for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Sunday: Western Wall

this morning (sunday 7th), 7.11-7.18am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“The Israeli government has announced plans to build a mixed gender prayer section at the Western Wall.
Campaigners are celebrating a groundbreaking decision, but Palestinians, the ultra Orthodox and archaeologists are not happy.
We hear from Anat Hoffman from “Women of the Western Wall”. Journalist Judy Maltz gives us the background.”

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last thursday evening (4th february), 7.16-7.24pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by kirsty lang) leads with …

Howard Jacobson talks about his new novel, Shylock is My Name

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this afternoon (wednesday 3rd), 5.38-5.45pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

“BBC Africa has gathered evidence that Israel is sending unwanted African migrants to third countries under secretive deals which may be in breach of international law”

including interviews with …
• bbc reporter cathy harcombe
• human rights lawyer anat ben-dor
• foreign ministry spokesman emmanuel nahshon
(see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35475403) Read the rest of this entry »

Chaim Nagelstein

tomorrow morning (sunday 31st), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
a point of view, by tom shakespeare

“After hearing a former political prisoner in South Africa, and holocaust survivor Chaim “Harry” Nagelstein (1928-2010) tell their stories, Tom Shakespeare concludes: ‘Hearing their testimonies affected me more deeply than any lecture, book or film. They were unforgettable authentic encounters’.”

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this afternoon (saturday 30th), 1.45-1.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall)

“Last night a griffin vulture was releasd by Lebanese authorities, cleared of spying for Israel, after UN pacekeepers intervened.”

including interview with …
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yesterday evening (friday 29th), 11.18-11.21pm, on bbc radio 4
purity (presented by lauren laverne) (in the late night woman’s hour series)
includes …
Dina Brawer Read the rest of this entry »

yesterday morning (friday 29th), 10.33-10.42am, on bbc radio 4
woman’s hour (presented by jenni murray) concludes with …

“Composer Jocelyn Pook and director Emma Bernard will be talking to Jenni Murray about how they’ve used performance and music to bring to life some of the poems and drawings by children who were in the Terezin concentration camp.
Drawing Life is currently touring round the country and will be at London’s Barbican tomorrow.”

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