Noa Kirel with Netanyahu and his wife
Noa Kirel with Netanyahu and his wifeAmos Ben Gershom/GPO

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara on Thursday met, at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, with singer Noa Kirel and congratulated her on coming in a respectable third at the Eurovision.

"I will tell you something: You definitely don't want to see me dance," Netanyahu quipped, quoting part of the song “Unicorn” which Kirel sang at the contest last week.

Sara Netanyahu added, "When we watched you we saw that you are in both peak condition and peak desire. I also saw this in your eyes at the end – everything comes from within.

Kirel told the Prime Minister, "The desire to perform, to work, to conquer and to bring honor all come from within. It is a lot of motivation. I very much enjoy what I do; I love to bring joy. This is what motivates me to work hard."

Also attending the meeting were Noa's parents, Amir and Ilana Kirel, her brother Niv, her personal manager Roberto Ben-Shoshan and her media and digital manager Ronni Peretz.

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