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Archive for October, 2017

Partnership minyans

last friday afternoon (20th october), 1.32-1.59pm, on bbc world service radio
an equal partnership? (panel discussion on partnership minyans from the JW3 centre, chaired by • emma barnett, with • dr gaby scher, dina brawer, • rabbi andrew shaw, and • dr miri freud-kandel) (more…)

Jules Konopinksi

last friday morning (20th december), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio (repeated in the history hour on sunday evening)
jules konopinksi: the 43 group: battling british fascists (interviewed by alex last) (in the witness series) (more…)

FOOC: Samaritans

last thursday morning (19th october), 11.25-11.30am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by bridget kendall) concludes with …

Leon McCarron gets a shave on the West Bank and a lesson in the history of the Samaritans.”


P4t: Kendler 19/10/2017

last thursday morning (19th october), 5.45-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

Bravery: ‘When the world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful‘”


Tom Karen

this morning (thursday 19th), 8.26-8.30am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb) includes …

Zoe Conway meets Tom Karen, the man behind the iconic Raleigh chopper bike, the Robin Reliant and the toy ‘Marble Run‘ – which is still in production.
Now his work is to feature in a special exhibition at the Jewish Museum in London.”


Tftd: Brawer 18/10/2017

yesterday morning (wednesday 18th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi naftali brawer

“The spike in children contemplating taking their own life is undoubtedly the result of many factors, but one cannot discount as a contributing element the oppressiveness of having to be someone you are not without ever experiencing the relief of being the person you are. For this, one requires the warm accepting and increasingly elusive environment we call home.”


Kevin Wilshaw

yesterday evening (tuesday 17th), on channel 4 tv
channel 4 news (presented by paraic obrien) includes …

“Exclusive: Neo-Nazi and National Front organiser Kevin Wilshaw
quits movement, opens up about Jewish heritage, comes out as gay”


Itay Mautner

this evening (tuesday 17th), 10.32-10.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 11.32am)
itay mautner – dissolving boundaries through the arts (in the in the studio series) (presented by andrea kidd)

“A volcano billowing smoke high on the rooftops of Jerusalem, documentary theatre bus trips and a big Kulna music festival performed by musicians from different parts of the city – just some of the events being created for Mekudeshet (‘sanctifying’), a three and a half week season of arts and culture taking place across Jerusalem.


Mona Juul

this morning (monday 16th), 9.16-9.27am, on bbc radio 4
the end of war? (presented by andrew marr and lawyer and academic oona hathaway) includes …

“The Norwegian ambassador to the UK • Mona Juul talks about the art of international diplomacy. She played a key role in the secret talks which led to the Oslo Accords in the 1990s – the first ever agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisatio”


Shimon Tzabar

BBC bias: Presented and also produced by his own son, this very one-sided programme avoided saying (and nobody was asked) why there was such opposition to Tazbar.
It failed to point out that Tzabar wanted the West Bank Golan Heights and Sinai to be returned without any peace treaty, and despite the loss of thousands of Israeli lives to attacks launched from those territories.
Tzabar is described only as playful, profound, just a little bit annoying, a star of Ha’aretz, artist, and writer of five popular children’s books. No mention of his Israel Communist Party membership, nor his holocaust comparison.
(for Tzabar’s writings, see his own website,

yesterday afternoon (sunday 15th), 1.30-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
my father’s israel (produced and presented by son, Rami Tzabar) (more…)

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