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FOOC: The Ephrussis

this morning (thursday 14th), 11.09-11.15am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“In Austria, the descendants of holocaust victims, as well as the victims themselves, will soon be able to apply for citizenship, and to do so without renouncing their other nationalities.

At the Jewish Museum in Vienna, Bethany Bell met Edmund de Waal, who’ll be applying … he tells the story of his ancestors, the Ephrussis, a wealthy Jewish banking family from Odessa, who had lived in Vienna until the Nazi takeover in 1938, when their palace and property were seized and the family fled.”

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FOOC: Czech scrolls

yesterday morning (saturday 26th), 11.41-11.46am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes a report from kolin in czechoslavakia by james rodgers

“A large shopping centre and an old Jewish cemetery: James Rodgers is in Kolin,  a small town east of Prague, on the trail of scrolls saved from a synagogue there, which he’d first seen in Manchester.”

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FOOC: Jewish Iranian-Americans

this morning (thursday 26th), 11.15-11.20am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes a report from los angeles by lois pryce

“In Beverly Hills, the heart of Persian LA, I meet up with • Elham Yaghoubian, a Jewish-Iranian activist and writer. She’s against militiary intervention, but has no truck with moderate reform, or anything that isn’t full-on regime change … But not all Jewish-Iranians in America support Donald Trump: that’s just a story being put about by Muslim-Iranians, she claims.”

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FOOC: Netanyahu chosen

this morning (thursday 26th), 11.03-11.09am, on bbc radio 4 

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

Last week’s general election in Israel produced an indecisive result, but President Rivlin has asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the country’s next government, after Mr Netanyahu and his main political opponent Benny Gantz failed to agree a deal on a unity government.

Many observers suggested this election would be the end of an era for Israel’s longest-serving PM, but as the BBC’s Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen points out, the pre-emptive writing of Mr Netanyahu’s political obituary has proved premature before.”

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FOOC: Prague photo

this morning (saturday 10th), 11.54-11.59am, on bbc radio 4 

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

A group of child orphans who survived the Nazi concentration camps and were resettled in Britain became known as The Boys, even though there were girls among them. They formed new communities in the UK and thrived. Hannah Gelbart, the grand daughter of one of them, reports on a special reunion in Prague.”

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FOOC: peace meal

yesterday morning (thursday 11th), 11.12-11.17am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“More than 25 years on from the Oslo Peace accords, close friendships between Palestinians and Israelis are still rare. Charlie Faulkner attends a Shabbat meal in Jerusalem where an Israeli woman invites a former Palestinian prisoner to her home.”

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FOOC: Gay Pride

this morning (thursday 13th), 11.08-11.14am, on bbc radio 4

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“Last week, the country appointed its first openly gay cabinet minister, but a staged mass wedding for gay couples and trouble at the Pride march in Jerusalem highlight unresolved tensions.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

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