Reuters: Jerusalem’s hopes to host Eurovision 2019 are down

Reuters: Jerusalem’s hopes to host Eurovision 2019 are down

The news agency Reuters on a telegraph emphasizes that Jerusalem’s hopes of hosting the next Eurovision contest are declining.

Specifically it states the following:

“When the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Israelis hoped that other countries would move on to this move. Instead, this move has created reactions. This latest reaction threatens Jerusalem’s hope of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019, a case that has become a national obsession. Earlier this month, Argentina left a long-awaited soccer match with Israel after the government moved the game to Jerusalem. British Prince William, who is due to visit the city next week, has reported Jerusalem’s Old City as part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories in his program. Israel won Eurovision last month with a glamorous pop melody called “Toy” by the charismatic, previously unknown singer Netta Barzilai. Traditionally, the winner will host the final of next year, but Jerusalem’s hopes for the event fade away”.

We remind you that EBU will announce the city and the dates of Eurovision 2019 in September, after the selection process for the city that will host the competition.

Fotis Kourouvanis

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