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Today: Team Samosas

this morning (tuesday 20th), 8.50-8.57am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“After events like the Finsbury Park attack, faith groups tend to unite, sharing in grief and prayer. Is this form of communication effective in reducing segregation between communities?
Toby Howarth is the Bishop of Bradford, • Imam Irfan Chisti is the Imam at a Manchester city mosque and • Laura Janner-Klausner is a senior rabbi to Reform Judaism.”

(if you missed it, available from 2:50:15 to 2:57:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tvjb7#playt=2h50m16s)

Today: Ed Mosberg

this morning (thursday 15th), 8.50-8.55am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 9.23pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by nick robinson ) includes …

“This week, the film Destination Unknown is released, a documentary that mixes testimony and archive to tell the stories of 12 Holocaust survivors who hid, fought as partisans, and endured concentration camps.
Ed Mosberg, 92, is the film’s central character. He was in the Kraków-Płaszow and Mauthausen concentration camps.”

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Today: Six-Day War

the bbc presents the six day war as a war of aggression, based on israeli belief that it would be invaded
this morning (thursday 8th), 6.48-6.53am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“This week, from 5th June, this week it marks 50 years since Israel launched an overwhelming strike against three of its neighbours, Egypt Syria and Jordan. It believed those countries were planning an invasion.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• author meir shalev
• former jordanian pilot, now general, mahmoud erdisat
fatima khadir of east jerusalem
• former israeli solder, now rabbi, yoel bin-nun
(see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-40117270)

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Today: Jonathan Safran Foer

this morning (thursday 1st), 8.47-8.51am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

James Naughtie has been to the Hay Festival to speak to one of the big literary names from this year’s line-up, • the American novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, about his latest novel, Here I am.
‘This book gives a lot of thought to Jewish identity and to American identity’ … ‘what this book imagines is the virtual destruction of Israel, not by war but by natural disaster which opens the way to extinction’.”

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Today: Janner exonerated?

last monday morning (29th may), 7.16-7.21am, and 8.36 to 8.42am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

“The family of the late Labour peer Lord Janner, who has been the subject of child sex abuse allegations, say that six of his accusers have withdrawn their allegations, and that that proves he has been exonerated.”

including contributions from …
peter garsden, president of the association of family abuse lawyers
• bbc reporter tom symonds
• rabbi laura janner-klausner, daughter of lord janner (more…)

Today: Trump peace?

this morning (monday 22nd), 8.05-8.06am, and 8.50-8.55am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Donald Trump says he can bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Tonight he goes to Israel.”

including contributions from …
• bbc middle east editor jeremy bowen
• bbc reporter tom bateman
rafi hochman, former mayor of eilat
mark zell, israeli-american republican
majid bamya, advisor to the minister of foreign affairs (more…)

Sean Spicer

today (wednesday 12th), 7.15-7.19am, 8.03-8.05am, and 5.15-5.24pm, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague), and pm (presented by eddie mair), include …

“The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, has been criticised for questioning why Russia would want to back President Assad of Syria – when even Hitler ‘didn’t sink to using chemical weapons’.
Journalists at the briefing pointed out that poison gas was used to kill Jews and others in the Holocaust. Mr Spicer has since apologised for using an inappropriate and insensitive comparison.”

including contributions from …
ashley parker, white house correspondent for the washington post
• bbc reporter jon sopel
• professor deborah lipstadt (more…)

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