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Archive for July, 2019

Outlook: Saul Dreier

this afternoon (monday 29th), 12.06-12.19pm (repeated 6.06pm and 4.06am), on bbc world service radio

outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

Saul Dreier is a Holocaust survivor and musician. He’s always tried to find the joy in life – even in Nazi concentration camps where he taught himself to play the spoons. After World War Two, he moved to the US and stopped playing music. That is until he was 89 years old, when he felt the urge to buy a drum kit and start a klezmer band.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter rafael rojas 


P4t: Goldberg 23/7/2019

tuesday 23rd july, 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi alex goldberg

It’s never too late to learn.”


P4t: Birk 22/7/2019

monday 22nd july, 9.20-9.23am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi rebecca birk

Teenage freedom: ‘Laziness might just be overrated’.“


BC: A-Wa tribute

yesterday evening (saturday 27th), 10.55-10.58pm (repeated 4.55am and 9.55am), on bbc world service radio

boston calling (presented by marco werman) concludes with …

“In their new album, three Israeli sisters pay tribute to a family member going three generations back, from Yemen.”

including interview with …

tair haim of a-wa


The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

this evening (friday 26th), 11.05pm-12.35, on bbc 2 tv (repeated from january 2019 april 2017 may 2015 april 2014 and august 2011 on bbc 2, and from february 2013 and february 2016 on bbc 4 tv)

the boy in the striped pyjamas (2008, based on the book by john boyne), starring david thewlis, sheila hancock, and rupert friend

“The tale of an unlikely friendship between Bruno, the son of a Nazi commandant, and Shmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp.

Contains some upsetting scenes.”


Nh: New IDF policy

this evening (thursday 25th), 9.51-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by tim franks) concludes with …

The Israeli army has instructed its snipers to shoot at the ankles of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border in an effort to reduce deaths. A senior Israeli officer said that a policy of shooting above the knees had led to many being killed.”

including interview with …

nadav weiman of breaking the silence


MM: Anti-semitism

this evening (wednesday 24th), 8.00-8.45pm, on bbc radio 4

anti-semitism (in the moral maze series, chaired by michael buerk, with melanie phillips, mona siddiqui, tim stanley, and matthew taylor), with witnesses …-

• robert a h cohen of jews for justice for palestinians

john inge, bishop of worcester

• historian adam sutcliffe, professor, kings college london


MN: Labour no change

this morning (wednesday 24th), 12.23-12.25am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news includes …

“Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee has approved a plan it says will speed up the expulsion of members guilty of antisemitism. But the change, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn, has been criticised by some MPs and Jewish groups.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter jessica parker 


Nh: Sur Baher demolition

this evening (tuesday 23rd), 9.46-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes  …

House demolitions in and around Jerusalem, particularly occupied East Jerusalem, are not that unusual. But Monday’s destruction by Israeli forces of at least ten Palestinian buildings has drawn particular attention and criticism.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

• resident ismain obadiyeh

• mfa spokesman emmanuel nachshon 


Today: Smeeth on Corbyn

this morning (tuesday 23rd), 7.03-7.04am and 7.23-7.27am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Critics of Jeremy Corbyn’s attempts to deal with anti-semtism have dismissed his latest attempts to deal with the issue.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter nick eardley

ruth smeeth mp


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