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Walter Bingham holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest working radio talk show host. He is also recognised as the oldest active Journalist in the world and expects to receive the Guinness certificate soon.
He lives in Jerusalem and broadcasts weekly on Israel National Radio
(Arutz 7), on Israel Newstalk Radio, on J-AIR and writes regularly for the Jerusalem Post and Jerusalem Report.
Walter, who is still able to do a short sprint, celebrated his 97th birthday on 5 January 2021. Until very recently he held a pilot’s licence and once flew an aeroplane totally alone from London to Tel Aviv and back. For his 95th birthday he did a sky dive from 13,000 feet and intends to repeat it soon.
Besides his 50+ years broadcasting career both in England and Israel, Walter, who is a Holocaust survivor, led a multifaceted life as actor, advertising model, entrepreneur, and highly decorated World War II frontline veteran. He spent the second half of his war service with the British Army in counter-intelligence. Among the Nazis he interviewed was Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, who denied all knowledge of the Final Solution, the policy to exterminate all Jews. He was the first to be executed following the Nuremberg war crimes trials.
Walter holds the Military Medal, awarded by King George VI and has been made a Chevalier d’ Legion D’Honneur, France’s highest honour. For his journalistic achievements he has been awarded lifetime membership of the Israel Government Press Office, the Jerusalem Press Club and J-AIR.
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24 Mar 2021, 9am Walter’s World Corruption has penetrated every facet of our public life and The hunger for power is overwhelming our politicians Hear about the corrupt and unethical election practices in Israel. Walter says all parties’ lack of respect and decency to their fellow citizen may prevent him from exercising his civic duty to vote. No right-wing party presented a clean image. Our "vaccination miracle" is tarnished; not only by irresponsible population groups but also by immoral government action to garner election support. COVID: The consequences in Israel and the hidden financial cost to people working from home. The cardinal sin of throwing eggs at opponents, while there is shortage of food in many homes. Israel iswrong to allow Jews to immigrate to Israel but not to allow non-Jews and "Palestinians" to do so. Thus spoke a law professor. Walter tells him why it is HE who is wrong. Also: The warped vacation habits of Israelis Plus a word about President Biden’s memory. And more.
18 Mar 2021, 9am Walter’s World The thin end of the wedge and Israel in 2004 v today Why we cannot allow Israel’s Supreme Court to rule on halacha (Jewish religious law) Listen to the chutzpah of Ester Hayut. "Who is a Jew – I decide." Echoes of You know who. 2004 Everything is the same today, just differently packaged. 2004 A radio news bulletin from Kol Yisrael. Any change? Hear why only Jerusalem’s had a volunteer police force and what they were expected to do. Two important interviews 2004: How a ministersees Israel versus the Palestinian Arabs; their aims and errors. Hear the interview with the power behind Arutz 7 in 2004 following the court case for illegal broadcasting.
9 Mar 2021, 1pm Walter’s World This is a remake of Walter’s program from about a year ago. Why does Prime Minister Netanyahu not keep his promises? And, Should Netanyahu be granted immunity from prosecution? Hear why Walter believes that we are living in times similar to those of the 1930s in Germany. In this age of gender equality, should we have more women rabbis and also play music at prayer services as per psalms 150 and 33? Plus an interview with the multifaceted singer, actor, social activist, the late Theodor Bikel z"l. The annual congress of the World Union of Jewish Students. And more
23 Feb 2021, 11am Walter’s World An assessment of our uncertain political future and The election debacle Hear how Walter views our political parties’ feeble election preparations and their low opinion of the electorate’s intelligence. Also Amalek, Purim and the present time.
16 Feb 2021, 11am Walter’s World How one man saved the world’s Yiddish literature from being lost Also Stories, places and events that shaped the Jewish world Today the program is devoted to extraordinary stories and some of the history that shaped the Jewish world. There is nothing to depress you, because there is not a word of politics. Hear how one man saved the world’s Yiddish literature from being lost forever. And all about the oldest active synagogue in the US and its fascinating history and connection with George Washington. Also: Join Walter on a journey through the cradle of Jewish life in Europe. The Rhineland, steeped in Jewish history. Descent some old mikvot washed by the river Rhine. Visit the home of our revered sage Rashi and hear where you find his original chair. These are just some of the historic sights discussed.
9 Feb 2021, 11am Walter’s World The malaise that afflicts our political leadership and Anti-Semitism 76 years after Auschwitz. Hear how some parts of our country are sick, affecting every segment of our population, yet the compassionate society thrives. Should we allow a state within a state? The immoral reasons that motivate the machinations of our politicians. Listen why it is imperative that we change our electoral system. Today’s electorate are the party leaders, not the voters. Walter explains why assimilation does not eliminate anti-Semitism; its manifestation in the relatively recent past, when even World War I was blamed on Jews. Theevidence presented in today’s program of the dangerous spread of Muslim extremism in the US and their encouragement for violent action against Jews should motivate all American Jews who are interested in their children’s Jewish future, to make aliyah, to move to Israel while they are still able to do so comfortably.
31 Jan 2021, 9am Walter’s World 22 concentration camp doctors from hell and International Holocaust Remembrance Day Hear the eyewitnessreport by the first Rrabbi who entered the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen and had to step over 10,000 unburied corpses and then conduct mass burials of thousands at the same time. Listen to the Court stenographers account of the war crimes trial of the Nazi camp doctors and the evidence of the surviving victims on whose bodies they carried out the cruel and horrific medical experiments in the name of progress and patriotism. Also Walter’s thought about the actions of the tech companies (Google,Twitter and Amazon) to facilitate the American Political Horror Show. Plus some comments on the contradiction of President Biden’s declared aims to create unity. And more.
12 Jan 2021, 11am Walter’s World The American political horror show and The Native American Indian surprise Why American Indians are Jewish. Walter discusses the fall of democracy in the US. Open letter to Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. The audacity of a criminal. Israeli police accused of bias. How the son of a religious leader applies for deregistration as a Jew. And more.
29 Dec 2020, 11am Walter’s World Brief reflections on 2020 and A study of unintentional cultural assimilation It would have been an excellent year for Israel, had it not been for the virus from China. Saving Jewish children in Polandbut at what cost. What’s it like to walk in space. A Jewish astronaut and space-walker talks about his feelings and experiences while floatingto repair the Hubble space telescope. A lesson of two cups of coffee.
15 Dec 2020, 11am Walter’s World Assimilation, a weapon more dangerous than guns The tricks of the Christian missionaries This program concentrates on the creeping assimilation of Jews and inquires into the reasons. Hear the views of prestigious experts from academia, Yad L’Achim and the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, all dealing with this problem. Also the misinterpretation of democracy and free speech in Israel, and how it assists the open proliferation of Christian missionaries proselytising gullible Jews.
1 Dec 2020, 11am Walter’s World An extraordinary German village and The lockdown effect – an increase in violence and incest Domestic violence Multiple increase because of repeated lockdowns. Children are sexually abused. The German village where theyspoke Hebrew during the Nazi era. More from the US Presidential election and the Senate race. How Jews in Europe ignore anti-Semitism and dream of their future. The Holocaust is being universalised and insulted and even compared to the killing of a criminal. Hear who is eying the position to be the next President of Israel to be decided next June.? Who will get the 2021 Nobel peace prize? Will it be for the Gulf peace deal? Plus a security bulletin by the Community Security Group of Victoria. And more.
24 Nov 2020, 11am Walter’s World Our government’s serious mistakes and Jonathan, we are waiting to welcome you home Corona and politics A closer look at the health of our nation. An appeal Our government must not allow its mistakenly proposed candidate to head Yad Vashem. The prestige of this important institution would be tarnished. The people have spoken. The government must act. More about the probable fallout of the American election. B & B But not the popular accommodation organisation. Housing A crisis in Israel brought about by the government’s subservience to the dictates of foreign powers. It’s high time to assert our sovereignty. Israel’s economy: Our macro-economics are praised by the experts but the population suffers. Now, another American convenience store giant is eying Israel. In these difficult days, we cannot allow competition to our corner food stores. Stop the American encroachment. And more
10 Nov 2020, 11am Walter’s World The US election endgame without end A Jerusalem treasure revitalised Counting the votes of the American election developed into Chaos. Hear how it brings out the worst in usually law abiding citizens. Walter talks to some weekly demonstrators against Netanyahu, Hear wow the Tower of David Citadel and Museum, one of Jerusalem’s major tourist attractions, is getting a complete facelift and follow Walter’s walk through the excavations and tunnels. Yad Vashem is getting a new chairman of the directorate. Hear why the government’s nominee is totally unsuitable and would be a stain on this almost sacred institution.
27 Oct 2020, 11am Walter’s World Walter’s sentimental homecoming and the ICC circus How looking to the past helps to plan for the future. In today’s world climate with rampant anti-Semitism it’s more than ever – time for Jews to come home. Your imagined comfort may become a trap. Look back to recent history! Don’t be a guest who overstays his welcome. Israel is not perfect, but it’s the future for your grandchildren and generations to follow.
20 Oct 2020, 11am Walter’s World This is a repeat of WW from October last year, but has relevance now. Israel in the Arab world and fake Succot I begin with an item that concerns our relations with the Arab world and also our immediate neighbours. If you are only interested in populist rhetoric, then I suggest you switch off now, because this is an intellectual analysis by two of our most qualified experts in these fields. I believe that their presentation, although edited, will give you an enlightened perspective on today’s Arab world and also on how to deal with the problems caused by our immediate neighbours. That will be followed by two more light-hearted items. First, why the Christian visitors, come to Israel in their thousands for Succot or what they call the feast of Tabernacles and how they see us. Also: A look in depth at what the Samaritans, who live in our midst and believe to be close to Judaism really do, and the distorted way in which they celebrate what they believe to be Succot.
13 Oct 2020, 11am Walter’s World Another crazy corona week Greetings to listeners on 88 FM Today you will hear the latest about Trump. Also why the Democrats in the US object to the appointment of a Supreme Court judge. Why the rabbit stays firmly in the hat. We talk about the first US presidential debate or rather the cacophony. Also how $$ can swing the US election. And lots more,
29 Sep 2020, 11am Walter’s World Our Supreme Court is corrupted by politics and Ditch the foreign laws All about our politicised High Court of Justice. Which law should apply in our country? Ottoman, Jordanian, British or our Israeli Law? Who decides our COVID-19 restrictions? The Prime Minister who choses to leave the country in the midst of a second wave for a photo opportunity in Washington, or the "know-All" government ministers or their appointed expert health professional? Everything is Trump’s fault. Global warming, the COVID pandemic and the ‘suckers’ who get killed in war! Hear Walter’s reply. The folly of the Green New Deal. The prize to pay for President Trump’s Middle East peace deals. Biden’s policies mainly an echo of President Trump’s achievements. Latest from the Leifer saga. And more
15 Sep 2020, 11am Walter’s World Are we beholden to President Trump? Legal confusion in Judea and Samaria. Ottoman law? Jordanian law? Military law? Or Israeli law? Our political High Court of Justice? Time to clip its wings. “The law is an ass” (from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist). The farce of handling the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel. The government appointed a highly qualified medical expert to manage corona, then every minister tells him what to do! Netanyahu’s main concern is his political and legal survival. Israel’s dilemma The quandary of the Serbia-Kosovo peace treaty.Will it beSerbia’s embassy in Israel vs our recognition of Kosovo? Another of Trump’s "successes" timed for his re-election. Nobel peace prize President Trump is nominated, but Netanyahu also craves it. So, in the midst of the pandemic, he deserts the country to be photographed at the White House ceremony. Remember the US borders are closed for Israelis and vice-versa! And more
8 Sep 2020, 11am Walter’s World Evidence of 2700 years of Jewish history in Jerusalem and The Paradigm of ‘chutzpah’ All about the most significant archaeological find ever in Israel. Religion in Jerusalem Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Consequences of treason Moshe Dayan’s incalculable damage for decades. Arrogant attempt to change prayer at the Western Wall. Should USA-TLV air routes have gender-segregated cabins? When will Malka Leifer finally face justice in Australia? And more Visit Walter on Arutz Sheva at https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/286616
1 Sep 2020, 11am Walter’s World Why Netanyahu must resign and let Israelis get a new future Benjamin Netanyahu is up to his old tricks in the political field and is not putting an end to the Gaza terror. Why something is rotten in the state of Israel. How we are selling our birthright. Never a free lunch. Israel’s qualitative edge? Is it the end of the Palestinian honeymoon ? High time to put a final end to the Gaza terror. Hear about the danger of the law of return. Uman v COVID-19: The loss of common sense. Hear how the elephant trumpets. What’s the significance of names. And much more.
25 Aug 2020, 11am Walter’s World Bennett’s outrageous punishment and the week in politics A look at Netanyahu’s diplomatic achievements, failures and misguided decisions, including his false promises about sovereignty, and about the almost impossibility of dealing with matters of state, while pre-occupied with his legal future. Naftali Bennett’s Punishment for being too smart and having his own mind. And at what prize Israel’s relations with the UAE, the United Arab Emirates, and why President Trump wants and needs to claim all the credit. Hear about the Trojan Horse. How this week’s Torah portion comments on the division of powers between government and judges and what happens in Israel. Plus how Walter cools down on a hot day. And more.
17 Aug 2020, 2pm Walter’s World A historic Walter Bingham File special, dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz sz’l Walter’s more than 16 years and 800 weekly broadcasts in Israel. This program brings the recording of Walter’shistoric interview with Rabbi Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz sz’l, exploring the life, times and psyche of this great man, in fact what makes him tick. Not to be missed. And a report of the 80th birthday party of Rabbi Steinsaltz in 2017, with a keynote speech by the eminent rabbi and scholar Jonathan Sachs, emeritus chief rabbi of the British Commonwealth, which is truly a classic of our time. Plus ending in a lighter vein, with Walter schmoozing with singing star Avraham Fried, who provided the entertainment at the birthday party.
11 Aug 2020, 11am Walter’s World Reminiscences and reports from the shameful expulsion from Gush Katif. The forceful move from large houses to small caravans. Walter brings original live reports from the preparations in Gush Katif with most informative interviews showing the mindset of the organisers. Hear from the demonstrations, the human chains and the largest ever prayer meeting at the Western Wall against Sharon’s evil decree. And Prime Minister Sharon’s alleged reasons for his shameful act and his dirty tricks to stifle religious opposition by imprisonment without trial of demonstrators, including children. Also: Why Benyamin Netanyahu did not speak up against the expulsion until it was too late. His aim was that Sharon would be unpopular and he will be able to replace him.
4 Aug 2020, 11am Walter’s World Reminiscences and reports from the shameful expulsion from Gush Katif. The forceful move from large houses to small caravans. Walter brings original live reports from the preparations in Gush Katif with most informative interviews showing the mindset of the organisers. Hear from the demonstrations, the human chains and the largest ever prayer meeting at the Western Wall against Sharon’s evil decree. And Prime Minister Sharon’s alleged reasons for his shameful act and his dirty tricks to stifle religious opposition by imprisonment without trial of demonstrators, including children. Also: Why Benyamin Netanyahu did not speak up against the expulsion until it was too late. His aim was that Sharon would be unpopular and he will be able to replace him.
21 Jul 2020, 11am Walter’s World Moses did it, Ben Gurion did it. Will Netanyahu join them? Is our future beholden to America, or will we assert our right as a sovereign nation? Why the deal of the century is doomed. Is Israel an independentsovereign state, or beholden to the interests of a transient American administration? Hear Nadia Matar explain why now is the time to extend sovereignty over Judea, Samaria and the Jordan valley. Since Oslo negotiations, but back to squareone. The unbelievable fantasy of Mahmoud Abbas and how the international community applauds his lies. Walter’s view nn Britain, France, Germany and the others who conveniently use Israel, to divert their peoples’ attention from their internal problems. The long tentacles of the George Floyd revolution continue to grow. Opinion polls A political tool to mislead the public. Has Netanyahu lost his magic touch? Why are his friends deserting him and why are so many diverse sectors of the population calling for his resignation? Prime Minister Netanyahu has one final chance to redeem himself by following the example of Moses who did not bend to the scare mongering majority but followed the optimistic path. Why Netanyahu must copy the resolve of David Ben Gurion, who ignored the views of the week and the meek and changed the Jewish world for ever, by declaring the establishment of the state of Israel. He did not talk, he acted. By declaring full sovereignty now, the country may forgive Bibi’s other errors and only remember his many achievements. I thought you might like to hear the full text of Israel’s declaration of independence. So, I am reading it here. Almost ignored by the media, Israel chalked up another great technical success in space. But that doesn’t sell papers or swelled viewer figures ! And more
7 Jul 2020, 11am Walter’s World The true face of the missionaries is revealed First there is a variety of views and varying instructions about the coronavirus that has the population in total confusion. Is it hysteria or trustworthy research? It’s Wild West all over again in the US. Police defunding seems the remedy for the country’s ills! Maybe the empty plinths of destroyed statues will soon be filled by the new 21st century hero of the United States. Listen to the show to find out who that is. Democrat ploy Making Washington DC the 51st state. Hear why? in the show. Did you know that proselytising Is legal in Israel? Walter explains all. Hear a former Christian missionary spilling the beans, exposing their shrewd and stealthy modus operandi. Why do LGBTQ people flaunt their sexual preferences? And more
30 Jun 2020, 11am Walter’s World A taste of the NEW American dream Is a Taser gun a deadly weapon? That determines guilt or innocence. What can one expect from the NEW American dream? The consequences of the Floyd killing. All about the latestBuzzword “Cancel Culture”. History is not to like or dislike, history exists to learn from it. Manufactured hysteria, ignoring the dark side of Floyd. A black commentator speaks out.
28 Apr 2020, 12pm Walter’s World Auschwitz as seen through the eyes of the commandant’s grandson The most ingenious, cunning cavalcade of cruelty There are some locations in the world that conjure up images of cruel events long gone by. Today, I’m going to talk with my guest in great detail about a more recent one, one that trumps even the barbarities of the Inquisition. What is it like to be the grandson of the greatest mass-murderer in recent history? An interview with Rainer Hoess, whose grandfather Rudolf Hoess was the infamous commandant of the Auschwitz extermination camp. Rainer Hoess was born after the event, but his father, aunts and uncles grew up in a villa, literally in the shadow of the chimney. It is a vivid account of the cruel and calculated Nazi philosophy that warped the mind and guided the actions of that family and their friends. Also, Walter’s thoughts about the latest political developments in Israel and Netanyahu’s efforts to arrest the proliferation of COVID-19.
21 Apr 2020, 11am Walter’s World The fine balance between the nation’s health and economy and Israel’s elusive cure from COVID-19 and the political virus Don’t do as I do, do as I say There is one law for the elite and one law for the rest of the people. The appalling behaviour of the President, the Prime Minister and others from the government. Draconian measures But if I had to choose the safest place from the COVID-19, it would be Israel. Hear why. Hear Walter’s assessment of Israel’s volatile political scene, heading to a possible fourth election in fewer than 18 months, because of our politicians’ personal ego. With so far 36 governments, Israel is fast catching up proverbial Italy! Heads must roll Who ordered entry via our airports without health checks? Even passengers from New York, the US centre for coronavirus were freely allowed to proceed to their chosen destinations all over the country. Finally, the government closed the stable door after the horse has bolted! Now, everyone entering Israel must stay in one of the designated COVID-19 hotels for 14 days compulsory isolation. Overloaded with COVID-19 and with the political virus that infected our legislature, it’s time to relax and wind down to prepare for the next storm with light entertainment.
14 Apr 2020, 11am Walter’s World Why is this Passover different from all others? It’s Passover and once again the people are enslaved. This time by COVID-19. But like every time in history, we shall overcome. Unfortunately it’s our politicians who are slaves to their careers and forget the welfare and health of the nation. Their ego and selfishness prevents agreeing on a government. Plus Listen to part two of the author talking about her book Rashi’s daughters. Hear Walter discuss the role of the ultra-Orthodox communities in the proliferation of the coronavirus. Is it fair to lay the blame on their lifestyle? And more.