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Posts tagged ‘Tel-Aviv’

Gay Jewish conversion

yesterday (wednesday 9th), on bbc 3 tv (repeated from tuesday 23rd may) (online only)
my big gay jewish conversion (presented by simon atkins)

“Is Israel really the best place in the world to be gay? And is Judaism the one mainstream religion that accepts homosexuality? Meet Simon, a gay Catholic man from the west of Ireland on a quest to find out.

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Newshour: Mossad and high-tech

this evening (sunday 9th), 9.44-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“Israeli spy agency Mossad has launched a multi-million dollar fund to invest in the country’s high-tech sector. It wants access to new technologies at their earliest stage of development. “

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
dan feferman, former idf intelligence officer
omar shakir of human rights watch
amit bivas of optimove

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Yotam Ottolenghi

this morning (friday 18th), 11.15am-12.00, on bbc radio 4 (not a repeat, because of remembrance day last sunday)
yotam ottolenghi (in the desert island discs series) (presented by kirsty young) (more…)

HCQ: Israel-UK trade

last thursday morning (3rd november), 9.55-9.58am, on bbc parliament tv
house of commons – live business questions commences with …

Paul Scully: (C) “1. What plans he has to strengthen the UK’s trade relationship with Israel as a result of the decision to leave the EU.”
Mark Garnier: (Under-Secretary of State for International Trade)
“… I recently visited Israel to discuss investment and trade, and we will continue discussions on strengthening our important trade relationship …”

incluiding questions from …
joan ryan (lab)
john howell (c)
alan brown (snp)
(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2016-11-03/debates/12B56A05-86AD-4…) (more…)

Israel: chicken and egg

tuesday 4th october, 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc 2
israel (travelogue and food programme, presented by david myers and simon “si” king) (5th of 6 episodes in the hairy bikers – chicken and egg series)

In Israel, the Bikers visit the 2,500-year old archaeological remains of the world’s first poultry farm, in Maresha and also get a freaky glimpse into what is next for poultry. They play the locals at their own game by cooking a mouthwatering shakshuka on the beach in super trendy, hipster Tel Aviv and make it their mission to discover if chicken soup really is the Jewish penicillin. The boys make their own Arab street food – chicken shawarma kebabs – in Old Jerusalem and they create their version of a Middle Eastern chicken schnitzel – a dish that has its origins in the food of Europe but is now a popular classic in Israel.”
“Is that not the best backdrop you’ve ever seen for a barbecue? This is not so much a recipe as a sermon on the mount!

including contributions from …
• israeli chef noam dekkers
• israeli chef shmil holland
• dr ian stern, archaeologist at maresha
• student archaeologist lee perry-gal,
• professor avigdor cahaner, of the hebrew university (more…)

Newshour: Tel Aviv shootings

this evening (wednesday 8th), 9.20-9.22pm, and 9.56-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

Shootings in Tel Aviv

including contributions from …
ben hartman of the jerusalem post
• police spokesman micky rosenfeld (more…)

Newshour: medical cannabis

yesterday afternoon (monday 7th), 1.33-1.36pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

An international convention for the cannabis industry begins in Tel Aviv, aimed at driving further growth in what’s already become a multi-million-dollar industry.

Israel has been at the forefront of research and development in the uses of medical cannabis – but is the rest of the world catching up?”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter dan damon
• cannabis specialty pharmacist saul kaye (more…)

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