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Today/PM: Eurovision

today (saturday 18th), 8.09-8.10am, 8.20-8.22am,  8.48-8.53am, and 5.23-5.27pm, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) and pm (presented by carolyn quinn) include …

“The final of the 64th Eurovision song contest takes place in Tel Aviv this evening, following Israel’s victory in last year’s competition. The event has become highly political after dozens of artists called for a boycott because of Israel’s treatment of the occupied Palestinian territories.”

“But if Israel likes Eurovision-the-competition, its relationship with Europe-the-continent is more ambiguous.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter david sillito 

• bbc reporter paddy oconnell 

• bbc reporter james landale 

• pollster dahlia scheindlin 

ilan issacson, head of security at eshkol

nour odeh, media consultant, spokesperson for the palestinian authority

alistair burt mp

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Twtw: Eurovision guide

this afternoon (sunday 12th), 1.54-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4

the world this weekend (presented by paddy oconnell) concludes with …

Iceland’s entry in the Eurovision has challenged Israel’s prime minister to a wrestling match. The annual festival is being held this week in Tel Aviv, despite calls for a boycott. We’ve a B-H alphabetic guide to the event.“

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Today: Iceland circumcision

this morning (monday 19th), 8.22-8.29am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“Should circumcision be banned, not just of girls but of boys too? There’s a bill before the Icelandic parliament.”

including interview with …
• imam ahmed siddiq
silja gunnarsdottir mp
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Newshour: Iceland circumcision

this afternoon (sunday 18th), 1.51-1.55pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

Iceland has become an unlikely battlefield in the fight for religious freedom. Iceland’s parliament is considering a bill that would make it the first European country to outlaw male circumcision.”

including interview with …
milla osk, icelandic reporter
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