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Sunday: Holocaust Memorial

this morning (sunday 16th), 7.45-7.54am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by william crawley) concludes with …

“This week Westminster Council turned down a planning application for a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens close to the Houses of Parliament. The Council said it contravenes rules on size, design and location.

But aside from the planning issue, there is a divide within the Jewish community as to whether the memorial should be built at all.”

including interviews with …

• baroness ruth deech 

• journalist justin cohen

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Sunday: Red Sea Spies

yesterday morning (sunday 9th), 7.30-7.35am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

“A clandestine operation carried out by one of the world’s most secretive intelligence agencies used a fake diving resort on the coast of Sudan to evacuate the ‘lost tribe’ of black Jews in Ethiopia. The true story of a remarkable rescue mission is told in a new book, Red Sea Spies, by BBC Middle East journalist Raffi Berg.”

including interview with …

• author raffi berg 

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Sunday: Frank Bright, Zigi Shipper

this morning (sunday 26th), 7.41-7.47am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

“To mark 75 years of liberation from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Frank Bright and Zigi Shipper, both survivors of the camp, talk about their experiences.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter emily buchanan 

frank bright 

zigi shipper 

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Sunday: VR exhibition

this morning (sunday 26th), 7.30-7.36am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

The Eye As Witness at South Hampstead Synagogue is a new virtual reality exhibition exploring the political and moral motives for witnessing and recording the Holocaust.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter vishva samani

• professor maiken umbach, West Hampsted synagogue

• dr paul tennant, nottingham university

marc cave, director, national holocaust centre

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Sunday: Gaza and Bethlehem

this morning (sunday 22nd), 7.24-7.29am, on bbc radio 4

sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“This time last year, Israel allowed some 700 Palestinian Christians living in Gaza to travel to Bethlehem Nazareth and Jerusalem over the Christmas period. Early this month, the Israeli authorities announced they won’t be doing the same this year. They say many Gazans who are allowed to visit the West Bank outstay their permits. The episode illustrates the kind of pressures faced by the Christian minority in Gaza and the West Bank.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter emily buchanan

• father ayesa falgea, orthodox priest-in-charge, church of the nativity

• souvenir shop owner and carpenter joseph jackaman 

• son ilyas jackaman 

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Sunday: Welby and Mirvis

this morning (sunday 8th), 7.45-7.54am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) concludes with …

“The Chief Rabbi’s decision to attack Jeremy Corbyn over his record on anti-semitism is now making waves in the world of religion as well as politics. Early this week, professor Gus John, a prominent anti-racism campaigner, resigned as an adviser to the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns because he objected to the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has supported the Chief Rabbi … the professor accused Justin Welby of ‘a most egregious form of hubris’.”

including discussion with …

• professor gus john 

• rabbi jonathan romain 

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Sunday: CofE on anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.45-7.54am, on bbc radio 4

sunday (presented by emily buchanan) includes …

“A new report released by the Church of England paints a damning picture of the Church’s record on anti-Semitism. The report urges Christians to not only be repentant for the “sins of the past” against Jews, but also to challenge active attitudes and stereotypes.”

including interview with …

• dr christopher cocksworth, bishop of coventry, chair of the committee which produced the report

• dayan ivan binstock, senior rabbi, st john’s wood synagogue

“The fact that the Church of England is still not yet able to disavow a personal mission to Jews as part of its role is still troubling. That’s where the Catholic church has moved away from that.”

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