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Eden Golan sings 'October Rain,' the song banned from Eurovision

For the first time in public, 20-year-old Israeli singer who placed fifth in the Eurovision Song Contest sings the original version of her song that was considered too 'political' for the contest.

Eden Golan sings 'October Rain,' the song banned from Eurovision

Eurovision reflects what’s wrong with Western society

In the end, the artistic and dramatic Israeli song and dance ensemble was beaten into fifth place by a boy in a skirt who whirled around on a large revolving metal plate, which seems to sum up the state that Europe is in right now.Op-ed.

Eurovision reflects what’s wrong with Western society

The role that Foreign Minister Katz will offer to Eden Golan

Foreign Minister Israel Katz expected to offer Israel's Eurovision representative, Eden Golan, an important role in the fight against antisemitism around the world.

The role that Foreign Minister Katz will offer to Eden Golan

President to Eurovision contestant

'You stood bravely in the face of Israel's haters'

President Isaac Herzog congratulated the Israeli Eurovision contestant Eden Golan and thanked her for proudly representing Israel.

'You stood bravely in the face of Israel's haters'

Hamas at Eurovision and Khamenei at Auschwitz

It's called civilizational suicide and it runs faster than my irony. The woke live in a world which is an open-air insane asylum. Op-ed.

Hamas at Eurovision and Khamenei at Auschwitz

Eurovision 2024:

Switzerland wins, Israel finishes fifth

Israel finishes fifth out of 25 countries in the Eurovision 2024 final, winning 375 points. Eden Golan after the final: Proud of our achievement, I dedicate the participation to the hostages.

Switzerland wins, Israel finishes fifth

Sweden:

Greta Thunberg arrested protesting Eurovision

Police in Malmo, Sweden, arrest Greta Thunberg as she protests near the Eurovision alongside pro-Hamas activists.

Greta Thunberg arrested protesting Eurovision

After stunning performance:

Eden Golan bursts into tears as she exits the stage

Israeli singer Eden Golan is fifth in line to perform at the finals of the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest. As she takes the stage, boos and applause rise from the audience.

Eden Golan bursts into tears as she exits the stage

'We're all here for one reason'

Israeli contestant's answer to a journalist's shameful question

A Polish journalist asked Israeli Eurovision entry Eden Golan if she thought that her participation in the contest endangered other participants.

Israeli contestant's answer to a journalist's shameful question

Eden Golan qualifies for Eurovision final

Israeli representative unfazed by boos, advances to final, which will take place on Saturday night in Malmo, Sweden.

Eden Golan qualifies for Eurovision final

During rehearsal:

Israel's Eurovision representative booed

Eden Golan booed during a dress rehearsal ahead of Thursday’s semi-final in Malmo. She was unfazed and finished singing.

Israel's Eurovision representative booed

Malmo, Sweden

Israeli comedian detained for waving Israeli flag

Guy Hochman was verbally assaulted and spit at by anti-Israel protesters at the Eurovision Village. Officers then detained him and told him that it was not a place for Israeli flags and Jews.

Israeli comedian detained for waving Israeli flag

Provocation at Eurovision:

Swedish singer appears with keffiyeh around his hand

Swedish singer Eric Saade appears on stage at Eurovision semi-final with keffiyeh wrapped around his hand, in violation of the rules of the contest. European Broadcasting Union condemns.

Swedish singer appears with keffiyeh around his hand

Eurovision 2024:

Israel raises travel alert for Malmo, Sweden

The National Security Council is raising the level of the travel alert to Malmo, Sweden where The European Song Contest will take place

Israel raises travel alert for Malmo, Sweden

Irish artists call:

'Boycott Eurovision because of Israel's participation'

Hundreds of Irish artists urge Ireland's Eurovision entrant to be on the "right side of history" by boycotting the contest over Israel's participation.

'Boycott Eurovision because of Israel's participation'

Most antisemitic city in Europe

Israeli journalist recounts shocking trip to Eurovision host city

Elad Simchayoff, who recently returned from a fact-finding trip to Malmö, Sweden, spoke to Arutz Sheva about the antisemitism in the city and the steps being taken to protect the Israeli delegation from it.

Israeli journalist recounts shocking trip to Eurovision host city

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Good Evening Malmö: Antisemitism at Eurovision host city

Israeli Channel 12’s visit to the host city for the Eurovision reveals disturbing hatred, violent antisemitism, and one astonishing warning ahead of Europe’s biggest evening.

Good Evening Malmö: Antisemitism at Eurovision host city

Pro-Gaza slogans

Signs promoting Eurovision vandalized in Sweden

The anti-Israel graffiti was found after Israel unveiled its entry for Eurovision.

Signs promoting Eurovision vandalized in Sweden

Israel's Eurovision entry revealed

Israel's Eurovision entry, "Hurricane", shown for the first time in a special broadcast on Kan 11.

Israel's Eurovision entry revealed

It's official:

Israel to participate in Eurovision 2024

European Broadcasting Union officially announces that it has approved the participation of the Israeli song "Hurricane" in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Israel to participate in Eurovision 2024

Israel submits new entry for Eurovision Song Contest

The song "Hurricane" will replace "October Rain", which was disqualified due to the fact that it contained political messages.

Israel submits new entry for Eurovision Song Contest

Report:

Second Israeli song for Eurovision disqualified

After the European Broadcasting Union disqualified "October Rain" over political messages, a second song sent for their examination has been reportedly disqualified for the same reason.

Second Israeli song for Eurovision disqualified

Eurovision:

Israel to change lyrics to song or be disqualified

The EBU confirmed to an Israeli official that Israel would have to change the lyrics to October Rain or forfeit the competition.

Israel to change lyrics to song or be disqualified

Will Israel not participate in Eurovision 2024?

The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation is holding a dialogue with the EBC regarding the song titled 'October Rain,' which was chosen to represent Israel in the competition.

Will Israel not participate in Eurovision 2024?

More than 400 stars:

'Include Israel in Eurovision Song Contest'

More than 400 leaders from the entertainment industry sign open letter supporting European Broadcasting Union’s public commitment to include Israel in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest.

'Include Israel in Eurovision Song Contest'

Eden Golan to represent Israel at Eurovision

20-year-old from Tel Aviv wins the finals of the Channel 12 television show “Rising Star”, which gives its winner the opportunity to represent Israel at Eurovision.

Eden Golan to represent Israel at Eurovision

Israeli singer to represent Luxembourg at Eurovision

23-year-old Tali Golergant, who was born Israel, chosen to represent Luxembourg at Eurovision 2024 Song Contest which will be held in Sweden.

Israeli singer to represent Luxembourg at Eurovision

Because of Israel

Iceland threatening to boycott Eurovision

Iceland’s public broadcaster says it will consider withdrawing from the Eurovision Song Contest due to Israel’s participation.

Iceland threatening to boycott Eurovision

Finland may boycott Eurovision due to Israel's participation

Officials in Finland stated that in light of the war in Gaza and Israel’s participation – they plan to boycott Eurovision 2024

Finland may boycott Eurovision due to Israel's participation

Eurovision:

Sweden wins, Israel takes third place

Noa Kirel took the stage as song #23, aiming to bring Israel its 5th victory in the contest. After her performance, she burst into tears.

Sweden wins, Israel takes third place

Israel's Noa Kirel advances to Eurovision finals

Israeli singer records successful performance in the semi-finals of the competition in Britain, qualifies for the finals on Saturday night.

Israel's Noa Kirel advances to Eurovision finals

'United by Music':

British Embassy hosts Eurovision Gala, attended by Noa Kirel

Noa Kirel, Israel's representative to Eurovision 2023, attends Eurovision Gala. 'I hope to bring honor and joy to my beloved country.'

British Embassy hosts Eurovision Gala, attended by Noa Kirel

Eurovision organizer warns:

'Don't threaten independence of Israel's public broadcaster'

European Broadcasting Union: Israel's participation in Eurovision could be in jeopardy due to Communications Minister's comments.

'Don't threaten independence of Israel's public broadcaster'

Israeli singer found dead in his home at 72

Israel's most senior officials pay their respects to Zvika Pick, a noted Israeli singer and composer whose music won Eurovision.

Israeli singer found dead in his home at 72

Noa Kirel to represent Israel in Eurovision song contest

Singer Noa Kirel officially announces that she will represent Israel at the 2023 Eurovision. 'I'm taking on this task with complete faith.'

Noa Kirel to represent Israel in Eurovision song contest

Disappointment in Turin:

Israel fails to qualify for Eurovision finals

Israeli representative Michael Ben-David fails to finish in one of the top ten spots in semi-final.

Israel fails to qualify for Eurovision finals

Israel chooses Eurovision representative

X Factor star Michael Ben David has been chosen to represent Israel at the 2022 Eurovision competition.

Israel chooses Eurovision representative

Eden Alene brings Israel to Eurovision 2021

Israeli singer Eden Alene qualified tonight (Tuesday) for the Eurovision 2021 finals with her song - Set me Free

Eden Alene brings Israel to Eurovision 2021

Israeli song for Eurovision selected

The song “Feker Libi”, written by Doron Medalie and Idan Reichel, will represent Israel at the Eurovision 2020 Song Contest in May.

Israeli song for Eurovision selected

Eden Alene to represent Israel at Eurovision Song Contest

Alene was born in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem to parents who immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia.

Eden Alene to represent Israel at Eurovision Song Contest

Next Miss Universe pageant to be held in Israel?

Following Eurovision show in Tel Aviv, Miss Universe considering Israel for its next pageant.

Next Miss Universe pageant to be held in Israel?

Dutch city to allow Madonna to sing at Eurovision

Rotterdam decides that if it hosts 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, Madonna will be permitted to perform despite PLO flag controversy.

Dutch city to allow Madonna to sing at Eurovision

Irish Eurovision contestant threatened for performing in Israel

Ireland’s contestant in the Eurovision song contest says she received hundreds threats and abusive messages after performing in Israel.

Irish Eurovision contestant threatened for performing in Israel

Tel Aviv Eurovision reaches 182 million viewers

Viewership of Eurovision song contest's Grand Final rises in 2019, as a total of 182 million viewers tune into the contest in Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv Eurovision reaches 182 million viewers

Hate prevails in Iceland

Hate prevails in Iceland

Lag Ba’omer vs. Eurovision: The blessings and the curses

The rise of anti-Semitism and the curse of Exile.

Lag Ba’omer vs. Eurovision: The blessings and the curses

Did Israel benefit from hosting Eurovision?

Did Israel miss the boat in using the competition to truly sanctify the Jewish Nation?

Did Israel benefit from hosting Eurovision?

Eurovision 2019:

Iceland's provocation

Iceland delegation to Eurovision displays scarfs with Palestinian Arab flags as results announced.

Iceland's provocation

Israeli and PA flags accompany Madonna at Eurovision

Madonna's dancers appear on stage at Eurovision Song Contest with Israeli and Palestinian flags on their shirts.

Israeli and PA flags accompany Madonna at Eurovision

Netherlands wins Eurovision, Israel finishes 23rd

Representatives from 26 countries participated in Eurovision Song Contest, held in Israel for the third time in history of the competition.

Netherlands wins Eurovision, Israel finishes 23rd

Netanyahu wishes Kobi Marimi success before Eurovision final

'Millions are watching you now and you know that the entire country is supporting you,' Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu wishes Kobi Marimi success before Eurovision final

Protests against Shabbat desecration due to Eurovision

'We cannot accept a situation in which the most elementary values ​​of our people are trampled on all sides.'

Protests against Shabbat desecration due to Eurovision

Judea and Samaria boycotted at Eurovision

'Kan deliberately excluded pictures of Judea and Samaria, which comprise about a quarter of the territory of the State of Israel.'

Judea and Samaria boycotted at Eurovision

Eurovision on Shabbat: Chief Rabbi Lau's request

Rabbi Lau requests that the Jewish people refrain from working ten minutes before candle lighting and ten minutes after the end of Shabbat.

Eurovision on Shabbat: Chief Rabbi Lau's request

Eurovision climax: The countries which made it to the final

The Shalva band's performance on Thursday night is met with enthusiastic applause with the crowd rising to their feet to cheer excitedly.

Eurovision climax: The countries which made it to the final

MASA participants: Vote Israel in Eurovision

International campaign to promote Israel's song in Eurovision among Jewish young people around the world is gaining momentum.

MASA participants: Vote Israel in Eurovision

Meet our man in the Eurovision

Days before the biggest moment of his life, Israeli singer Kobi Marimi sits down for a conversation discussing the weight on his shoulders.

Meet our man in the Eurovision

Eurovision: Millions of shekels - only thousands of tourists

The Tel Aviv municipality was expecting 20,000 tourists to flock to the city.

Eurovision: Millions of shekels - only thousands of tourists

Fatah calls to boycott Tel Aviv Eurovision

Ruling PA faction demands world boycott international song contest being held in Tel Aviv this week.

Fatah calls to boycott Tel Aviv Eurovision

Banners in Hebron call out 'lies' of 'Breaking the Silence'

Pro-Israel banners hung in response to far-left group's billboard in Tel Aviv encouraging Eurovision tourists to join its Hebron tours.

Banners in Hebron call out 'lies' of 'Breaking the Silence'