MEMO 354


By SCoJeC
June 3, 2013
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MEMO 354 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_354_3_june_2013.pdf

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happygoldfish

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 17:57

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tomorrow evening (saturday), 7.15-8.00pm, on bbc radio 4:
Chagall at Tate Liverpool (half of Saturday Review)

"The Marc Chagall exhibition continues at Tate Liverpool until 6 October 2013."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b026ymcj)
(a five-part biography of chagall, read by derek jacobi, was broadcast on bbc radio 4extra in aug'10, aug'11, and jun'12, so presumably will be broadcast again in the next couple of months)


happygoldfish

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:49

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(continued from MEMO 356)

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tomorrow morning (thursday 29th), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (shortened repeat tomorrow evening, 9.00-9.30pm)
the talmud (in the in our time series)

"Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history and contents of the Talmud, one of the most important texts of Judaism.
The Talmud was probably written down over a period of several hundred years, beginning in the 2nd century.
It contains the authoritative text of the traditional Jewish oral law, and also an account of early Rabbinic discussion of, and commentary on, these laws.
In later centuries scholars wrote important commentaries on these texts, which remain central to most strands of modern Judaism.
With: Philip Alexander Emeritus Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester. Rabbi Norman Solomon former lecturer at the Oxford Centre for Jewish and Hebrew Studies, and Laliv Clenman Lecturer in Rabbinic Literature at Leo Baeck College and a Visiting Lecturer at KCL."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b044j7pd)

For SCoJeC
June 2, 2014
MEMO 397 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/2014/memo_397_2_june_2014.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 325

this morning (monday 2nd), 7.50-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day (in the today programme):
chief rabbi ephraim mirvis on shavuot
(if you missed it, available from 2:50:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0457rmj)
(will soon be available, with transcript, at http://www.chiefrabbi.org/2014/06/)
(previous thoughts for the day, with transcripts, still available at http://www.chiefrabbi.org/2014/05/ http://www.chiefrabbi.org/2014/01/ and http://www.chiefrabbi.org/2013/11/)
(also pause for thought for chancucah 2013 on the chris evans breakfast show still available at http://www.chiefrabbi.org/pause-for-thought-nov13/)

JBBC MEMO 326

every morning this week (monday 2nd to friday 6th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 12.30am each following morning) *
a broken hallelujah: leonard cohen's secret chord read by julian barrett, with leonard cohen quotes read by colin stinton (in the book of the week series)

"As Leonard Cohen turns 80, a new biography by Liel Leibovitz explores the life, work and passion of the poet-turned-musician. What makes Cohen such an enduring international figure in the cultural imagination?
Granted extraordinary access to Cohen's personal papers, Leibovitz evokes a complicated, sometimes contradictory figure. Born into a Canadian religious Jewish family, for years a reclusive lyricist on the Greek island of Hydra, known for his bold political commentary, his devotion to Buddhist thought and his later despair over contemporary Zionism, Cohen hardly follows the rules of a conventional rock star.
An intimate look at a man who, despite battles with depression and years spent in hermit-like isolation, is still touring and now seems to be reaching a new peak of popularity."
"2. despite success as a poet, Cohen feels the need to escape to the Greek island of Hydra."
"3. Having altered the course of his life with the decision to start writing music, Cohen faces a creative struggle with those around him in the recording studio. Will the release of Bird on the Wire change his fortunes?"
"4. Disasters threaten Cohen's first European tour, but in Buddhism he finds the spiritual solace which enables him to write the groundbreaking Hallelujah."
"5. Cohen begins the 1990s as a hugely successful songwriter, poet and performer. Yet spiritual crises still plague him, and he retreats to the San Gabriel Mountains to spend time with his guru. By 2006, he's forced to start touring again when evidence emerges that a long-time employee and friend may have stolen millions of dollars from him."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0458063)

* thankyou, lesley brookman, for the correction

JBBC MEMO 327

every morning this week (monday 2nd to friday 6th), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated 6.30pm)
mieczyslaw weinberg (1919-1996) "the greatest composer you've probably never heard of" (in the composer of the week series)

"Over the past seven decades, Composer of the Week has delved into just about every major composer in classical music, and plenty of less well-known ones too. As the programme reached its 70th birthday last year, Donald Macleod challenged listeners to come up with the name of a deserving composer who had never previously been featured.
Suggestions flooded in, over four-and-a-half-thousand of them, and of these, more than 20 made the case for an obscure Soviet composer of Polish-Jewish origin, Mieczyslaw Weinberg.
Weinberg's music is well represented on CD, and as Donald heard more and more of it, his astonishment that he hadn't come across it before grew commensurately. So all this week, Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, in the company of writer, broadcaster and champion of unjustly neglected composers, Martin Anderson.
1. With the Nazis on the horizon, Weinberg flees for his life - first from Warsaw to Minsk, then from Minsk to the central-Asian city of Tashkent, where he composed his First Symphony.
The score came to the attention of Dmitri Shostakovich, who was so impressed that he arranged for Weinberg to move to Moscow; he would live out the rest of his life there, with Shostakovich a lifelong friend and supporter.
That fateful symphony was to be the first of more than 20. Weinberg also wrote 17 string quartets; we'll hear from the second of them, composed in Minsk but bearing no obvious traces of the traumatic experiences its composer had recently lived through.
In Tashkent he also composed a poignant set of Children's Songs, which he followed up a year later with the first of his Children's Notebook collections, written for his own instrument, the piano.
The highlight of the programme is a recording of Weinberg's Piano Quintet with the composer himself at the keyboard, joined by the Borodin Quartet in its legendary original lineup."
"2. Weinberg settles in to his new life in Moscow.
He had escaped the Nazis - twice - but now he had another threat to contend with: Joseph Stalin, whose grip on the Arts was becoming tighter with every new decree. Stalin regarded writers - and, increasingly, other artists - as 'engineers of the human soul', and he was determined to engineer their output.
In 1946, the composer Khachaturian complained that Weinberg "turns to the national melos so extremely rarely" - a hint that his music was insufficiently tuneful and patriotic. Perhaps it was with this criticism in mind that Weinberg wrote his Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, a work the authorities heartily approved of; strangely, its essentially Jewish character seems to have escaped their attention.
Jews were officially tolerated by the regime but increasingly singled out for opprobrium - and worse; Weinberg's father-in-law Solomon Mikhoels, artistic director of the Moscow State Jewish Theatre, had been under surveillance for years when he eventually met his end in what was officially billed as a 'car crash'.
Weinberg must have sensed that his Cello Concerto, written in the year of Mikhoels's demise, would not find official favour; he withheld it till after the death of Stalin, when it was premièred by Mstislav"
"3. A late-night knock at the door heralds an unwelcome visit from the KGB - the pretext, an allegation that Weinberg was part of a conspiracy to establish a Jewish republic in the Crimea.
He was incarcerated "in a solitary cell, where I could only sit, not lie down".
But for the death of Stalin a month later, our story might well end here; Weinberg could easily have gone the way of his father-in-law Solomon Mikhoels, whose state-sponsored murder five years earlier had been officially passed off as a car crash.
In the event, after a further six weeks in jail Weinberg was released, doubtless in no small part due to the intervention of Shostakovich, who had put his own neck on the line to vouch for his friend.
Weinberg's imprisonment seems to have put a considerable dent in his productivity. It took him several years to return to both the symphony and the string quartet, but when he did, the results were remarkable."
"4. Music from Weinberg's most productive period, the 1960s.
He termed them his 'starry years', although in that light he may well have viewed 1966 as something of an aberration. This was the year of his first and, as it would be, only return to Poland after his escape from the country almost three decades earlier.
Now he was a respected member of a Soviet cultural delegation, but by all accounts it was a dismal trip for him; his music was seen as old-fashioned, and the limelight was occupied by the Polish avant-garde, who paid little attention to him. He must have had his suspicions for years, but it was around this time that he learnt definitively of the fate of his family.
When he had fled from Warsaw in 1939, his parents and younger sister had stayed behind; now he discovered that they had died in the Treblinka extermination camp.
This terrible knowledge must have fed into the choice of subject for his first opera, The Passenger, about a woman who survives Auschwitz then, years later, encounters her former gaoler on a cruise-ship.
Weinberg never saw this extraordinarily powerful and disturbing work performed; it wasn't premièred till 2010, 14 years after his death."
"5. Donald presents a brief sampling from the music of the composer's last two decades: a pair of concertos, for clarinet and flute; the 12th Symphony, written in memory of his friend and mentor Shostakovich, who died in August 1975; his final violin sonata; and an extraordinary trio for flute, viola and harp, of which Donald remarks, "I don't think I've ever heard the kinds of sonorities that Weinberg extracts from these three instruments"."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b045by5n)

JBBC MEMO 139A

every night this week (monday to friday, 2nd to 6th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3:
portraits of capa (5 episodes, in "the essay") (repeated from september 2013)

"In his centenary year, five people select their favourite picture by Robert Capa, the father of photojournalism, and reflect on his life and work.
In the first essay, war correspondent Janine di Giovanni discusses the photograph of him which made Robert Capa famous, and the women who loved him throughout his career - from the actress Ingrid Bergman to fellow photojournalist Gerda Taro."
"In the second essay, photographer John D McHugh reflects on the role of empathy and friendship in Robert Capa's work. He talks about an image of two injured soldiers from the Spanish Civil War."
"In the third essay, Hilary Roberts of the Imperial War Museum recalls the famous D-Day portrait of a soldier floating through the waves as he lands on Omaha beach."
"In the fourth essay, Colonel Tim Collins examines Robert Capa's "The Last One To Die" and reflects on the portrayal of death in photography."
"In the final essay, John Morris, picture editor of Life Magazine during World War Two, on why an image of a gypsy musician reminds him of his old friend, Robert Capa."

for biography, see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Capa
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039pnzw)

JBBC MEMO 329

sunday evening (8th june), 10.05pm-12.30, on channel 4 tv
the debt (2011 american re-make of the original 2007 israeli film ha-hov), with helen mirren and sam worthington

"Thriller about a 1965 Mossad mission to capture a Nazi war criminal, and its lingering effects on those involved some 30 years later. "

see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Debt_%282011_film%29

JBBC MEMO 330

yesterday morning (sunday 8th), 7.10-7.18am, on bbc radio 4
sunday includes …

"Presidents Shimon Peres and Mahmud Abbas will pray for peace with Pope Francis in the Vatican Gardens on Sunday.
Alan Johnston assesses its significance.
Cardinal Archbishop Vincent Nichols talks about his own prayer meeting with Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub and Head of the Palestinian Mission Manuel Hassassian, in London on Friday."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b045xxtg)


happygoldfish

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 09:53

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JBBC MEMO 331

every morning this week (monday 9th to friday 13th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (5 episodes, each repeated early the following morning at 12.30am)
curious: true stories and loose connections by rebecca front (in the book of the week series)

"Rebecca Front reads from her new book, a collection of anecdotes and yarns exploring all that is remarkable about everyday life.
"Being curious was my starting point, in both the active sense - being interested in people and things; and the passive - being, as we all are, a bit odd"."
1. "Shortly before my brother's barmitzvah, a stranger took over our home …."
2. "An eleven-year-old Rebecca decides she has to leave school and embarks on an intricate campaign."
3. "The thrill of moving into student digs is short-lived but then there's a late night knock at the door."
4. "A celebration of idiosyncrasy where there's nothing odd about taking a pet rabbit for a walk on a lead."
5. "A tantalising glimpse into the strange world of celebrity, where normal rules no longer apply."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b045y41l)

JBBC MEMO 332

every evening this week (monday 9th to friday 13th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
life in fragments: stories from the cairo genizah (5 episodes, in "the essay" series) (repeated from may 2013)

"The Cairo Genizah is a treasure trove of manuscripts from the Ben Ezra synagogue in Old Cairo that portrays over 800 years of community life.
Rediscovered in the 19th century, this vast communal paper-bin contained hundreds upon thousands of scraps of rag-paper and parchment.
It's an unedited archive of prayers, letters, poems, magical spells, alchemical recipes, children's exercise books, divorce deeds and pre-nuptial agreements that paints a lively and intimate picture of daily medieval life in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean."
"1. The Discovery: Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner of the Genizah Research Unit tells the story of the discovery of the Genizah inside the ancient and crumbling synagogue of Al-Fustat, a suburb of modern day Cairo.
Featuring a legendary curse, a pair of intrepid Scottish twins, an eccentric scholar and one very generous rabbi."
"2. Letters: Ben Outhwaite, Head of the Genizah Research Unit, shows how private letters between medieval merchants reveal an international trading network that united Jews, Muslims and Christians across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East."
"3. Women: Melonie Schmierer-Lee of the Genizah Research Unit reveals the fortunes of women in medieval Cairo by looking at marriage and divorce deeds, as well as some incredibly detailed pre-nuptial agreements."
"4. Three Lives: Daniel Davies of the Genizah Research Unit sheds light on three very different lives by reading the private documents of the legendary philosopher Maimonides, community leader Solomon ben Judah and Indian Ocean trader Abraham ben Yiju, They are all from the Genizah papers."
"5. Alchemy and Magic: Gabriele Ferrario of the Genizah Research Unit reveals the most secretive side of the Genizah collection: the manuscripts relating to alchemy and magic."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01slm5m)

For SCoJeC
June 9, 2014
MEMO 398 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/2014/memo_398_9_june_2014.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 333

this morning (friday 13th), 7.45-7.48am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day by "our football correspondent" jonathan sacks

"… If the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbi between them can't bring about a win for Arsenal, does this not finally prove that God does not exist? My reply was simple, I said that, to the contrary, it proves that God exists, it's just that He supports Manchester United
"… our shared humanity matters more than our religious differences."

(if you missed it, available from 1:45:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0460wj3 and soon permanently available, with transcript, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szxv6/clips)
rabbi sacks's two previous thoughts for the day are permanently available, with transcripts, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01wpl4f (2/4/2014, on love) …

"… And it’s what the rabbis meant when they said 2000 years ago that when a human makes many coins in the same mint, they all come out the same. God makes us all in the same image, His image, but we all come out different."

and at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01tn8w3 (11/3/2014, on joy) …

"… I think we miss something essential when we take Darwinian selection to be more than a law about biology, and turn it into a metaphor for life itself, as if all that matters is conflict and the struggle to survive, so that love and beauty and even birdsong are robbed of their innocence and reduced to genetic instincts and drives. …"

JBBC MEMO 334

sunday morning (15th june), 11.15am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
desert islands discs: raja shehadeh

"Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the Palestinian author and human rights activist, Raja Shehadeh.
Born in Ramallah in the West Bank, his life and writing has been dominated by displacement, struggle and a search for justice.
His father was murdered in 1985 and aside from chronicling the unhappy history of his family and his homeland, he's also co-founded the Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq - which monitors and documents violations by all sides in the Middle East conflict, publishing reports and detailed legal analysis on its findings.
Amid the heavy weight of his work he somehow finds time to nurture a glorious garden growing grapevines and pomegranates.
He says of his work, "When you write your thoughts and feelings and emotions ... then you can move on to new ones. Otherwise, they will keep rotating in your mind and you will go in circles"."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046j44b)

JBBC MEMO 335

sunday afternoon (15th june), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3
private passions: eva schloss

"Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss shares her extraordinary life story with Michael Berkeley, and reveals the music that has brought her comfort, that conjures memories, and that brings her joy.
Eva Schloss was born into a happy middle-class Jewish family in Vienna in 1929, but her childhood came to an abrupt end when she was nine and had to flee with her parents and older brother to escape the Nazis.
Before going into hiding in Amsterdam Eva's family befriended Anne Frank's family, and after the war, the Frank legacy was to play a large part in her life - Eva's mother married Otto Frank and Eva and her mother worked tirelessly to promote Anne Frank's legacy through her diary.
Like the Franks, Eva's family was betrayed, and she and her mother were captured by the Gestapo on her 15th birthday and transported to the Birkenau concentration camp. They were two of only a few prisoners still alive when the camp was liberated in January 1945. Her beloved brother and father did not survive the neighbouring camp of Auschwitz.
Somehow Eva learned to live alongside the memories of those terrible years and after the war rebuilt her life in England. Now in her 80s she tours the world spreading her message of reconciliation and hope, and in 2012 she received an MBE for her work with the Anne Frank Trust and other Holocaust charities.
Eva's choices of music include Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Strauss, who take her back to her happy Viennese childhood, as well as music by Mahler through which she recalls the pain of her teenage years."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046cqd7)

JBBC MEMO 336

yesterday afternoon (sunday 15th), 1.15-1.29pm, on bbc radio 4
What are the prospects for a peaceful settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians? (in the world this weekend programme)

"Edward Stourton reports from the Middle East on the future of the two-state solution."

includes interviews with ari shaviv and danny dayan at the annual herzliya conference, mk ayelet shaked (who wants to annex area C) at the knesset, singer karni eldad at tekoa settlement, leo amihai (of peace now) at al-walaja (dominated by the gilo and har gilo settlements, for map see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Walaja_Barrier_2011.jpg, see also here), and hanan ashrawi and raja shehadeh at ramallah
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0210vt9)


happygoldfish

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 09:26

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JBBC MEMO 337

this morning (monday 16th), 8.36-8.45am, on bbc radio 4
today includes a report on the three kidnapped israeli teenagers, ending with interviews with dr mustafa barghouti criticising settlements, and israel's holding of hundreds of palestinian prisoners
and with ambassador daniel taub (who had refused to debate with barghouti) speaking of over 64 recent attempts to kidnap israelis, the majority orchestrated by hamas, over 200 missiles fired from gaza into israel this year, and over 170,000 missiles pointing at israel from territories israel has moved out of (south lebanon and gaza)
(if you missed it, available from 2:36:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046j8z3)
For SCoJeC
June 16, 2014
MEMO 399 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/2014/memo_399_16_june_2014.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 46B

tonight (tuesday 16th), 11.25-11.45pm, on bbc 3 tv (freeview channel 7) (repeated 11.25pm this saturday)
Family Guy (episode 2, season 8)

"Family Goy: Lois visits the doctor for a test and discovers from her medical history that she is Jewish. This pleases Peter until the ghost of his father visits." 

(not available on iplayer)

JBBC MEMO 333A

this morning (friday 20th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day by jonathan sacks on people of the same religion killing each other

"… When conflicts within a faith cost lives within that faith, religion must cease to be the pursuit of power, and become again what it was meant to be: God's call to compassion for the powerless."

(if you missed it, available from 1:47:20 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046p072 and soon permanently available, with transcript, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p021b53j)

JBBC MEMO 338

friday night (so when else should it be? ), 10.00-10.35pm, on channel 4 tv (1st of 6 episodes of the new, 3rd, series)
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 339

yesterday morning (sunday 22nd), 7.15-7.35am, on bbc radio 4
sunday includes …

"In Berlin, a project to have a mosque, a synagogue and a church under the same roof is under way. It was organised by a Protestant pastor who says it's unique - in no other place do the three faiths share premises. Steve Evans reports."
"We assess the life and legacy of Rabbi Nachman Sudak who died last week . A leader in the Lubavitch community, Rabbi Shmuel Lew, tells Edward Stourton why he was so influential."
"Today the Fes festival in Morocco has become not only very popular but a beacon of religious tolerance and religious pluralism in the middle of the Muslim world. John Laurenson talks to Israeli-born singer Mor Karbasi, who sings a Ladino song about a Jewish martyr."

(see also http://www.fesfestival.com/artists-speakers/artists/mor-karbasi/?lang=en)
(if you missed it, available from 05:40 to 15:00 and 17:45 to 19:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0474xkq)

For SCoJeC
June 23, 2014
MEMO 400 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/2014/memo_400_23_june_2014.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 340

this evening (friday 27th), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc 3 tv (freeview channel 7)
haim and lily allen at glastonbury, including an interview with haim at 0:11:20

"… LA sisters Haim returning to Pilton to rock the Other Stage following their debut last year …"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0482rrj)

JBBC MEMO 341

this evening (friday 27th), 8.00-9.00pm, on channel 5 tv
the hunt for hitler's millions

"Brand new historical documentary revealing how British intelligence officers found Hitler's Will and the subsequent quest to uncover the extent of the Fuhrer's wealth and find his money.
For the first time on television, Hermann Rothman recounts his part in the story: a German Jew now in his 90s, Rothman fled Hitler’s tyranny just before the war started and was assigned to the British Counter Intelligence Corps for the duration."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.channel5.com/shows/the-hunt-for-hitlers-missing-millions)

JBBC MEMO 338A

tonight (friday 27th), 10.00-10.35pm, on channel 4 tv (2nd of 6 episodes of the new, 3rd, series)
friday night dinner: the fox with tamsin greig, paul ritter simon bird, tom rosenthal and mark heap

"Dad is secretly hiding a dead fox in the outside freezer as he want to get it stuffed.
But when Mum needs to use the freezer, Dad is desperate in his attempts to hide it from her. "

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

JBBC MEMO 342

tonight (friday 27th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
Minds at War (5th of 10 episodes in Thoughts for the Times on War and Death) (in the the essay series)

"The Israeli academic Michal Shapira reflects on Sigmund Freud's Thoughts for the Times on War and Death and considers how it prefigures some of his later, better-known works on war and the death-drive."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b047bs70)


happygoldfish

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:10

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JBBC MEMO 343

four weeks ago (may 31st), on bbc news tv (freeview channel 710)
click visits israel
spencer kelly shows an autonomous car, and an in-wheel wheelchair suspension system making a smoother ride over steps, and reports on the following companies and their products:
Opgal: first in the world to turn an andorid smartphone itno a thermal imaging camera
Tactical Robotics: the Air-Mule, an ambulance drone
MobileOCT: a hand-held imaging system screening for cancer
FS21: biometrics identification by gait
IDC Herzliya Innovations Lab: products which help people with balance problems
Gauzi: privacy glass

"This special edition focuses on Israel's high-tech scene."
"Israel calls itself "the start-up nation", with more start-ups on Nasdaq than Europe and India combined."

(if you missed it, still available for 11 months at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0465p7b/click-31052014)
(see also Next Silicon Valleys: What makes Israel a start-up nation? at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26071818)

JBBC MEMO 343A

three weeks ago (june 7th), on bbc news tv (freeview channel 710)
click visits the west bank (7 minutes)

"Ramallah in the West Bank is being billed as a new technology hub for the Arab world.
BBC Click's Jen Copestake meets some of the start-ups and finds out about the challenges of working there."

(if you missed it, still available for 11 months at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3csw96s)

For SCoJeC
June 30, 2014
MEMO 401 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/2014/memo_401_30_june_2014.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 344

yesterday morning (monday 30th), 4.30-4.55am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 710) (repeated 12.30am this morning, tuesday 1st)
(recorded, and first broadcast, before the announcement of the deaths of the three kidnapped israeli teens)
HARDtalk: stephen sackur interviews anti-zionist historian ilan pappe

"… so it is with my guest today, Israeli historian Ilan Pappe, who says the record shows that the Jewish state is racist, born of a deliberate programme of ethnic cleansing. Now, not surprisingly, he's widely reviled in his home country. Has his anti-Zionism undermined his academic integrity?"
" 'In the name of holocaust memory, let us hope the world will not allow the continued genocide in Gaza to continue.' As an historian, how could you link … ?"
'It has to be a unitary state, from the Mediterranean to the Jordan river.'
'… incremental genocide …'

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b049nksn/hardtalk-ilan-pappe-profes...)

JBBC MEMO 345

this morning (wednesday 2nd), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (shortened repeat this evening, 9.30-10.00pm)
midweek with joshua sofaer and danny braverman

"Libby Purves meets …
Artist Joshua Sofaer, the man behind The Rubbish Collection, an exhibition at the Science Museum. Part of the museum's Climate Changing programme - a series of events and exhibitions that support its Atmosphere gallery - the exhibition takes a month's worth of the museum's rubbish and looks at the value and volume of what's discarded.
Writer and performer Danny Braverman inherited a shoebox stuffed with thousands of scraps of paper which provided a unique record of 20th century London and Jewish life. From the 1920s to the 1980s Danny's great uncle, Ab Solomons, drew comical and heartfelt pictures on his weekly wage packets before giving them to his wife, Celie. Danny's show, Wot? No Fish!!, at the Battersea Arts Centre until 16th july, invites the audience to discover the history and inner workings of the Solomons family."

(if you miss it, available from 0:00:00 to 0:11:00 and 0:22:30 to 0:34:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b047zlbx)
see also http://www.thejc.com/arts/arts-interviews/119887/interview-danny-braverm...

JBBC MEMO 346

this evening (wednesday 2nd), 8.00-8.45pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 10.15pm this saturday)
moral maze: freedom of expression with michael buerk, melanie phillips, claire fox, ann mcelvoy and giles fraser

"In Germany an angst-ridden debate has started on the future of Hitler's Mein Kampf.
Copyright of the book has been held by the Bavarian state government which has blocked publication in Germany. In 2015 the copyright expires and ministers are now considering whether to ban it all together.
The president of Germany's Central Council of Jews says Mein Kampf is a work of irrational hatred that should be forbidden for everyone.
When is an opinion, a lecture, a sermon, or a book so abhorrent that it should forever more be banned? It's a question that's increasingly being asked in the UK as more cases come to light of extremist Muslim preachers radicalising young men.
Freedom of speech advocates argue bans don't defeat the arguments they just drive them underground where they flourish unchallenged. Public debate and security, they argue, is the best form of defence. But do the normal rules of political discourse apply when it comes to those who preach sedition? Doesn't the state have a right and a duty to protect its citizens against the propagation of such threats? What rules should we apply to make these judgements and who has the moral authority to make those decisions? Is it only the scale and imminence of the threat?
Should you make exceptions for a book like Mein Kampf on the grounds that it's now more of an historical curiosity than anything else? Does the cultural context make a difference? Would it make logical and moral sense for the German's to ban the publication of Mein Kampf because of its unique history in that country - even if it was easily available elsewhere? Does the moral value of such a ban vary with the passage of time, the crossing of borders and changes of cultures? Or can we divine some moral absolutes in the debate on freedom of speech?"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b047zrl7)

JBBC MEMO 350

this morning (thursday 3rd), 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4
from own own correspondent includes …

"… Chris Bowlby visits a Jewish cemetery in Brno in the Czech Republic: a place of awful history, but also one where you learn about a community determined to create a successful future for itself …"

(if you missed it, available from 0:16:00-0:22:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048033z)

JBBC MEMO 352

last thursday evening (3rd july), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2
the honourable woman (1st of 3 weekly episodes)

"The story of one woman’s personal journey to right her father's wrongs.
Featuring a stellar cast including Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal in the lead role as Nessa Stein, this compelling drama written and directed by BAFTA winning Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line) draws Nessa into a complex and dangerous world of international conspiracy and espionage."
"1. The Empty Chair: Powerful businesswoman Nessa Stein is thrown head-first into a game of political cat-and-mouse when a Palestinian businessman with close connections to her family's empire is killed."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01z78v8/the-honourable-woman-1-the...)


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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:23

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JBBC MEMO 354

yesterday morning (sunday 6th) 7.10-7.55am, on bbc radio 4
sunday includes …

"Steve Evans reports from Berlin on the reaction of faith communities in Germany to the outbreak of World War I …"

including how the german government used a census of german soldiers to try to prove that jews were under-represented in the army, and a contribution from daniel wildmann of the leo baeck institute;
and …

"… orthodox Rabbi Natan Levy says he's frustrated at what he sees as a lack of engagement between Jews and Muslims in the UK, and is observing Ramadan to increase the understanding between the two faiths."

(if you missed it, available from 0:10:00 to 0:18:00 and from 0:22:30 to 0:26:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048j439)

JBBC MEMO 355

yesterday morning (sunday 6th) 11.15am-12.00, on bbc radio 4 (repeated next friday morning, 9.00am)
desert island discs: kirsty young interviews sir michael marmot, including on his jewish childhood

"He's an epidemiologist who has spent his career studying what the key factors are in leading a long and healthy life and how your income and post code can affect your longevity.
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of the Institute of Health Equity at University College London, Sir Michael specialises in what are known as the social determinants of health: how where we are in the wealth and status pecking order directly influences our chances of illness, disease and lifespan.
Why is it, for example, that in 2014 in the same British city the average life expectancy for a man in one post code will be 82 but just a few miles away it's 54?
His work has influenced politicians around the globe.
His pioneering research is often at odds with wider societal concerns over what are known these days as lifestyle choices - like smoking, not taking any exercise or eating junk ... he says simply "what I contribute to the policy debate is that I bring evidence - I don't do the skulduggery of politics."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048j630)

For SCoJeC
July 7, 2014
MEMO 402 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/2014/memo_402_7_july_2014.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 356

this afternoon (thursday 10th) 2.15-3.00pm, on bbc radio 4
farran at bay by hugh costello, with john mackay and jonathan firth (in the afternoon drama series)
(based on the facts of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Farran#Murder_of_Alexander_Rubowitz )

"'Farran At Bay' is a hard-edged thriller based upon a scandal that blighted the final days of Britain's thirty year control of the Holy Land. It is inspired by real events, but scenes and characters have been created for dramatic effect.
Jerusalem 1947: a Jewish teenager is spotted handing out anti-British propaganda.
Witnesses report him being bustled into a car by armed men speaking English. He is never seen again. Within hours a senior British police officer, a decorated war hero and SAS pioneer, has stolen a car and driven across the Syrian frontier.
The disappearance of Alexander Rubowitz and the flight of Major Roy Farran is soon being reported in the Jewish and American press. Britain's precarious post-war control of Palestine depends upon Inspector Bellamy's investigation into the case.
But how can he achieve justice for young Alexander without threatening the Empire?"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048nlfs)

JBBC MEMO 352A

this evening (thursday 10th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2
the honourable woman (2nd of 8 weekly episodes)

"2. The Unfaithful Husband: Nessa's past, including her kidnap in Gaza, is dug up by MI6 boss Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b049fdks)

JBBC MEMO 359

tomorrow evening (friday 11th), 8.00-9.00pm on bbc 3 tv (freeview channel 7)
Ellie Goulding & HAIM @ T in the Park
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b049dkmk)

JBBC MEMO 360

friday night, 10.00-10.35pm, on channel 4 tv (3rd of 6 episodes of the new, 3rd, series)
friday night dinner: the anniversary by robert hopper, with tamsin greig, paul ritter simon bird, tom rosenthal and mark heap

"Mum and Dad's anniversary is ruined when Dad paints a picture of mum that looks like Margaret Thatcher, Jonny gets a skull tattoo, and Jim's sleep-walking causes havoc."

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

JBBC MEMO 366

last saturday evening (12th july), 9.00-10.00pm on bbc radio 4
ivanhoe by walter scott, abridged and adapted by scott cherry (in the classic serial series)
with mark bonnar, henry goodman, and david troughton

"Rebecca, a Jewess, tells how she survived the York massacre, only to be arrested and charged with sorcery.
The Saxon Wilfred of Ivanhoe challenges the Norman Gilbert du Bois to trial by combat to save her life."

(if you missed it, available et http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048jcg0)

JBBC MEMO 370

this morning (tuesday 15th), 4.36-5.00am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 710)
HARDtalk: stephen sackur interviews nadine gordimer (repeated from may 2011)

"Nadine Gordimer was one of South Africa's greatest writers, whose fiction offered a compelling insight into the country's troubled past and complex present.
She was showered with honours including the Nobel Prize for literature, but also faced harassment and condemnation.
While several of her novels were banned by the apartheid regime, her personal commitment to the liberation struggle never wavered.
Stephen Sackur asks her if modern South Africa is what she hoped it would be."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0112dnf/hardtalk-nadine-gordimer-s...)

JBBC MEMO 352B

this evening (thursday 10th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2
the honourable woman (3rd of 8 weekly episodes)

"3. The Killing Call: Nessa's security advisor follows a lead as he hunts down the missing boy. Meanwhile, her brother Ephra makes a startling discovery."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04b5yc7)

JBBC MEMO 375

friday night, 10.00-10.30pm, on channel 4 tv (4th of 6 episodes of the new, 3rd, series)
friday night dinner: the piano by robert hopper, with tamsin greig, paul ritter simon bird, tom rosenthal, mark heap and tracy-ann oberman

"Dad has bought a piano, and the world's most sarcastic piano tuner comes round to tune it. Meanwhile, the family spot Aunty Val (Tracy-Ann Oberman) having an affair. What should they do? "

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

JBBC MEMO 177A

tonight (early saturday 19th), 12.35-2.00am, on bbc 1:
Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)

"Comedy starring Daryl Sabara. A 13-year-old Jewish boy facing his Bar Mitzvah tries to figure out what it means to be a man."

(not available on iplayer)


suzanna

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:13

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tens of thousands marched for Palestine this past weekend in London.
Another march in support of Palestine is planned for this weekend.


StevenKalka

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:14

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http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/120758/labour-opposed-to

Ed Milliband says:

“As a party we oppose the further escalation of violence we have seen with Israel's invasion of Gaza," he said.

“I defend Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks. But I cannot explain, justify or defend the horrifying deaths of hundreds of Palestinians, including children and innocent civilians.”

He conveniently fails to mention Hamas using its citizens as shields. He sounds worse than the US Defense Secretary John Kerry, who sarcastically characterizes the Israeli incursions as "pimpoint accuracy" repeatedly.

Meet Ed's smarter brother David:

http://www.rescue.org/david-miliband


suzanna

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:15

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The country showed its support for Gaza on Saturday 19th July, as 100,000 people marched through the streets of London in solidarity with the Palestinians.


suzanna

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:18

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'He (Ed Miliband) conveniently fails to mention Hamas using its citizens as shields'

because it's not true. Mr Miliband will not peddle these lies used by those to who seek to defend the massacre of children and women.

Ed Miliband is not a liar.


StevenKalka

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:36

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Suzanna, you must walk around with your head in a pretty dark place if you're unaware of how Hamas positions itself amongst citizens.

This is common knowledge.

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2014/s4045856.htm

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/22/madeline-albright-hamas-putting-ci...

http://fpif.org/exactly-hamas-launch-rockets-civilian-areas/


StevenKalka

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:44

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Is there anybody out there who would peruse the above listings to view BBC programming? It's so stretched out.


suzanna

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:05

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Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:07

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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:41

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JBBC MEMO 347

yesterday (wednesday 2nd), on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 80)
newshour leads with the revenge murder of 17-year-old palestinian mohammed abu khdair in east jersualem (presented by razia iqbal and tim franks), and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter yolande nell in east jerusalem
hanan ashrawi
ghonit sela of the human rights in east jerusalem project
• israeli defence minister danny danon
sami abu zuhri of hamas
• un human rights spokesperson ravina shamdasani
israa al-mudallal (director of foreign affairs at the palestinian government information office)
• idf lt-colonel peter lerner
• israeli police spokesperson micky rosenfeld
einat wilf of the jewish people policy unit
daoud kitab from amman
(if you missed them, available from 0:01:00 to 0:13:00 at each of http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p021m2wn http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p021gnc9 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p021m2xg)

JBBC MEMO 348

yesterday (wednesday 2nd), 6.06-6.29pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 80)
world have your say, phone-in programme on "How Should Israel Respond to the Deaths of Three Teenagers?"

"Israel has bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip, hours after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers were found. The bodies of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach were found on Monday evening, after they had been missing for more than a fortnight. Israel PM Benyamin Netanyahu said: "Hamas (the militant Palestinian group) is responsible and Hamas will pay". Hamas denies any involvement.
What do you think is the right response here?"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p021gncq)

JBBC MEMO 349

this morning (thursday 3rd), 8.08-8.21 and 8.35-8.40 am, on bbc radio 4
today includes …
yolande nell interviewing two cousins of the murdered palestinian youth
• palestianian mp dr abdullah abdullah
• israeli spokesperson mark regev
(if you missed it, available from 2:08:00-2:21:00 and 2:35:00-2:40:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048033n)

JBBC MEMO 351

yesterday evening (thursday 3rd), 5.20-5.26pm, on bbc radio 4
pm includes kevin connolly in israel interviewing
husain abu khdeir (father of mohammed)
yishai frankel (uncle of naftali frankel)
(if you missed it, available from 0:19:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048034m)

JBBC MEMO 353

yesterday (sunday 6th), 9.07-9.16pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 80)
newshour leads with the arrests of 6 israelis for the revenge murder of 17-year-old palestinian mohammed abu khdair, and of his cousin tariq abu khdeir for allegedly being in a group of 6 youths throwing stones and with knives (presented by lyse doucet), and includes interviews with …
gil hoffman of the jerusalem post
tariq abu khdeir
• bbc journalist james reynolds
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p021v5pv)

JBBC MEMO 357

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 9th), 2.07-2.19pm on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 80)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) leads with …

"Hamas defends rocket attacks, refuses to condemn teenagers' killing."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter kevin connolly in jerusalem
• israeli ambassador daniel taub
osama hamdan of hamas in beirut
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:45 to 0:13:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02200j8)

JBBC MEMO 358

yesterday evening (wednesday 9th), 8.06-8.30pm, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 710)
HARDtalk: zeinab badawi interviews dore gold, adviser to benjamin netanyahu

"The kidnap and murder of four teenagers - three Israeli and then one Palestinian - has triggered protests and violent clashes in both Israel and the Occupied Territories and unleashed the heaviest rocket fire between Israel and Hamas for nearly two years.
Israel blames Hamas for the abduction and killings of the Israelis.
The tensions flared over the past week after the bodies of the Israeli boys were found on the West Bank. Two days later a 16-year-old Palestinian boy Mohammed Abu Khdair was killed in Jerusalem.
Jewish suspects have been arrested for his murder. This latest crisis has exposed the abyss between the two communities - could it escalate into a wider conflict?"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02200hx)

JBBC MEMO 361

yesterday afternoon (thursday 10th), 2.06-2.19pm on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by james menendez) leads with …

"Deadly strikes in gaza"

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter yolande nell in khan younis
mahmoud sawari
• dr mona el-farra, director of "gaza projects"
fauzi barhoum of hamas
john kerry
michael oren (ex-ambassador to us)
• professor eyal weizman, principal investigator for "forensic architecture"
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:45 to 0:12:30 and 0:34:30 to 0:36:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02226pf)

JBBC MEMO 362

yesterday evening (thursday 10th), 6.06-6.25pm on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
world have your say (presented by chloe tilley), a phone-in programme, today gives gazan and israeli perspectives on the conflict, with contributions from …
aya in khan younis about the death of her friend
adele raemer a teacher in kibbutz nirim a kilometre from gaza
nallan in the gaza strip
dahlia scheindlin, blogger at 972mag.com
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02226pv)

JBBC MEMO 363

last friday evening (11th july), 9.07-9.12pm on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by james menendez) leads with …

"… Professor Daniel Kurtzer, former US ambassador to Israel and to Egypt, on Gaza."

(if you missed it, available from 0:01:15 to 0:06:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0224gww)

JBBC MEMO 364

last friday evening (11th july), 8.00-8.50pm on bbc radio 4
any questions chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, with nicola sturgeon msp, rory stewart mp, jim murphy mp, and journalist lesley riddoch, answer …

"The Scottish government has called for an end to the blockade in Gaza, whilst David Cameron has pledged his unequivocal support for Israel. Which approach is better?"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048nsnh)

JBBC MEMO 364A

last saturday afternoon (12th july), 2.00-2.30pm on bbc radio 4
any answers (presented by anita anand), phone-in, includes …
stanley canning from kfar hamaccabi (a kibbutz near haifa, "1 1/2 minutes from bomb shelters")
keith douglas (a "jewish anti-zionist" who says that gaza is "smaller than a london borough")
paul hughes-smith of the psc
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0495dsr)

JBBC MEMO 365

last saturday (12th july), 1.06-1.16pm and 9.06-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) leads with …

"More than 120 dead in Gaza: UN says most Gaza deaths are civilians."

and …

"New Gaza strikes: Rockets to Tel Aviv intercepted."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter yolande nell from a destroyed home for the disabled
yaakov perry (israeli cabinet minister, and former head of shin bet)
adnan abu hassan, unrwa media adviser
• bbc reporter james reynolds in tel aviv/jaffa
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:45 to 0:10:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0227g9l and from 0:01:00 to 0:13:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0227gb8)

JBBC MEMO 367

yesterday (sunday 13th), 1.07-1.18pm and 9.08-9.25pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) leads with …

"Israeli boots on ground in Gaza: Deadliest 24 hours in Gaza."

and …

"Gaza residents respond to Israeli warnings."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter yolande nell from beit lahia in northern gaza
manuel hassassian, palestinian diplomatic representative to the uk …

(Q) "Why doesn't the PA tell Hamas to stop firing those rockets?"
"Why doesn't the international community intervene on behalf of the Palestinians to ask Israel to stop its thousand military airstrikes against innocent people living in such a congested area like Gaza? …
These rockets have not inflicted any damage on the Israelis!
1.8 million people starving, no medicines!"

daniel taub, israeli ambassador
aaron david miller of the woodrow wilson international centre for scholars, and republican adviser
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:45 to 0:12:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0229gyn and from 0:02:00 to 0:18:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0229gzb)

JBBC MEMO 368

last friday morning (11th july), 4.36-5.00am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 710)
HARDtalk: zeinab badawi interviews osama hamdan, international relations spokesman for hamas

"Violence and death have once again returned with a vengeance to Israel and the Occupied Territories. Hamas's stronghold in Gaza is facing a barrage of air strikes by Israeli forces and Israel is subject to hundreds of rockets launched from inside the territory.
How far has the current outbreak of hostilities set back efforts at reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah?
HARDtalk speaks to Osama Hamdan, spokesman for Hamas. Is the group now finding itself not only under military attack, but also increasingly isolated domestically and internationally?"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b048wrhm/hardtalk-osama-hamdan-hama...)

JBBC MEMO 369

yesterday (sunday 13th), 1.07-1.19pm and 9.06-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) leads with …

"Thousands flee Gaza (14/07/2014): Israel-Gaza conflict in seventh day."

and …

"Israel-Gaza conflict: Israeli/Palestinian isolation."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter lyse doucet from gaza
chris gunness of unrwa, in jerusalem
naftali bennet
mohaired abu saad of al-azhar university
elizabeth tzurkov of 972ma and globalvoices
laila el haddad, journalist for al-jazeera and the guardian
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:45 to 0:12:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022brnx and from 0:00:15 to 0:13:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022brpq)

JBBC MEMO 371

yesterday (tuesday 15th), 1.06-1.25pm and 9.36-9.43pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal and julian marshall) leads with …

"Israel Gaza truce: Hostilities resume after short ceasefire."

and …

"Gaza crisis"

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter lyse doucet from gaza
• sami abu zuhri hamas spokesman
• dr badr abdul ati egyptian foreign ministry spokesman
einat wilf of the jewish people policy unit
osama hamdan, international relations spokesman for hamas
mark regev
afar "an activist in gaza city"
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:30 to 0:19:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022f0mp and from 0:30:00 to 0:37:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022f0nk)

JBBC MEMO 372

yesterday (wednesday 16th), 9.36-9.47pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by tim franks) leads with …

"Israel declares 'humanitarian truce: Israel agrees to truce: reaction from Hamas & IDF and nurse."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter yolande nell from gaza
osama hamdan, international relations spokesman for hamas
• lt-col peter lerner of the idf
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:30 to 0:11:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022gsbn)

JBBC MEMO 373

this morning (thursday 17th), 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent leads with …

"Fasting Under Fire:
Yolande Nell reports on how Gaza families have been coping, amid the fighting between the Israeli military and Palestinian militants."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0499j2m)

JBBC MEMO 374

yesterday (thursday 17th), 1.06-1.15pm, 1.40-1.45pm, 9.07-9.12pm, 9.23-9.28pm, and 9.43-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy and tim franks) leads with …

"Confusion over reports of new Gaza truce."

and

"Israel begins ground invasion of Gaza."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter sally nabil from cairo
• bbc reporter james reynolds from mordecai, just outside the gaza strip
• bbc reporter yolande nell from gaza
mark regev
william schabas, professor of international law at middlesex university and leiden university
(of the dozens of uk international law professors,why did the bbc choose him? perhaps because of http://www.intellectum.org/articles/issues/intellectum7/en/Int%27l%20Pro...

"Well, I am very supportive of the report. I know all of the people who were on the commission and have great respect for them, particularly Judge Goldstone, who is a very honorable man of great integrity."

)
gil hoffman of the jerusalem post
• bbc reporter lyse doucet from gaza
riyad mansour, palestinian ambassador to the un
michael binyon of the london times
• lt col peter lerner
• bbc reporter paul adams from gaza
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:30 to 0:09:30 and from 0:34:30 to 0:39:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022jp9v and from 0:01:00 to 0:05:15 and from 0:17:00 to 0:22:00 and from 0:36:45 to 0:52:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022jpbl)

JBBC MEMO 376

this afternoon, (friday 18th), 1.35-1.39pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one includes bbc reporter paul adams at the al-wafa rehabilitaion hospital, a mile from the border, interviewing the relative of a coma patient, and dr basman alashi, the hospital executive director, on the impossibility of evacuating the hospital
no mention is made of why the israelis are shelling the hospital, nor that the hospital has only 14 patients
(if you missed it, available from 0:35:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0499n6f)
see also http://news.yahoo.com/israeli-tanks-shelling-gaza-rehab-hospital-directo...

JBBC MEMO 377

last friday evening (18th july), 9.36-9.45pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

"UN says people seeking shelter in Gaza have doubled since Israeli ground assault."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter paul adams from gaza
dr basman alashi, the hospital executive director, on how he did evacuate the hospital, from which israel says rockets have been fired
• various gazans, and israelis in jersualem
fawaz gerges, professor of international relations at the lse

(0:36:30) "For the last 8 years, Israel imposed a very brutal siege on Gaza" … "Gaza is starved, bleeding" … "It's war by starvation" …

(see also http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/07/14/israel-hamas-gaza-west-...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:30:00 to 0:39:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022m7bn)

JBBC MEMO 378

last saturday evening (19th july), 9.20-9.30pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

"Casualties mount in Gaza."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter paul adams from beit hanoun
naser hamad, unrwa emergency preparedness officer
• bbc reporter lyse doucet from gaza city
robert turner, director of unrwa
(if you missed it, available from 0:20:00
at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022qhky)

JBBC MEMO 379

yesterday (sunday 20th), 1.07-1.26pm, and 9.07-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) leads with …

"60 Palestinians killed in Gaza."

and …

"Deadliest day in Gaza war."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter lyse doucet from shejaiya
• former israeli mk azmi bishara, general director of the arab center for research and policy studies in doha, who (0:13:30) calls rebecca kesby a racist and a zionist for asking him about human shields
barak ravid of ha'aretz
• sami abu zuhri, hamas spokesman
• benjamin netanyahu interviewed by firaz kitab
(if you missed them, available from 0:01:30 to 0:20:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022s5tm or http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour and from 0:00:50 to 0:13:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022s5v5)

JBBC MEMO 382

yesterday (monday 21st), 1.36-1.45pm and 9.33-9.55pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal and tim franks) includes …

"Gaza deaths pass 500."

and …

"More fighting in Gaza."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter yolande nell from gaza city
• bbc reporter paul adams from sha'af
musa shehadeh from cairo, head of the us-arab congress for palestine (?)
einat wilf of the jewish people policy unit
sarah bernstein blogger
(if you missed it, available from 0:30:00 to 0:39:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022tlh5 and from 0:27:30 to 0:49:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022tlhx)

JBBC MEMO 383

this morning (monday 21st), 7.51-7.58am on bbc radio 4
today includes presenter sarah montague introducing, with the words …

"How do British Israeli Jews here view what is happening? Gaza … where there is … because of Israel's embargo, little food or medical supplies"

… a debate between rabbi laura janner-klausner and journalist mira bar-hillel, chosen apparently for her racist propaganda against jews, including collective responsibility and censorship by fear of retribution

"… hasn't been said at all [by Jewish communities all over the world] … I'm waiting to hear their voices …
they are afraid of retribution from the Jewish community if they dare voice their views. … If you speak out against Israel loudly, as I can afford to do because I don't have children at school here … they would be excommunicated from their community, their children would be bullied at school, they would not be allowed to attend synagogue services, and they would be denied Jewish burial."

(if you missed it, available from 1:51:10 to 1:57:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b049yhcl)

JBBC MEMO 384

yesterday (tuesday 22nd), 9.13-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

"Many flights to Tel Aviv cancelled after Hamas rocket."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter chris morris from jerusalem
todd curtis air safety expert
(if you missed it, available from 0:07:00 to 0:13:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022wfff or http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 385

this evening (wednesday 23rd), 8.00-8.45pm, on bbc radio 4
just war and gaza (in the moral maze series) presented by michael buerk
panellists: matthew taylor, melanie phillips, giles fraser and jill kirby
witnesses: colonel richard kemp, mehdi hasan, dr hugo slim and ted honderich.

"The gruesome and heart rending pictures this week of the broken and shattered bodies of innocent people caught in the cross fire has demonstrated just how rotten the euphemism "collateral damage" really is.
As the body count rises and we try to make a judgement between right and wrong and competing narratives of victimhood we're confronted by the terrible calculation "how many innocent victims are acceptable? When does a military operation go from being a legitimate act of war or self-defence to being disproportionate, illegal and immoral?"
It's a fact that many more Palestinians have died than have Israelis in the current bombardment and that's been the case in previous conflicts too.
Would it be more morally acceptable is more Israeli's were killed?
How should we factor intent in to the equation?
Israel says it's targeting military Hamas rockets and does it's best to avoid civilian casualties, while Hamas is deliberately targeting civilians in Israel and using civilians as human shields in Gaza; a moot point if you're in the firing line or your child has just been killed by a missile.
Do more powerful states have a higher moral duty, even if those they're fighting for have no moral qualms when it comes to the fight?
As the conflict in Gaza and the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner have demonstrated, civilians are now increasingly in the front line and the line between combatant and civilian is often not clear, how does that change the rules of just warfare?"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04b1v8q)

JBBC MEMO 386

last friday afternoon (18th july), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
feedback includes …

"… amid accusations of bias on both sides, Roger Bolton speaks to the World News Editor, Andrew Roy, about whether the BBC is sufficiently impartial in its coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02335fs)

JBBC MEMO 387

yesterday (wednesday 23rd), 9.36-9.45pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

"Gazan journalist on attitudes to Hamas."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter lyse doucet from kuzah'aa in the southern gaza strip
• gazan journalist yousef el hillou
(if you missed it, available from 0:30:00 to 0:39:10 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0230cbb)

JBBC MEMO 389

yesterday (thursday 24th), 1.36-1.46pm, and 9.06-9.27pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy and tim franks) leads with …

"UN concern for Gaza civilians: Gaza civilians running out of food & water."

and …

"Palestinians killed at a UN school in Gaza: Hamas leader on ceasefire prospects."

and includes interviews with …
valerie amos
• bbc reporter yolande nell from zeitoun
chris gunness of unrwa, in jerusalem about rockets in unrwa schools

"… it's a system which has not worked …"

bob turner of unrwa
khaled meshaal, hamas leader, interviewed by stephen sackur
jeffrey feltman, un under-secretary-general for political affairs
(if you missed it, available from 0:30:00 to 0:39:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0230ck2 and from 0:00:30 to 0:11:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0230ckw)

JBBC MEMO 390

yesterday evening (thursday 24th), 10.19-10.25pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight includes andrew hoskins interviewing robert ejnes of crif on …

"French anti-semitism claims."

(if you missed it, available from to 0:18:50 to 0:24:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04b2hzh)

JBBC MEMO 391

early this morning (friday 24th), 12.30-1.00am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80)
HARDtalk (presented by zeinab badawi) interviews danny danon

"Israel says its current campaign in Gaza is in response to rocket strikes from Hamas militants and is aimed at destroying illicit tunnels Hamas uses to smuggle arms. In more than two weeks of conflict around 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed and nearly 4,000 wounded. The UN human rights commissioner says Israel may have committed war crimes. About 30 Israelis have died, nearly all of them soldiers.
HARDtalk speaks to Danny Danon, a member of the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party. He was dismissed as deputy defence minister earlier this month for accusing the prime minister of being too weak in his Gaza campaign. How does he justify the high Palestinian death toll?"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04bbsz3/hardtalk-danny-danon-forme...)

JBBC MEMO 392

last friday (25th july), 1.07-1.22pm, and 9.07-9.15pm on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) leads with …

"Palestinians' Day of Anger: Will the West Bank 'explode'?"

and …

"Israel rejects Kerry truce: Israel rejects Gaza ceasefire."

and includes interviews with …
mark regev on the shelling of the unwra school in beit hanoun
• bbc reporter jon donnison from jerusalem
sabri saidam, deputy secretary-general of the fatah revolutionary council, and adviser to mahmoud abbas (quotes david ward, mp)
daniel levy
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:50 to 0:15:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023275y and from 0:00:30 to 0:08:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023276t)

JBBC MEMO 385A

this afternoon (friday 25th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
feedback includes …

"Moral Maze producer defends programme about Gazaß:
Roger Bolton asks series producer Phil Pegum about criticism of this week's Moral Maze."

(full clip already available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023kynm)

JBBC MEMO 393

tomorrow morning (saturday 26th), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent includes …

"… a week in Gaza, by Paul Adams …"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bj7pw)

JBBC MEMO 395

last friday evening (25th july), 6.06-7.00pm on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
world have your say:

"Is the media coverage of Israel and Palestine biased?
We hear from the BBC, Al Jazeera and the Huffington Post about how they report conflict."

studio guests …
andrew roy, foreign editor, bbc news
sabrina siddiqui of the huffington post
heather allan of al jazeera english
answer phone-ins from …
mnar muhawesh, founder of mint press news
daniel mayall, writer at truthrevolt.org
hugh lanning chair of the palestine solidarity campaign
hillel schenker co-editor of the palestine-israel journal
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023276g)

JBBC MEMO 396

last friday evening (25th july), 7.30-8.00pm, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80)
HARDtalk: stephen sackur interviews khaled meshaal, leader of hamas (recorded yesterday, 24th)

"In a special edition of Hardtalk from Doha, Stephen Sackur talks to Khaled Meshaal, the Leader of Hamas.
The Palestinian Islamist movement is currently locked in a grim and costly military confrontation with Israel in Gaza. The pressure on Hamas is immense - military, political and diplomatic.
Is the showdown in Gaza a battle for Hamas's survival?"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04dfvq9/hardtalk-khaled-meshaal-le...)

JBBC MEMO 397

last friday evening (25th july), 8.00-8.50pm on bbc radio 4
any questions chaired by jonathan dimbleby, with greg dyke, dan hannan mep, journalist justine picardie, and susan kramer, answer …

(0:33:00) "If you lived in Gaza, would you fire a rocket?"

interesting that the bbc's former director-general (greg dyke) voices two classic anti-semitic lies – that anyone criticising israel is automatically accused of anti-semitism, and that jews control american politics – in a strange and slightly rambling speech that had little to do with the question but that he obviously felt so strongly about that he couldn't stop himself …

(0:37:05) "The problem is if you criticise Israel, you are by certain sections of the Jewish community around the world immediately accused of being anti-semitic – which I am not in any way! – and we have got to overcome, you look at why is the American repsonse always so limited, why do the Americans actually? Because they're scared of the Jewish community, of the Jewish vote in America, we somehow have got to separate the concept of anti-semitism and supporting an Israeli government that I think is not supportable or just and doing things that are not justifiable."


are these theories still prevalent in bbc management?
(if you missed it, available from 0:33:00 to 0:38:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04b30m3)

JBBC MEMO 397A

last saturday afternoon (26th july), 2.00-2.30pm on bbc radio 4
any answers (presented by anita anand), phone-in, includes …
stanley canning from kfar hamaccabi (a kibbutz near haifa, "1 1/2 minutes from bomb shelters")
keith douglas (a "jewish anti-zionist" who says that gaza is "smaller than a london borough")
paul hughes-smith of the psc
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0495dsr)

JBBC MEMO 398

last saturday morning (26th july), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent includes …

"… a week in Gaza, by Paul Adams …"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bj7pw)

JBBC MEMO 399

last saturday (26th july), 1.06-1.18pm, and 9.06-9.17pm on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) leads with …

"Gaza Truce"

and …

"Gaza Fighting: Hamas fires rockets and rejects truce extension."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter chris morris from a park in gaza city and from shejaiya
• bbc reporter yolande nell from shejaiya
gershon baskin, veteran israeli negotiator
• new york times reporter jodi rudoren from jerusalem
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:30 to 0:12:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0239kqt and from 0:00:30 to 0:11:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0239krf)

JBBC MEMO 400

last sunday (27th july), 1.06-1.18pm, and 9.06-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) leads with …

"Hamas calls for Gaza truce: Hamas declares Gaza ceasefire."

and …

"Fighting continues in Gaza: Attempts at another short-term Gaza ceasefire."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter chris morris gaza
azzam tamimi
tzipi livni
• bbc reporter ian pannell from gaza
ehab al hussain, hamas deputy information minister
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:30 to 0:13:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0239l48 and from 0:00:30 to 0:10:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0239l4t)

JBBC MEMO 401

yesterday evening (monday 28th), 9.07-9.14pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) leads with …

"Gaza playground hit by explosions: Israel denies attack involvement."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter martin patience from al-shifa hospital
• lt-col peter lerner
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:40 to 0:08:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0239lg8)

JBBC MEMO 403

this afternoon (tuesday 29th) 5.00-6.00pm, on bbc radio 4
pm includes david turns of cranfield university explaining ro eddie mair the meaning of "disproportionate" in international law

(0:15:30) "There is a general misperception that if any civilians at all are killed, then that is automatically disproportionate. But what such people generally fail to say is what something is disproportionate to, and you've got to consider, the law requires consideration, of the legitimate military objectives of the other side as well."

(if you missed it, available from 0:08:00 to 0:16:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04brlpn)

JBBC MEMO 405

yesterday (tuesday 29th), 2.06-2.19pm, and 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby and james coomarasamy) leads with …

"Gaza attacks intensify: Israel strikes Gaza power plant."

and …

"Smoke hangs over Gaza: Israel attacks Gaza's power plant."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter chris morris from gaza
• bbc reporter jon donnison from the west bank
jibril rajoub of fatah
• bbc reporter martin patience from gaza
fathi el-sheikh khalil of the gaza energy authority
• dr mads gilbert, pro-gaza activist

(if you missed it, available from 0:00:30 to 0:13:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023c99k and from 0:00:30 to 0:12:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023c9bc)

JBBC MEMO 406

this morning (wednesday 30th), 8.38-8.42am, on bbc radio 4
today includes sarah montague interviewing foreign secretary philip hammond

(2:39:44) "We want the Palestinian Authority to be involved in these ceasefire negotiations, and to lead these talks, but we recognise that Hamas will be part of that Palestinian Authority team."
(2:40:20) "Western public opinion, which was sympathetic to Israel over the rocket attacks which were being launched from Gaza on Israeli civilian communities, is rapidly turning against Israel because of the scale of the action that is going on in Gaza. So Israelis have to understand that while they are defending their security in seeking to rule out these rocket launchers and to deal with these attack tunnels, they are also undermining the support for Israel that exists in the West."
(2:41:20) "It would not be legal if it was not proportionate."
(2:41:30) "In the fullness of time there will be proper evaluation of what has gone on, what these military actions were targeted against: Israel will argue that the actions it has taken were taken against military targets, and that Hamas has deliberately planted military installations in the middle of civilian areas, using civilians as human shields. In due course, the claims on both sides will need to be investigated. What is need right now is an immediate and unconditional ceasefire."

this interview was repeated on the next morning's programme, but cut short after "It would not be legal if it was not proportionate", thereby omitting hammond's acknowledgment of the validity of israel's reasons (in red above)
(if you missed it, available from 2:38:10 to 2:42:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04brj7x)

JBBC MEMO 407

yesterday (wednesday 30th), 1.07-1.19pm, and 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby and james coomarasamy) leads with …

"Gaza: Another UN school hit: 15 killed in attack on UN school in Gaza."

and …

"More Palestinian casualties in Gaza: UN condemns Israeli strikes."

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter chris morris from jabaliya girls school
robert turner, director of unrwa
chris gunness of unrwa
• lt col peter lerner
• bbc reporter jon donnison from jerusalem
farhan haq, associate spokesperson for the un secretary-general
michael oren, former israeli ambassador to the us
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:00 to 0:12:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023f4t5 and from 0:00:30 to 0:12:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023f4tx)

JBBC MEMO 408

yesterday (thursday 31st), 2.07-2.19pm, and 9.06-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby and james coomarasamy) leads with …

"Gaza assault will continue: Israeli PM "Gaza tunnels must go"."

and …

"US blames Israel over Gaza bombing: Can US be an honest broker?"

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter bethany bell from jerusalem
danny danon
fawaz gerges, professor of international relations at the lse
josh earnest, white house spokesman
• bbc reporter martin patience
• professor rashid khalidi, author of "The iron cage: the story of the palestinian struggle for statehood"
daniel kurtzer former us amabassador to israel
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:45 to 0:13:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023fdnx and from 0:00:00 to 0:13:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023fdpp)

JBBC MEMO 409

yesterday evening (thursday 31st), 6.07-6.29pm on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
world have your say (presented by mishal husain) includes …

"How do Americans view the Gaza conflict?
The US is Israel's biggest ally and the Obama administration has supplied Israel with weapons during the latest fighting in Gaza.
We hear the conversations being had in America about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians."

phone-ins from …
kaylene rudy, founder of http://www.americansunitedwithisrael.org
• welsh-american ruth fowler ("israel is nazi germany reincarnated"), blogger at http://riseuptimes.org and author of "the risk of opposing israel in the us"
• anti-zionist jew brenna from chicago`
laurie cardozo moore, evangelical christian, founder of "proclaiming justice for the nations"
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:00 to 0:23:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023fdpc)


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JBBC MEMO 380

last monday (14th july), 8.00-8.30pm, on channel 4 tv
faith schools undercover (in the dispatches series)
cathy newman investigates illegal haredi schools in hackney

"… In the second half of the programme, Dispatches uncovers a network of illegal schools where more than 1000 boys are being taught suspicion of the outside world, and the only subject is religion."

(no longer available online)

For SCoJeC
July 21, 2014
MEMO 403 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/2014/memo_403_21_july_2014.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 381

last wednesday (16th july), 8.39-8.46am, on bb radio 4
today (after reporting on tuesday's anti-bbc demonstrations by pro-palestinians) stages a debate on whether the bbc consistently failed to put the palestinian case
to put the palestinian case, they chose professor greg philo of glasgow university, the author of "bad news from israel"
to reply, the bbc chose jc columnist jonathan freedland – possibly because he was already in the studio, waiting to present the next programme ("the long view")

(2:40:00, Philo:) "I think actually the protesters are doing the BBC a favour. I think they will help the journalists to give a better perspective. I have heard many times senior journalists at the BBC saying they simply cannot get the Palestinian viewpoint across, the perspective they can't say which is the Palestinian view is that Israel is a brutal apartheid state."
(2:40:48, Philo:) "The Palestinian perspective is just not there. The Israelis are on twice as much. But the Palestinian view, and the historical analysis of the events, is that they were displaced from their land, they are living under military rule. People, if you go out to focus groups here, people do not even understand that it's a military occupation that Palestinians are subject to. They don't know about the economic blockade, they don't know about the consequences of that in Palestinian life. The Palestinians live, as they see it, under a [interrupted]"
(2:41:40 Philo:)"Yes but the issue is the roots of the conflict. The problem of the coverage is that it doesn't refer to the history of it, that Palestinians are a displaced people, that they were forced to flee from Israel, that they lost their homes and land, that the occupation and the way it is conducted is illegal, that they lose their water, that they have their lives in effect stolen from them. Even if the BBC can't give the Palestinian view, it should at least respect international law. The BBC should be saying, reporting the international judgments on things like the wall."
(2:42:25, Freedland:) "I'm sure your correspondents Jeremy Bowen and others would say that it's impossible in a 60-second report to give a history of what is at the minimum a 120-year-plus conflict. It's difficult for them to do that in every dispatch. The thing, I wouldn't say I'm amused by, but I can't help but notice, is that the criticisms we've just heard there would be made and are made in exactly the same kind of detail on the other side of the argument. So you mention that I write a monthly column for the Jewish Chronicle. Jewish Chronicle readers will denounce the BBC for failing to give the history that explains the Jewish people's historic need to a homeland of their own, for their long period of exile, leading to the return to Israel. They will say exactly the same things, and they will be incensed by that [interrupted].
Greg Philo mentioned that there's no reference to the occupation etc. Pro-Israel, Defenders of Israel, get upset that it is described all the time, your own correspondents are doing it now as illegal settlements, they always describe it as occupied East Jerusalem, I think that's fine, that's accurate, but it's wrong to say that that occupation is not acknowledged. So it happens every [interrupted]. I think the argument has been different this time, it is true that the BBC was under huge assault 5 years ago from pro-Israel people, much less actually from people I think who were anti-Israel. This time there's difference I think because people feel that the BBC this time is acknowledging the fact that even though the death toll is very lopsided in the current conflict, no-one can deny that, that there is understanding that despite that there is a mutual exchange of fire going on here, Hamas is firing rockets, Israel is doing airstrikes, that has been absorbed into the calculation that I think was missing last time."
(2:44:50, Philo:) "I think it's pretty much a carbon copy of what we found last time, as far as I can see. What bothers me really is that unless there is a proper discussion of the root causes of this, unless the politicians are made to confront the history of this and to talk seriously about the conditions under which the Palestinians have been reduced, unless they understand and are forced to confront the history of it, the displacement of a people, people who, in the words of a senior BBC journalist said to me, we cannot get across the view that the Palestinians are a displaced people who are fighting to overthrow what they see as a brutal military rule. And we can't get that across: until the politicians face that, how can you have a proper debate?"

(if you missed it, available from 2:39:08 to 2:46:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04982j9)

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this evening (thursday 24th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2
the honourable woman (4th of 8 weekly episodes)

"4. The Ribbon Cutter: Going back eight years, a younger Hayden-Hoyle climbs the ranks of MI6 whilst Nessa and Atika endure atrocities as captives in Gaza, and their captors scheme as to how she can best serve their cause."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bwqzv)

JBBC MEMO 388

tomorrow night (friday 25th), 10.00-10.35pm, on channel 4 tv (last of 6 episodes of the new, 3rd, series)
friday night dinner: the big day by robert hopper, with tamsin greig, paul ritter simon bird, tom rosenthal and mark heap

"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 it, available at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/friday-night-dinner/episode-guide)

JBBC MEMO 394

sunday evening (27th july), 9.45pm-12.00, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9)
in darkness (in polish, subtitled, 2011)

"In Darkness is a dramatization of a factual rescue of Jewish refugees.
For over a year, a Polish Catholic sewer maintenance worker and burglar, Leopold Socha – along with his friend and coworker Szczepek Wróblewski – hid and cared for a group of hunted Polish Jews who had escaped the massacres and deportations during the liquidation of the Lwów Ghetto, at first helping them in exchange for daily payment, but then continuing to do so long after the Jews' money had run out, and aiding them had become ever more dangerous."

(not available on iplayer)

JBBC MEMO 402

this morning (tuesday 29th) 9.30-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
the man who tried to kill hitler (in the witness series)

"In July 1944, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg attempted to kill Adolf Hitler by planting a briefcase bomb in a meeting at Hitler's headquarters. The attack was supposed to be the trigger for a coup against the Nazi regime. We hear from von Stuaffenberg's son, General Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bnd0n)

JBBC MEMO 404

this evening (tuesday 29th), 10.06-10.30pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
outlook includes jo fidgen interviewing claire hajjaj about her childhood in kuwait, where it was necessary to conceal her jewish origin, though her mother made sure she and her brother did not lose their jewish roots …

"Claire Hajaj grew up in Kuwait and the UK, in a very unusual family.
That's because her mother is Jewish and her father is Palestinian.
Claire believes that although her parents' relationship couldn't ultimately survive the strain of their different backgrounds, as their child she can occupy the middle ground and give hope to others.
Her new novel, inspired by her parents, is called Ishmael's Oranges."

(already available from 0:31:30 to 0:40:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023c99f)

JBBC MEMO 352D

this evening (thursday 31st), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2
the honourable woman (5th of 8 weekly episodes)

"5. Two Hearts: As their captivity continues, we discover the secret that will bond Atika and Nessa forever.
Meanwhile, an academic in Tel Aviv working at a university funded by the Steins uncovers corruption that could have far-reaching consequences."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04ckgh8)

JBBC MEMO 410

this morning (friday 1st), 10.25-10.34am, on bbc radio 4
woman's hour inlcudes …

"Elizabeth Harrison:
This week marks 70 years since the last convoy of prisoners left Paris on its way to the Nazi concentration camps of World War II.
One of those on board was Jewish-born Jacqui Aubry who had lived out the war in Paris but was arrested just weeks before the city was liberated on 25th August 1944. She was gassed at Auschwitz when it was discovered that she was pregnant.
Her niece, Elizabeth Lucas Harrison, had survived the war by hiding in Belgium and southern France.
Elizabeth, now aged 91, joins Jenni Murray to discuss her life – including how she ended up being sent to meet senior German generals in Belgian Prisoner of War camps in 1947, shortly before the Nuremberg trials. ."

(if you missed it, available from 0:23:15 to 0:32:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bryby)

JBBC MEMO 411

this morning (friday 1st), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
my teenage diary with vanessa feltz

"Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by broadcaster Vanessa Feltz, who revisits her teenage years in North London.
She spent her holidays packing knickers for her father's lingerie firm, and a lot of the rest of the time daydreaming about being married to her teenage boyfriend."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038yk71)

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