It is still the question of whether the song Contest next year in Israel takes place. Behind the scenes there is pressure consultation between the Israeli broadcaster and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) because various countries would have threatened with a boycott, reports the Israeli station Channel 10.
Include Iceland, Ireland and Sweden would be in any doubt about participation due to the current rising conflict in the Gaza strip. Also the organization has several concerns about the preparations and the transport.
Israel won two weeks ago for the first time in twenty years the song contest. “Next year in Jerusalem”, and called the winner Netta Barzilai directly to the public. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli politicians called the city as host of the edition of next year.
Tuesday via the official twitter account of the song contest is still a striking message sent. In the message, were fans calling for still no flights to book because the time and location have not yet been identified.
In 1999 organized Israel for the last of the song contest. When was Jerusalem to be the host city. In 1980, the last of them emigrated to another country. It had the year before, Israel won. The country, that when, for the second year in a row won, then saw off from the organization because of the costs.