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A number of cultural figures have urged to deprive Israel "Eurovisions" - RIA Novosti, 9/8/2018


The Israeli fans celebrate Netta Barzilay's victory in the competition Eurovision final. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 8 Sep — RIA Novosti. More than 140 representatives of the sphere of culture and art from the different countries, including from Europe, have signed the appeal to organizers of "Eurovision" with an appeal to deprive Israel the rights of holding a song competition.© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich to Pass into an image bank Israel risks to lose the rights for holding the Eurovision, mass media "have reported If "Eurovision-2019" is held in Israel while the authorities of the country continue to violate roughly human rights in Palestine that several decades proceed, he needs to declare boycott" — it is said in the address of musicians, writers, actors and directors published on the website of the British newspaper Guardian. It was signed, in particular, by one of founders of the rock group Pink Floyd Roger Waters, the British composer and the producer Brian Eno, the Danish director Nils Vest, several former participants of a competition and the winner of "Eurovision" of 1994 Irish singer Charles Makgettigan. As it is noted in the message, on May 14, "in several days after the victory of Israel on "Eurovision", the Israeli army has killed 62 unaided Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip, including six children, hundreds of people have been wounded". Cultural figures and arts consider that the European broadcasting Union "has to cancel holding a competition in Israel in general and transfer him to other country with smaller number of human rights violations". I have acquired the right to host the song competition Israel thanks to Netta Barzilay's victory on the Eurovision-2018 with the Toy song. As earlier RIA Novosti reported with reference to local sources, representatives of ultraorthodox communities of Israel even at the beginning of preparation for the international action have stated sharp rejection as concerning opening of "Eurovision-2019" in Jerusalem on Saturday, and in connection with the organization of rehearsals of a song competition on Saturdays. Despite it, the Israeli side still considers the possibility of carrying out in Jerusalem of both a children's competition, and the main events of "Eurovision".

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