for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Newshour: David Grossman

this afternoon (thursday 15th), 2.51-2.57pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) concludes with…

“Man Booker International Prize winners, writer • David Grossman and • translator Jessica Cohen, for A horse walks into a bar

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[despite the bbc’s introduction, this programme is jeremy bowen’s one-sided summary of the life of yasser arafat]
this afternoon (thursday 15th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
guns and olive branches (14th of 15 episodes of the our man in the middle east series)

“BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen looks back over the life of Yasser Arafat.
Thousands of his supporters turned out when the Palestinian’s body was flown back into Ramallah on the West Bank. “Love him or hate him, he was Mr Palestine,” says Bowen. “In death as well as in life he was the symbol of the Palestinian people and their struggle for independence – much more than a politician.”
The Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s view was that Arafat was ‘a murderer and a pathological liar’.”

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this morning (thursday 15th), 8.50-8.55am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 9.23pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by nick robinson ) includes …

“This week, the film Destination Unknown is released, a documentary that mixes testimony and archive to tell the stories of 12 Holocaust survivors who hid, fought as partisans, and endured concentration camps.
Ed Mosberg, 92, is the film’s central character. He was in the Kraków-Płaszow and Mauthausen concentration camps.”

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yesterday evening (wednesday 14th), 10.15-11.20pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from 8th february 1974 on bbc 1) (now in the bbc 4 talk collection, http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p00p2k2v)
parkinson: dr jacob bronowski

Michael Parkinson‘s guest, in 1974, was Dr Jacob Bronowski, presenter and writer of the 1973 documentary series, The Ascent of Man.
Dr Bronowski shares his first impressions on arriving in England in the 1920s, his memories of filming at Auschwitz, his thoughts on science and his broader philosophy of life, in a truly compelling interview.”

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this afternoon (tuesday 13th), 2.45-2.49pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 9.33pm)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“Now, for the first time in nearly a decade, conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim has been back to the West Bank to work with young Palestinian musicians.
He’s been a strong critic of Israel’s occupation of land that the Palestinians want for their future state, and says that his visit was timed to remember the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, when Israel captured East Jerusalem the West Bank and Gaza.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
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this morning (tuesday 13th), 5.47-5.51am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by laura marks

Learning is a shared responsibility – how young people and their parents are Under Pressure”

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P4t: Belovski 12/6/2017

this morning (monday 12th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

Stress impacts on our physical well-being and our family and friends too.”

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