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this afternoon (wednesday 5th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4 

pogroms – anti-semitism, revolution and civil war (presented by allan little) (3rd of 5 episodes in the a history of hate series)

Allan Little examines a wave of anti-Semitic violence that erupted a century ago. During the Russian civil war, after the revolution of 1917, tens of thousands of Jews were murdered in a series of horrific pogroms.

We hear how warring factions were united by their hatred for the Jewish people, fuelled by the mistaken belief that they by attacking the Jews they were “punching up” at a dangerous and powerful elite.”

including contributions from …

• historian deborah lipstadt

brendan mcgeever, sociologist, pears institute for the study of antisemitism


Witness: Lisa Cooper

last tuesday morning (13th november), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
jewish in imperial russia: lisa cooper (interviewed by dina newman) (in the witness series)

Pearl Unikow was a young woman who grew up in a segregated Jewish community in Russia before WW1. Her stories, recorded in Yiddish in the 1970s, provide a rare account of traditional Jewish life. Her granddaughter Lisa Cooper wrote a book based on those recordings: A Forgotten Land: Growing Up in the Jewish Pale.”


Newshour: Syria receives S-300

this afternoon (monday 24th), 2.36-2.45pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

Russia will within weeks supply Syria with a new anti-aircraft missile system to boost its air defences, just a week after Syrian forces accidentally shot down a Russian military plane.“

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter sarah rainsford
• former brig gen assaf orion, institute for national security studies, tel aviv

B100d/Newshour: Putin defends Israel

yesterday evening (tuesday 18th), 7.31-7.36pm on bbc news tv, and 9.36-9.44pm on bbc world service radio
beyond 100 days (presented by katty kay) and newshour (presented by julian marshall) include …

President Putin has been quick to defuse a potential crisis over the shooting down of a Russian plane over Syria with the loss of 15 lives.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter sarah rainsford
• analyst ibrahim hamidi

WU/Newshour/OS: Russia blames Israel

today (tuesday 18th), 10.33-10.35am, 2.24-2.29pm, and 4.10-4.14pm, on bbc world service radio
world update (presented by dan damon), newshour (presented by razia iqbal), and bbc os (presented by nuala mcgovern) lead with …

Russia says Syria shot down one of its military planes but it blames Israel.”

including interviews with …
• reporter liz sly of the washington post
• bbc reporter martin patience
• bbc reporter uri vendic

Sasha’s song

tomorrow morning (tuesday 6th), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
sasha’s song

“As the Moscow Jewish Acapella Choir marks its 25th anniversary, Monica Whitlock hears its story and encounters Sasha’s world.
In a rapidly changing Russia, Sasha Tsaliuk continues to fight for the existence of his beloved choir.


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