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Walter Bingham, in his 99th year of life, holds two Guinness world records. He is the oldest working radio talk show host and the oldest active journalist in the world.
Bingham 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 98th birthday on 5 January 2022. 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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28 Jun 2022, 5:09pm Walter’s World TheMoral Highground – Swedish Style and Celebrating Seventy Years In Different Ways The Queen: A story of counsel and quiet influence. How her subjects forgot their troubles, let their hair down and celebrated for four days. Almost: Overshadowed – the historic 6th of June, when in 1944 156,000 Allied troops landed on the beeches of Normandy in the largest wartime amphibious operation in history, that signalled the end of Hitler’s dream to dominate the world. The Swedes: On June 6th Sweden celebrated their National Day. During the month, the Swedish Ambassador to Israel also opened an exhibition about Sweden’s 70 years of diplomatic presence in Israel. Hear: A revealing interview with the Ambassador in which he discussed the reasons for Sweden’s decision to break their historic ‘neutrality’ and apply for membership of NATO. Also an Absolute Must: To hear his explanation, when challenged about his countries aid to the Nazi war effort during World War II. When: The end was near, Sweden’s policy also changed, and they made a commendable humanitarian effort to rescue Jews. Israel: Stands once againat a political crossroad with its government in turmoil, elections probable and the left wing in decline. The true right wing, represented by the influential Sovereignty movement is inascendance. Hear how they see the future. Our Prime Minister’s: Obsession with power leads to irrevocable damage to the structure of our country, UNLESS we rise up and demand their resignation. Plus: All about the incessant arrivals in Israel of foreign statesmen and women hoping to go down in history as peacemakers between the fake ‘Palestinians’ and the Jewish owners of this land. And: More
5 Apr 2022, 11am Walter’s World An assessment of Israel’s incompetent government. Bennett holds on to power regardless of the cost to the nation. Listen to the April 1 News bulletin. Terror is returning to Israel, because our government is more concerned with foreign appreciation than security at home. Incompetent Bennett responds reactively rather than pro-active with much firmer measures. Is US President Joe Biden fit to be the leader of the free world? Walter Makes sense of what is happening and examines what’s at stake. How Bennett holds on to power regardless of the cost to the nation. The Muslim Brotherhood’s influence reigns, as Jewish settlements are torn down and illegal Arab structures go up. This government must fall. Why Benyamin Netanyahu, despite his earlier broken promises is still the best choice for Israel. His diplomatic skills would prevent a soft nuclear deal with Iran. When again prime minister, he must deal with Israel’s sovereignty from the river to the sea. Hear in some detail, how European politics are turning farther right, bringing with it unpleasant effects. Yom Hashoah: Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day prompts Walter to recall some facets of his life and thoughts on the current increasing wave of anti-Semitism. Also a repeat of an interview with a larger than life personality, actor, musician, singer, raconteur, activist for social justice and more, the famous Theodor Bikel.
29 Mar 2022, 11am Walter’s World Alcoholism in Israel; Jews and tattoos; Are Jews going down a degenerate path? I have first thought to compose an update on the horrendous activities of Putin’s army in the Ukraine, but then I realised that I had some reservations about Zelenzky and about sections of the Ukrainian military, so it will have to wait till another time, when the outcome of that war will become clearer. Many false impressions are disseminated, and perceptions held, about none or minimal alcoholism among Jews, and in Israel in particular. Today’s feature is a comprehensive investigation into that subject, that will show that in this respect we are no different from any other people, in fact we fail in our task to point the way to the nations. A second item is on Jews and tattoos, illustrating that this trend of so-called body art has unfortunately permeated the psyche of our people to the extent that it is looked upon as "cool" to mutilate the body. Also Why followers of the Bahai faith don’t drink alcohol.
1 Mar 2022, 11am Walter’s World Will Putin risk war with NATO? And Jews and tattoos! Walter introduces a comprehensive, detailed analysis of the war between the Russian Federation and the Ukraine. It includes the history of Russia in relation to the conflict, and an assessment of the future intentions of President Vladimir Putin. If he occupies the whole of the Ukraine, his troops will directly face NATO forces in Poland. Or, will he advance into the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania and trigger Article 5 of NATO, “attack on one is an attack on all” and cause a world war? Also: A feature article on Jews and tattoos. Hear how the practice of body art has spread in Israel, despite the Torah prohibition and why both men and women choose to decorate their bodies. And how the warped views of the Jerusalem Post’s editorial presents the hostilities between Arabs and Jews in the Shimon Hazadik neighbourhood of Jerusalem, thereby supporting the Arab rioters.
8 Feb 2022, 11:01am Walter’s World The exaggeration of ‘Settler Violence’ and Whoopi Goldberg’s gaffe There is great concern by our biased government, and amplified by the media, about the more recent isolated attacks by Jews against Arabs in Judea and Samaria, but less concern about daily ongoing stone and fatal Arab bomb attacks against Jews. And Whoopi’s gaffe. We show that self-importance and ignorance are not mutually exclusive. How fame can lead into pronouncements on subjects that distort the facts. Also all about names. The meaning of a given name in Judaism and how a name can serve a purpose in the secular world.
1 Feb 2022, 11am Walter’s World What’s behind the Russia-Ukraine crisis and TheWannsee Conference explained. Walter explains the background to the 27January International Holocaust Memorial day. The details of the Wannsee Conference and their participants. The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was the paradigm, but you will be surprised how many concentration and labour camps there were, in which Jews worked until they were too weak and died. Hear what the Russian commander who liberated Auschwitz told me. All about the indispensable and crucial part played by the German railway and why without their cooperation the Final Solution could not have happened. Who organised the logistics and how did they calculate the ‘fare’? The disgraceful treatment of Werner von Braun and United States morality versus expediency. World opinion suspects that the leadership of the Russian Federation is intent on regaining its historical landmass that was reduced with the collapse of the Soviet Union. What was the history of Russia and will they move once again on the Ukraine, and is Russia friendly Kazakhstan next? Where do we go from here? The era of COVID-19. The antics of the erroneously called ‘Unity government’ that is in fact politically polarised to the extreme. Is it too unstable to last? Why is that unsavoury creature, the minister who called religious Zionist youth ‘subhuman’ still allowed to publicly repeat those words Why has he not been at least severely reprimanded by the Knesset speaker? Is religious Zionism such a thorn in the side of our left wing anti-religious government? And two definitions of "moral turpitude" that would keep Netanyahu out of politics. Plus convicted criminal Arieh Derry, the head of the Shas Party, who still cannot keep his finger out of the till.
11 Jan 2022, 11am Walter’s World The detestable Israeli minister and Aneyewitness account of the Eichmann capture All about the despicable Jewish government minister who called our pioneering Jews "subhuman". He used the Nazi term untermenschen, the rational to send our millionsto the gas chambers. This creature must be dismissed from the Knesset. Why do our “Palestinian” Arabs not respect Israel? The answer is simple, we show weakness by being reactive when attacked physically or verbally, instead of being proactive and eliminate the source. We must prevent the enemy from preparing. Hear the full story of the capture of the architect of the Holocaust, Adolf Eichmann, as told by the Mossad agent who actually put his hand over his mouth and pushed him into the car. A review of a book that every Jew and lover of Israel must read. It shows the real Israel, its innovation and actions hat benefit the world. And more.
4 Jan 2022, 11am Walter’s World The diaspora’s unreasonable demands and the rabbis v the government and Charedim v religious Zionists Who Keeps Kosher “better”? Our kashrut conundrum. The government’s proposed reform ending the monopoly of the orthodox rabbinate of both kosher supervision and conversion opened the door to competing organisations, causing doubt and mistrust. The world mourns the passing of their role model representing moral integrity, truth and reconciliation. Yet, he was the most influential anti-Semite of our time. Hear how a convicted criminal for financial fraud is again a government minister, and suspected to have his finger in the till a second time. Do you sometimes forget why you went into the kitchen? Then listen to this memory coach. With permission from the military censor, this young “lone soldier” talks about her strenuous combat training, her IDF intelligence unit and her ambitions for the future. Also, the criminally convicted former prime minister emerges from the shadows. And more.
23 Nov 2021, 11am Walter’s World What does Turkish President Erdogan really want from Israel? The Turks will do anything to divert their public’s attention from the economic hardship in the country. This program gives a comprehensive explanation of the implications of global warming and what happened at COP26, the international conference on climate change. Who were the winners and who considered themselves to be the losers. Also, why did Israel send a 140 strong delegation? Nefesh B’Nefesh: The non-profit organisation that assists prospective immigrants predominantly from English speaking countries and France to make aliyah, to immigrate to Israel has grown into an important engine and constituent in the promotion of Aliyah. Our State President has opened their new state of the art campus in Jerusalem to facilitate the easy integration into Israeli society. Yad Ezer L’Chaver is another example of how chesed , doing acts of kindness, is a pillar of life in Israel. Hear about their important work for those who lived through the horrors of the Nazis and their beauty pageant for Miss Holocaust Survivor to bring fun into their lives, that took place at the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem, judged by famous personalities including Miss Israel 2021 Hear about the meeting of all the church leaders in Israel including both chief rabbis and their meeting with President Herzog discussing the dangers of COVID-19, and to promote and encourage their communities to vaccinate. They considered it to be a holy duty for the health of the nation. The Ultra-Orthodox Charedi community in Israel is again being targeted by our anti-religious government. This time it’s about the use of "kosher" telephones. Walter explains what’s going on. The Turks are playing the hostage game. Anything to divert their public’s attention from the economic hardship suffered by the indigenous population because of nearly four million Syrian refugees in the country. The Turkish population is demonstrating in the streets. This program discusses the implications that caused the arrest of two innocent Israeli civilians on vacation in Turkey’ charged with espionage and their sudden release. Why did both our highest officers of state personally phone to thank the Turks for the release, which is prove of their innocents. Should this have been used for diplomatic overtures? And this program asks how a career criminal slipped through the security net to be employed in the home of our defence minister.
9 Nov 2021, 11am Walter’s World How our government limps on the crutches lent by Monsour Abbas and It Is 83 years since Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass. Hear Walter’s account of the background and cause of the horrendous Nazi pogrom during the night 9-10 November, 1938, that is recognised as the beginning of the Holocaust. The gateway to Jerusalem is how the Tower of David Citadel describes itself. It is at present undergoing a total renewal of its courtyards and exhibition areas to facilitate easy access. Entrance will be from a new pavilion on the west side of its walls. There is a report of the progress. As finally travel restrictions to and from Israelare beingrelaxed,the program’s travel adviser discusses the implications, Israeli’s favoured destinations and required documentation. Also, the hotel situation in Israel. Invaluable information for the prospective visitor as well as for Israelis intending to travel abroad. Also why our unsustainable government must and will fall. The alternative is that coalition partner Mansour Abbas and his Arab Party will dictate Israel’s policy. And is climate change really such a priority for little Israel that we sent 140 delegates to the Glasgow conference, when China is 437 times larger than Israel and is the world’s largest polluter and still builds coal mines? Why did Naftali Bennett attend when neither Xi Jinping, of China, nor Vladimir Putin, of Russia, did? Just a photo opportunity! Plus USDemocrats ponder the ominous signs for the mid-term elections.
2 Nov 2021, 11am Walter’s World How does critical race theory affect Jewish life? Walter shares his thoughts on tikun olam, how to repair the world Is Israel: A light unto the nations following the path of righteousness? Why our government is a joke.The absence of collective cabinet responsibility leads to contradictory ministerial actions and strife between ministers. The world exploits this weakness. Problems at the Western Wall. The old claims of the progressive element against the orthodox administration have again become acute. Al bout: The conflict between the state (particularly in the US), and parenthood. Hear about today’s detrimental lifestyle. How the lack of morality and ethics by our leaders and their unbecoming language influence our youth. Biden’s chutzpah: How the US expects to be consulted before Israel takes security measures to protect the nation against Palestinian Arab covert aggression. More evidence of how Israel’s Supreme Court’s bias hurt’s the Jewish people. A report: on the nation’s COVID health and who cannot give blood. Plus the UN Human Rights Organisation’s focus on Israel to shield their own abuses. And more.
19 Oct 2021, 11am Walter’s World Our Supreme Court’s unsustainable powers Let’s fight for the right to our land Why only Israel has a legal right to this land. Arab claims based on documents issued by Jordan during their illegal 19 years of occupation of Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem are fake and cannot be recognised. The Supreme Court of Israel deserves much criticism in this matter. It’s self-imposed powers of ‘legislating’ must be curtailed in an extensive overhaul. It was another successful Jerusalem Post annual conference with speeches revealing the thoughts and plans of the movers and shakers who influence our lives. What is the national drone Initiative? Don’t miss this fascinating report of what to expect in the months to come. Hear what happened at the infamous Durban VI conference? Hear how Israel practices tikun olam in Afghanistan, while the US Biden administration is helpless.
5 Oct 2021, 11am Walter’s World Naftali Bennett lies and his partner Yair Lapid is the left’s Trojan horse Bennett’s emphatic statement that to be Prime Minister with just 10 Knesset seats is undemocratic. But he has only six! Also there will be no government with the left or Arabs, said Bennett. Today, they are Bennett’s coalition partners, and he does their bidding! Lapid: Lives in cloud cuckoo land; he is prepared to offer Israel’s silver for phoney Arab promises, because he does not understand the Palestinian Arab mentality and intentions. Hear wow our Foreign Minister intends to lay the cornerstone for a Palestinian state within Israel, when he God forbid succeeds as Prime Minister. The tactical errors of 16 years ago still affect our daily life today. How our new, otherwise great state President slipped-up badly. Also: Examples of US President Biden’s inability to be the leader of the free world. And more.
23 Aug 2021, 10:32am Walter’s World Polish pogroms: true to their tradition and Black lives matter Israeli style Hear about the unwanted phenomena that the wind blows in from America, including elitism of colour for Sephardim. How to combat COVID the American way. Strict for citizens and indifferent for illegal immigrants. What President Biden’s sudden unscheduled departure from Afghanistan means for several other countries that trusted American protection and support and how Israel always insisted not to rely on anyone else for its security. Polish officialgovernment inspired Jew hatred in the 21st century is continuing their tradition. Their new anti-restitution law is tantamount to a pogrom. Where do Jews have permanent security of tenure? You have one guess. A different kind of Aliyah. Walter talks with an Israeli flight school instructor about avoiding the ever-increasing traffic jams and go up, up and away.
10 Aug 2021, 12:33pm Walter’s World Is Judaism Torah law or tribal history? And a tale of two drinks It’s 10 days to nuclear break-out. Iran is on the brink of producing nuclear weapons. Does anyone care? Congratulations to ourOlympic gold winner. Now he wants to get married, but does his medal make him Jewish? If your favourite drink is coffee or whisky: this program will bring you facts that you may not have heard before. A must for whisky-lovers.
3 Aug 2021, 10:28am Walter’s World One view of the Charedi lifestyle.Can ultra-orthodoxy survive the influences of the modern world? Today’s program is devoted to an in-depth investigation into why every year hundreds of ultra-orthodox (Charedi) youth leave their families and their life-style to enter the secular world Hear in their own words, why they left, as they open-up to Walter with their innermost thoughts. What moves them to take that step? Can they cope, entering into the unknown with little secular knowledge or education? How do their families react? Do they believe in God, or any Jewish ritual? Also: An interview with a representative of ‘Out for Change’ an organisation that helps those, who have left the ultra-orthodox lifestyle, to integrate into the secular world.
20 Jul 2021, 9:56am Walter’s World Where is God? Are we not worthy of better? and It always happens on Tisha b’Av. Walter recounts the calamities that befell the Jewish people throughout history at the time of Tisha b’Av and asks why? Hear: About the largest prayer meeting held in Israel to rescind the evil decree by Prime Minister Sharon do destroy 17 Jewish villages and expel their 8600 residents from their homes in Gush Katif at Tisha b’Av in 2005. And: Walter’s radio rabbi discusses the reasons why we still lament events long past and what exactly we mourn.
6 Jul 2021, 11:33am Walter’s World Our friends the Native American Indians and Dirty tricks to please Arabs An assessment of the essence of our government of change and the direction into which Prime Minister Bennett is taking the country. How the government’s scams the residents of Evyatar to leave their longstanding homes, with promises they don’t intend to fulfil. That’s reminiscent of the trick employed by convicted criminal and former prime minister Olmert in Chevron. Hear Walter’s harrowing report from the expulsion of two families in Hevron in 2007. This would be the experience of the 53 families in Evyatar if they resist. Did you know that Jews and Native American Indians have more in common than having been expelled from their ancestral land? Listen to this fascinating story of their genetic similarities with Jews, that will amaze you. That’s the reason why Native American Indians love Jews and Israel.