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Archive for June, 2014

Click: Israel

four weeks ago (may 31st), on bbc news tv (freeview channel 710)
click visits israel
spencer kelly shows an autonomous car, and an in-wheel wheelchair suspension system making a smoother ride over steps, and reports on the following companies and their products:
Opgal: first in the world to turn an andorid smartphone itno a thermal imaging camera
Tactical Robotics: the Air-Mule, an ambulance drone
MobileOCT: a hand-held imaging system screening for cancer
FS21: biometrics identification by gait
IDC Herzliya Innovations Lab: products which help people with balance problems
Gauzi: privacy glass (more…)

Minds at War: Freud

tomorrow night (friday 27th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
Minds at War (5th of 10 episodes in Thoughts for the Times on War and Death) (in the the essay series)

“The Israeli academic Michal Shapira reflects on Sigmund Freud‘s Thoughts for the Times on War and Death and considers how it prefigures some of his later, better-known works on war and the death-drive.”


Friday Night Dinner: the fox

tomorrow night (friday 27th), 10.00-10.35pm, on channel 4 tv (2nd of 6 episodes of the new, 3rd, series)
friday night dinner: the fox with tamsin greig, paul ritter simon bird, tom rosenthal and mark heap

“Dad is secretly hiding a dead fox in the outside freezer as he want to get it stuffed.
But when Mum needs to use the freezer, Dad is desperate in his attempts to hide it from her. “


The hunt for Hitler’s millions

tomorrow evening (friday 27th), 8.00-9.00pm, on channel 5 tv
the hunt for hitler’s millions

“Brand new historical documentary revealing how British intelligence officers found Hitler’s Will and the subsequent quest to uncover the extent of the Fuhrer’s wealth and find his money.
For the first time on television, Hermann Rothman recounts his part in the story: a German Jew now in his 90s, Rothman fled Hitler’s tyranny just before the war started and was assigned to the British Counter Intelligence Corps for the duration.”


Haim at Glastonbury

tomorrow evening (friday 27th), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc 3 tv (freview channel 7)
haim and lily allen at glastonbury (more…)

Sunday: Berlin, Rabbi Nachman Sudak, Mor Karbasi

this morning (sunday 22nd), 7.15-7.35am, on bbc radio 4
sunday includes …

“In Berlin, a project to have a mosque, a synagogue and a church under the same roof is under way. It was organised by a Protestant pastor who says it’s unique – in no other place do the three faiths share premises. Steve Evans reports.”
“We assess the life and legacy of Rabbi Nachman Sudak who died last week . A leader in the Lubavitch community, Rabbi Shmuel Lew, tells edward stourton why he was so influential.”
“Today the Fes festival in Morocco has become not only very popular but a beacon of religious tolerance and religious pluralism in the middle of the Muslim world. John Laurenson talks to Israeli-born singer Mor Karbasi, who sings a Ladino song about a Jewish martyr.”


Thought for the Day

this morning (friday 20th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day by jonathan sacks on people of the same religion killing each other

“… When conflicts within a faith cost lives within that faith, religion must cease to be the pursuit of power, and become again what it was meant to be: God’s call to compassion for the powerless.”


Friday Night Dinner: the girlfriend

friday night (so when else should it be? ), 10.00-10.35pm, on channel 4 tv (1st of 6 episodes of the new, 3rd, series)
friday night dinner: the girlfriend with tamsin greig, paul ritter simon bird, tom rosenthal and mark heap

“Adam finally brings a girl home for dinner, but the evening is ruined when the family suddenly have to look after eight-year-old Katie, who has a massive girlie crush on Adam.”


Today: Taub and Barghouti

this morning (monday 16th), 8.36-8.43am, on bbc radio 4
today includes a report on the three kidnapped israeli teenagers, ending with interviews with dr mustafa barghouti criticising settlements, and israel’s holding of hundreds of palestinian prisoners
and with ambassador daniel taub (who had refused to debate with barghouti) speaking of over 64 recent attempts to kidnap israelis, the majority orchestrated by hamas, over 200 missiles fired from gaza into israel this year, and over 170,000 missiles pointing at israel from territories israel has moved out of (south lebanon and gaza) (more…)

The two-state solution

this afternoon (sunday 15th), 1.15-1.29pm, on bbc radio 4
What are the prospects for a peaceful settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians? (in the world this weekend programme)

Edward Stourton reports from the Middle East on the future of the two-state solution.”

includes interviews with ari shaviv and danny dayan at the annual herzliya conference, mk ayelet shaked (who wants to annex area C) at the knesset, singer karni eldad at tekoa settlement, leo amihai (of peace now) at al-walaja (dominated by the gilo and har gilo settlements, for map see, see also here), and hanan ashrawi and raja shehadeh at ramallah (more…)

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