Eurovision Organizers Tell Fans to Hold Off on Booking Flights to Israel – Sparking Instant Controversy

The committee organizing the Eurovision Song Contest called upon fans to hold on booking flights to Israel, where the contest is set to take place in 2019. 

A statement on the contest’s official Facebook page said: "Are you already looking forward to next year’s Eurovision? Us too! But don’t go booking your flights just yet, for official updates on where and when it’ll take place, keep an eye out for announcements on our official channels." A debate in the post’s comments quickly ensued focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and whether or not Israel should host the contest.

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– Netta Barzilai performing “Toy”