Israel’s 2024 Eurovision Entry

Eden Golan will represent Israel in the 2024 Eurovision song contest with a song called Hurricane. Israel’s original entry was called October Rain and was banned for being too political. It contained lyrics like “Someone stole the moon tonight / Took my light / Everything is black and white / Who’s the fool who told you / Boys don’t cry” which Eurovision officials felt were too closely referring to the events of October 7th and the war in Gaza. Not only that, but musicians in several countries have asked that Israel be prevented from competing in Eurovision. They liken Israel to Russia, which was banned from participating as a response to their war of aggression against Ukraine. Presumably, those same countries (Iceland, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium etc.) would have asked to ban a Palestinian entry as well, if Palestinians participated in Eurovision.

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