Israel earned the right to host next year's Eurovision in May when Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won the 2018 contest in Lisbon

Palestinian Journalists Call for Boycott of Eurovision in Israel

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate on Wednesday called to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Contest, scheduled to take place in May in Tel Aviv, despite the journalists’ claim that the music event may be held in “occupied Palestine.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Economic Club of Washington, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

BDS Fail: Netanyahu Does Chicken Wings In Honor of Israel’s Eurovision Smash Hit

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made chicken arms as he walked into the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday in honor of Netta Barzilai’s victory at the Eurovision song contest the night before. He also opened his remarks by saying “Boker TOY,” a play on the Hebrew phrase for “good morning,” using the name of Barzilai’s song. 

r singer Susana Jamaladinova, known as Jamala, performs during the Ukrainian national qualification for the Eurovision Song Contest outside Kiev, Ukraine, February 21, 2016. REUTERS/VALENTYN OGIRENKO

‘Anti-Russian’ Song Wins Eurovision Contest

Ukrainian pop singer Jamala wins the Eurovision contest with a song that evoked Moscow’s deportation of members of her Crimean ethnic group during World War II.

Sergey Lazarev representing Russia performs the song 'You Are The Only One' during the dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Grand Final in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 13, 2016. / AFP / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

An American’s Guide to Eurovision 2016

A U.S. broadcaster is about to confuse millions of Americans by broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest. You will probably be one of them.


Eurovision, A Well-Oiled Diplomatic Machine

In an ideal world, the Eurovision Song Contest would be all about music and cross-border camaraderie. In reality, delicate diplomacy is essential to prevent politics from spilling into the annual glitz fest. A cast of hopeful artists from 26 countries


BBC Criticised for Failing to Draw Attention to Refugee Crisis

The BBC has come under fire for not showing a dance routine designed to highlight the plight of refugees in Europe. The dance, entitled ‘The Grey People’, was performed during the intermission of last night’s Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals, but


England Flag Banned From Eurovision

The flags of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be banned from the arena at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, but the European Union and Rainbow flags will be permitted.

The presentation of scores will be split between national juries and viewers' votes under a system that Eurovision organisers hope will add more suspense to the big night

WATCH: Israeli-French Singer To Represent France At Eurovision

Ynetnews reports: Israeli singer Amir Haddad, who participated in the fourth season of Israeli singing competition “A Star is Born” a decade ago, has been chosen to represent France at the Eurovision song contest, which will be held in Stockholm this

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Ukraine Submits Anti-Stalin Crimean Tatar Song to Eurovision 2016

Ukraine – which, under attack by Putin’s Russia, was not able to attend Eurovision 2015 – has chosen to submit to Eurovision 2016 a Crimean-Tatar song about the 1944 forced deportation of the entire population of Crimea’s native Tatar people by the Soviet Union under Josef Stalin.

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Eurovision Debuts ‘Anti-Booing Technology’ to Protect Russia from Wrath over Ukraine

After an “embarrassing” episode in which a European crowd protested Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine by booing Russia’s 2014 entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, event organizers have installed “sound reducers” designed to remove booing from the broadcast when Russian contestant Polina Gagarina takes the stage on Saturday.


Turkish ‘Scholar’ on 1915: The Armenians Massacred Themselves

On the eve of the commemoration of the 1915 Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire, a Turkish professor is suggesting that Turkish forces had nothing to do with the slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians, and that the Armenians disguised themselves as Turks to kill their own people.