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Archive for November, 2017

Newshour: Palestinian horses

this afternoon (thursday 30th), 1.24-1.29pm (repeated 9.44pm), on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

The breeding of Arabian horses is a passion shared by both Jewish and Palestinian Israelis as well as those who live in the West Bank.”

including interviews with …
• veterinarian student mahmoud al khan
ahmed of the spick and span riding centre in jericho
• international competitor leila malki, 14
• israeli horse judge chen kedar (more…)

Assignment: Palestinian horses

this morning (thursday 30th), 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.32pm and 9.06pm in assignment on bbc world service radio) (partly repeated in from our own correspondent, last saturday, from 0:13:30 to 0:18:50 at
pride passion and palestinian horses (presented by linda pressly) (in the crossing continents series)

Linda Pressly follows one Palestinian owner and his colt as they navigate their way through Israeli checkpoints to the next big event in the Israeli Kibbutz of Alonim. Winning best in show is the plan but will they even get there?
Linda Pressly explores how a passion for horse breeding is uniting people in the West Bank.”

including contributions from …
hassan yaziz, horse owner
abdel nasser musleh, horse breeder
• mother nuha musleh
nahil safadi, horse breeder
ashraf rabi, horse breeder, founder of turmus ayya equestrian club
aliko of ariella arabians
• israeli horse judge chen kedar
(see also (more…)

The search for a state

this morning (thursday 30th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 7.45pm)
the search for a state (presented by neil macgregor) (29th episode of 32 in the living with the gods series) includes …

“An over-printed coin from 2nd century Jerusalem tells of the failed attempt of Shimon bar Kokhba to lay claim to a state for the Jews, free from Roman rule.”

including contributions from …
mary beard
guy stiebel, archaeologist at tel aviv university (more…)

Extreme Railways

last monday morning (27th november), 9.00-10.00pm, on channel 5 tv
middle east (presented by chris tarrant) (4th episode, 4th season, in the extreme railways series)

Chris Tarrant follows the route up through Jordan before crossing into Israel. Along the way, he visits the ancient city of Petra, as well as Haifa and Tel Aviv, which feels more like Los Angeles to him than the Middle East, while in Jerusalem he’s staggered both by the 3,000-year-old city’s history and the scale of the tourist tat.”


P4t: Gelfand 28/11/2017

yesterday morning (tuesday 28th), 5.46-5.50am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

Marriage: Harry and Meghan have now started a story that will change their lives forever.”


Newshour: Iranian wrestlers

this evening (monday 27th), 9.25-9.29pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“Why an Iranian wrestler apparently lost on purpose in order to avoid facing an Israeli opponent.”

including interview with …
houchang chehabi, iranian-born professor of international relations at boston university (more…)

Saudi Arabia and Israel

this morning (friday 24th), 9.44-9.50pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 6.44pm)
the battle for lebanon (in the newshour extra series) (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

“There’s a lot of talk of the leadership in Saudi Arabia reaching out in some way to Israel.”

including contributions from …
lina khatib of chatham house
azadeh moaveni, former beirut correspondent at time magazine
amal saad, author of hezbollah: politics and religion
fahed nazer, consultant to the saudi embassy in washington
basem shabb mp, saad hariri’s future movement bloc
emad chidiac, lebanese business journalist (more…)

Miracle cure

yesterday evening (thursday 23rd), 10.00-11.00pm, on channel 4 tv (repeated 2.50am next tuesday)
the search for a miracle cure

Mark Lewis, one of Britain’s most celebrated lawyers, joins a revolutionary stem cell trial in Israel, hoping for a cure to his multiple sclerosis, and to other neurological disorders.”

(see also (more…)

Tftd: Brawer 21/11/2017

yesterday morning (tuesday 21st), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi naftali brawer

Goodness contains a kernel of danger, and even as we celebrate it, we must be alive to its darker manifestations”


Remember Baghdad

BBC bias: BBC News’s Julian Worricker presents the view that Iraqi Jews were not ethnically cleansed by persecution since they left partly because Ben-Gurion encouraged them to leave while they could still get out.
Don’t mention the ethnic cleansing!

last sunday morning (19th november), 6.44-6.59am, on bbc world service radio
weekend (presented by julian worricker)

What happened to the Jews of Baghdad?

including interview with …
edwin shuker, born baghdad 1955, left 1971, narrator of new film remember baghdad
(see also (more…)

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