The Eurovision's "unusual" message following threats to Israeli singer

The European Broadcasting Union issued an official statement that strongly condemned threats against Israeli singer Eden Golan: "We call on everyone to engage in a respectful and constructive dialogue," it read.

Eden Golan (Photo: Shay Franco)

The Eurovision singing contest in Malmö, Sweden is less than a month away, and with the war in Gaza still ongoing, many have demanded that the competition boycott Israel. After Israel decided to take part in the contest despite its original song being thrown out due to "political messaging," there has been a flurry of threats and harassment surrounding Israeli singer Eden Golan. As a result, the European Broadcasting Union issued an unusual announcement.

"The European Broadcasting Union recognizes the depth of emotions and the strong opinions that this year's Eurovision contest has evoked against the background of a terrible war in the Middle East," reads the official statement. "We have noticed the targeted social media campaigns against some of our participating artists."

The union notes that the decision to take part in the Eurovision contest is the sole responsibility of the administrative bodies of the European Broadcasting Union, and not of the artists themselves: "These artists come to Eurovision to share the music, the culture and the universal message of unity through the language of music. The EBU previously explained "the reasons for the inclusion of the Israel Broadcasting Union and the differences between them and previous participants who were excluded."

The union emphasized that along with supporting freedom of expression and right to express an opinion in a democratic society, they oppose violence and threats against the contest's participants, especially Eden Golan: "We strongly oppose any form of online abuse, hate speech, or harassment directed at our artists or any individuals related to the competition. This is completely unacceptable and unfair, considering the fact that the artists have no role in this decision," it pointed out.

"We call on everyone to engage in a respectful and constructive dialogue and support the artists who work tirelessly - on what is a music show and entertainment - to share their music with the world," reads the end of the official statement.


Do not send comments that include inflammatory words, defamation, and content that exceeds the limit of good taste.

Israel-Gaza War, Antisemitism, France

France24: Man attempting to set fire to Rouen synagogue shot by police after threatening them

According to reports, the would-be arsonist was also brandishing weapons and was killed by police after threatening them with his knife.

Avi Woolf | 17.05.24

Humanitarian Aid

Smotrich reveals: Goods entered Gaza contrary to the cabinet's decision

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich is demanding a clarification from the Prime Minister and the war cabinet about the resumption of trade between PA-controlled territories and Gaza contrary to the cabinet's decision.

JFeed Staff | 16.05.24


Israel's payback: 100% customs taxes on products from Turkey

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich is pushing for tariffs on imports from Turkey in response to Erdogan's dramatic measures against Israel.

Yehuda Klein, JFeed Staff | 16.05.24

US-Israel Relations

Report: Delayed weapons shipment has landed in Israel

After the extensive crisis between Israel and the US, it was reported that the arms shipment that was delayed by US President Biden has now landed in Israel.

JFeed Staff | 16.05.24


Survey: Do Americans support arms transfers to Israel? 

The 'Political Force' Institute asked Americans about limiting weapons shipments to Israel. The results are quite disappointing.

JFeed Staff | 16.05.24

US-Israel Relations

American source: "Gallant is an indispensable problem solver"

The Defense Minister made it clear to the Washington Post that Israel needs to start building a Palestinian security force in Gaza in order to ensure stability. 

JFeed Staff | 16.05.24


Free the hostages? Defeat Hamas? How to achieve victory in Gaza

If you want to topple the Hamas government, you have no choice but to replace it with another, which, even if it is not Zionist and loves Israel, isn't as bad as Hamas. Those who oppose this prove that even today they still view Hamas as an asset.

Pasit Siach | 16.05.24


Netanyahu exactly one year ago: "Hamas is completely deterred"

Exactly one year ago, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke out after Operation Shield and Arrow and said: "Hamas is deterred, they don't dare to fire even one rocket."

Chani Edri, JFeed Staff | 16.05.24

"Defender of the Jewish People"

Who are you, Douglas Murray?

Paying respect to a man who defends Israel and the Jewish people non-stop at a time when antisemitism is reaching new heights. 

Idan Marash, JFeed News | 15.05.24


EU demands "immediate end" to operation in Rafah

The European Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, issued a statement that Israeli operations in Rafah will put heavy pressure on the Union's relations with Israel. 

JFeed Staff | 15.05.24

US-Israel Relations

Netanyahu: Israel isn't America's "vassal state"

According to an Axios report, the Prime Minister issued the remarks during a cabinet meeting, telling representatives that Israel would do "whatever it takes" to insure its security.

Eitan Divinsky, JFeed Staff | 15.05.24

US-Israel Relations, Lindsey Graham

No stopping him: Lindsey Graham continues to bash Iran

After Iran slammed Graham for suggesting that Israel use a nuclear bomb in Gaza, the Senator let the Islamic Republic know exactly how he feels about it.

JFeed Staff | 15.05.24