for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Nh: Coalition?

this evening (saturday 21st), 9.43-9.48pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

Politicians of all stripes are trying to work out if they can form the next government or whether they’ll be part of it.”

including interview with …

aida touma-suleiman mk

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this afternoon (saturday 21st), 3.15-3.30pm (repeated from tuesday 19th march), on bbc radio 4 

mourning – traditions in judaism (presented by euella jackson) (in the one to one series) 

“• Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis discusses the traditional practices of mourning in Judaism.”

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P4t: Belovski 17/9/2019

last tuesday morning (17th september), 9.20-9.23am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

I can’t hide from my responsibilities.”

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last saturday morning (14th september), 9.00am-12.00 (repeated 7.00pm, and repeated from march 2018), on bbc radio 4 extra 

the freedland files (presented by michael freedland)

“Marking the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, broadcaster Michael Freedland opens his audio archives for the very first time.“

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Should we bomb Auschwitz?

this evening (thursday 19th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2 tv  

should we bomb auschwitz? (narrated by zoe wannamaker)

including contributions from …

• professor nikolaus wachsmann, author of KL: a history of the nazi concentration camps

• professor deborah lipstadt

• professor michael berenbaum, co-editor of the bombing of auschwitz

• professor william rubinstein, author of the myth of rescue

max eisen, deported to auschwitz 1944

lenka weksberg (b 1926, czechoslovakia), deported from hungary to auschwitz 1944

zdenka fantlova (b czechoslovakia), deported to auschwitz 1944

hedy bohm (b 1928 transylvania), deported to auschwitz 1944

zigi shipper (b 1930 poland), deported from the lodz ghetto to auschwitz 1944

judy cohen (b 1928 hungary), deported to auschwitz 1944

• professor tami davis biddle, strategic studies institiute

rebecca erbelding, author of rescue board: the untold story of america’s efforts to save the jews of europe

“In April 1944, two Jewish prisoners, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, miraculously escaped from Auschwitz. When they recounted what they had left behind, their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world for the first time. They described in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the extermination programme. The news they brought presented the Allies with one of the greatest moral questions of the 20th century: Should we bomb Auschwitz?

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this evening (thursday 19th), 6.17-6.20pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

“Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz are jostling over the terms of a unity government, after the country’s second election in a year ended in deadlock. Whereas both men won the same number of seats in April’s parliamentary electon, local media have Mr Gantz’s Blue and White party as slightly ahead this time, with two more seats.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

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this afternoon (thursday 19th), 2.15-2.18pm, and 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez and tim franks) includes …

Netanyahu and Gantz compete over leadership in Israeli election.”

including interviews with …

• journalist bel trew 

ofer shelah mk

journalist noga tarnopolsky

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