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U.S. Embassy Opens In Jerusalem, Sikh Heritage, And 2018 Eurovision

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Palestinian women wave national flags and chant slogans near the Israeli border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Monday, May 14, 2018.

Palestinian women wave national flags and chant slogans near the Israeli border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Monday, May 14, 2018.

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On today's show: 

  • Israeli soldiers shot and killed dozens of protesters at the Gaza border Monday, according to estimates by the Gaza Health Ministry. The killings happened simultaneously as U.S. and Israeli officials celebrated the official opening of an American embassy in Jerusalem. We get analysis from Sebastian Usher, Middle East editor for the BBC.
  • The Sikh religion traces itself to Pakistan but most have ended up in India, fleeing violence over the years in Pakistan. We speak with Amardeep Singh, author of Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan and The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage, The Sikh Legacy In Pakistan.
  • The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest concluded over the weekend in Lisbon. We discuss with Tony Sarabia, the host of WBEZ’s Morning Shift and Radio M, and Jürgen Reinold, a Chicago-area Eurovision fan originally from Germany.
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