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Audio: Revisiting Nir Barkat's 2008 Campaign Promises, & Israeli Wine

Mayor Nir Barkat's 2008 campaign revisited, fine Israeli wine and Jerusalem street musicians.
11/24/2013, 5:12 PM

A7 Radio's "Walter's World" with Walter Bingham
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In this classic episode of Walter's World, we re-visit Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's campaign promises. The mayor and city council should rightfully be commended for the positive improvement. Now take a listen to this episode from 2008 and hear his pre-election speech now that he has been re-elected to a second term.

Plus, you've seen him on Jaffa Road and Ben Yehuda street singing with just a microphone and a blue bowl for donations. Now hear the inside story of Shmuel Laser and some music from his full length CD Blues for Temima.

In part 2, Israel is no longer known only for sweet Kiddush wine. Our climate and soil produces some of the world’s best. Guided tours of the wineries are now on many visitors’ itineraries. Walter interviews some of the winemakers.

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Walter Bingham was born in Germany. Just days before the outbreak of WWII, with the help of a Zionist youth movement he was selected for a place on the ‘Kindertransport’ to Great Britain. Walter saw front line action during the Normandy invasion of Europe and was awarded the Military Medal for ‘Bravery in the Field’. In England Walter also acted in films including several Harry Potter films. On the day of his Aliyah in August 2004 he transferred his programme ‘Walter’s World’ to Israel National Radio as a weekly Magazine programme and it has been running here regularly ever since. Walter is an accomplished public speaker and was a member of a visiting panel of lecturers at schools throughout the UK, where he spoke on events in the Third Reich. He has also spoken at schools in the USA and addressed audiences in Israel.
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