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Naji Al-Ali

last monday morning (14th august), 12.15-12.29am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

“The murder of Naji Al-Ali, a Palestinian cartoonist in London in 1987″

including interviews by alex last with …
• son khaled al-ali
• cartoonist martin rosen (more…)


Gamal Halal

monday 7th august, 12.33-12.42am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

The failure of Camp David negotiations

including interview with …
• egyptian-american senior diplomatic interpreter gamal halal (more…)

Lord Dubs

tonight (sunday 19th), 11.48-11.57pm, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

Louise Hidalgo talks to the British Lord who fled the Nazis in Czechoslovakia as a six year old on the Kindertransport.”

(if you miss it, available from 0:42:10 to 0:51:00 at

Freedom of expression

yesterday afternoon (monday 13th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
freedom of expression (in the beyond belief series) (presented by ernie rea)

Ernie Rea explores the relationship between religion and freedom of expression with • Ed Condon, a canon lawyer and a writer for the Catholic Herald; • Barry Kleinberg, a lecturer at the London School of Jewish Studies and an Orthodox Jew; and • Khola Hassan, an Islamic scholar who sits on the Islamic Sharia Council for London.”


Mishka Ben-David

yesterday morning (sunday 21st), 2.33-2.42am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson)

The botched assassination which humiliated the Israeli Secret Service.”

including interview with …
mishka ben-david (more…)

Sophie Tucker

early tomorrow morning (sunday 14th), 2.50-2.59am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) ends with …

William Kremer looks at the life of Sophie Tueker, one of the most successful recording artists of her generation … she never hid her Jewishness, and her greatest hit was My Yiddishe Mamma

(se also (more…)

The Six Day War: 2 (Libya!)

the bbc presents a view of the six day war “from both sides” without mentioning any military action or threat by the arab states, and without any israeli input at all:
last sunday evening (21st june), 8.18-8.28pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

(last week, at 0:27:02) “Of course, this is a deeply controversial topic, with highly charged views on both sides. So, for obvious reasons, we’re going to hear from both sides. Next week: the Israeli view. But right now, Louise Hidalgo hears from two Palestinians about their memories of that time.”
“Next, as promised last week, we’re going to get a second personal view of the Arab-Israeli Six Day War in June 1967. We’ve already heard a graphic account of the Palestinian experience of the conflict, which pitted the Jewish state against the armed forces of Egypt Jordan and Syria.
So it’s only right and proper that we hear now from the other side, and that other side doesn’t just mean those living in Israel, there was at the time a Jewish population scattered throughout the Middle East and beyond. Louise Hidalgo has been talking to someone from the Jewish community in Tripoli, who was forced to flee when anti-Jewish riots broke out in Libya.”

including interview with …
lilianna suroor
(if you missed it, available from 0:13:30 to 0:23:00 at or at

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