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Archive for December, 2019

P4t: Gordon 27/12/2019

last friday morning (27th december), 5.46-5.49am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi jeremy gordon

“I continue to find the gift of existence utterly extraordinary.”


Today: Monsey attack

this morning (monday 30th), 6.13-6.16am (partly repeated 7.05am), on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by sarah smith and mishal husain) includes …

Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York, has talked about deploying more police in areas across the ciy that have large Jewish communities, and also giving anti-hate-crime lessons to children in public schools in some of those same areas in which there are large Jewish communities.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter aleem maqbool


MN: Hampstead anti-semitism

this morning (monday 30th), 12.03-12.04am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news includes …

“Detectives in North London are trying to establish who sprayed anti-semitic graffiti on nearly a dozen shopfronts and a synagogue. The star of David appeared on properties in Hampstead and Belsize Park last night, alongside a reference to the September 11th terror attacks.”

including contribution from …

• councillor oliver cooper


MN: Monsey attack

this morning (monday 30th), 12.00-12.03am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news leads with …

President Trump has urged people to come together against anti-semitism after several people were stabbed at the house of an orthodox rabbi in New York state.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter chris buckler

• eye-witness joseph gluck 

steve gold, jewish federation and foundation of rockland county

• governor andrew cuomo 

(see also


Nh: Monsey attack

this afternoon (sunday 29th), 2.06-2.14pm and 9.36-9.45pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) leads with …

Five people have been injured in a knife attack during Hanukkah celebrations at the New York state home of an Orthodox rabbi. The attack in Monsey follows several anti-Semitic hate crimes in the New York area in recent days.”

US police have arrested a suspect after a knife attack on Jews celebrating Hannukah in New York state.”

including contributions from …

• senator david carlucci

• journalist neil vigdor, new york times

• journalist jacob kornbluh, jewish insider website

• eye-witness joseph gluck 

• eye-witness stephen weil 


Bh/Twtw: Monsey attack

today (sunday 29th), 9.01-9.02am, 1.00-1.02pm, and 1.05-1.10pm, on bbc radio 4 

broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) and the world this weekend (presented by jonny dymond) lead with …

As five are stabbed at Jewish holiday celebrations in New York, just how safe does America feel now for Jews?

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter calum mackenzie

• bbc reporter niki cardwell 

• journalist jacob kornbluh, jewish insider website


Twtw: Labour letter

this afternoon (sunday 29th), 1.03-1.04pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world this weekend (presented by jonny dymond) includes …

“A group of former Labour MPs who lost their seats in the general election have called for fundamental change at the top of the party.“

including report from …

• bbc reporter tom barton


FOOC: Al-Rashaydah

this morning (saturday 27th), 11.24-11.30am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) concludes with …

“The story of the nativity often inspires people to show compassion to the homeless around Christmas. Pregnant women and new mothers are particularly vulnerable. But the challenges of new life don’t end with finding a safe place to stay. On the occupied West Bank, Jeremy Bristow recently travelled with a group of female medics to visit the minority Arab Bedouin population.”

(see also


Twt: World anti-semitism

yesterday evening (friday 27th), 10.32-10.38pm, on bbc radio 4, 

the world tonight (presented by chris morris) includes …

“Anti-semitism has certainly been a political issue in Britain this year, but across the world the rise of anti-semitic incidents and attacks in recent months has left many Jews more concerned than ever.”

including interview with …

shimon samuels, simon wiesenthal centre, paris


The Ratline

yesterday evening (friday 27th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4

the ratline (1st of 2 weekly episodes) (presented by philippe sands) (with letters read by stephen fry and laura linney) (in the intrigue series)

Philippe Sands investigates the mysterious disappearance of senior Nazi Otto Wachter in a story of love, denial and a curious death.


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