A Flashback To The 1999 Eurovision Song Contest In Israel

Aussie Dave posted earlier today about the order given to this year’s Eurovision presenters NOT to mention Jerusalem, only Israel. Many people joked that next year, they will have no choice since the contest will be held in Jerusalem, Israel.

Not being one to deal with hypotheticals, I decided to take a look and see what happened the last time the Eurovision Song Contest was hosted in Israel, in 1999.


From minute 7:05, you can see the presenters proudly mention the city of Jerusalem, Israel in French, Hebrew and English.

Wonder what changed in the last 20 years?



I'm a Canadian Israeli, Aliyah Class of '10. You may know me as tweeter @notantisemitic but here I'll tickle your Zionist bone in other ways.