for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Free thinking: language

tomorrow evening (tuesday 23rd), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
language with steven pinker and will self (in the free thinking series) Read the rest of this entry »

Poland’s Jewish renaissance

tomorrow afternoon (monday 22nd), 3.30-4.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710) (repeated from january)
generation unexpected: poland’s jewish renaissance (in the heart and soul series) Read the rest of this entry »

every weekday morning this week (monday 22nd to friday 26th), 5.43-5.45am, on bbc radio 4
prayer for the day with rabbi jonathan wittenberg Read the rest of this entry »

Zach Braff

yesterday evening (friday 19th), 7.15-7.45pm, on bbc radio 4
front row leads with kirsty lang interviewing zach braff Read the rest of this entry »

The 12 Jews of Egypt

yesterday evening (thursday 18th), 9.54-9.58pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james menendez) concludes with the 12 jews still living in egypt

“There used to be about 100,000 Jews in Egypt, most of them were forced to leave in the 1950s and 60s, Egypt was at war with Israel, and the government suspected that many of them were spies. Now only a handful are left, and they fear their culture and heritage will soon be gone.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter sally nabil from cairo
magda haroun (see also http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/70015/Egypt/Politics-/Magda…)
lucy shaoul Read the rest of this entry »

tomorrow evening (saturday 20th), 9.00-11.05pm, on bbc 2 (previously shown on bbc 4, when it was followed by a documentary, death camp treblinka: survivor stories, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m1l9w)
defiance (2008), starring daniel craig (who also starred in Munich, 2005, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_%28film%29)

“Four Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Alex Salmond on barbarism

last sunday morning (14th september), 9.00-10.00am on bbc1
the andrew marr show includes alex salmond contrasting unspeakable barbarism, atrocities, and extremism with the policies of the state of IsraelRead the rest of this entry »

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