for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Bowen on death

this afternoon (friday 26th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
the nearness of death (last of 10 episodes of the our man in the middle east series)

“BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen describes the worst day of his working life – the day he and his colleagues came under fire from the Israeli Defence Force.
Bowen’s driver Abed Takkoush was hit when the crew of an Israeli tank fired a shell across the border wire into Lebanon. It hit the back of his Mercedes taxi while he was sitting in the driver’s seat phoning his son.”
Fighters in every war, on every side, dehumanise their enemies. They regard them as something less than living and breathing people who can feel love and fear and happiness. That way, it’s much easier to kill.

(see also from our own correspondent of 29th may 2016, still available from 0:23:00 to 0:28:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bt4zx#playt=22m54s) Read the rest of this entry »

P4t: Marks 24/5/2017

yesterday morning (wednesday 24th), 5.44-5.48am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by laura marks

We are all in this together: Unity, comfort and reassurance during times of sorrow.”

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this evening (tuesday 23rd), 9.20-9.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

Palestinian reaction to President Trump’s visit”

including interview with …
• fatah spokesman ziad abuzayyad Read the rest of this entry »

this evening (monday 22nd), 9.07-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) leads with …

President Trump becomes the first sitting US President to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem and says he is optimistic about chances for a peace deal in the Middle East.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ben james
sharren haskel, likud mk
akiva eldar, author, and columnist with al-monitor Read the rest of this entry »

this morning (monday 22nd), 5.07-5.13am, 5.23-5.28am, 5.34-5.38am, 5.56-5.59am, 6.10-6.17am, 6.19-6.25am, 6.33-6.40am, 6.44-6.50am, 6.54-6.59am, 7.07-7.13am, 7.19-7.24am, 7.33-7.40am, 7.45-7.50am, 7.55-7.59am, 8.07-8.09am, and 8.19-8.29am, on bbc world service radio
newsday (presented by ben james) leads with a discussion from jerusalem while waiting for donald trump, including contributions from …
abe katsman counsel to republicans overseas
elisa simon student, activist in the israeli labour party
hani al-alami, jerusalem palestinian enterpreneur
• tour guide david eisenstadt
• bbc reporter philip hamspheir
vera sajrawi, an arab-israeli producer for al-jazeera english
• tour guide david eisenstadt
• freelance reporter naomi zaboif
• east jerusalem journalist ibrahim husseini
mike evans, founder of the friends of zion museum
riman barakat, ceo of experience palestine
yisrael medad, a spokesperson for the yesha council
nimala harufa of fatah youth
• former us ambassador to israel daniel shapiro Read the rest of this entry »

this morning (monday 22nd), 5.45-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

Life in colour: ‘I love the way Marc Chagall saw the world in vivid technicolour before such a thing was invented’.”

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tonight (monday 22nd), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
islanders (2nd of 5 episodes of the true venetian series) (presented by polly coles)

“Polly begins in the medieval Jewish cemetery on the Lido and discusses how the island geography of Venice has allowed segregated and separate communities to evolve.”

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