on France's Mediterranean coast is renowned for its religious diversity. In the latest test of that tolerance, a synagogue in the city centre is being sold to a Muslim organization, which plans to turn it into a mosque"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter lucy williamson
• le grand tabbin de marseille, rav ruben ohana
(if you missed it, available from 2:37:30 to 2:43:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07907r2#playt=2h37m24s)

JBBC MEMO 1134

this afternoon (friday 6th), 1.20-1.23pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

"The stand-off in Gaza follows a familiar pattern … BBC reporter Kevin Connolly is in Jerusalem, and I asked him for some context: how serious is this round of fighting?"

… followed by a repeat of jeremy bowen's report of wednesday 4th may on the today programme (see MEMO 1126)
(if you missed it, available from 0:14:00 to 0:16:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03sjpsg#playt=14m4s)

JBBC MEMO 1135

tomorrow evening (saturday 7th), 6.30pm, on bbc world service radio
boston calling includes …

"Renowned writers to document life in the West Bank:
Israeli-born writer Ayelet Waldman tried to put Israel out of her mind for 20 years. Now she and her husband, the novelist Michael Chabon, are bringing writers to the region to write about the West Bank occupation."

(already available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03t7hn7)


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Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:20

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JBBC MEMO 1118

this afternoon (tuesday 26th), 5.41-5.44pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

"A Labour MP, Naz Shah, has stepped down from her post as an aide to the shadow Chancellor, over a Facebook post she wrote about Israel before she became an MP."

including contribution from …
* political correspondent eleanor garnier
(if you missed it, available from from 0:40:30 to 0:43:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783lhd#playt=40m25s)

JBBC MEMO 1118A

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 27th), 12.25-12.26pm, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister's questions includes …

The Prime Minister: (Q7.) "It is very simple: anti-Semitism is effectively racism, and we should call it out and fight it wherever we see it. Frankly, the fact that a Labour Member of Parliament, with the Labour Whip, made remarks about the 'transportation' of people from Israel to America, talked about a 'solution' and is still in receipt of the Labour Whip is quite extraordinary.
The shadow Chancellor said** about these people: 'Out, out, out. If people express these views: full stop they’re out. People might be able to reform their views and the rest of it. On this? I can’t see it.'
'…I’m not having it. People might say "I’ve changed my views" – well, do something in another organisation!''
Frankly, there will be too many hours in the day before that happens to the MP in question."

** see http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-party-members-anti-...
see also http://www.lfi.org.uk/news/
(if you missed it, available from 0:24:45 to 0:26:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0790t8q/prime-ministers-questions-..., with transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-04-27/debates/16042755000017/...)

JBBC MEMO 1118B

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 27th), 5.32-5.37pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

"But today, at Prime Minster's Questions, here's what David Cameron had to say: 'Anti-semitism is effectively racism, and we should call it out and fight it wherever we see it, and the fact that frankly we've got a Labour member of Parliament, with the Labour whip, who made remarks about the transportation of people from Israel to Ametrica, and talking about a solution, and is still in receipt of the Labour whip, is quite extraordinary.' … Naz Shah was suspended by the Labour Party about an hour ago …"

including contribution from …
ª bbc correspondent ian watson
(if you missed it, available from 0:32:10 to 0:36:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783lks#playt=32m13s)

JBBC MEMO 1118C

yesterday evening (wednesday 27th), 10.31-10.45pm, on bbc 1
newsnight (presented by evan davis) leads with …

"When an apology isn't enough – Labour MP Naz Shah was suspended less than four hours after saying sorry. Labour is struggling to deal with the charge that it has an anti-semitic streak. Does it?"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter hannah barnes
lisa nandy, shadow education secretary
john mcdonnell, shadow chancellor
richard angell, director of progress (in the labour party)
alex chalmers, ex-co-chair, oxford university labour club
• former bbc director of television danny cohen
david winnick mp
• rabbi julia neuberger
lord levy
(if you missed it, available from from 0:01:18 to 0:15:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b078njhb/newsnight-27042016#playt=7...)

JBBC MEMO 1118D

this morning (thursday 28th), 7.36-7.43am, and 8.42-8.47am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb) includes …

"How big is Labour's anti-semitism problem?"

including interviews with …
david baddiel
• rabbi laura janner-klausner
rupa huq mp
(if you missed it, available from 1:36:00 to 1:42:30 and from 2:42:19 to 2:47:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078d47c#playt=96m5s and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078d47c#playt=162m18s)

JBBC MEMO 1118E

this morning (thursday 28th), 7.00-7.01am, 7.38-7.47am, 8.19-8.31am, 8.37-8.46am, and 8.48-8.55am, on bbc radio london
vanessa feltz leads with …

"Labour has suspended MP Naz Shah over comments she made about Israel"

including contributions from …
• rabbi julia neuberger
john rentoul of the independent
lord levy
ken livingstone
(for transcript, see http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-anti-semitism-row-f...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:00 to 0:01:00 and from 0:38:01 to 0:46:30 and from 1:19:24 to 1:31:00 and from 1:37:10 to 1:46:00 and from 1:48:11 to 1:55:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qxjj1#play and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qxjj1#playt=38m1s and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qxjj1#playt=79m24s and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qxjj1#playt=97m10s and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qxjj1#playt=108m11s)

JBBC MEMO 1118F

this morning (thursday 28th), 11.16-11,18am and 11.20-11.21am, on bbc parliament tv
business of the house includes …

Chris Bryant (Shadow Leader of the House): " Let me say again, as clearly as I possibly can, anti-semitism is wrong, full stop, end of story. I am sick and tired of people trying to explain it away, and yes I'm talking to you, Ken Livingstone …"
Chris Grayling (Leader of the House): "Let me pay personal tribute to him [Chris Bryant], he has been a voice of reason and sanity and common-sense about this issue in the Labour Party, he deserves credit for that. But I wish all his colleagues saw things the same way … I do not understand – as indeed many Labour MPs do not understand – how Ken Livingstone today is still a member of the Labour Party …"

(if you missed it, available from 0:46:00 to 0:47:30 and from 0:50:14 to 0:51:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0790wcr/house-of-commons-commons-b... and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0790wcr/house-of-commons-commons-b...)

JBBC MEMO 1118G

this afternoon (thursday 28th), 1.00-1.02pm and 1.08-1.18pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by martha kearney) leads with …

"The row over anti-semitism in the labour Party has escalated. Labour politicains have called for Ken Livingstone to be suspended from the party. … Sadiq Khan has called for Ken Livingstone to be suspended from the Labour Party for what he described as deeply offensive comments.
Mr Livingstone said that Hitler supported Zionism before the Holocaust. He made the comments while defending the Labour MP Naz Shah, who he insists could not be accused of anti-semitism."

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter carole walker
ken livingstone
wes streeting
jon lansman
neil coyle mp
(for transcript, see http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-anti-semitism-row-f...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:00 to 0:02:10 and from 0:07:00 to 0:18:50 and from 0:43:40 to 0:44:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07881kz#play and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07881kz#playt=7m and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07881kz#playt=43m39s)

JBBC MEMO 1118H

yesterday afternoon (thursday 28th), 12.07-12.30pm, on bbc 2
daily politics (presented by andrew neil and jo coburn) includes …

"Ken Livingstone on allegations of anti-Semitism in the Labour party."

including interview with …
ken livingstone
nick clegg
john mann
(for clash that morning between mann and livingstone, see http://www.lbc.co.uk/watch-ken-confronted-by-mp-in-anti-semitism-row-129...)
(for transcript, see http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-anti-semitism-row-f...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:07:00 to 0:29:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0794ygx/daily-politics-28042016#pp... )

JBBC MEMO 1118J

yesterday evening (thursday 28th), 5.01-5.02pm, 5.05-5.17om, and 5.35-5.46pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) leads with …

"The Labour Party has suspended the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, after he defended the Labour MP Naz Shah …"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter carole walker
lord levy
• bbc reporter vicky young
jeremy corbyn
• deputy political editor john pienaar
• bbc reporter andrew hosken
robert shrimsley, editor of ft.com
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:47 to 0:02:00 and from 0:05:15 to 0:17:00 and from 0:34:50 to 0:46:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783ln6#playt=47s and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783ln6#playt=5m15s and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783ln6#playt=34m15s)

JBBC MEMO 1118K

yesterday evening (thursday 28th), 6.00-6.08pm, on bbc radio 4
six o'clock news (presented by alan smith) leads with …

"One of Jeremy Corbyn's closest allies, Ken Livingstone, has been suspended by Labour for bringing the party into disrepute during the increasingly bitter row about anti-Semitism."

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
wes streeting
• bbc reporter danny shaw
• bbc reporter laura kuensburg
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783ln8#play)

JBBC MEMO 1118L

yesterday evening (thursday 28th), 9.36-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

"Is there a problem of anti-Semitism in British politics?"

including interviews with …
david baddiel
hannah weisfeld of yachad
(if you missed it, available from 0:30:15 to 0:43:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03rpf95#playt=30m13s)

JBBC MEMO 1018M

yesterday evening (thursday 28th), 10.00-10.02pm and 10.18-10.29pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) leads with …

"The former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has been suspended from the Labour Party after claiming that Hitler supported Zionism. Jeremy Corbyn has denied that there's a crisis within the party. When does criticism of Israel tip over into anti-semitism?"

including interviews with …
• rabbi julia neuberger
hannah weisfeld of yachad
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:00 to 0:02:20 and from 0:17:40 to 0:28:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783lnd#playt=17m40s)

JBBC MEMO 1018N

yesterday evening (thursday 28th), 10.32-10.53pm, on bbc 2
newsnight (presented by kirsty wark) leads with …

"Jeremy Corbyn's 'Crisis, what crisis?' suggests that he views the row over anti-semitism more as an attack on his leadership than an attack on Jews."

including contributions from …
* rachel reeves mp
jon trickett, shadoiw local government secretary
wes streeting mp
• bbc reporter secunder kermani
rudi leaveo, chair of bradford reform synagogue
sidra tahirkheli of bradford
jamal mahboob of bradford
waqas hussain of bradford
(for transcript, see http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-anti-semitism-row-f...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:30 to 0:22:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b078njn6/newsnight-28042016#playt=9...)

JBBC MEMO 1118O

yesterday evening (thursday 28th), 10.45-10.59pm, on bbc 1
question time (chaired by david dimbleby) leads with …

(Philip Green) "Is there an issue surrounding anti-semitism within the Labour Party?"

with answers from …
alex salmond
andy burnham
jill kirby, former director of the centre for policy studies
greg clark, communities secretary
paul marshall, chairman of marshall wace
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:00 to 0:14:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0794xdw/question-time-28042016)

JBBC MEMO 1118P

this morning (friday 29th), on bbc world service radio
newsday (presented by julian keane) includes …

"Left-wing or Jewish?
Accusations of anti-Semitism are causing friction and rumblings of discontent within the UK's opposition Labour Party. It all started with an MP Naz Shah being suspended over comments she made about Israel on social media. And then the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, claimed in an interview that Adolf Hitler supported Zionism before the Holocaust.
Eleanor Margolis, is a columnist for The New Statesman and she thinks there is a problem with anti-Semitism and the left. She has written an article about feeling that she must choose between her 'Jewishness' or her 'Leftness'"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03skf5d)

JBBC MEMO 1118Q

this morning (friday 29th), 6.32-6.35am, 6.45-6.49am, and 7.47-7.58am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

"Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that people making a big deal about Labour and anti-Semitism were perhaps nervous about the party's strength. Justin Webb has been speaking to Jonathan Arkush, the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews."

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter carole walker
• bbc reporter siobhan tye
amjad pervez
jonathan arkush, president of the jewish board of deputies
tom watson. deputy leader of the Labour party
• bbc reporter eleanor garnier
(if you missed it, available from 0:31:50 to 0:35:00 and from 0:45:30 to 0:49:30 and from 1:47:15 to 1:57:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0791b39#playt=31m50s and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0791b39#playt=45m29s and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0791b39#playt=1h47m17s)

JBBC MEMO 1118R

this afternoon (friday 29th), 1.07-1.14pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

"The leader of the Israeli Labour Party, Isaac Herzog, told us that some recent comments by Labour leaders have been horrific, and should serve as a warning to the party."

including contributions from …
jonathan arkush, president of the jewish board of deputies
tom watson, labour deputy leader
jon lansman
isaac herzog, isareli labour party leader
(if you missed it, available from 0:07:17 to 0:14:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078d599#playt=7m17s)

JBBC MEMO 1118S

last friday evening (29th april), 6.01-6.04pm, on bbc radio 4
six o'clock news (presented by zeb soanes) leads with …

"Labour's deputy leader, Tom Watson, has promised that the party will 'get a grip' on anti-semitism."

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
• deputy political editor john pienaar
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:50 to 0:03:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783lqp#playt=49s)

JBBC MEMO 1118T

last friday evening (29th april), 8.02-8.21pm, on bbc radio 4
any questions (chaired by david dimbleby) leads with …

"Can you be anti-Israel without being anti-semitic?"

with …
jon ashworth, shadow minister without portfolio
claire fox, director of the institute of ideas
chris grayling, leader of the house
john nicolson mp (snp)
(if you missed it, available from 0:02:00 to 0:21:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0788bcl#playt=2m10s)

JBBC MEMO 1118U

this morning (saturday 30th), 7.00-7.03am, 7.18-7.7.21am, and 8.48-8.53am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

"Jeremy Corbyn has announced an inquiry into anti-semitism in the Labour Party."
"Can you be anti-Israeli without being anti-semitic? … I asked Jeremy Bowen what the generally accepted difference was, between anti-semitism and anti-Zionism?"

with contributions from …
• bbc reporter ben wright
jon ashworth mp
• bbc reporter john bateman
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:00 to 0:03:00, from 0:18:15 to 0:21:00, and from 1:48:00 to 1:53:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078mbf7#play and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078mbf7#playt=18m17s and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078mbf7#playt=108m)

JBBC MEMO 1118V

this afternoon (saturday 30th), 2.00-2.30pm, on bbc radio 4
any answers (presented by anita anand) (phone-in programme – obviously live – on the jewish sabbath when jews are unlikely to take part)

"My question to you: Does Labour have a problem with anti-semitism?"
… The question as it was posed was: Is being anti-Israel the same as being anti-semitic?

including contributions from …
helen marx "ashamed as a Jew"
anthony henshall
andy white "mccarthysim"
patrick dawes
naomi wimborne-idrissi, co-founder and secretary of j-big (jews for boycotting israeli goods) "it's not the same as antisemitism, which is a visceral hatred of jews"
shirley mowbrath
graham
judy "but those people who criticise israel because they actually want to destroy her, they are anti-semitic … unfortunately, there are some jews who are anti-semitic on that basis"
tony banks (not the mp)
jonathan hoffman (quotes the eumc definition of anti-semitism)
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783ltt#playt=2m6s)

JBBC MEMO 1118W

this afternoon (saturday 30th), 5.01-5.02pm and 5.05-5.13pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

"Ken Livingstone said today that he'd rather be gardening and looking after his newts than appearing on the media to defend his remarks about Hitler. But defend them he did, perhaps under the motto 'when you're in a hole, keep digging!'"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
ken livingstone
john mcdonnell
jonathan ashworth
louise ellman
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:10 to 0:02:10 and from 0:05:15 to 0:13:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783lty#playt=5m17s)

JBBC MEMO 1118X

last friday evening (29th april), 10.31-10.49pm, on bbc 2
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) leads with …

"We ask how far legitimate questions about the nature of the Jewish state can go before it turns into blatant raw prejudice."

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter chris cook
howard jacobson
hugh lanning, psc chair (palestine solidarity campaign)
alan johnson of bicc (britain-israel communications and research centre)
and a discussion with …
ghada karmi, exeter university
amnon aran, city university
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:30 to 0:19:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b078njs8/newsnight-29042016#playt=8...)

JBBC MEMO 1118Y

yesterday morning (sunday 1st), 7.45-7.54am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) leads with …

"As two Labour politicians are suspended for making anti-Semitic remarks, William Crawley asks do we have a clear understanding of what anti-Semitism is?
Is anti-Semitism a form of racism?"

including discussion with …
david feldman of the pears institute for the study of antisemitism
claire fox of the institute of ideas
(if you missed it, available from 0:35:32 to 0:44:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078w8bb#playt=35m32s)

JBBC MEMO 1118Z

yesterday morning (sunday 1st), 9.06-9.15am, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house (presented by paddy o'connell) leads with …

"Missing from much of the coverage has been a first-hand account of the prejudice against British Jews. We've got two accounts this morning."

including interviews with …
• rabbi arnold saunders of the higher crumpsall and higher broughton synagogue
stephen ryde
(see also https://www.buzzfeed.com/rossalynwarren/behind-the-shocking-letter-about...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:07:00 to 0:14:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078w8c0#playt=5m56s)

JBBC MEMO 1118AA

yesterday morning (sunday 1st), 9.04-9.11am, 9.16-9.26am, and 9.49-10.01am, on bbc 1
the andrew marr show leads with …

Anti-semitism in Labour

including contributions from …
• journalist owen jones
• israeli ambassador mark regev
diane abbott
(if you missed it, available from 0:04:00 to 0:10:50 and from 0:16:19 to 0:26:00 and from 0:49:20 to 1:01:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b079yy65/the-andrew-marr-show-01052... and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b079yy65/the-andrew-marr-show-01052... and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b079yy65/the-andrew-marr-show-01052...)

JBBC MEMO 1118BB

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
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:38 to 0:41:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b079r4dp/the-big-questions-series-9...)

JBBC MEMO 1118CC

yesterday morning (sunday 1st), 11.05-11.20am, on bbc 1
sunday politics summarises the week's news on …

Anti-semitism in Labour

and includes new contributions from …
ben bradshaw mp
nick watt of the guardian
janet daley of the telegraph
janan ganesh of the financial times
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:50 to 0:19:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0788szw/sunday-politics-london-010...)

JBBC MEMO 1118DD

yesterday afternoon (sunday 1st), 1.05-1.13pm, on bbc radio 4
the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

"When politicians start talking about Hitler and Israel in the same breath, you know it's not going to turn out well. One Labour MP told us its headlines this week were the worst for the Party for 30 years."

including contributions from …
len mccluskey of unite
• deputy political editor john pienaar
michael foster, former mp
(if you missed it, available from 0:05:10 to 00:13:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078w8c6#playt=5m11s)


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JBBC MEMO 1136

last wednesday midday (4th may), 11.32-11.33am and 11.50-11.52am, on bbc parliament tv
international development questions includes …

Philip Hollobone (C):
Q. "Every year, the Palestinian Authority gives £84 million to convicted terrorists serving time in Israeli jails [Groans: "Oh for God's sake"] … Will the Secretary of State consider following Canada’s example and ensuring that our aid goes to specific projects in the Palestinian territories?:"
Ian Austin (Lab):
Q7. "What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department’s spending in the Palestinian territories in achieving its aims?"

with questions from …
Philip Hollobone (C), • Ian Austin (Lab), • Sir Alan Duncan (C),
and answers from …
• Justine Greening • Desmond Swayne
(if you missed it, available from 0:02:12 to 0:03:15 and from 0:19:45 to 0:21:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b079d3bf/house-of-commons-live-inte... and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b079d3bf/house-of-commons-live-inte..., with transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2016-05-04/debates/16050453000002/... and at https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2016-05-04/debates/16050453000002/...)

JBBC MEMO 1137

yesterday morning (sunday 8th), 7.11-7.16am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

"How much has the anti-Semitism row cost Labour votes in the recent elections? Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg discusses this with Edward Stourton and whether the party can rebuild their relationship with the Jewish community he represents."

(if you missed it, available from 0:01:00 to 0:06:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079m0cf#playt=74s)

MEMO 481 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_481_9_may_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1138

this evening (monday 9th), 8.41-8.50pm, on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

"When British journalist Jem Lester was told that his three-year-old son Noah was autistic the diagnosis was to affect every aspect of his family life.
He has recorded their life together in his debut novel, Shtum."

(see also http://www.thejc.com/arts/books/157686/review-shtum)
(if you missed it, available from 0:35:10 to 0:43:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03stqbw#playt=35m11s)

JBBC MEMO 1139

this morning (wednesday 11th), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi laura janner-klausner

"This evening, many British Jews are celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day …"

(if you missed it, available with transcript at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03tskk6)

JBBC MEMO 1140

yesterday morning (thursday 12th), 5.48-5.52am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

Mental Health: 'Have mental health issues become more prevalent in modern life or are we more aware?'

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03txtht)

JBBC MEMO 1141

yesterday morning (thursday 12th), 9.22-9.25am,, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi julia neuberger

Mental Health: 'Our duty now is to talk about problems, provide a cure when we can or care when we can’t.'

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ty0jj)

JBBC MEMO 1052A

this afternoon (friday 13th), 5.44-5.57pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) concludes with …

"Israel's national airline, El Al, asked an 81-year-old Holocaust survivor to change her seat after an ultra-Orthodox man refused to sit next to her."
"If you have experience in this area, you know our email address."

including interview with …
• passenger renee rabinowitz
(if you missed it, available from 0:44:40 to 0:56:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079m0vb#playt=44m)

JBBC MEMO 1142

last friday (13th may), 1.07-1.14pm, and 9.36-9.44pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) leads with …

"Top Hezbollah Commander Killed:
Mustafa Badreddine
killed in Syria;"

including interviews with …
hussein hajj hassan, hizbollah industry minister
• guardian journalist kareem shaheen
• bbc reporter quentin sommerville
samar al hajj
alex rowell of now news, lebanon
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:30 to 0:08:15 and from 0:30:10 to 0:38:10 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03t6nqp#playt=87s and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03t6nt5#playt=30m7s)

JBBC MEMO 1110C

last saturday morning (14th may), 7.32-7.40am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

"Students at Exeter University voted on Friday to stay in the National Union of Students after those at Newcastle (Thursday) and Lincoln (Monday) voted to leave this week.
The votes have come after many student unions claimed the NUS no longer represented their views. There have also been concerns of anti-Semitism over the new President elect, Malia Bouattia.
Speaking live are • Jack May, English student at the university of Cambridge and founder of ‘NUS: Let Cambridge Decide’ and • National Union of Students vice president Richard Brooks."

(if you missed it, available from 0:32:00 to 0:40:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07b2q12#playt=32m7s)

MEMO 482 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_482_16_may_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1143

last sunday afternoon (8th may), 5.40-5.55pm, on bbc radio 4
lord dubs (presented by mark coles) (in the profile series)

"Born in 1932, Alfred Dubs came to the UK as a 6 year old, from Czechoslovakia on the 'Kindertransport'.
He studied at the London School of Economics and had a career in marketing, before working as a local councillor. He was elected as an MP in 1979.
This spring he introduced an amendment, in the House of Lords, to the government's immigration bill. He called on David Cameron to allow 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children into the UK from Europe. This week, the Prime Minister agreed to allow some children to enter.
Friends and political opponents describe Lord Dubs as persuasive and determined. The programme speaks to friends, tennis partners and those who've been dragged up mountains by him."

including contributions from …
frank judd
diane hayter
john o'farrell of spitting image
barbara winton, daughter of sir nicholas winton
david hume, neighbour
• sir roger gale mp
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079lt8t)

JBBC MEMO 1143A

this afternoon (monday 16th), 3.30-4.00pm, on bbc news tv (simultaneously with bbc radio 4)
lord dubs (presented by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

"Lord Dubs, who came to Britain as one of the Kindertransport children."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3ct0c2m)

JBBC MEMO 1144

this afternoon (monday 16th), 1.14-1.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

"The British charity The Halo Trust is about to engage in one of its most ambitious projects, de-mining the site where it's believed Christ was baptised, The seven churches on the site, Orhthodoc and Catholic, have been inaccessible to the public since 1967, when Israel fought Jordan Syria and Egypt in the 6-Day War."

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter caroline wyatt
james cowan, chief executive of the halo trust
* michael heiman of the israel national mine action authority
• minnesota pilgime janine rick
• a brigadier of the palestinian mine action centre
• orthodox jerusalem patriarc theophilus III
(if you missed it, available from 0:08:00 to 0:13:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03tknwb#playt=8m10s)

JBBC MEMO 1145

yesterday morning (monday 16th), 5.48-5.52am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

Being Forgiven: 'Demonstrating forgiveness is just as important as saying sorry.'

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03v9nng)

JBBC MEMO 487A

this evening (tuesday 17th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
philip roth (2nd of 5 episodes of trip sheets, in the the essay series) (repeated from september 2014)

"Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York at its wildest during the 70s while he pursued an acting career.
In five essays, he looks back to a time when now-influential cultural figures moonlighted as cabbies, when New York City was as a place of violence, arson and near economic collapse - but also of artistic ferment. And he remembers the artistic celebrities he picked up in the back of his cab. After each cab journey he was obliged to fill in his "trip sheet".
In this edition, he recalls an encounter with the author Philip Roth."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jjnpt)

JBBC MEMO 1146

yesterday morning (tuesday 18th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

'Getting the right balance between individual expression and conformity can be tough.'

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03vhq9y)

JBBC MEMO 1147

this afternoon (wednesday 18th), 1.54-1.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) concludes with …

"After nearly 20 years and millions of dollars, Palestinian leaders today inaugurate a major museum."

including interview with …
omar al-qattan
(if you missed it, available from 0:48:00 to 0:53:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03trw0v#playt=48m10s)

JBBC MEMO 1148

yesterday evening (thursday 19th), 8.00-8.30pm, on bbc radio 4
anti-semitism on the left (presented by david aaronovitch) (in the the briefing room series)

"Labour activists, councillors, an MP and a former Mayor of London have all been suspended for comments which many regard as anti-Jewish. But why might a left of centre, progressive, pro-minority party have a problem with Anti-Semitism?"

with …
• professor david hirsh, founder of the 'engage' campaign against anti-semitism on the left
owen jones, journalist
kerry-anne mendoza, activist in the 'occupy' movement, editor of the canary and producer of the film what hope peace

(Kerry-Anne Mendoza 0:18:26) "The Comparison of Israel to Nazism or the atrocities of the Third Reich. What evidence is there for that? Well, what other state in the world do I know of in the present day has been behind the forced sterilisation of Jewish women? That would be Israel, It was applying Depo Pravera**, long-term contraceptive injections, to Ethiopian Jewish women. I think that's an anti-semitic act. I think it has horrific echoes of some of the atrocities, not all of them, some of the atrocities perpetrated by the Third Reich, and I think it's right to call that out. I would call that out in any state anywhere in the world where Jewish women or any other group of women were subject to forcible sterilisation to prevent some sort of racial dilution, which was the theory behind that process. Do I think it's helpful for people to go around willy-nilly attempting to bait Jewish people by calling them Nazis? Absolutely not. But do I think there is some evidential case for saying there are echoes here of some the worst behaviour that we have committed in Europe? Yes I do."

** Depo Pravera is a 3-month contraceptive
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bft8h)

JBBC MEMO 1149

this afternoon (friday 20th), 5.06-5.29pm, on bbc world service radio
world have your say (talk-in programme) leads with …

"Has Israel Lost its 'Moral Compass'?
We hear the conversation in Israel after Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon resigns. He said Israel has been taken over by 'dangerous and extreme elements'. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reported to be bringing hardliner Avigdor Lieberman into the coalition, possibly as defence minister."

including contributions from …
gil hoffman of the jerusalem post
michael from tel aviv
anat hoffman, executive director of the israel religious action centre
gregg roman, director of the middle east forum
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03tzbn4)


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Mon, 06/06/2016 - 09:14

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last saturday afternoon (21st may), 1.55-1.57pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

"We're very much aware of what happened in Gaza way back in 2014, but presumably the problem is not as acute any longer?"

including interview with …
pierre krahenbuhl, commissioner-general of unrwa
(if you missed it, available from 0:49:00 to 0:51:20 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03v2y0t#playt=48m58s)

MEMO 483 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_483_23_may_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1151

yesterday afternoon (monday 23rd), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
original sin (in the beyond belief series) (presented by ernie rea)

"For more than 1,500 years the Catholic Church has maintained that the sin of Adam in the Garden of Eden was passed on to every subsequent human being. This meant that every baby was born bad, with its inherent human nature corrupted and attracted to sin. This was not a marginal teaching; it has underpinned Christianity."
(0:19:57) "The Jews have a wonderful phrase: they say on the Day of Judgment, you will be judged and condemned for every legitimate pleasure you could have had and did not engage in … I find that not such a powerful affirmation of God's wonderful creation as the Jewish view"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07btlm7#playt=19m57s)

JBBC MEMO 1152

yesterday morning (tuesday 24th), 5.48-5.51am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

"The Power of Words: 'We miss something if we listen to words without appreciating what's hidden between them' ."

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03w4m7d)

JBBC MEMO 1153

this morning (wednesday 25th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
the israeli airlift of ethiopian jews (in the witness series) (presented by alex last)

"In May 1991, at the end of Ethiopia's civil war, 14,000 Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel in just 36 hours during "Operation Solomon".
An ancient Jewish community had lived in Ethiopia for centuries but amid war and famine, many tried to reach Israel. In 1984, Israel had rescued thousands of Ethiopian Jews from refugee camps in Sudan, Operation Solomon was meant to bring the remaining Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
We hear from • Daniel Nadawo, an Ethiopian Israeli, about his memories of the dramatic airlift."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03vgzq1)

JBBC MEMO 1154

this evening (wednesday 25th), 8.33-8.42pm, on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) includes …

"Liron Ben-Shlush is an Israeli actor who's made a film inspired by her own experiences of growing up with a sister who had severe learning disabilities. Liron spoke to the BBC's Judi Herman about writing and acting in the film Next to Her."

(if you miss it, available from 0:27:00 to 0:35:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03vgz11#playt=27m6s)

JBBC MEMO 1155

this afternoon (wednesday 25rd), 5.53-5.58pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) concludes with …

"How the Queen Mary saved the lives of two families of Jewish refugees."

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter duncan kennedy
• robert irving, grandson of captain robert irving
• historian will kane
see also videos at https://www.ushmm.org/online/film/display/detail.php?file_num=4526 (ludwig katzenstein), and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mvfm388fkw&noredirect=1 (robert tennenbaum)
(if you missed it, available from 0:53:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bt4r2#playt=53m19s)

JBBC MEMO 1156

last tuesday midday (24th may), 11.28-11.39am, on bbc parliament tv
foreign and commonwealth office questions includes questions from …
• Louise Ellman (Lab), • Craig Tracey (C) • Richard Burden (Lab) • John Cryer (Lab) • David Winnick
and answers from …
• Tobias Ellwood • Philip Hammond

Craig Tracey (C): "Last week, the Fatah party in Palestine described the terrorist who killed 26 people and wounded more than 80 in a shooting attack at a Israel’s main airport in 1972 as a “hero” and said it was“proud of every fighter who has joined our mighty revolution” against Israel."
"Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr Tobias Ellwood): "… It is important that President Abbas condemn statements such as that when they are made. … it should be condemned and removed, as my hon. Friend indicated."
Richard Burden (Lab):more than 90 Palestinian Bedouins, mostly children, have lost their homes in the village of Jabal al-Baba …"
Tobias Ellwood: "I fully concur with the spirit of what the hon. Gentleman has said … These people are reliant on farming and so need space, so there is the internal issue of making sure that they are given the same amount of space if there is a requirement for them to be moved."
Tobias Ellwood: "The recent activities of Hamas in Gaza, including attempts to rearm and rebuild tunnel infrastructure, undermine efforts to improve the situation in Gaza and harm prospects for the middle east peace process. Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza must permanently end rocket fire and other attacks against Israel. …
until Hamas changes its constitution, in which it clearly does not recognise the state of Israel, it will be impossible for us to move forward.
"
David Winnick(Lab): "Is it not a matter of grave concern that the new Israeli Defence Minister is extremely right-wing and ultra-nationalist? …"
The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Philip Hammond): "It is a matter of grave concern. The polarisation of views in Israel/Palestine makes it less likely that we shall be able to achieve the two-state solution that the House and most of the world so ardently crave, and harder for us to do so."

(if you missed it, available from 0:28:30 to 0:31:30 and from 0:37:30 to 0:39:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07f6nlh/house-of-commons-live-fore... and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07f6nlh/house-of-commons-live-fore... with transcripts at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-05-24/debates/16052423000016/... and at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-05-24/debates/16052423000020/... and at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-05-24/debates/16052423000023/...)

JBBC MEMO 1157

this morning (friday 27th), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi lord jonathan sacks

"So thankyou to this new technology for reminding us of something very ancient: indeed – that prayer meditation and ritual are fitness-trackers for the soul."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wfjkm#play)


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Mon, 06/13/2016 - 09:01

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JBBC MEMO 1158

last saturday morning (29th may), 11.19-11.25am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

500 years of the Venice ghetto

including contributions from …
• bbc journalist simon worral
• chief rabbi of venice shalom bahbout
(if you missed it, available from 0:17:00 to 0:23:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bt4zx#playt=17m10s)

JBBC MEMO 1159

It's exactly 16 years, so naturally the the bbc has to commemorate it …

last saturday morning (29th may), 11.25-11.30am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) concludes with …

"16 years ago this week, my friend and colleague Abed Takkoush was killed by the Israeli army."

(if you missed it, available from 0:23:00 to 0:28:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bt4zx#playt=22m54s)

JBBC MEMO 1160

yesterday morning (sunday 29th), 7.29-7.35am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

"Christian and Muslim forces are engaged in a bloody conflict in Africa whilst radical Buddhists in Myanmar attack the Islamic minority.
Rabbi David Saperstein is the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. He discusses with Edward the future of religious freedom."

(if you missed it, available from 0:19:00 to 0:25:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07cmjkx#playt=19m12s)

MEMO 484 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_484_30_may_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1161

every afternoon this week (monday 30th to friday 3rd), 12.00-1.00pm (repeated 6.00-7.00pm), on bbc radio 3
a natural performer: george gershwin (1898-1937) (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series)
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07cyk0l)

JBBC MEMO 1162

yesterday morning (monday 30th), 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

"My Parents: The safe parenting that I found annoying as a teen was a necessary underpinning for life."

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wt7x2)

JBBC MEMO 1163

this morning (thursday 2nd), 11.16-11.22am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

"Nature's taking over some of the Jewish cemeteries in Warsaw - we meet a group of volunteers trying to make some amends for the amnesia and oblivion about Jewish life in Poland before the war."

including contribution from …
• bbc reporter alex duval smith
(if you missed it, available from 0:14:15 to 0:19:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07cyfkn#playt=14m8s)

JBBC MEMO 210B

this evening (friday 3rd), 9.45-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from january 2014 and november 2015)
across the board with natan sharansky

"Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess.
In this episode he plays the former Soviet dissident and Israeli politician Natan Sharansky."

(already available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03mj945)

JBBC MEMO 1164

last friday afternoon (3rd june), 1.36-1.39pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall)

"Jeremy Bowen reports from Paris, where efforts to revive the Middle East peace process have got under way. Why aren't the Israelis coming?"

(if you missed it, available from 0:30:07 to 0:33:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wd0cx#playt=30m7s)

JBBC MEMO 1165

last saturday morning (4th june), 11.37-11.43am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

"Time is running out for the German authorities to prosecute those who committed mass murder in Hitler's time - our correspondent Jenny Hill meets Jens Rommel, a man trying to hunt them down before it's too late."

(if you missed it, available from 0:16:40 to 0:23:00 at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07cmk26#playt=16m40s)

JBBC MEMO 1166

yesterday morning (sunday 5th), 5.07--5.11am, on bbc world service radio
the world this week (presented by peter hunt) leads with …

"France Tries Middle East Peace Plan:
The French government launches a Middle East peace initiative -- bonne chance, say the doubters."

(if you missed it, available from 0:00:40 to 0:04:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wj4wr#playt=41s)

JBBC MEMO 1167

yesterday morning (sunday 5th), 7.29-7.36am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

"Ed Stourton talks to John Calvin, grandson of the co-founder of Hamas, whose conversion to Christianity meant he had to flee the Middle East."

(if you missed it, available from 0"19

to 0:26:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07djtrs#playt=19m29s)

JBBC MEMO 1168

yesterday morning (sunday 5th), 7.43-7.54am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

"Three leading scientists, • Professor Tom McLeish, * Professor Mohamed El-Gomati and • Professor Robert Winston, from three different faith traditions join Ed Stourton to discuss the science and religion 'question' in 2016, ahead of the debate at the Cheltenham Science Festival next week."

(if you missed it, available from 0:32:50 to 0:43:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07djtrs#playt=32m50s)

MEMO 485 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_485_6_june_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1169

yesterday morning (monday 6th), 5.48-5.52am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

Fasting: 'Instead of making me feel like an angel, fasting reminds me how very human I am.'

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03xg8th)

JBBC MEMO 1170

yesterday evening (wednesday 8th), 9.20-9.22pm and 9.56-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

"Shootings in Tel Aviv"

including contributions from …
ben hartman of the jerusalem post
• police spokesman micky rosenfeld
(if you missed it, available from 0:14:00 to 0:18:30 and from 0:50:50 to 0:53:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wwcx1#playt=14m11s and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wwcx1#playt=50m50s)

JBBC MEMO 1171

this morning (thursday 9th), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, for shavuot, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis
(if you missed it, available, with transcript, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03xs1c7)

JBBC MEMO 1172

disaster relief surgeon david nott tells of how the israelis did not bomb al-shifa hospital, while managing to make the israelis sound at fault

last sunday morning (5th june), 11.15am-12.00, on bbc radio 4 (repeated friday morning, 9.00-9.45am)
desert island discs with disaster relief surgeon david nott (presented by kirsty young)
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07djzyq#playt=23m9s)

happygoldfish

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:26

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JBBC MEMO 1173

last saturday morning (11th june), 9.06-9.20am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) leads with …

"Israel's attack on an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03x78gr#playt=20s)

JBBC MEMO 1174

six mornings this week (saturday 11th and monday 13th to friday 17th), 5.43-5.45am, on bbc radio 4
prayer for the day by rabbi jonathan wittenberg

1. "Many happy returns to Her Majesty the Queen on Monday …"
2. "I prefer revelation when it comes in small doses …"
3. "God, as we garden your world, may your world garden us."
4. "God, may the memory of violence and destruction teach us to honour all life."
5. "God, implant the words ‘Thou shalt not kill' in all our hearts so that we obey them in all our deeds."
6. ""

(if you miss them, available with transcripts at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07dp2jb)

For SCoJeC
June 14, 2016
MEMO 486 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_486_14_june_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1175

yesterday afternoon (monday 13th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
freedom of expression (in the beyond belief series) (presented by ernie rea)

"Ernie Rea explores the relationship between religion and freedom of expression with • Ed Condon, a canon lawyer and a writer for the Catholic Herald; • Barry Kleinberg, a lecturer at the London School of Jewish Studies and an Orthodox Jew; and • Khola Hassan, an Islamic scholar who sits on the Islamic Sharia Council for London."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07ffj3h)

JBBC MEMO 1039A

this evening (tuesday 14th), 7.30-8.00pm, on E4 tv (repeated from february 2016)
the goldbergs: a christmas story (10th episode of 24 in the 3rd series) (just about the only episode with any jrwish content!)

"Beverly begins to worry that the family's holiday traditions have grown stale, so she launches a new celebration called 'Super Hanukkah'."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-goldbergs/on-demand/61975-010)

JBBC MEMO 1176

this afternoon (wednesday 15th), 1.20-1.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

"Our reporter Andrew Hosken visited the Golan Heights, a territory seized by Israel during the Six-Day War, that now borders areas controlled by IS."

(if you missed it, available from 0:14:00 to 0:18:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03xmnms#playt=14m7s)

JBBC MEMO 1177

last tuesday morning (14th june), 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

'Revelation is everywhere and each of us has a small piece of it.'

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ybqmv)

JBBC MEMO 1178

last tuesday morning (14th june), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi laura janner-klausner

"It's also our duty as humanity to confront evil and not to be silent in the face of hatred; that we mustn’t stand idly by when our neighbour’s blood is shed and that we have to respect all human beings and the inherent value of all human life; we are all created in God’s image.… It's crucial that LGBT people, whether they call themselves “she”, “he” or “they”, can live in security and, of course, with pride."

(if you missed it, available with transcript at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03y9pd6)

JBBC MEMO 1179

last tuesday morning (14th june), 9.21-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi julia neuberger

'The willingness of people of all faiths to pray in one building was heart-warming'

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ybqmn)

JBBC MEMO 1180

this morning (thursday 16th), 11.18-11.29am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) concludes with …

"Kevin Connolly is off to a new BBC posting. He points out that within half an hour's walk of his present home in Jerusalem, some of the defining dramas of the ancient world played themselves out. He also talks of the pleasures and pitfalls of Middle East reporting today."

(if you missed it, available from 0:16:30 to 0:27:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07fl5bp#playt=16m27s)

JBBC MEMO 1026A, 1047A

last friday afternoon (17th june), 2.17-2.19pm, 2.51-2.56pm, and 9.20-9.29pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

"A court in Germany has just found Reinhold Hanning, a former Nazi guard, guilty of being accessory to the deaths of 170,000 people at Auschwitz."

including contributions from …
• survivor hedy bohm (b. 1928, oradea, romania)
• bbc reporter jenny hill
• survivor william glied (b. 1930, subotica, yugoslavia)
• survivor joshua kaufman (b.1928, debrecen, hungary)
• daughter rachel kaufmanfor transcripts of evidence (hedy bohm, max eisen, irene weiss, bill glied), see https://auschwitz-trial.org/category/trial-testimonies/
(see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36560416)
(if you missed it, available from 0:10:45 to 0:13:00 and from 0:45:00 to 0:49:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03xvhbw#playt=10m45s and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03xvhbw#playt=45m3s and from 0:14:00 to 0:23:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03xvh9l#playt=14m7s)

JBBC MEMO 1181

last tuesday afternoon (14th june), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 11.00pm, friday)
a good read (presented by harriett gilbert, with guests stella duffy and robert rinder) includes …

"Stella Duffy shares her thoughts about facing mortality with Staring at The Sun: Overcoming the Dread of Death by Irvin D. Yalom."

(if you missed it, available from 0:10:00 to 0:19:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07ffxt5#playt=10m3s)

For SCoJeC
June 20, 2016
MEMO 487 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_487_20_june_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1182

yesterday afternoon (monday 20th), 5.40-5.55pm, on bbc radio 4
jon lansman (in the at lunch with … series) (part of the pm programme) (presented by becky milligan

"I think there is a problem with anti-semitism in society, and the Labour Party is not immune from it. …
John Mann unfortunately is one of that small band of MPs who since Jeremy was elected, in fact even before he was elected, has been doing its best to undermine him publicly."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03yxqt8)

JBBC MEMO 1183

this morning (tuesday 21st), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi laura janner-klausner

"Caleb Joshua and Major Peake model how we can reassess our reactions so that we can experience the blackest black as tranquility instead of turbulence."

(if you missed it, available with transcript at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03z1cgw)

JBBC MEMO 12C

this evening (thursday 23rd), 10.30pm-12.35, on bbc 2
defiance (2008), starring daniel craig (see http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt1034303/):

Four Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.

(not available on iplayer)

JBBC MEMO 1184

yesterday afternoon (thursday 23rd), 8.51-8.55pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

"Kcvin Connolly reports on the Dead Sea."

(if you missed it, available from 0:45:10 to 0:49:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ygznq#playt=45m10s)


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JBBC MEMO 1185

last thursday (20th june), on bbc world service radio
newsday includes …

"The world's tallest solar power tower is being built in the desert in southern Israel. The Ashalim Tower will be 240 metres high and it's hoped that it will meet the country's renewable energy needs.
Newsday's Alan Kasujja spoke to Eran Gartner, the head of Megalim Solar Power Limited."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ywwvl)

JBBC MEMO 1186

yesterday morning (sunday 26th), 7.15-7.19am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

"Winner of Israel's 2014 Masterchef Arab Israeli Dr Nof Atamna-Ismaeel talks about how she's bringing Arab and Israelis together through food."

(if you missed it, available from 0:05:15 to 0:09:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07h2v80#playt=5m15s)

JBBC MEMO 1187

yesterday morning (sunday 26th), 8.41-8.58am, on bbc world service radio
outlook weekend (presented by matthew bannister) concludes with …

"Gilad Millo has become a pop sensation in Kenya, singing in both English and Swahili. But a lot of his fans have been surprised to discover that he is actually an Israeli ex-diplomat in his mid-40s.
When our reporter Andrea Kidd went to meet him in Nairobi, Gilad told her how he discovered that his first song Unajua had gone to number one."

(if you missed it, available from 0:19:00 o 0:26:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ysc28#playt=18m54s)

For SCoJeC
June 27, 2016
MEMO 488 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2016/memo_488_27_june_2016.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 1188

tomorrow evening (tuesday 28th), 8.00-8.40pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.00pm, sunday)
one day in entebbe (presented by jonathan freedland)

"40 years ago, the world gasped as it witnessed one of the most outlandish rescue missions ever undertaken. Israeli commandos flew 2,500 miles to free more than a hundred hostages, passengers whose plane had been hijacked and diverted to Entebbe. In the dead of night, they were plucked out from under the nose of Uganda's larger-than-life dictator, Idi Amin.
The operation would become a template for special forces operations, taught at military colleges around the globe. It would change the calculus in the Middle East, altering the way Israel was seen and the way it saw itself.
And it would set one young man on the path to eventual power. Through exclusive and intensely personal interviews with those involved, including Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and two of his predecessors - Ehud Barak and Shimon Peres - as well as former hostages, ex-commandos and the one-time Palestinian hijacker Leila Khaled, writer and broadcaster Jonathan Freedland tells the remarkable story of that day in July 1976.
He hears Netanyahu confess that he would not be prime minister today had it not been for Entebbe where his brother led the commando unit and was killed in action - proof that the impact of that one day in Entebbe lives on."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07hg4vg)

JBBC MEMO 1189

this afternoon (monday 27th), 2.51-2.55pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

"Israel and Turkey to normalise relations"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
benjamin netanyahu
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:49:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03yvzrt#playt=45m8s)

JBBC MEMO 1190

this morning (tuesday 28th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

'We need to preserve a healthy balance between feeling discouraged and feeling powerful.'

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03zs2k9)

JBBC MEMO 663A

tomorrow afternoon (wednesday 28th), 6.00-6.30pm, on channel 4 tv
simpsons' bible stories (episode 18 of season 10)

"During an especially boring sermon by Rev Lovejoy, Marge fantasises about Homer and herself as Adam and Eve, while Homer sees himself as wise King Solomon, Lisa sees herself in ancient Egypt. and Bart sees himself as King David, fighting Goliath"

(not available on 4oD)
(see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpsons_Bible_Stories)

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