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2019 Eurovision in Israel chosen as best of the decade

2019 Eurovision in Israel chosen as best of the decade

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Tel Aviv in May.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/12/2019 17:39
Iceland fined for Eurovision pro-Palestinian protest

Iceland fined for Eurovision pro-Palestinian protest

Eurovision organizers fine Iceland for unfurling Palestinian Authority flags at Tel Aviv song contest.AFP, 21/09/2019 22:59
Netta Barzilai ‘excited about new adventures’

Netta Barzilai ‘excited about new adventures’

Israeli singer Netta reported to have role in Will Ferrell’s Netflix film ‘Eurovision.’Marcy Oster, JTA, 13/09/2019 08:23
Netflix buys rights to screen 2019 Eurovision from Tel Aviv

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.Marcy Oster, JTA, 22/07/2019 07:11
Tel Aviv Eurovision reaches 182 million viewers

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/05/2019 14:03
Iceland faces criticism after violating Eurovision standards

Iceland faces criticism after violating Eurovision standards

'Icelandic Hatari singers did not keep their commitment. Reykjavik must be disqualified from 2020 contest.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2019 15:41
Regev: 'Kan' bears responsibility for PA flags at Eurovision

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/05/2019 11:59
Eurovision: Israeli performer breaks into tears on stage

Eurovision: Israeli performer breaks into tears on stage

Watch: Kobi Marimi sings 'Home,' breaks down in tears as the song ends.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2019 23:44
MASA participants: Vote Israel in Eurovision

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2019 01:04
Watch: Shalva Band in the Eurovision semi-finals

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2019 00:01
Hackers break into Israeli Broadcasting Corporation's site

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.Yoni Kempinski, 15/05/2019 03:34
10 countries selected for Eurovision final

10 countries selected for Eurovision final

First Eurovision semi-final held in Tel Aviv. 10 countries selected for Eurovision final on Saturday.Orli Harari, 15/05/2019 00:36
Watch: Eurovision bloggers feel 'safe' and 'welcome' in Israel

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.'Yoni Kempinski, 14/05/2019 11:01
Madonna arriving in Israel on Wednesday

Madonna arriving in Israel on Wednesday

Famed singer to perform at Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2019 15:32
Israeli man seriously injured at site of Eurovision contest

Israeli man seriously injured at site of Eurovision contest

66-year-old Israeli worker in serious condition following work accident at site slated for Eurovision competition.Yoni Kempinski, 13/05/2019 12:51
New arrangement for Israeli Eurovision entry revealed

New arrangement for Israeli Eurovision entry revealed

After receiving heavy criticism for being 'depressing,' song representing Israel in contest gets new arrangement, with new clip.Rafael Levy, 12/05/2019 14:31
Breaking the Silence uses Eurovision to bash Israel

Breaking the Silence uses Eurovision to bash Israel

Extreme organization Breaking the Silence posts signs calling on Eurovision tourists to take part in their propaganda tours in Hevron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2019 11:29
Iceland delegation's provocation at Eurovision

Iceland delegation's provocation at Eurovision

Band representing Iceland at Tel Aviv Eurovision competition supports BDS, seeks to 'eliminate capitalism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2019 10:06
Watch: Croation Eurovision composer sings Jewish music hit

Watch: Croation Eurovision composer sings Jewish music hit

Jacques Houdek, composer of Croatian entry in Eurovision and part of Croatian delegation that arrived in Israel, sings Yonatan Razel hit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2019 09:47
Gaza artists call for boycott of Eurovision

Gaza artists call for boycott of Eurovision

Gazan artists call on Eurovision contestants to boycott the competition, claim Israel using the event to "perpetuate oppression".Elad Benari, 09/05/2019 03:40
A crazy Israeli dream come true whose logo is a flying camel

A crazy Israeli dream come true whose logo is a flying camel

From Tel Aviv's 1932 Orient Fair in a city of 100,000 to today's Expo Tel Aviv's hosting the Eurovision, is just a short ride on a flying camel. Iris Mazel, 08/05/2019 23:57
Will the Gaza flare-up cost Eurovision 2019?

Will the Gaza flare-up cost Eurovision 2019?

Eurovision 2019 contestants started arriving in Israel and are touring country. How are Eurovision producers and contestants reacting?i24News, 07/05/2019 17:01
Iceland's Eurovision contestant active BDS supporter; Deri told

Iceland's Eurovision contestant active BDS supporter; Deri told

Attorney Nati Rom: 'Hatari band, which will represent Iceland in Eurovision Song Contest, supports boycott of Israel and works for it.'Mordechai Sones, 07/05/2019 16:13
Israel allegedly ordered IDF: End operations before Eurovision

Israel allegedly ordered IDF: End operations before Eurovision

Government orders army to 'achieve necessary operational goals' in weekend fighting with Hamas before Independence Day and Eurovision.Sam Sokol - JTA, 06/05/2019 22:31
MK Erdan: Eurovision won't deter us from hitting terrorists hard

MK Erdan: Eurovision won't deter us from hitting terrorists hard

The escalation in the Gaza Strip on the eve of Independence Day and the week before Eurovision is not a coincidence.Sara Rubenstein, 05/05/2019 16:30
British celebrities reject boycott of Eurovision

British celebrities reject boycott of Eurovision

British celebrities sign letter speaking out against a proposed boycott of this year’s Eurovision song contest which will be held in Israel.Elad Benari, 01/05/2019 06:39
IDF deploys more Iron Dome systems

IDF deploys more Iron Dome systems

Defense establishment prepares for Hamas escalation scenarios ahead of Remembrance and Independence Days and Eurovision Song Contest.Mordechai Sones, 30/04/2019 19:07
Eurovision winner: Boycott calls spread darkness

Eurovision winner: Boycott calls spread darkness

Israeli singer Netta Barzilai, who won last year's Eurovision song contest, slams calls to boycott this year's contest in Israel.AFP, 29/04/2019 17:16
Roger Waters demands Madonna cancel Eurovision peformance

Roger Waters demands Madonna cancel Eurovision peformance

Anti-Israel activist pressures Madonna to bow out of Eurovision, claims to be fighting for 'human rights.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2019 14:40
Following Hamas video: More Iron Dome systems

Following Hamas video: More Iron Dome systems

Hamas threatens to destroy celebrations in Tel Aviv. IDF takes no chances, orders Iron Dome batteries deployed in country center.Mordechai Sones, 16/04/2019 22:42
BDS activists to Madonna: Cancel Eurovision performance

BDS activists to Madonna: Cancel Eurovision performance

Palestinian Arab academics and intellectuals call on pop singer to abandon her plans to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.Elad Benari, 11/04/2019 06:21
Madonna to perform at Eurovision in Israel.

Madonna to perform at Eurovision in Israel.

Pop star Madonna to take the stage at Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv on May 28.Josefin Dolsten/JTA, 08/04/2019 21:36
Eurovision Song Contest 'irritated enough' with Israeli security

Eurovision Song Contest 'irritated enough' with Israeli security

European culture contest management sends frantic letter to PM demanding Israeli protection: 'Consequences could be disastrous.'Mordechai Sones, 01/04/2019 20:11
Western Wall nixed for Eurovision

Western Wall nixed for Eurovision

Public broadcaster rejects tourist sites in Judea and Samaria for contest imagery. Western Wall only to be shown with Israel delegation.Tal Polon, 28/03/2019 08:28
Eurovision tickets sold within an hour and a half

Eurovision tickets sold within an hour and a half

10,000 tickets for 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv sold out after an hour and a half. Another sale will start around Passover.Ben Ariel, 01/03/2019 04:12
Ukraine will not participate in this year's Eurovision

Ukraine will not participate in this year's Eurovision

Ukrainian broadcaster pulls out of international song contest in Tel Aviv after singer refuses demand to boycott Russia.Gary Willig, 27/02/2019 20:44
Tel Aviv recruiting volunteers to assist Eurovision tourists

Tel Aviv recruiting volunteers to assist Eurovision tourists

Ahead of Eurovision contest to be held in Tel Aviv, municipality issues call for volunteers to assist visiting tourists and journalists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/02/2019 18:34
Kobi Marimi to represent Israel in 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Kobi Marimi to represent Israel in 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Singer Kobi Marimi wins television competition “Hakohav Haba” (Rising Star) and will represent Israel at Euroivion in May.Orli Harari, 12/02/2019 23:49
Settlement in Israeli Eurovision intellectual property dispute

Settlement in Israeli Eurovision intellectual property dispute

Rock star Jack White now credited as co-writer of Israeli entry "Toy" over sonic similarities to his song "Seven Nation Army."Gabe Friedman, JTA, 10/02/2019 14:58
Western entertainers adopt coward-bully trend against Israel

Western entertainers adopt coward-bully trend against Israel

A new anti-Jewish poison circulates in the wealthy and chattering European classes. Giulio Meotti, 10/02/2019 14:55
Britain: BDS activists protest Israel hosting of Eurovision

Britain: BDS activists protest Israel hosting of Eurovision

Dozens of BDS activists protest in Manchester against Israel hosting the Eurovision Song Contest this year.Elad Benari, 10/02/2019 05:33
Popular singer in Iceland compares Jews to Nazis

Popular singer in Iceland compares Jews to Nazis

Iceland’s former representative to Eurovision calls on Iceland to pull out of the event since it is being held in Israel.Marcy Oster, JTA, 07/02/2019 07:40
Who will take responsibility for Eurovision security?

Who will take responsibility for Eurovision security?

Supervisor of Eurovision Song Contest claims Netanyahu breached a commitment on securing contest in Tel Aviv.Elad Benari, 06/02/2019 04:41
Final decision: Shalva will not attend Eurovision

Final decision: Shalva will not attend Eurovision

European Broadcasting Corporation refuses to accommodate religious needs of Shakva band composed of musicians with disabilities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/02/2019 19:50
'Inclusive' European Broadcasting Union excludes Orthodox Jews

'Inclusive' European Broadcasting Union excludes Orthodox Jews

Band quits program as three members are Shabbat observant and will be forced to violate Shabbat; inclusive Europe won't budge.Mordechai Sones, 04/02/2019 17:50
Shalva Band "Dares to Dream” to keep Shabbat at Eurovision

Shalva Band "Dares to Dream” to keep Shabbat at Eurovision

The Shalva Band is composed of eight Israeli musicians with physical and mental disabilities who have not let their limitations stop themArutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2019 13:12
Shalva expected to withdraw from Eurovision selection contest

Shalva expected to withdraw from Eurovision selection contest

Shalva Band expected to withdraw from TV competition “Rising Star” due to issues with Sabbath observance.Ben Ariel, 04/02/2019 05:17
Britain's Chief Rabbi defends Israel's right to host Eurovision

Britain's Chief Rabbi defends Israel's right to host Eurovision

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis warns BDS activists could harm peace by calling to boycott Eurovision in Israel.Elad Benari, 04/02/2019 01:10
Shalva Band advances to Eurovision selection finals

Shalva Band advances to Eurovision selection finals

Band composed of adults with disabilities receives 87 points to advance to finals of “Rising Star” television contest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/02/2019 04:45
Will the rules be adjusted for observant Eurovision competitors?

Will the rules be adjusted for observant Eurovision competitors?

Israeli disabled musicians favorites to represent Israel at Eurovision, but might be forced to quit due to Shabbat rehearsals.Elad Benari, 29/01/2019 02:41
Protesters crash Israeli Eurovision winner's performance

Protesters crash Israeli Eurovision winner's performance

Protesters crash stage of Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals in France, call for boycott of contest in Israel.Elad Benari, 20/01/2019 04:57
Tel Aviv approves 'tent city' ahead of Eurovision

Tel Aviv approves 'tent city' ahead of Eurovision

Municipality to establish temporary campsite to accommodate 2,000 tourists in Israel for annual song contest, held this year in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/01/2019 14:13
Pop sensation won't perform at Shabbat-desecrating Eurovision

Pop sensation won't perform at Shabbat-desecrating Eurovision

Superstar Omer Adam refuses to perform at Eurovision contest amid fears he would be forced to desecrate Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 10/01/2019 14:45
2019 Eurovision logo revealed

2019 Eurovision logo revealed

Selling of tickets for Eurovision 2019, to take place at Tel Aviv Expo, will begin at end of January via Leaan ticket office.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2019 14:17
Slogan for Eurovision 2019 revealed

Slogan for Eurovision 2019 revealed

The 2019 Eurovision Song contest, which will be held in Tel Aviv, will operate under the slogan “Dare to Dream”.Nitsan Keidar, 29/10/2018 06:53
Report finds Arab anti-Israel incitement on the rise

Report finds Arab anti-Israel incitement on the rise

Strategic Affairs Ministry finds PA, Hamas fanning flames of anti-Israel hatred.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2018 16:17
Australian broadcaster rejects BDS, will air Eurovision

Australian broadcaster rejects BDS, will air Eurovision

Australian public broadcaster SBS says it will broadcast Eurovision from Israel next year despite petition calling for it to boycott.Ben Ariel, 23/09/2018 06:01