Disinfo: Israel will not be able to host Eurovision 2019


Modern Europe’s anti-Semitic rhetoric is shocking. Many artists, whose statements sound more like ordinary Nazism, signed an appeal to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), claiming that it’s unacceptable to organize Eurovision song contest in Israel.


There is no official statement that Israel will not be able to host Eurovision 2019. A number of artists from Europe and beyond voiced support for the appeal from Palestinian artists to boycott the contest next year. Their letter said that "until Palestinians can enjoy freedom, justice and equal rights, there should be no business-as-usual with the state that is denying them their basic rights." Such a political viewpoint cannot be equated to anti-Semitism or Nazism. Typical pro-Kremlin narrative seeking to find "evidence" of such extremism in Europe, see e.g. euvsdisinfo.eu/nazi-east-nazi-west-nazi-over-the-cuckoos-nest/,


  • Reported in: Issue 117
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Israel
  • Keywords: Eurovision, Europe, Nazi/Fascist


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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