LISTEN: Parties, Protests and Sky-high Prices as Eurovision Rocks Into Tel Aviv

Two European envoys discuss Eurovision's unifying character, the unique challenges of hosting the event in Israel and whether protests during the competition are legitimate. LISTEN FREE

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Jaffa's Clock Square, with a welcome message for Eurovision guests.
Jaffa's Clock Square, with a welcome message for Eurovision guests.Credit: Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality
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On today's show:

Haaretz Weekly Ep. 27

As Israel welcomes the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, host Simon Spungin and Haaretz culture correspondent Avi Pitchon meet with ambassadors from two of the 41 countries taking part in the competition: Ambassador Thessalia Salina Shambos of Cyprus and Ambassador Magnus Hellgren of Sweden.

We discuss the unifying character of Eurovision, the unique challenges of hosting the event in Tel Aviv, whether protests during the competition are legitimate – and much more.

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