for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

this evening (thursday 3rd), 8.19-8.30pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 12.19pm)
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) includes …

Siavosh Derakhti was born to Iranian parents in the southern Swedish city of Malmö. Malmö has the highest number of reported anti-Semitic hate crimes in Sweden and in 2009 a Jewish centre in the city was firebombed.
As a teenager Siavosh went off the rails, so his father decided to take him to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp and teach him about discrimination. The experience had a strong impact on Siavosh and he went on to set up a group called Young Muslims Against Anti-Semitism, now called Young People Against Anti-Semitism.”

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this morning (thursday 3rd), 8.39-8.43am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and james naughtie) includes …

“What do you make of the plight of the Syrian refugees, the children in particular, if you yourself were once in a similar situation?”

… interview with:
• “kinder”, rev john fieldsend Read the rest of this entry »

Charisma: Hitler’s library

this afternoon (wednesday 2nd), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
hitler’s library (8th of 10 episodes of the charisma: pinning down the butterfly series) Read the rest of this entry »

yesterday evening (tuesday 1st), 9.50-9.54pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“Showers at Auschwitz”

… interview with:
• pawel sawicki, spokesman for the auschwitz memorial museum Read the rest of this entry »

last friday morning (28th august), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day from former chief rabbi lord sacks

“… Which brings us back to the Bible: when a society condones the glamorization of violence, we have to think long and hard before we can say, Our hands did not shed this blood.”

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last thursday morning (27th august), on cnn international tv
amanpour (presented by simon schama)
includes …

“Religious tolerance: at a cross-roads? Discussion on the rise of religious violence

including contributions from …
• former chief rabbi lord sacks
• interfaith leader and gandhi center peace prize-winner akbar ahmed, ibn khaldun chair of islamic studies at american university, washington Read the rest of this entry »

yesterday morning (saturday 29th), 11.38-11.54am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“We’ve been meeting some of the hermits and holy men still living in caves amid the sandy wastes and rocky mountains of Wadi Qelt, on the West Bank.”

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