Madonna Defends Decision to Perform at Eurovision in Israel

Dana International interval act of the first Semi Final of Eurovision 2019

Kan played down the hack, noting that the evening ended without further incident as Greece, Belarus, Serbia, Cyprus, Estonia, Czech Republic, Australia, Iceland, San Marino and Slovenia made it through to Saturday's finals.

"We know that at a certain stage there was an attempt, apparently by Hamas, to commandeer our digital broadcast", Kan CEO, Eldad Koblenz, told Israel's Army Radio.

Israel's hosting of the 2019 version of the European music competition has drawn pro-Palestinian boycott calls to protest against Israeli policies.

A missile fired from Israel's Iron Dome air defence system, created to intercept short-range rockets.

"But I am happy to say that within a few minutes we managed to assume control over this phenomenon". Four Israelis and 25 Palestinians were killed during the escalation.

Many artists continue to play Israel while condemning the ongoing bloodshed in the Israeli/Palestine conflict, including Nick Cave, who previous year wrote an open letter calling "the cultural boycott of Israel... cowardly and shameful".

Those who win through to Saturday's final will join host Israel and the so-called "big five" of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain - all of whom are entitled to skip the elimination rounds.

The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Artists Association renewed the call for a boycott on Wednesday, saying that Israel is using the event to "perpetuate oppression, promote injustice or whitewash a brutal apartheid regime".

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The Material Girl said she would "never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda".

Speaking about the parody, Abusalama said: "On the day we filmed this video, Palestinians in Gaza including my family were being bombed indiscriminately yet again by Israel's apartheid regime".

"The protesters are concerned that whole of Israel needs to be seen as an occupying force and it should be boycotted in its entirety", he added.

He is facing a May 29 deadline to form a new government.

The government statistics, released by Israel's finance ministry, showed Israeli spending in the West Bank in 2017, Trump's first year in office, rose to about $459m, from about $330m in 2016.

The BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) has targeted artists and broadcasters at Eurovision, urging them not to participate in the event. It is the third time that Israel has hosted the competition but the first time it has taken place in Tel Aviv, where it will be broadcast around the world from the Expo Tel Aviv International Convention Center.

Later in the song, she sings: "Israel's been flouting worldwide law, and human rights lie trampled on the floor".

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