for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

yesterday morning (wednesday 22nd), 9.21-9.24am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

Universal messages: ‘Spirituality can be for everyone, but only if it can find meaning in the ordinary’.”

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last tuesday morning (21st may), 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by laura marks

“Sustenance is much more than food.”

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last monday morning (20th may), 5.46-5.49am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

Gardens of remembrance: ‘Trees and gardens span generations and lifetimes’.”

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this afternoon (wednesday 22nd), 2.36-2.49pm (repeated 9.36pm), on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“Today, we’re going to head to the north-eastern tip of Israel, to the Golan Heights. This is a small country, so from here, Jerusalem to the Golan, it’s about a two-and-a-half-hour drive, and it’s a stunning landscape. This is also occupied territory, but my goodness it feels so different to the West Bank.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tim franks

menachem ender, golan resident

amal safahi, bookshop owner, majdal shams

bassal shafani, tennis coach, majdal shams

uzi arad, former negotiator

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this morning (wednesday 22nd), 4.30-4.55am (repeated 12.30am), on bbc news tv (and repeated 9.06pm on bbc world service radio

ghazi hamad – hamas spokesman (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

“Could change be afoot? Hamas’s internal grip on Gaza is threatened by rising economic discontent. The Trump administration will soon unveil a peace plan built on economic incentives for the Palestinian people. The movement’s rhetoric is unbending, but do the Palestinian people long for new ideas?”

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yesterday evening (tuesday 21st), 11.20-11.24pm, on bbc 1 tv 

young welsh and pretty religious (presented by geraint todd) includes …

We shadow nine young believers from across Wales, following a variety of religions, as they reveal what they believe, why they believe it, and how it impacts on their lives.

Hannah invites us into her home to observe all of the rituals, and the food, that goes into the Jewish Shabbat.”

including contributions from …

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this evening (monday 20th), 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) leads with …

Palestinians boycott US-led economic conference:

Palestinian officials say they won’t attend a US led conference in Bahrain aimed at bolstering the economies of the occupied West Bank and Gaza. The Palestinians say they won’t participate, and that nobody can negotiate on their behalf.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tim franks 

aryeh eldad, former mk, resident of kfar adumim

shabtai shavit, former director of mossad

ahmed majdalani, palestinian minister for social development 

ziad khalil abu zayyad, spokesman for fatah 

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