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BT: Red Sea spies

friday 16th august 2019, online only, from bbc radio 4 

Why did Israeli spies build a fake beach resort? (presented by raffi berg) (20-minute podcast interview, in the beyond today series) 

“The BBC news website’s Middle East Editor Raffi Berg tells us a tale of espionage, exodus and wind-surfing.

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H&S: Shabbat app

this afternoon (friday 6th), 1.34-1.40pm (repeated 9.34am and 11.34pm sunday), on bbc world service radio (and repeated 7.10am sunday on sunday on bbc radio 4)

religion apps (in the heart and soul series) (presented by sophia smith galer) includes…

“In the US, the ‘OneTable’ app aims to bring young Jews without their own religious community, to celebrate the Friday night ritual of Shabbat. The app connects them with others in their area and it’s currently reaching up to 100,000 participants in 185 cities across the states. But for Orthodox Jews, using new technology is strictly forbidden.”

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Painting the Holy Land

this afternoon (sunday 16th), 1.50-2.50pm, and next sunday afternoon, on bbc 2 tv (repeated from 30th march 2018 on bbc 1 tv)

painting the holy land (in 2 episodes) (presented by lachlan goudie

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FR: Tom Stoppard

this evening (tuesday 11th), 7.16-7.30pm, on bbc radio 4 

front row (presented by john wilson) leads with interview with …

• playwright tom stoppard 

“ ‘How Jewish were we?’

Sir Tom Stoppard speaks about how, in the 1990s, he came to appreciate his own Jewishness and how, now in his 80s, he came to write what might be his last play, Leopoldstadt, about a family whose tragic story parallels that of his own.

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MN/Today: Trump plan

this morning (wednesday 29th), 12.01-12.08am and 8.49-8.55am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news and today (presented by mishal husain) include …

President Trump has set out what he has called ‘the most detailed peace plan ever’ for the Middle East, saying it’s a ‘win-win for both Israelis and Palestinians’.“

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter aleem maqbool

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen

• bbc reporter jon sopel 

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Qasem Soleimani

yesterday evening (monday 6th), 12.03-12.10am (repeated from 6th april and 14th march 2019), on bbc 2 tv

shadow commander: iran’s military mastermind (documentary about qasem soleimani, in the this world series) (written and presented by jane corbin) includes …

Soleimani now has his eye on the ultimate target: America’s ally, the little Satan, Israel.”

including contributions from  …

• former security chief danny yatom 

qais khazali 

• general nitzan alon

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Today/ND/Nh: Likud election

this morning (thursday 26th), 7.01-7.03am (repeated 8.01am) on bbc radio 4, and 8.01-8.05am and 2.06-2.10pm on bbc world service radio

today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson), newsday (presented by karnagie sharp and alex ritson), and newshour (presented by james menendez) include …

“Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces his biggest political threat in a decade today when his Likud party votes to decide who will lead it into the next general election.”

including interviews with …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• journalist noga tarnopolsky

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