Qataris aren’t known to be huge fans of Israelis, transsexuals or Israeli transsexuals, but that hasn’t stopped a Qatari radio station from reaching out to Dana International, the gender-bending Israeli pop star who will represent her homeland next month at the Eurovision Song Contest.
The 39-year-old singer, born Yaron Cohen, has agreed to be interviewed by QBS, a Doha-based radio station. The conversation will be recorded during Eurovision rehearsals in Dusseldorf, Germany, the site of this year’s competition.
“We hope to hear from you soon, along with the entire people of Qatar,” QBS officials wrote to the singer. “We wish you all the best - and to Dana and the state of Israel, all the luck in Dusseldorf.”
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