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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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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.
7 Apr 2020, 11am Walter’s World Why is this passover different from all others? Because police are patrolling the streets. Israel cares for its elderly unlike some other countries. As per Leviticus 19:32 "In the presence of an old person shall you rise and you shall honour the presence of the old". Even our buses display this sign! (Rene Garfinkel writes in The Jerusalem Post that Spanish nursery home staff walked out, leaving their charges alone in their beds. Italian doctors were directed not to use ventilators on the over 60s in favour of the young. And the Netherlands decided on herd immunity, which is a death sentence for the elderly and frail.) Darwin would be proud. The tragedy of the ultra-Orthodox who were not well enough informed because of their lack of modern means of communication. Athletes who trained all year to be at the peak of their fitness for the Olympics cannot compete. Hear about Rashi’s daughters in the Walter’s World literary segment. And two officialupdates from our health emergency services.
31 Mar 2020, 11am Walter’s World That Was The Week – That Was! The coronavirus is winning – Israel is locked down Instead Exodus, like Pesach in exotic places, the motto is Don’t roam, stay home. Reminiscent of World War II. That Was. Except, unfortunately, some of the Charedi sector, who believe to be immunised by Torah study, and pay the price. Israel changed its lifestyle into total lockdown. Will today’s babies ever know the warm hugging and kissing Israeli society. That Was. New York: The city that never sleeps fell into a coma dreaming of … That Was. Minister Bennett’s Welcomeconcentration on our elderly to create their life That Was may send confusing signals to the young that they are immune. (Paris lost a 16-year-old without underlying problems.) Hear a report from ERAN, Israel’s major helpline for emotional and mental problems That Are and an interview with their CEO. Why the 2020 Tokyo Olympics That Was were cancelled. Also the embarrassment That Was of Mossad, our secret service. Plus my open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu and General Gantz, as published in the Jerusalem Post this weekend about What Wasand what should be. Hear Walter’s political commentary That Is. And golden oldies to bring back pleasant memories That Was.
24 Mar 2020, 11am Walter’s World The audacity of convicted criminal Ehud Olmert Hear wow COVID-19 has hijacked the world and why Israel is so far getting away fairly lightly compared with the US and Europe. We have, B’H, no death. Unfortunately there are sects among the ultra-Orthodox who will not abide by the law, believing that Torah learning alone will protect them. This program proves them wrong. And the irresponsibleIsraeli habit of politicising everything, even the nation’s health. Will we or won’t we have a Gantz government with the Arab Joint List, or will the Blue and White Party disintegrate, or will they agree to a unity government? There is pressure from our President for Netanyahu and Gantz to join hands. He will not tolerate a fourth election. PlusThe Newlywed Guide to Physical Intimacy. A book for the orthodox youth. You’ll be amazed at the language. How Ehud Olmert, a fraudster and convicted criminal tries to teach better government. And More.
17 Mar 2020, 11am Walter’s World Benny Gantz cares more about how to gain power than the good of the country. He intends to prostitute himself to the Arabs for gain. How: Israel’s ageist attitude wastes the valuable resource of the older generation. The: Crypto-Jews kept Judaism through their cooking. A fascinating book of their recipes and interview with the author. Why: DidOtzma Yehudit betray the right wing, because of the ruling of a bigot? Discover: How revenge is the real motive of Lieberman’s desertion of the right. And: What how the gang of four will place themselves at the mercy of Arabs – for power. Plus: Israel’s strict isolation policy at heavy financial cost will in the end pay dividends.
10 Mar 2020, 11am Walter’s World High time to change the electoral system and Who will form a government? President Rivlin will decide It’s not yet: The last on the election. The votes are in, but with the country split down the middle, who will form the government will not be known for another three weeks at the earliest, when President Reuven Rivlin decides. Learn how to: To change the electoral system to one of accountability of representatives, not like today, of party delegates without interest in the electorate. Shame on: All the contenders for denigrating their opponents rather than accentuate the positive aspects of their policies. Especially the foul-mouthed Yair Lapid. The attempt: To prevent our Prime Minister from serving again, is totally opposed to the principle of "the presumption of innocence". Hear about: Our lone soldiers. A small, butimportant, component of the IDF. Why Jews are: Dominating the game of international chess.
3 Mar 2020, 11am Walter’s World Politicians promise — who will pay? Election promises mean higher taxes or reduced spending on social services Hear about:The State Of The Nation. The annual report by the prestigious Taub Centre. Israel’s non-partisan, socio-economic research institute. (Nobody dares tell you that more construction means higher taxes. How do you feel about that?) And: Walter’s open letter to Avigdor Lieberman as published in TheJerusalem Post. Naftali Bennett: Speaks about his vision for Israel’s future. Enact countrywide sovereignty or get a Palestinian terror state. Plus: The week in politics as seen by Walter. And: more.
18 Feb 2020, 11am Walter’s World Trump decrees there is no free lunch and Sovereignty immediately or as part of Trump’s package? Walter describes his shows as informative and entertaining. Today, for the first and so far only time and very exceptionally he calls this program educational. Walter begins: With his personal thoughts about sovereignty and the American contradictions – and also the forthcoming election. And: A detailed explanation about anti-Semitism today and in history. Plus: We bring you an extended segment from a controversial panel discussion about the Trump plan. Hear: Pictures in sound about the most unusual art exhibition you’ve ever heard of.
4 Feb 2020, 11am Walter’s World Trump’s vision for peace? You decide; and A tale of two hearts This program brings you two events of the heart. First: the heart of our existence in our ancient homeland. Second: A book that describes the heart of the nation. Finally: It’s published, but will it fly? President Trump’s Deal of the Century is difficult to swallow once one studies the details. Hear: Trump’s and Netanyahu’s speeches at the White House in full. But: It’s important that all sections of our political spectrum discuss it fully before coming to a decision, and that they do not shoot from the hip. Sovereignty: Over the Jordan Valley, being an existential matter, should be extended immediately.
28 Jan 2020, 11am Walter’s World Finally, a German honest and sincere admission of guilt and Israel’s greatest public relations success Hear: A comprehensive report from the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, attended by 46 world leaders, kings, presidents, princes and prime ministers, as well as excerpts from some of the speeches. Also: More from the interesting goings-on across the North Atlantic; the impeachment and the Hunter-Biden affair. And: A visit to the Zedekia’s Cave, below the old City of Jerusalem, the source of the stones for the first Temple. Plus: News who adopted the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism. And: More.
21 Jan 2020, 11am Walter’s World The disintegration of Israel’s political structure and We have the wrong politicians Hear: How Israel tears itself apart from the inside. Instead of unity there is division. Personal ego and insults are the order of the day. Gone are the times when politicians worked on the basis of "My country before me". Now it’s reversed. Demonstrated by the Knesset memberss pay rise, and Netanyahu’s immunity application. All that, while according to the OECD we have the highest poverty numbers of all their members. Yet According to Jewish law, we must even feed our animals before ourselves. All that: Brilliantly summed up by one of the greatest Jewish minds of our time. Walter predicts: A possible fourth election, unless we change the electoral system to a democratic one. Now we have delegates from parties, nor representatives of the people. How: To deal with Iran in light of the shooting down of a civilian airliner. Also: The outdated royal reality show. Plus: Two "must-hear" good news stories. About shalom bayis, how to keep a happy home and how a neshama in the wilderness found the way home.