for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

this evening (tuesday 7th), 9.51-9.55pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 10.35pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)

newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

The Israeli government approved additional restrictions today to keep people at home in the face of the coronavirus. It comes ahead of the Jewish Passover festival and it begins on Wednesday night At the same time the Israel’s military has been carrying out an operation to deliver food to a large ultra-orthodox town. It was sealed off over concerns that the rate of infection was increasing more quickly than in other parts of the country.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

avigail beer, volunteer paramedic with united hatzalah 

yanki farber, journalist with website b’hadrei hadarim

(if you missed it, available from 0:45:04 to 0:48:50 at

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