for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

tomorrow 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.”

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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.”

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yesterday (wednesday 30th), 2.07-2.19pm, and 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby and james coomarasamy) leads with …

Gaza: 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 Read the rest of this entry »

Today: Philip Hammond

this morning (wednesday 30th), 8.38-8.42am, on bbc radio 4
today includes sarah montague interviewing foreign secretary philip hammondRead the rest of this entry »

Newshour: Gaza

yesterday (tuesday 29th), 1.06-1.19pm, and 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby and james coomarasamy) leads with …

Gaza 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
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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.”

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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.”

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