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Posts tagged ‘Jonathan Freedland’

Present at the creation

this evening (tuesday 15th), 8.00-8.40pm (repeated 5.00pm sunday), on bbc radio 4
present at the creation (presented by jonathan freedland)

Jonathan Freedland recalls the extraordinary day in 1948 when Israel declared its independence. He meets the last two surviving eye-witnesses of the declaration ceremony and gets a rare glimpse of the original document itself as he tells the story of that day in May”

including contributions from …
yael medini, then 17, daughter of moshe sharett
nabil sha’ath
• historian yoram shachar
yair sharef, son of cabinet secretary ze’ev sharef
• writer amos oz
• professor of economics giora hanoch, then 16, helping his uncle, lucien salzman (zaltzman), with the sound recording for the palestine electrical recording company


QT: Labour anti-semitism

yesterday evening (thursday 12th), 11.16-11.31pm, on bbc 1
question time (chaired by david dimbleby) (with • american commentator kate andrews • journalist jonathan freedlandjo johnson mp, conservative • barry gardiner mp, labour • nicola horlick) includes…

Do we need to do more to tackle anti-semitism?”

(if you missed it, available from 0:31:25 to 0:46:15 at

Roots and Holocaust

tomorrow evening (saturday 6th), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4
roots and holocaust: when tv taught us a history lesson (presented by gary younge and jonathan freedland) (with lenny henry, maureen lipman, michael grade, and the original kunta kinte, actor levar burton) (in the archive on 4 series)

“Reflections on the extraordinary impact that two landmark TV series had on Britain forty years ago.


Fake news

this morning (tuesday 21st), 9.00-9.30am (repeated 9.30pm), on bbc radio 4
targeted fake news (in the the long view series) (presented by jonathan freedland)

Jonathan Freedland compares the current wave of fake news stories, particularly those targeted at Muslims and immigrants in the UK, with the anti-Semitic story of an eight-year-old Christian boy, William of Norwich, who was murdered in woodland outside his native city in 1144. His death was later reported as a Jewish conspiracy and ritual, becoming the founding myth of the so-called ‘blood libel‘.”

including contributions from …
• professor miri rubin
• canon librarian peter doll of norwich cathedral
james ball, author of post-truth: how bullshit conquered the world (more…)

One Day in Entebbe

yesterday evening (tuesday 28th), 8.00-8.40pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.00pm, sunday)
one day in entebbe (presented by jonathan freedland) (more…)

Sunday: Labour and ‘Zionism’

last sunday morning (10th april), 7.35-7.40am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

“In the on-going anti-Semitism row in the Labour party, one issue being raised is about how the term ‘Zionism’ is used and whether there is confusion about the term.
Jonathan Freedland writes for the Guardian and the Jewish Chronicle – he gives his analysis.”


The long view

this evening (monday 18th), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from this morning, 9.00am)
donald trump and the politics of celebrity (in the the long view series) (presented by jonathan freedland)

Jonathan Freedland focuses on the rise of Donald Trump through the prism of the past, by examining the careers of three high-profile 20th century Americans who became rich, famous and entered the political arena.”

including comparison with the anti-semitism of presidential campaigners henry ford and charles lindbergh (more…)

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