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Archive for December, 2018

PM/Twt: Israeli airstrikes

yesterday evening (wednesday 26th), 5.03-5.04pm, and 10.03-10.05pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) and the world tonight (presented by sean ley) include …

“Russia says that two passenger planes were directly threatened last night by Israeli airstrikes on Syria. The defence ministry in Moscow said that the endangered flights had been landing in Damascus and Beirut.”

including reports from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
(more…)

PM: Adrian Goldberg: kindertransport

yesterday evening (wednesday 26th), 5.34-5.46pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

Adrian Goldberg is a Radio 5 Live presenter who’s deciding whether to get a German passport in order to remain an EU citizen. Adrian’s father Rudy escaped Nazi Germany as a 13-year-old when his parents, worried about the increasing persecution of Germany’s Jews, found him a place on the kindertransport. Rudy became one of the 10,000 youngsters relocated to families in the UK on the eve of the Second World War …
Today, Adrian tries to understand more about his father’s journey to this country. and what he would make of Adrian’s dilemma.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter adrian goldberg
• historian anthony grenville, chair of the research centre for german and austrian exile studies, university of london, and former consultant editor of the association of jewish refugees journal
ralph stanton (rolf steinberg), kindertransport child, aged 14
ruth jacobs (ruth heber), kindertransport child, innsbruck, aged 10
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-46635052)
(more…)

MN/Today: Israeli airstrike

this morning (wednesday 26th), 12.02-12.03am and 7.03-7.04am (repeated 8.02am), on bbc radio 4
midnight news and today (presented by justin webb) include …

Israel has attacked an arms depot near Damascus, and says it’s intercepted a Syrian missile heading towards Israeli territory

including reports from …
• bbc reporter youssef tahar
• bbc reporter yolande knell
(more…)

Twt: Bethlehem Christmas

yesterday evening (saturday 24th), 10.07-10.08pm, and 10.31-10.25pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by chris morris) incliudes …

Thousands of people have gathered in Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations, ending with midnight mass. Throughout the day, pilgrims have been treated to parades and carols in Manger Square.”

including reports from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
(more…)

Newshour: Early elections

this afternoon (monday 24th), 2.20-2.24pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by dan damon) includes …

Israel to hold elections in April.”

including contribution from …
• journalist noga tarnopolsky
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Today: Gaza Christmas

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.43-7.47am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“For the small Christian community in Gaza, this of course is a time when many dream of getting to Bethlehem, which isn’t after all that far, to celebrate Christmas. However, given the blockade maintained by Israel, it says of course that’s for security reasons, travelling to the West Bank requires special permission, which many do not get.“

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter mishal husain
• sister maria de nazeret
• archbishop pierbattista pizzaballa of jerusalem
• father mario da silva, parish priest of the latin church of the holy family in gaza
(more…)

Today: Bethlehem Christmas

this morning (sunday 24th), 6.35-6.38am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Thousands of people are expected to come to Bethlehem this Christmas. Tourism here has recovered from a big fall that began here late 2015, after that series of stabbings and car-ramming attacks.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
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