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Archive for June, 2017

Sunday: Sacks on security

this morning (sunday 25th), 7.22-7.31am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

“Rabbi Lord Sacks is participating in the Thatcher Conference on Security on 27 June in London.
He talks to Edward about what values he thinks the West should stand for and why he calls the idea of global fragmentation ‘cultural climate change’.”


Argentina’s Nazi find

this afternoon (friday 23rd), 12.16-12.24pm (repeated 6.16pm), on bbc world service radio
the fifth floor (presented by david amano) includes …

Argentina’s Nazi find

including contribution from …
• reporter valeria perasso (more…)

Who should we let in?

yesterday evening (thursday 22nd), 9,00-10.00pm, on bbc 2 tv
who should we let in? (presented by ian hislop)

Ian Hislop takes an entertaining and provocative look at the decades from the Victorian era to the First World War, when modern Britain introduced its first peacetime restrictions on immigration.
The Victorians had a completely open door to foreigners, drawing no distinction between economic migrant and asylum seeker. But … when 100,000 Jewish refugees arrived, indigenous working-class hackles rose at higher rents, lower wages and changing inner-city neighbourhoods …”

including interviews with …
• east end historian david rosenberg
baroness warsi
katie hopkins (more…)

P4t: Neuberger 22/6/2017

yesterday morning (thursday 22nd), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi julia neuberger

“In turbulent times, it’s important to stop and consider what really matters.”


Newshour: Yemenite Jews

this afternoon (wednesday 21st), 2.20-2.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“In Israel today, they’re remembering what’s known as the Yemenite children affair, a sequence of events some 70 years ago in which it’s claimed a thousand or more babies disappeared.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
rafi shoubali of our brothers exist
• historian tom segev
• yemenite israeli yehuda kantor
(see also (more…)

Twt: new Israeli settlement

this evening (tuesday 20th), 10.24-10.31pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

“This morning, Mr Netanyahu tweeted a picture of a bulldozer and a digger breaking ground on a rocky hill. His message read: After dozens of years, I have the privilege to be a Prime Minister building a new settlement in Judea and Samaria.”

including contributions from …
benjamin netanyahu
• jewish home mk moti yogev
• palestinian presidency spokesman nabil abu rudeinah
• algerian diplomat lakhdar brahimi, of the elders (more…)

Today: Team Samosas

this morning (tuesday 20th), 8.50-8.57am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“After events like the Finsbury Park attack, faith groups tend to unite, sharing in grief and prayer. Is this form of communication effective in reducing segregation between communities?
Toby Howarth is the Bishop of Bradford, • Imam Irfan Chisti is the Imam at a Manchester city mosque and • Laura Janner-Klausner is a senior rabbi to Reform Judaism.”

(if you missed it, available from 2:50:15 to 2:57:15 at

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