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Archive for October, 2016

HL QSD: peace process

last friday morning (14th october), 6.30-8.00am, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords, 13/10/2016 includes …

Question for short debate: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure the revival of the Middle East Peace Process with fresh negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
speeches by lord or baroness …
dykes (ld)
trimble (c)
desai (lab)
waverley (xb)
leigh (c)
mitchell (lab)
sacks (xb)
suri (c)
deech (xb)
tonge (ind ld)
stone (lab)
hylton (xb)
shinkwin (c)
turnberg (lab)
grade (c)
ludford (ld)
front bench reply by …
collins (lab)
anelay (c)



Tftd: Ephraim Mirvis 19/10/2016

yesterday morning (wednesday 19th), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Succot: ‘You must rejoice on your festival and be very happy’.”


Israel: chicken and egg

tuesday 4th october, 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc 2
israel (travelogue and food programme, presented by david myers and simon “si” king) (5th of 6 episodes in the hairy bikers – chicken and egg series)

In Israel, the Bikers visit the 2,500-year old archaeological remains of the world’s first poultry farm, in Maresha and also get a freaky glimpse into what is next for poultry. They play the locals at their own game by cooking a mouthwatering shakshuka on the beach in super trendy, hipster Tel Aviv and make it their mission to discover if chicken soup really is the Jewish penicillin. The boys make their own Arab street food – chicken shawarma kebabs – in Old Jerusalem and they create their version of a Middle Eastern chicken schnitzel – a dish that has its origins in the food of Europe but is now a popular classic in Israel.”
“Is that not the best backdrop you’ve ever seen for a barbecue? This is not so much a recipe as a sermon on the mount!

including contributions from …
• israeli chef noam dekkers
• israeli chef shmil holland
• dr ian stern, archaeologist at maresha
• student archaeologist lee perry-gal,
• professor avigdor cahaner, of the hebrew university (more…)

Today: Malia Bouattia

tuesday 27th september, 7.25-7.30am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague and mishal husain ) includes an interview with nus president malia bouattia

Do you regret what you said about the University of Birmingham being a Zionist outpost?
I would totally refute, I put out before that I would certainly review my language, and would definitely want to, you know, explain the political context which I was discussing I absolutely was not, you know, was not saying the things that it’s been interpreted as if you will.”


WHYS: Hitler’s birthplace

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 18th), 5.47-5.59pm, on bbc world service radio
world have your say (phone-in programme, presented by ben james) concludes with…

“Should Adolf Hitler’s birthplace be demolished?”

including contribution from …
• dr andreas maislinger, historian and adviser to the committee (more…)

Newshour: UNESCO bias

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 18th), 2.56-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) concludes with …

“The United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO, has approved a controversial resolution that makes no reference to Jewish ties to a key holy site in Jerusalem.”

including interview with …
hannah weisfeld of yachad (more…)

Religious identity

yesterday morning (tuesday 18th), 9.00-10.00am, on bbc radio 4
religious identity (1st of 4 episodes in the the reith lectures series) deals largely with jewish identity

Kwame Anthony Appiah explores the shifting sands of identity through creed, country, colour and culture, and considers the mistakes we make when we think of them as fixed.”


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