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Posts tagged ‘Tel-Aviv’

Newshour/MN: Eurovision

last saturday/sunday night (18th/19th may), 9.51-9.54pm on bbc world service radio, and 12.25-12.27am on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) and midnight news include …

“So far it’s been relatively protest-free.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter william adams 

• bbc reporter david sillito 

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6ocn: 3D-printed heart

yesterday evening (monday 15th), 6.26-6.28pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 12.25am on midnight news)

six o’clock news includes …

A team of Israeli scientists is claiming to have created the world’s first 3D printed human heart. The scientists, from Tel Aviv University, say they have managed to print not only heart tissue but also blood vessels, something which they claim has never been done before.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter richard galpin

• professor tal dvir

(see also https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-scientists-unveil-worlds-first-3d-printed-heart-with-human-tissue/)

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My Mediterranean

last sunday and this morning (24th and 31st march), 12.30-1.30pm, on bbc 2 tv 

my mediterranean (presented by adrian chiles) (2 episodes) includes …

Adrian Chiles converted to Catholicism ten years ago, but wonders whether his choice of church was an accident of birth and geography. If he had been born in Istanbul or Jerusalem, would he have been equally happy being a Muslim or a Jew?

1. … Next stop is Istanbul, where he has fun in the Grand Bazaar , and meets one of the last Jewish traders in the whole place, selling religious artefacts.

He travels to Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Sukkot, and then moves on to Tel-Aviv to get drunk with a gay, atheist, Jewish celebrity chef. His final stop is an Evangelical concert by the Dead Sea, attended by Christians from all over the world.”

2. “Adrian observes the Sabbath with a Jewish family, but his brief flirtation with Judaism is cut short when he learns that becoming a Jew is not quite as simple as wanting to join.”

including contributions from …

giacomo moscati, vice-president of rome’s jewish community

riccardo di segni, chief rabbi of rome

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Today: Protests against Hamas

this morning (monday 18th), 6.38-6.41am, on bbc radio 4

today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

“There were rocket attacks on Tel Aviv from Gaza, and retaliatory strikes on Gaza by the Israeli armed forces … Several days of protests in Gaza by another group calling itself We Want to Live, and they’re really protesting, defying the tight control of the Hamas authorities, protesting about the rising cost of living and high taxes in Gaza, and that’s led to dozens of arrests, people being being beaten up by the Hamas security forces, including journalists and human rights workers.” 

including report from … 

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

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See hear: Tel Aviv

last wednesday evening (16th january), 8.00-8.30am (repeated 2.10am yesterday), on bbc 2 tv
on tour: tel aviv (presented by nadeem isllam) (in the see hear series)

“The explosions were so loud you could feel them. They would explode in the sky and disintegrate. The army gave out special vibrating alarms to deaf people so that we knew when the missiles were coming.”
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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
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Extreme Railways

last monday morning (27th november), 9.00-10.00pm, on channel 5 tv
middle east (presented by chris tarrant) (4th episode, 4th season, in the extreme railways series)

Chris Tarrant follows the route up through Jordan before crossing into Israel. Along the way, he visits the ancient city of Petra, as well as Haifa and Tel Aviv, which feels more like Los Angeles to him than the Middle East, while in Jerusalem he’s staggered both by the 3,000-year-old city’s history and the scale of the tourist tat.”

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