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Archive for March, 2016

Today: compensation archives

this morning (thursday 31st), 7.22-7.27am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

“In the mid-1960s a fund was set up to compensate people in the UK who had been the victims of Nazi persecution. Hundreds of files of the claims and rejections have been released by the National Archives at Kew.”

including interview with …
• dr george hay, records specialist at the national archives (more…)

Newshour: Uri Bar-Lev

last tuesday evening (29th march), 9.41-9.46pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“85-year-old Uri Bar-Lev is a retired Israeli pilot, and back in 1970 he was flying an El Al plane from Amsterdam to New York when he became the first, and possibly the only, pilot to foil a hijacking in mid-air.”

including interview with …
uri bar-lev (more…)

The Jewish Views: 27/3/2016

last sunday afternoon (27th march) (and every sunday from 4th december 2015, replacing sunday jewish radio), 12.00-1.00pm, on spectrum radio 558AM (also 10.00-11.00om at DAB ‘Spectrum’)
the jewish views (presented by clive roslin)

“• President of the Jewish community in Brussels, Phillipe Markovic, gives us the mood and reaction from Belgium after the recent terrorist attack,
• Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg tells us about his visit to the refugee camps in Calais,
Julie Saddiqi talks about Sadaqa day – a day she created inspired by Mitzvah day,
• Rabbi Hanoch Teller speaks to us about his work as an award winning author lecturer and story-teller.
And on the Schmooze we discuss how concerned we should be in Britain about terrorism in the wake of the Brussels attack.”


PMQ: anti-semitism

last wednesday afternoon (23rd march), 11.45-11.47pm, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister’s questions includes …

Mike Freer (Finchley and Golders Green) (Con): I am sure the Prime Minister is as appalled as I am that incidents involving anti-Semitism are on the rise. Does he agree that all organisations, public and private, should root out anti-Semitism, without hesitation?
The Prime Minister: I completely agree with my hon. Friend; anti-Semitism is an absolute cancer in our societies and we should know that when it grows it is the signal of many even worse things happening to ethnic groups and different groups all over our country. There is, sadly, a growth of anti-Semitism in our country and we see it in terms of attacks on Jewish people and Jewish students—it absolutely has to be stamped out. We should all, whatever organisation we are responsible for, make sure that happens. I have to say that we do see a growth in support for segregation and indeed for anti-Semitism in part of the Labour party, and I say to its leader that it is his party and he should sort it out.”


My Nazi Legacy

tomorrow evening (wednesday 30th), 9.00-10.30pm, on bbc 4 tv
my nazi legacy (directed by david evans) (in the storyville series) (more…)

P4t: Purim

last wednesday (23rd march), on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

“Holy Week: Maureen reflects on Purim; a cathartic release of energy, relief and fun for all.


Newshour: IDF murder investigation

yesterday (friday 25th), 2.46-2.50pm, and 9.36-9.45pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall and andrew peach)

Israel has detained and charged a soldier seen in a widely-distributed video shooting an injured Palestinian lying on the ground.”

including interviews with …
• idf spokesman lt col peter lerner

“The incident was actually reported by the commanders in the field to the military police who began their preliminary investigation, and later on in the day the video that we’ve seen has surfaced and emerged, showing exactly what the commanders already knew. I would say in definitive terms this is an extraordinary incident … we see them as a grave breach of the idf values …”
“… The prosecutor is actually accusing the soldier of murder. …this is a grave breach and therefore it is being treated as such …”

• b’tselem volunteer imad abu shamsia
• united nations special envoy nicolai mladinov (more…)

von Ribbentrop’s watch

tomorrow afternoon (saturday 26th), 4.00-5.30pm, on bbc radio 4extra (repeated from november 2008 and august 2013)
von ribbentrop’s watch, by laurence marks and maurice gran, with allan corduner, harriet walter, miriam nargolyes, nicholas woodeson, and sophie winkleman ( ernie rea) (in the saturday drama series) (more…)

The Onlooker

tomorrow morning (friday 25th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 12.30am)
the onlooker, by irene nemirovsky (only 1 episode) (narrated by david suchet) (in the book of the week series) (more…)

Rudolf Kastner (2 of 2)

tomorrow morning (thursday 24th), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
setting the past free (presented by mark lawson) (2nc of 2 weekly episodes)

“In part 2, Mark Lawson talks to those within Israel – including • the playwright Motti Lerner, • the Chief Historian of Yad Vashem Professor Dina Porat, and • the literary critic Professor Dan Laor – who have wrestled with Kastner’s story and the issues it raises.”


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