European Broadcasting Union approves Israel's Eurovision entry

Despite ongoing calls for Israel's disqualification due to its actions in Gaza, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has announced that Israel will be allowed to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Publication: 08.03.2024 - 15:36
European Broadcasting Union approves Israel's Eurovision entry
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This decision comes amidst appeals to ban Israel from the competition following its involvement in Gaza, which resulted in the deaths of 30,000 civilians over 150 days.

Israeli media reports that artist Eden Golan will represent the country with the song "Hurricane" in Malmö, Sweden. Golan's previous entries, "Dance Forever" and "October Rain," were rejected by the EBU for being "too political."

According to Sputnik, "Hurricane" is accepted on the third attempt and is a revised version of the previously rejected "October Rain," with altered lyrics. Numerous politicians and artists from France, Sweden, Spain, Ireland, and Iceland have called for Israel's exclusion from the contest.

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