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HMD: Sunday

this morning (sunday 27th), 7.43-7.54am, on bbc radio 4 (with extended repeat of hannah lewis’s interview, online only at
sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“On this Holocaust Memorial Day, Edward talks to • Hannah Lewis, who survived a Nazi labour camp, and • Olivia Marks-Woldman, who discusses new figures on British attitudes to the Holocaust.”



Sunday: Leadership

yesterday morning (sunday 16th), 7.44-7.53am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) concludes with …

“With so much focus on the Prime Minister, Edward discusses the qualities needed for a good leader with two faith leaders – • Bishop Nick Baines and • Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner.”


Sunday: Benefit fraud

this morning (sunday 9th), 7.41-7.47am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

A bitter divorce case in the orthodox Jewish community of Stamford Hill has revealed instances of housing benefit fraud – with some claiming it’s prevalent in the community and assisted by local community organisations.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter melanie abbott
• divorcee miriam kliers
(see also file on four at

Sunday: defunding UNRWA

this morning (sunday 23rd), 7.29-7.38am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

Where politics and morality clash – A group of charities have declared they are trying to plug the funding gap left by the decision to withdraw US support for UNRWA.”

including discussion with …
nigel varndell of embrace the middle east
sarah elliott of republicans overseas uk

Sunday: Sacks on Corbyn

this morning (sunday 2nd), 7.45-7.53am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) concludes with interview with …
• former chief rabbi lord sacks

“Just like the Powell speech, it identified a group of British citizens and said, in effect, they’re not really part of us, they’re an alien element, and that is classic anti-semitism. … The fact is, anti-semitism has returned to mainland Europe, Jews have been murdered in Paris, in Toulouse, in Marseilles, simply for being Jews. When a public figure issues an utterance that has echoes of that anti-semitism, and is in effect opening the door, letting the demons out, then that becomes very very dangerous. And of course there’s a big difference between Enoch Powell and Jeremy Corbyn: there was never the slightest possibility that Enoch Powell would ever become Prime Minister, but Jeremy Corbyn is leader of Her Majesty’s opposition, and might become Prime Minister. Let me tell you vast numbers of British Jews are very disturbed and anxious about that.”


AQ: Labour anti-semitism

last friday evening (20th july), 8.40-8.49pm (repeated 1.48pm yesterday), on bbc radio 4
any questions (chaired by edward stourton, with • jess phillips mp, general secretary of the international trade union confederation • sharan burrow, • tobias ellwood mp, and historian and daily telegraph columnist • tim stanley) concludes with …

Has Labour strengthened the definition of anti-semitism?


Israel conundrum

this evening (monday 2nd), 8.30-9.00pm (repeated 9.30pm sunday), on bbc radio 4
the middle east conundrum (presented by edward stourton)

Edward Stourton asks if there any chance of a long-term solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Tensions have been rising following the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem and the deadly clashes at the border between Israel and Gaza.
The peace process – if it exists at all – seems to be in deep freeze. The idea of a two-state solution does not appear to be getting any closer, while a one-state solution would effectively mark the end of a Jewish state.
Does Israel have a long-term strategy?

including contributions from …
• journalist anshel pfeffer
• former negotiator yossi beilin
• professor sari nusseibeh
martin indyk
• conflict resolver gabrielle rifkind
• dr khalil shikaki
dennis ross
naftali bennet

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