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Eurovision Song Contest
Music to their ears? Entertainment industry group works to thwart cultural efforts of BDS movement
“Boycotts do not cause peace. Boycotts cause more division among people. More polarization,” says the New York director of Creative Community for Peace, which supports artists and encourages artists to perform in Israel.
Tel Aviv expected to be site of 2019 Eurovision contest
The European Broadcasting Union visited Israel, where representatives scouted potential host cities, including Eilat, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Prince William tells Abbas he hopes for a ‘lasting peace’ in the Middle East
In meeting Abbas, the prince also refereed to the Palestinians as a "country."
Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai signs international distribution deal for ‘Toy’
“Toy” is officially the most viewed song of all time on the Eurovision YouTube channel, racking up 61 million views in just two months.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Netta beats ‘nakba’
Despite growing anti-Semitism and BDS propaganda, those who want the world to think that Israel is a “disaster” seem to be losing.
On Israel’s Netta Barzilai, celebrating ‘otherness’
Her song, “Toy,” is the most feminist-inspired song you could imagine—an ultimate declaration of independence.
Israel’s Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision 2018
“I’m so happy, thank you so much,” the emotional Barzilai said upon taking the stage when her victory was announced. “I love my country!” she yelled. “Next time in Jerusalem!” At a press conference after her win, Barzilai thanked her fans and tearfully said, “I’m so happy we were able to reach hearts, I’m so happy we were able to change [Israel’s] image. It’s time. We deserve this.”
Israeli Netta Barzilai to sing in finals of Eurovision contest
Barzilai, who performed the song “Toy,” will join finalists from Estonia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Albania and Bulgaria.