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Archive for May, 2015

Newshour extra: Middle East

tomorrow afternoon (monday 1st), 3.05-4.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 8.05am last saturday)
borders, oil and power in the middle east (presented by owen bennett jones) (in the newshour extra series)

“The map of the Middle East, established after World War One almost 100 years ago, is crumbling. Islamic State militants now control large parts of Iraq and Syria including the border region that divides the two countries, and their territorial ambitions have not ended there.
Is Islamic State permanently re-drawing the map, or can the traditional regional powers retain their dominance? What are the consequences for the people who live within those borders and for control of the region’s vast mineral wealth?”

with …
fawaz gerges, professor of international relations at the lse
rosemary hollis
sari nusseibeh
avi shlaim
john hamilton, the london director of cross-border information.

(0:45:30 Avi Shlaim) “I don’t think that Israel/Palestine is a separate discrete conflict. It ‘s part of the whole of the Middle East set-up and it’s the most fundamental and lasting and enduring conflict in the region, and there can be no peace no stability and no security in the Middle East until the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is resolved.”
(0:46:20 Avi Shlaim) “I support and advocate a one-state solution, one state which is for all its citizens with equal rights for all its citizens …”


David Radzynski

yesterday afternoon (saturday 30th), 2.54-2.58pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
boston calling (presented by aaron schachter) ends with …

“And we’ll meet David Radzynski, Israel’s newest concertmaster, who’s leading a youth movement at the country’s premier orchestra.”

with contributions from …
• bbc reporter daniel estrin
david radzynski
• orchestra manager avi shoshani (more…)

Newshour: FIFA

this afternoon (friday 29th), 2.12-2.16pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

“FIFA delegates will also be deciding whether Israel should be suspended from world football. The vote is part of a Palestinian strategy of internationalisation, bringing grievances into as many global arenas as possible.”

with contributions from …
• bbc reporter kevin connolly
jibril rajoub, former head of the preventive security force, now head of the palestinian football federation
• israeli footballer yossi benayoun
• retired israeli diplomat alan baker (more…)

Radio London: Women driving

this morning (friday 29th), 7.16-7.23am, on bbc radio london 94.9
the breakfast show with penny smith and paul ross includes …

“Children who belong to a Jewish sect in Stamford Hill have been told they will be turned away from classes if their mothers drive them to school. The Jewish Chronicle …”

including interviews with …
dina brawer
• jewish chronicle editor stephen pollard
keith porteous wood, executive director of the national secular society

(1:17:55) “It’s actually part of a worrying extremism and medievalism to which some jewish sects are going. We seem to be getting closer to Saudi Arabia, that’s the nearest I’ve seen to this women-driving ban …”


Today: Women driving

this morning (friday 29th) 7.29-7.34am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphries) includes …

“Reports in the Jewish Chronicle say that leaders of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in north London have issued a formal directive banning women from driving their children to school.
It reported that Belz rabbis said that having female drivers breaks traditional modesty rules and is against the norms of Chasidic institutions.
Miriam is from the Chasidic community in North London, and decided to drive against the wishes of her family.”


Newshour: Tony Blair

this afternoon (thursday 28th), 2.23-2.28pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

Tony Blair‘s Middle East role assessed”

with contributions from …
robert danin, head of the jerusalem mission of the middle east quartet from 2008 to 2010 (more…)

Newshour: Ehud Olmert

last monday afternoon (25th may), 2.50-2.53pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“A court in Jerusalem has sentenced the former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert to 8 months in jail for corruption … Last year he was sentenced to 6 years in prison for bribery in a separate case.”

with contributions from …
• jerusalem post legal affairs correspondent yonah jeremy bob (more…)

Thought for the day: Ephraim Mirvis

last friday morning (22nd may), on bbc radio 4
thought for the day for shavuot (pentecost) with chief rabbi ephraim mirvis (part of the today programme)

The Omer is an opportunity to work on one’s character, to develop and grow as a person.”


Sunday: Jonathan Arkush

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.33-7.38am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by mike wooldridge) includes …

“Last Sunday Jonathan Arkush was elected as the new President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
In an interview with Mike Wooldridge he outlines his priorities and explains why he believes the Muslim community in Britain should look to Britain’s Jewish community as a model for integration.”


Sunday: Duggan inquest

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.21-7.28am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by mike wooldridge) includes …

Twelve years ago in Germany the body of a young Jewish student from Britain was found by the side of an autobahn.
This week a new inquest was held into the death of Jeremiah Duggan.
Trevor Barnes reports on the family’s campaign to uncover what happened to their son.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter trevor barnes
• mother erica duggan
liz fekete, director of the institute of race relations
• german lawyer serdar kaya
jonathan arkush, president of the jewish board of deputies
• father hugo duggan (more…)

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