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BBC Pesach programme will feature plight of French Jews

By Josh Jackman, April 13, 2016

A BBC programme to be broadcast during Pesach will compare the increase in French Jews emigrating to Britain with the exodus from Egypt.

The programme, Never Again: Fear and Faith in Paris will centre around St John’s Wood Synagogue in north-west London, which has hosted a separate service in French on every Shabbat since 2013.

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BBC apologises after radio host tells listeners ‘Israel hasn’t really worked out'

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

The BBC has apologised after one of its radio presenters said on-air that Israel “hasn't really worked out” as a country.

BBC Radio London host Chris Rogers was hosting a phone-in on Tuesday about the refugee crisis when a caller asked: “Why can’t they put a load of them (refugees) in Africa?”

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Police drop investigation in radio phone-in caller who said UK was ruled by ‘Zionist Jews’

By Josh Jackman, February 25, 2016

Police have dropped their investigation into a caller to a BBC radio phone-in who claimed the UK was “ruled by Zionist Jews”.

The Metropolitan Police had begun inquiries after the caller, referred to as “Andy from St. Margaret’s," made several comments about Jews during a 13-minute on-air conversation with BBC Radio London host Simon Lederman on December 22.

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Police investigate caller who made antisemitic comments on BBC phone-in

By Josh Jackman, January 11, 2016

Police have opened an investigation into a BBC radio caller who made antisemitic accusations throughout a 13-minute on-air conversation.

The caller, referred to as “Andy from St. Margaret’s”, told BBC Radio London host Simon Lederman that “Zionists” were “trying to control us more and more and more” and that Britain was dominated by “the Jewish financial system”.

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Board urges BBC to give police details of antisemitic caller to phone-in

By Josh Jackman, December 31, 2015

The Board of Deputies has called on the BBC to hand over to the police details of a radio caller who made antisemitic accusations throughout a 13-minute on-air conversation.

The caller, referred to as “Andy from St. Margaret’s”, told BBC Radio London host Simon Lederman that “they are trying to control us more and more and more.

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BBC to broadcast Holocaust Memorial Day

By Naomi Firsht, December 30, 2015

BBC Two will broadcast the Holocaust Memorial Day UK ceremony in January.

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust announced that the public broadcaster would be showing the 2016 ceremony, which is held on January 27 each year.

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Caller's shocking antisemitic rant on BBC radio phone-in

By Josh Jackman, December 29, 2015

A man who called in to BBC radio made antisemitic accusations throughout a 13-minute on-air conversation.

The caller, referred to as “Andy from St. Margaret’s”, told BBC Radio London host Simon Lederman that “they are trying to control us more and more and more.

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'I know what Lord Sugar is looking for’ – meet the woman trusted to grill this year’s Apprentice candidates

By Sandy Rashty, December 16, 2015

She is the latest person to have been brought into Lord Sugar’s inner-circle as a trusted adviser on BBC business show the Apprentice.

But Leeds-born Linda Plant is no stranger to the notoriously tough business mogul – having known him for more than 20 years.

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Radio 4 report on Israel breached accuracy guidelines, rules BBC

By JC Reporter, December 9, 2015

The BBC has ruled that a Radio 4 report on Israel breached accuracy guidelines.

The BBC received a number of complaints about a Today programme on violence in the Middle East on 19 October which, according to listeners, implied that all of the casualties of the renewed wave of violence in the region were Israeli.

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The Apprentice's Claude Littner: I’m not Sugar’s sweetie

By Sandy Rashty, October 15, 2015

He's no stranger to The Apprentice - the BBC programme has billed him as the fiercest interviewer in Britain - but now businessman Claude Littner has the chance for a little stardom, He has been upgraded from Lord Sugar's occasional adviser to his right-hand man.

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