The real winner of Eurovision was Israel
by Michael Dickson
May 19, 2019
Israel’s Eurovision entry barely made a dent on the scoreboard but there’s no doubt that the Jewish State was the real winner of the Eurovision Song Content 2019. Israel was hosting the competition for the fourth time in history but for the first in twenty years – and in an era where Eurovision is simulcast on YouTube and more and more countries have joined the contest, in an age of age of instant responses and scrutiny via social media with a global viewing audience that has swelled to 200 million people…Israel can feel vindicated on every level. READ MORE
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EURONEWS Iceland’s Hatari raises Palestinian flags during Eurovision results Iceland’s punk rock band Hatari controversially raised scarves showing Palestinian flags during the announcement of their results in Eurovision 2019…A chorus of boos and gasps rained down from the crowd when the Icelandic team unveiled the flags as their name was called, prompted the broadcaster to quickly revert back to the hosts.