for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

HARDtalk: Yuval Steinitz

tomorrow early morning (thursday 28th), 12.30-12.55am and 4.30-4.55am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80) (repeated 10.35-11.00pm on bbc 2)
hardtalk: yuval steinitz

“With a ceasefire now in place in Gaza, the Israeli government faces a simple question: what exactly did Operation Protective Edge achieve? For all the death and destruction in Gaza, has Israel’s position been strengthened or weakened?
Stephen Sackur speaks to Israel’s Minister of Intelligence, Yuval Steinitz. Does Israel need a strategic rethink?

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this evening (wednesday 27th), 10.25-10.40pm, on bbc radio 3:
cutting tradition: male circumcision (essay 9 of 10 in the radio 3 free thinking festival) (repeated from november 2013)

“What do recent debates among medical ethicists and lawyers over male infant circumcision reveal about the different ways we view male and female bodies?
Rebecca Steinfeld, from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, looks at changing attitudes to religious traditions involving genital cutting.”

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this afternoon (wednesday 27th), 2.36-2.43pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes interviews with …
• arab-israeli film producer suha arraf Read the rest of this entry »

Newshour: Gaza 26/8/2014

this evening (tuesday 26th), 9.35-9.47pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“new Gaza ceasefire”

and includes interviews with …
ghazi hamad of hamas
mark regev
• bbc middle east editor jeremy bowen Read the rest of this entry »

this evening (tuesday 26th), 6.05-7.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
world have your say, presented by ben james
leads with phone-in on gaza truce with contributions from …
• farah, 16, from gaza city
lahav harkov of the jerusalem post from tel aviv
• bbc reporter kevin connolly from jerusalem
• intern dr bassel abuwarda (26) of al shifa hospital, tweeter (see also MEMO 417)
shoshana from near jerusalem
xavier abu eid, of the palestinian authority, from ramallah Read the rest of this entry »

monday 18th august, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
hardtalk: pro-gaza activist dr mads gilbert

Mads Gilbert is an outspoken political activist on behalf of the Palestinian cause.
Does this interfere with his work as a medic and humanitarian in Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza?
He talks to Zeinab Badawi.”

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thursday 24th july, 12.00-2.00pm, on bbc radio 2
jeremy vine includes …

Is the Israel/Gaza conflict causing a rise in anti-Semitism in Britain? Emma Barnett and Alexei Sayle discuss”
(0:05:28) Alexei Sayle: “I hate Jihadists, I hate muslim fundamentalists, I also hate Israeli fundamentalism, and that’s what Emma Barnett is supporting: she’s supporting the murder of children, the murder of women, that’s what she’s supporting, from a fascist, Zionist ideology. And that’s what this article is – it’s dressed-up propaganda.”

["this article" – subtitled "It is terrifying to see those who oppose Israel’s war in Gaza turn against all Jews" – was in the telegraph of 23rd july] Read the rest of this entry »

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