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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

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'

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

Contestant who criticized Israel booted from Eurovision

Dutch singer Joost Klein has been removed from the finals hours before his scheduled performance following complaints from the production staff.

Contestant who criticized Israel booted from Eurovision

'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

Malmo, Sweden

Thousands of anti-Israel protesters gather outside Eurovision

Hundreds of people gather in Sweden's Malmö to protest against Israel's participation in the Eurovision competition.

Thousands of anti-Israel protesters gather outside Eurovision

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

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

First official broadcast of Israeli Eurovision entry

After significant scrutiny for being overly political and changes demanded by the contest organizers, the song Hurricane, performed by Eden Golan, will become Israel's entry into the 2024 contest.

First official broadcast of Israeli Eurovision entry

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

President Herzog:

'We must do everything possible to create unity'

President Isaac Herzog discusses the actions he has been taking to prevent the nation from returning to the public discourse of October 6th.

'We must do everything possible to create unity'

Eurovision:

'Israel allowed to participate in song contest'

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) last week emphasized that 'the Eurovision is an "apolitical" event, and that Israel meets all the conditions for taking part in the song contest.'

'Israel allowed to participate in song contest'

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

EBU:

'Israel complies with rules and will participate in Eurovision'

The European Broadcasting Union responds to calls to ban Israel's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest and rejected them.

'Israel complies with rules and will participate in Eurovision'

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

Eurovision:

Contestant whose grandpa fled Nazis applies for German passport

Mae Muller, UK’s Eurovision contestant, is applying for German passport because grandfather fled Nazis.

Contestant whose grandpa fled Nazis applies for German passport

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

Liverpool to host Eurovision 2023

British city to host the contest instead of Ukraine, which won last year but cannot host due to safety and security reasons.

Liverpool to host Eurovision 2023

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

Watch: Eurovision-winning band now fighting the Russians

The lead singer says one of his dreams is to visit Israel.

Watch: Eurovision-winning band now fighting the Russians

Unable to film in Ukraine, Eurovision contest winners make video in Israel

Ukraine, which won the Eurovision with Kalush Orchestra’s “Stefania” rap song, filmed its introductory video in Israel.

Unable to film in Ukraine, Eurovision contest winners make video in Israel

Zelenskyy:

'Our music conquers Europe'

Ukrainian President hails his country’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest.

'Our music conquers Europe'

Ukraine wins Eurovision 2022 in Turin

Kalush Orchestra, which represented Ukraine in the competition with the song "Stefania", won 631 points.

Ukraine wins Eurovision 2022 in Turin

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

Instagram removes post by anti-Israel model Bella Hadid

Follows open challenge to Hadid by Israeli model Bar Refaeli: Will you repost what I wrote on the Elad terrorist attack?

Instagram removes post by anti-Israel model Bella Hadid

Italy wins Eurovision Song Contest, Israel finishes 17th

This is the third time that Italy has won the Eurovision Song Contest and it will host the competition next year.

Italy wins Eurovision Song Contest, Israel finishes 17th

Eurovision 2020 canceled

EBU announces annual song contest canceled this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Eurovision 2020 canceled

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

2019 Eurovision in Israel chosen as best of the decade

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Tel Aviv in May.

2019 Eurovision in Israel chosen as best of the decade

Iceland fined for Eurovision pro-Palestinian protest

Eurovision organizers fine Iceland for unfurling Palestinian Authority flags at Tel Aviv song contest.

Iceland fined for Eurovision pro-Palestinian protest

Netta Barzilai ‘excited about new adventures’

Israeli singer Netta reported to have role in Will Ferrell’s Netflix film ‘Eurovision.’

Netta Barzilai ‘excited about new adventures’

Netflix buys rights to screen 2019 Eurovision from Tel Aviv

Netflix online streaming service to offer all three shows of 2019 Eurovision song contents from Tel Aviv for viewing to users in the US.

Netflix buys rights to screen 2019 Eurovision from Tel Aviv

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

Iceland faces criticism after violating Eurovision standards

'Icelandic Hatari singers did not keep their commitment. Reykjavik must be disqualified from 2020 contest.'

Iceland faces criticism after violating Eurovision standards

Regev: 'Kan' bears responsibility for PA flags at Eurovision

Culture Minister says government has no part in supervising Eurovision after PA flags displayed during Madonna performance.

Regev: 'Kan' bears responsibility for PA flags at Eurovision

Eurovision: Israeli performer breaks into tears on stage

Watch: Kobi Marimi sings 'Home,' breaks down in tears as the song ends.

Eurovision: Israeli performer breaks into tears on stage

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

Watch: Shalva Band in the Eurovision semi-finals

The Shalva Band, which quit the Eurovision selection contest so as not to desecrate the Sabbath, performs at the semi-finals.

Watch: Shalva Band in the Eurovision semi-finals

Hackers break into Israeli Broadcasting Corporation's site

Pro-Palestinian hackers believed to be behind attack on website of Israeli Broadcasting Corporation during Eurovision semi-final.

Hackers break into Israeli Broadcasting Corporation's site

10 countries selected for Eurovision final

First Eurovision semi-final held in Tel Aviv. 10 countries selected for Eurovision final on Saturday.

10 countries selected for Eurovision final

Watch: Eurovision bloggers feel 'safe' and 'welcome' in Israel

'I think it’s funny when someone calls to boycott Eurovision because of the situation. In Gaza something like this would not be possible.'

Watch: Eurovision bloggers feel 'safe' and 'welcome' in Israel

Madonna arriving in Israel on Wednesday

Famed singer to perform at Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv.

Madonna arriving in Israel on Wednesday