Odds and Ends
18 5, 9:17pm
No sister Israel with her chicken act? I'm disappointed, Humon.
Speaking of Israel and the Eurovision, actually there was a semi-successful censorship attempt. In 1978, Jordan did not broadcast the Israeli entry and simply showed a picture of flowers instead. When, during the voting, it became clear that Israel would win, the Jordanian broadcaster cut the signal and announced Belgium won.
Since then the EBU has insisted all participants be shown, which mans Lebanon will not broadcast the contest, even though it is a member.