for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Today: Ruth Dayan

last saturday morning (26th september), 7.24-7.30am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by james naughtie and john humphries) includes …

“There are more positive stories to tell about the Israel Palestinian conflict.
An improbable friendship is a new book chronicling an extraordinary friendship which has endured for decades between the wife of one of Israel’s most famous generals, a war hero, and the mother in law of the Palestinians’ most celebrated leaders.
Ruth Dayan, 98, who was married to Moshe Dayan, and Raymonda Tawil, 74, whose daughter married Yasser Arafat, first met in the immediate aftermath of the six-day war in 1967. They remain friends to this day.
Our Middle East correspondent Kevin Connolly went to Malta to meet them.”

(if you missed it, available from 1:23:40 to 1:29:30 at


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