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Archive for January, 2019

Tftd: Greenberg 31/1/2019

this morning (thursday 31st), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by parliamentary lawyer daniel greenberg

“The bibilcal principles of accident law.”


P4t: Rosenberg 30/1/2019

yesterday morning, 5.45-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by jewish education teacher laurie rosenberg

Beshert: ‘When a life-changing moment comes along I must do everything I can to make the best out of it’.”


Jerusalem North-West

this morning (wednesday 30th), 11.15am-12.00 (repeated 9.15pm), on bbc radio 4 extra (repeated from 1998 on bbc radio 4)
jerusalem north-west (comedy, by vanessa rosenthal, starring sarah lancashire, david fleeshman, and brigit forsyth)

Maggie converted to Judaism to marry Harry, but now looking back over her life, she remembers the man she once fell in love with. Does she regret her decision?” (more…)

HMD: Radio London

last sunday morning (27th january), 7.21-7.25am, on bbc radio london
inspirit (presented by jumoke fashola) leads with …

“Marking Holocaust Memorial Day.“

including interview with …
joe twilley, communications manager, holocaut education trust

HMD: Radio Wiltshire

last sunday morning (27th january), 6.32-6.37am, and 7.23-7.28am, on bbc radio wiltshire
jonathan fido (presented by sue kinnear) leads with …

Holocaust Memorial Day today is marked across Wiltshire.”


Jerusalem without sight

sunday 13th january, 8.30-9.00pm (repeated from 1.30pm, 1.30am, and march 2018), on bbc news tv
seeing the world without sight (in the travel show series)

“This special programme follows blind backpacker Tony Giles through Jerusalem and Bethlehem to find out how he experiences the world without being able to see it.” (more…)

Today: Benny Gantz

BBC bias: Of all the available news stories about new political parties in Israel, the BBC chooses to report only on a complete newcomer whose new party may not even get any seats**, apparently to enable the BBC to (again) mention his quote about returning a part of Gaza “to the Stone Age”.
(** Even according to the reporter: “Many Israeli generals have tried to reach the top of government, few have succeeded.”)
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this morning (wednesday 30th), 8.41-8.45am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 9.50pm on saturday 2nd on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by justin webb) includes …

Israelis go to the polls in the spring to choose a new government. Last night, the campaign launch took place in Tel Aviv of Benny Gantz, a former chief of the Israeli military, who believes he can unseat Benjamin Netanyahu, now in his tenth year as prime miniser.”

including interviews with …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
dan amergi
gil hoffman, chief political correspondent. jerusalem post

(if you missed it, available from 2:41:36 to 2:45:30 at

Twt/MN/Today: The Cut-out Girl

this morning (wednesday 30th), 12.23-12.25am (repeated from 10.06pm on the world tonight, and repeated 6.05am on today), on bbc radio 4
midnight news includes

“The true story of a young Jewish girl who escaped the Holocaust has been named Costa Book of the Year. The Cut-out Girl was written by an Oxford University professor in collaboration with his subject, Lien de Jong, who was 8 years old when she was hidden from the Nazis by a Christian family in Amsterdam.”


HMD: Art and Refugees

yesterday evening (tuesday 29th), 10.14-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
art and refugees from nazi germany (presented by anne mcelvoy) (in the free thinking series)

“Following this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, Anne McElvoy looks at new writing which reflects on this history, and at a festival marking the impact on British culture of refugees and artists who fled from the Nazis.”

including interviews with …
martin goodman, whose holocaust novel j ss bach is published in march 2019
monica bohm-duchen, who has edited a book insiders/outsiders: refugees from nazi europe and their contribution to british visual culture, and has initiated a festival which is working with 60 nationwide partners including tate britain, national portrait gallery, london transport museum, pallant house gallery and glyndebourne
daniel snowman

P4t: Neuberger 29/1/2019

this morning (tuesday 29th), 9.21-9.24am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi julia neuberger

“The law is in your heart.”


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