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Posts tagged ‘refugees’

P4t: Young-Somers 15/6/2020

yesterday morning (monday 15th), on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi debbie young-somers

“This refugee week, I’ll remember my grandmother’s perilous journey.”


HL: Kindertransport 80

tuesday 27th november, 3.11-4.36am, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords 26/11/2018 includes …

Kindertransport Commemoration: ”what plans they have to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the decision to allow Kindertransport children to come to the United Kingdom?”

speeches by baron or baroness …
Dubs (Lab)
Polak (C)
Judd (Lab)
Roberts (LD)
Bishop of Durham
Shinkwin (C)
Henig (Lab)
Alton (XB)
Popat (C)
Dykes (XB)
Beecham (Lab)
Bourne (C)

(transcript at
(if you missed it, available from 2:26:23 to 3:51:00 at

Twt: deal scrapped

yesterday evening (tuesday 3rd), 10.15-10.23pm, on bbc radio 4, and this afternoon (wednesday 4th), 1.19-1.23pm, on bbc world service radio
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) and newshour (presented by julian marshall) include …

Benjamin Netanyahu has been forced to back down over a deal to resolve the fate of thousands of asylum seekers.”

including contributions from …
veronika cohen
william spindler of unhcr
sharren haskel, likud mk
taj haroun of darfur

Newshour: deal suspended

today (tuesday 3rd), 2.07-2.16pm, and 9.36-9.41pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez and tim franks) leads with …

“The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is cancelling a residency agreement for thousands of African migrants one day after agreeing to it. The deal had angered right-wingers who said it would encourage further illegal immigration.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
sharren haskel, likud mk
william spindler of unhcr
adam ognall, chief executive, new israel fund uk

Newshour: migrants to stay

today (monday 2nd), 2.36-2.41pm, and 9.20-9.24pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez and tim franks) includes …

Israel and the UNHCR have reached an agreement under which some 16,000 African asylum seekers in Israel are expected to be sent to Western countries.”

including interviews with …
• campaigner julie fisher
tal steiner, head of legal department, hotline for refugees and migrants

Newsday: refugees in Israel

yesterday morning (wednesday 21st), 5.11-5.17am, 5.33-5.42am, 6.07-6.16am, 6.33-6.42am, 7.07-7.17am, 7.33-7.42am, and 8.07-8.16am, on bbc world service radio
newsday (presented by julian keane and lawrence pollard) leads with …

Israel’s Plan To Expel Eritreans and Sudanese:
Nomia Iqbal covers the raging debate about the government’s plans to deport thousand of East African asylum seekers to a third country in Africa.”

including interviews with …
owen alterman, senior international affairs correspondent of i24
taj haroun of darfur
yonatan jakubowicz, director of public relations, the israel immigration policy centre
• rabbi susan silverman of sanctuary
ilanit chernick of the jerusalem post
• volunteer sophia hogan

Sunday: Streatham synagogue

yesterday morning (sunday 29th), 7.16-7.21am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by martin bashir) includes …

“The South London Liberal Synagogue in Streatham is trying to raise £50, 000 to convert a disused caretaker’s flat in the building to accommodate a refugee family from Syria.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter trevor barnes
alice alphandry
harriet neuberger (more…)

Today: refugees

this morning (monday 12th), 6.49-6.53am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

Religious leaders from across the country are calling on the prime minister to accept more refugees.
Rabbi Julia Neuberger is a signatory of the letter, which says this country has shown “generosity, kindness, solidarity and decency” to refugees in the past and we must now do so again.”


Borders (1 of 3)

this evening (thursday 14th), 8.00-8.30pm, on bbc radio 4
leaving (1st of 3 episodes in the borders, an odyssey series)

Why leave home? With Homer’s The Odyssey as her guide, Frances Stonor Saunders, explores the twists and turns of our bordered lives and our bordered world.
She asks what happens when we decide, or are forced, to leave our home.
With: • Judith Kerr, • Helen Sharman, • Neal Ascherson, • Edith Hall, and readings by Sam West.”


PM: unwanted African migrants

this afternoon (wednesday 3rd), 5.38-5.45pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

“BBC Africa has gathered evidence that Israel is sending unwanted African migrants to third countries under secretive deals which may be in breach of international law”

including interviews with …
• bbc reporter cathy harcombe
• human rights lawyer anat ben-dor
• foreign ministry spokesman emmanuel nahshon
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