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Archive for March, 2019

PM: Israeli election

yesterday afternoon (thursday 28th), 5.46-5.49pm, on bbc radio 4

pm (presented by jonny dymond) includes …

Israel goes to the polls in 12 days time, and it’s an eventful campaign. Prime Minister Netanyahu faces corruption charges, but has not let that deter him from running against a main opponent, a former military chief of staff, Benny Gantz. This week, President Trump has said he’ll recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights … There was a rocket strike from Gaza on Monday, and retaliation of dozens of air raids on Hamas targets.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman


HC: Gaza Border Deaths

last friday midday (22nd march), 11.45am-12.30, on bbc parliament tv 

house of commons live: gaza deaths (urgent question)

“Gaza Border Deaths: UNHRC Inquiry”

questions to Alistair Burt (C)
by …
Emily Thornberry (Lab)
Julian Lewis (C)
Stella Creasy (Lab)
Rachel Maclean (C)
RIchard Burden (Lab)
Alex Chalk (C)
Louise Ellman (Lab)
Kevin Foster (C)
Paul Sweeney (Lab)
John Howell (C)
Steven Twigg (Lab)
Edward Davey (LD)
Rosena Allin-Khan (Lab)
Cat Smith (Lab)
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (Lab)
Naz Shah (Lab)
Afzal Khan (Lab)
Andy Slaughter (Lab)
Bill Esterson (Lab)
Christian Matheson (Lab)
Louise Haigh (Lab)
Mike Kane (Lab)
Alex Cunningham (Lab)

(transcript at

(see also transcript of debate of 15th may 2018 at

(if you missed it, available at

P4t: Berger 26/3/2019

yesterday morning (tuesday 26th), 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi jeff berger

Earth was given to humankind.”


P4t: Goldberg 25/3/2019

last monday morning (25th march), 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi alex goldberg

“We are all guardians of this planet.”


Newshour: Measles outbreak

this afternoon (wednesday 27th), 2.20-2.25pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“The community in Rockland County that you’re referring to right now is an Orthodox Jewish community that has a very low rate of vaccinations of their children … it happened also in New York City among their civic Jewish population.”

including interview with …

anthony fauci, director, national institute of allergy and infectious diseases, maryland


Posthumous fathering

this afternoon (wednesday 27th), 12.06-12.29pm (repeated 6.06pm), on bbc world service radio

becoming a parent years after dying (presented by emily webb) (in the outlook series)

“Before Baruch Pozniansky died aged 25 in Israel, he said that he wanted to have a child, and gave a sperm sample. So his mother began a seven-year campaign to find a woman to have his baby.”

including interview with …

liat malka

• mother julia pozniansky

(see also


BBC – Gaza and elections

this morning (wednesday 27th), 6.10am and 6.13-6.16am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) includes …

Israel has carried out further airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. It’s a response, say the Israeli army, to Hamas rockets fired into Israeli territory, all this in an intense build-up to elections in Israel.”

including report from … 

• bbc reporter tom bateman


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