for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Today: targeting Arafat

this morning (friday 23rd), 6.49-6.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“A former commando unit leader in the Israeli military has told the BBC that his unit made up to ten failed attempts on the life of Yassir Arafat in the 1980s.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• israeli journalist uri avnery, 94
• major general uzi dayan
(see also
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yesterday morning (thursday 22nd), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Passover, the message in a bottle:
‘Approximately 140 generations ago, the Israelites emerged from bitter slavery in ancient Egypt, and impressed upon their children the importance of conveying their experiences to all subseqent generations… that connection with our past makes us who we are.
You can only know where you are going to if you know where you are coming from, or as Winston Churchill put it, the further back you can look, the further forward you are likely to see‘.
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yesterday morning (wednesday 21st), 5.11-5.17am, 5.33-5.42am, 6.07-6.16am, 6.33-6.42am, 7.07-7.17am, 7.33-7.42am, and 8.07-8.16am, on bbc world service radio
newsday (presented by julian keane and lawrence pollard) leads with …

Israel’s Plan To Expel Eritreans and Sudanese:
Nomia Iqbal covers the raging debate about the government’s plans to deport thousand of East African asylum seekers to a third country in Africa.”

including interviews with …
owen alterman, senior international affairs correspondent of i24
taj haroun of darfur
yonatan jakubowicz, director of public relations, the israel immigration policy centre
• rabbi susan silverman of sanctuary
ilanit chernick of the jerusalem post
• volunteer sophia hogan
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P4t: Goldberg 21/3/2018

this morning (wednesday 21st), 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by jewish chaplain alex goldberg

Interfaith cooperation: ‘We all need to share the burden a little and work on it together’.”
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yesterday morning (tuesday 20th), 5.46-5.50am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

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P4t: Belovski 19/3/2018

this morning (monday 19th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

Music draws us together in unusual ways”
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Becoming an adult

sunday 24th december 2017, 7.32-7.50pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 3.32am, and from 1st november 2017 on bbc radio 4)
becoming an adult (presented by neil macgregor) (in the living with the gods series) leads with …

“A 3 metre long torah binder
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