Tuesdays 11am; replay Thursdays 10am
Walter Bingham, in his 100th 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 99th birthday on 5 January 2023. 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.