Israel’s Netta Wins Eurovision: “I Love My Country. Next Time in Jerusalem!”

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You probably already heard the news already: Israel’s Netta Barzilai won Eurovision last night.

She also won even more fans after saying this following her victory.



Israel wins Eurovision Song Contest!! Netta Barzilai tells millions of viewers, "I love my country, next year in JERUSALEM!" Mazel tov to Netta and we can't wait to bring Eurovision to Israel next year!

Posted by StandWithUs on Saturday, May 12, 2018

“I love my country. Next time in Jerusalem!”

This must be a particularly bitter pill to swallow for the haters, who were imploring Europeans to not vote for her.

Austria had actually topped the leader board after the juries’ votes had been given, and Netta won on the back of the viewers’ votes.

In the meantime, these were the scenes at Tel Aviv’s Kikar Rabin after her victory – after 2AM Israel time!

חוגגים זכייה עם נטע

חי מכיכר רבין: חוגגים את הזכייה של נטע ברזילי באירוויזיון

Posted by ‎וואלה! חדשות‎ on Saturday, May 12, 2018

With all the troubles and strife we have endured recently – whether it be the palestinians and their ‘March of Return’ riots, or the Iranians in Syria – we are certainly enjoying this moment.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.