04.06.2011 2.Siwan, 5771 Nasso; Tag 46 des Omer
Walter Bingham reckons he is one of the top three radio programs on Arutz Sheva and he will travel anywhere in Israel for a good story.
Walter Bingham, 87
From London to Jerusalem, 2004
"I’m probably the oldest working journalist in Israel," says Walter Bingham, whose program, Walter’s World, is broadcast live every Sunday on Arutz Sheva. He’s interviewed a pantheon of famous people: Alan Dershowitz, British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Charles Krauthammer, John Bolton and Yaffa Yarkoni. Not bad for the 87-year-old Briton, born Wolfgang Billig in Germany, who made it to England in 1937 with the Kindertransport and made aliya in 2004.
LIFE BEFORE ISRAEL
In July 1939, the 15-year-old Wolfgang said good-bye to his mother in Karlsruhe and sailed for England. He was sent to a youth movement farm in preparation for being sent to Palestine, but was not able to get a permit. When he turned 18, he was drafted by the Polish army as he held a Polish passport, but was able to transfer to the British army and joined the RASC Pioneer Corps as a driver. By this time he had picked his new name….