Posts Tagged ‘eurovision’

Israeli Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai performs live in China

Israeli singer Netta Barzilai has introduced her brand of pop music to China. Barzilai performed live on Chinese television to over 500 million viewers on Friday, as part of the Zhejiang Satellite TV Autumn Festival. She performed her hit single “Nana Banana” alongside Naomi Wang Ju, a singer who has been dubbed China’s Beyoncé. Wang […]

Netflix buys rights to screen 2019 Eurovision from Tel Aviv

JTA — The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Tel Aviv in May, can now be seen on Netflix. Netflix picked up the US VOD rights to the three 2019 telecasts from Israel – two semifinals and the finals, Deadline Hollywood reported. The rights to the 2020 semifinals and finals, scheduled to be […]

MADONNA At EUROVISION In ISRAEL Performs As AntiChrist Mocking The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ At Calvary Sending An End Times Message of Warning

I believe this entire performance was a message from the Lord, giving us a graphic illustration of what is right around the corner. Remember, this all happened not in Hollywood but in Israel! Israel is where Bible prophecy originates, where the Antichrist will rule for 7 years after the Rapture of the Church, where the […]

We made sure Israel couldn’t hide the occupation from Eurovision

Israel had hoped to use the Eurovision Song Contest to bolster its international image. We were there to remind the world that there is no business as usual with an occupying state. By Tanya Rubinstein Israeli and international activists hold a solidarity protest with Palestinian prisoners outside the Eurovision Song Contest opening ceremony in […]

Madonna’s Fake Revolution: Eurovision, Cultural Hegemony and Resistance

Rim Banna, a famous Palestinian singer who translated Palestine’s most moving poetry to song passed away on March 24, 2018, at the age of 51. Rim captured the struggle for Palestinian freedom in the most dignified and melodious ways. If we could imagine angels singing, they would sound like Rim. When Rim died, all Palestinians […]

Israel is ‘weaponising culture’, erasing Palestinian history with Eurovision

By Nasim Ahmed Calls to boycott this year’s Eurovision song contest have focused on Israel’s brutal occupation. Mercury Prize-winning rock band Wolf Alice, for example, gave their backing by evoking images of Israel’s domination over Palestinians saying that it was “weaponising culture” and that the Zionist state was a “serial human rights abuser” who “use […]

OY VEY! Top Israeli Eurovision Contestant Accused of Fake Crying and No One’s Surprised

    Eurovision 2019: Israel’s Kobi Marimi sparks controversy as he bursts into tears Eurovision 2019 host Israel’s act Kobi Marimi sparked controversy with viewers tonight as he burst into tears after his performance. The singer performed an emotional rendition of song Home, leading the audience to sing along with him. Afterwards, the pressure seemed to […]

With Eurovision finally here, Israel’s unfancied Kobi Marimi is unfazed, upbeat

A year’s worth of planning, exhaustive production efforts and a push to boost Israel’s international image all come to a head Saturday night as the country hosts the Eurovision Song Contest’s grand final in Tel Aviv. Two semifinals have already aired, but Saturday’s main event is when the world’s eyes will well and truly turn […]

Silencing the Nakba with Eurovision

While Israel’s Eurovision celebrations are in full gear towards the finals of the song contest on Saturday, a more solemn event passed with rather little notice from most Jewish Israelis. Yesterday, May 15th, was Nakba Day. The Israeli week of commemoration — starting with Holocaust Day, continuing with Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and terror […]

Madonna confirmed at last for Eurovision performance in Tel Aviv

Madonna has signed a contract to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, ending uncertainty after repeated delays, and amid pressure from anti-Israel activists for her to boycott the event, Israeli public broadcaster Kan said Thursday. “Now it’s official,” Kan, which is producing the event with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), wrote on […]

‘Music of Dead, Bombed-out Buildings Must be Heard’ — Gaza Artists Hold Anti-Eurovision Concert in Building Destroyed by Israeli Attack

At the front gate of the residential Al-Qamar building, which was flattened by an Israeli air strike a week ago, a Palestinian band arrives with their instruments. They sweep away small stones and building remnants as they prepare to start their concert. The concert in Gaza is being held at the same time as a […]

Moovit launches Eurovision version to help tourists navigate Tel Aviv events

Israel’s Moovit, a startup that provides real-time information about public transportation schedules, has launched a new version of its app to help Eurovision song festival tourists visiting Israel navigate their way to and from events in Tel Aviv, as well as sites around the country. Tel Aviv is hosting the Eurovision song competition from Tuesday […]

The Eurovision boycott row confirms it: Palestinian lives don’t matter

By Arwa Mahdawi Eurovision has always been an exercise in bad taste, but this year’s event takes things to an extreme. If you want to enjoy the kitschy song contest, which will take place from 14 to 18 May in Tel Aviv, Israel, then you have got to ignore the bloody political context that surrounds […]

WATCH: Palestinians ‘Dare to Dream’ as Eurovision event in Israel nears

In a play on the competition’s slogan for this year, ‘Dare to Dream,’ Activestills show what living under Israeli occupation looks like and ask Palestinians about their dreams. Israel will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest this year, with some 200 million people expected to watch from around the world. The event, which will take […]

Barcelona LGBTQ+ organisation cancels Eurovision party in solidarity with Palestinians

Barcelona’s long-established LGBTQIA organisation El Casal Lambda has cancelled this year’s edition of its annual Eurovision party at the city’s primary LGBTQIA centre, and joined over 100 LGBTQIA groups boycotting the contest in Tel Aviv, in solidarity with Palestinian human rights. In a statement on Wednesday, El Casal Lambda said they had cancelled the event, […]

‘Beautiful Diverse Sensational’: Israel sets up fake Eurovision boycott page to counter BDS campaign

For most people who follow the issue, the acronym ‘BDS’ refers to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which aims to financially pressure Israel into improving treatment of Palestinians. However, according to a new website promoted via ads on Google, it now stands for how Israel is “beautiful, diverse, sensational.” Despite the deceptive URL and the […]

Gaza artists urge Eurovision singers to boycott Israel

Palestinian artists called on Eurovision song contestants to boycott the international music competition that Israel is hosting next week. The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Artists Association said Wednesday that Israel is using the event to “perpetuate oppression, promote injustice or whitewash a brutal apartheid regime”. The artists cited the killing of more than 60 Palestinians during […]

Gaza cultural centers and artists call for a boycott of Eurovision 2019

May 9, 2019 Besieged Gaza, Occupied Palestine We are Palestinians representing Gaza cultural centres and musicians and singers from Gazavision and we call for a global boycott of the Eurovision song contest held in Apartheid Israel on 18th May. In the midst of twelve years of Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip and decades of […]

Fans staying away from Eurovision in Tel Aviv

Tamara Nassar Activism and BDS Beat 1 May 2019 Thousands have signed a petition calling on Ireland’s representative Sarah McTernan to withdraw from this month’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. RTÉ 2019 Lili Forberg An Israeli government-backed propaganda initiative is attempting to rig another online poll about whether there should be a boycott of […]

France threatens to boycott Eurovision over Israeli TV show depicting French contestant as terrorist

Set to air in May, the three-part series called ‘Douze Points’ (‘twelve points’ in French, the highest score you can receive at Eurovision) is about a French-Algerian Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist posing as a gay man who manages to secure a place in the high-profile international song contest – ostensibly in hopes of […]

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