On Saturday Hatari made headlines by holding banners reading “Palestine” when they received their televotes during the Grand Final. And many had worried that the members of Hatari might struggle to get out of Israel as a result.

Fortunately for fans of the anti-capitalist BDSM techno performance art group, Icelandic broadcaster RÚV confirms the group got through security.

However, the journey was not seamless.

Klemens got called up to answer why he had a sewing machine in his luggage.

And it also seems that the banner stunt ruffled some feathers with staff at the airport.

Einar, the silent drummer of the group, took to his private Instagram to repost about some ground crew members at the airport.

It appears staff of Israeli airline El Al deliberately gave Hatari the “worst” seats. The band were placed in middle seats and split up on the first leg of their journey home: a flight from Ben Gurion airpot to London.

In the same post Einar has a picture of his, Matthías’ and Klemens’ boarding passes, which confirms that the three of them were indeed assigned those seats.

This seems to only have been the case with the three male fronts of the performance group. Seating arrangements for the rest of the group has not been addressed.

Hatari’s Palestine banners were not the only demonstration that we saw during this years Grand Final.

One of Madonna’s dancers had the flag on her back during the singer’s performance of “Future”.

Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet has reported that the dancer, Mona Berntsen who herself is Norwegian, got interrogated for 90 minutes at the airport when flying home on Sunday.

Mona herself didn’t want to give any comments about the incident when approached by Dagbladet‘s reporters but had described it in a private Instagram post that has now been deleted, according to the paper’s article.

Read more Iceland news here 

 

 

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Camilla

I don’t think any right-wing or conservative Zionists saw Hatari’s protest in the first place, they were outside protesting against the hosts and Israel for hosting a music competition on Shabbat… However contra protesting women scared the ultra orthodox demonstration away by undressing in front of them…

123132
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123132

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Ern
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Ern

This was petty retaliation by airport workers. It’s not something that should go unpunished.

Hopefully, the Israeli police will look into this incident.

Nicki
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Nicki

This article is fake news, no one purposefully punished hatari through airplane sits. And even if it was true, it’s the company issue, the police has nothing to do with it. And the company allready responded and said no such thing happened on purpose. But I’m not gonna say hatari didn’t deserve is though

Annika
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Annika

The 3 were sitting on the middle seats, yes,
but they were sitting next to the other Icelandi crew members.
Nothing to complain about.
And the seats were randomly assigned. Just a small joke of karma I guess.

Anna
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Anna

Those Hatari guys have very dark winters up there, and when in summer the light comes they just can’t handle it. They just can’t handle the light.

Fred
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Fred

What were they expecting after insulting the host country? Big smiles and a red carpet? They simply got a little taste of their own medicine. And it’s not like they didn’t have plenty of alternatives for their flights. So frankly, little sympathy here.

Pml
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Pml

Israel is the one who is actually insulting the world. This is so typical of israel, punishing who dare to speak a different opinion

ennisol
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ennisol

Giving them bad seats just looks really cringey (if that’s what really happened). Not much of a punishment for reminding the world of the occupation in front of 200 million viewers! More worrying is an airline publishing personal information on a website.

Ern
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Ern

Hold on there!

Last I checked, the freedom of speech does exist in Israel. This type of retaliation by airport workers is not acceptable, regardless of what Hatari said or did (provided they didn’t violate any laws). I would hope law enforcement in Israel would look into this incident.

Filipe
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Filipe

And last I checked, getting a “bad seat” isn’t a crime either. They weren’t forbidden to board and travel – that would be a crime. So law has nothing to do with this.

ennisol
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ennisol

Publishing personal information without consent is a crime.

Angelina
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Angelina

Hatari was putting it themselves on Instagram…

Anna
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Anna

The Pallies also don’t like Hatari’s action. They say Hatari should have not shown up, but those spoiled Hatari kids only think about themselves. They wanted to get the attention, to become famous on the back of others. Hatari are capitalists themselves or do they give 100% of their income they get after Eurovision to charity?

Kosey
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Kosey

You’ve obviously not seen their interviews. They need the money because ending capitalism is an expensive business.

Nana
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Nana

Why didnt they make check in 24 hours before? LOL dont blame others!

Elsa
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Elsa

For those ignorants out there who haven’t understood yet why Portugal was disqualified and claim they were wearing Portuguese colours, go to Conan’s instagram and check his new post. They came to make a statement and am proud that PORTUGAL and ICELAND stand behind HUMAN RIGHTS

Erh
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Erh

Israel is s safe heaven for human rights, globally, and in the middle East. Its a pitty Hatari brilant talented genius artists should have work harder to bting hearts together.
On their next visit to Israel they should cross the fence to Gazza strip and try to perfom there and persuade the inhabitants there to support peace, arvance their own people life prosperity rather than the investment in teror militant activities against Israel, Europe and the rest of the Western world

ennisol
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ennisol

What’s any of that got to do with settlements??

Anna
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Anna

Ennisol, PLO already existed before there was even 1 settlement. The fighting against Israel has nothing to do with any settlements but with the existence of Israel how small or big as it may be.

ennisol
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ennisol

Completely irrelevant. That’s like saying my next-door neighbours are hom0 phobic therefore I’m entitled to have some of their garden. If they object I’ll take a bit more and maybe re-route their water supply because lets face it, the’re going to dislike me anyway. After that I’ll take what I like because they didn’t like me before I took the first bit. Bizarre logic.

Anna
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Anna

Ennisol, PLO already existed before there was even 1 settlement. The fighting against Israel has nothing to do with any settlements but with the very existence of Israel, how small or big as it may be.

ennisol
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ennisol

Please read post above

Ben
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Ben

but if your neighbour tries to kill you everyday?

ennisol
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ennisol

They don’t, but even if they did you let the law take care of it and then take a long hard look at why they would want to do that in the first place. Building an illegal apartment block in their garden isn’t going to change anything. Settlements are nothing to do with security.

Angelina
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Angelina

Ennisol, it has EVERYthing to do with it.
Because it’s hard to make peace with a group of militants who even kill and torture their own people,
their own gays, their own opposition parties..
So when they do this with their own people, you can immagine what they do with other people.
To the Israeli people: Remember: there are 39 countries that didn’t protest. Thank you for the hospitality. <3

Erh
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Erh

Hatari had a great entry this year ,I realy like it. And frankly they could have won this year ESC if they chose to dediate themselves to better staging , better performance like the one they had in Iceland. As an Israeli who like different kinds of music , I really concected to Hatari music vibe that brought back the 80s new wave metal industrial scene to the ESC. It is a pitty that instead of dealing with the music and visual performance they chose tho deal with lenient things that had nothing to do with music. Provocations did not… Read more »

Alphalpha
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Alphalpha

Are you an Israeli settler by any chance? A dog squatter?

Erh
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Erh

Dear Alphapha. Not at all , but even if I was it seems that hatrage un sigra invaded your level of conversation. love to you and all the best from sunny wonderful Israel

Anna
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Anna

Com’on Alphalpa, come out of your darkness and enjoy life and light.

Jurr
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Jurr

I completly understand Israel. They gave them all the way the best treatment (just take a look in insragram’ stories), even that they knew they planning to provoke. Than they decide to wave one side of the confilct. This is not “brave”, just keep spreading the confilct instead of spreading love, what ESC is all about and Israel shows us so well in this year stunning production.

Alphalpha
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Alphalpha

Were you watching the same show as everyone else? This years show was the worst in living memory.

Elsa
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Elsa

Agree, very bad show…

sognomio
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sognomio

I loved the show

Anna
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Anna

Sognomio – soldi soldi 🙂

Anna
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Anna

I loved the show and I like the winner the Netherlands. I send my love to Israel <3

Ben
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Ben

the best one since 1979!

Tuvia
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Tuvia

Also, long interrogations at the airport is standard in Israel, unless you have an Israeli passport. I keep seeing tourists complain about this all the time, but the thing is, everyone are being “harassed” equally. If you belong in the demographic of people that have a higher percentage of terrorists and/or activists, you will be interrogated longer. If Mona was interrogated for 90 minutes, that’s nothing special. Some people get a lot more than that. The staff are just doing their job. These types of interrogations have often saved human lives by apprehending terrorists before they could do harm. This… Read more »

Alphalpha
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Alphalpha

Then the Israeli’s should be interrogated the most as they do commit the most amount of terrorist crimes and human rights abuses in the middle east. It would be comical if it wasn’t so ironic.

sognomio
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sognomio

There are extremism and bad people in both territories.or do you think all the muslims are good and peaceful?Do not be naif. If in some Daesh or muslim attack they will kill your brother or father, we will see if you do not ask for more interrogations in airport or more check points. We have to search for peace but until that moment is fair and according to law to defend your life and the lives of your family. I have been in Tel avid and Israel these days and I did not feel battered or abused

Tuvia
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Tuvia

Wow… “the most amount of terrorist crimes and human rights abuses in the middle east”. Seriously? More than ISIS or AlQaeda, or Syria? Your comment would be comical if it wasn’t so ironic,

Ben
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Ben

defending terrorism is another aspect of terror… and this is what you are!

ennisol
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ennisol

Israel’s existence is not controversial, it’s the occupation, as well you know.

Anna
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Anna

I send my love to Israel (and I am not even a christian, jew or lbtg tel aviv lover, I just like open-minded people with a heart, and I find that in the Israeli people. <3

Kosey
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Kosey

You might be right but you haven’t found that on this thread!

Anna
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Anna

I don’t judge all people of a country by a few comments on a thread.
And btw I found very reasonable comments here,

Tuvia
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Tuvia

Incorrect. A lot of people and whole countries deny Israel its right to exist. I am sure you don’t, but it’s a fact that Israel’s mere existence is internationally controversial, and there are many people who would love to see us disappear.

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

Question for everyone: if a different band this year held up pro-zionist/ [email protected] banners in the green room, would THEY deserve to be punished too?

If your answer is no, than you are a hypocrite because having an opinion from BOTH sides is political.

Ben
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Ben

no political flags, doesnt matter which.

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

That’s the issue: ALL flags are political, Ben. Maybe not in the same way that the Israeli and [email protected] flags are political, but you can make an argument against just about any flag. The more homophobic countries competing in Eurovision could argue that waving the rainbow flag is gay propaganda. While likewise, waving the Russian flag can be seen negatively by LGBT+ people because of Russia’s homophobic laws. There’s also the Russia-Ukraine issue that is ongoing. Russia and Ukraine have had political issues between them at Eurovision for years… It’s hard to pick and choose which flags are allowed when… Read more »

Tuvia
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Tuvia

National flags of participating countries are allowed. Flags of disputed areas are not. Simple as that. Tibetan or Nagorno-Karabach och Crimea flags aren’t allowed either.

ennisol
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ennisol

Israel is a disputed area… , just saying’

Tuvia
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Tuvia

Might be true, but it’s an internationally recognized country, a member of the EBU and a participant in the Eurovision.

truth
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truth

Why than Gay flag was allowed?!? Brazilian flag as well in the first row?

Anna
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Anna

Gays and Brazil exist.

inge
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inge

AlsoNagorno.

Tuvia
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Tuvia

I think the gay flag is the one exception that the EBU allows. Brazil and Wales flags were puzzling to me too.

ennisol
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ennisol

They waved the flag of a recognized people, they didn’t wave a s w @ s t i k @ or anti-Israel slogans, what are you talking about? If anyone had done that they should have been dragged off. If you see the pali flag as anti-zionist and anti Israel then you are suggesting the Israeli flag is anti-Pali pro-settler. We saw the IL flag thousands of times.

Sally
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Sally

They are lucky they weren’t taken into custody for a few hours.

ennisol
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ennisol

For waving a flag?? Lol

sognomio
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sognomio

because political assesments in eruvision are prohibited

ennisol
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ennisol

Kobi’s song “home” could be seen as political, so could the slogan Dare to Dream, so could the triangular logo, so could the post cards from E. Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Get over this flag thing people.

Ben
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Ben

“home” is not political.. it’s about accepting yourself….
try next time!

Anna
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Anna

Israel doesn’t care about waiving the flag, there are even anti-Israel members in the Israeli parliament.
It’s just not allowed by the Eurovision organization.

Polegend Godgarina
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lmfaooo they should’ve used iceland’s own wow air and spared some money

escint
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escint

WOW Air ceased operations last March, so they had to spend some extra krona on an expensive capitalistic El Al flight to even get home.

Sal
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Sal

The Hebrew translates as ‘this is what they deserve, we didn’t touch it, I swear’ so who knows if it was intentional or not. looks to me like they just forgot to check in and reserve seats in time lol but ofc everyone is gonna blame the Jews – this has been the theme of this Euro season unfortunately

Ana Branco
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Ana Branco

Israelis does not equate Jews? So many israelis are from different religions and even atheists. So many jewish people are not Israeli.

CRAIG
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CRAIG

I’d have though if you were that anti-Israel, you’d avoid flying their national carrier? There are many options from western Europe. BA from London, Lufthansa from Frankfurt or even Finn Air from Helsinki spring to mind.

JJ Abrahames
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JJ Abrahames

typical barbaric jews

Dave
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Dave

coming from a barbaric Muslim nazi

Kosey
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Kosey

Muslim Nazi – now there’s an interesting combination! I’d like to meet such a person as they must be hugely conflicted!

Davve
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Davve

Pathetic group of rich kids who pretends to be something they are not. This little stunt just shows that these people are uneducated.

Sal
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Sal

exactly, I just can’t get over how these guys really think that their opinion is important or that their actions are gonna change something? all they’ve done is piss off Jon Ola Sand xD

sarouan
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sarouan

Iceland Music News : PEACE WILL PREVAIL !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tudxTS9s5ew

Erh
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Erh

This was lenient, the real news is that during their EL AL flight back home they could not stop singing to their Palastinian pals the new European rhym ” Oh oh oh ,oh oh oh ,Loving you is a loosing game”….

Whisker
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Whisker

Well put!

Whisker
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Whisker

Losing, but you have a point.

EZz
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EZz

https://www.change.org/p/bbc-eurovision-drop-the-bbc-from-picking-the-uk-entry-for-2020
If you guys could take a moment of your time, to look at this petition aswell, it would mean so much thank you.

lioness19
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lioness19

Pointless as the whole point about the Beeb being involved is that there is n element of control so that we don’t enter a winning song – they don’t want the costs of winning. We aren’t in it to win it.

Nistersson
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Nistersson

I’m pretty sure that this is a joke. At least I find it amusing. They’re smart guys, why on earth would they complain about some plane seats? They’re busy bringing down the capitalism, people!

Whisker
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Whisker

If they are against capitalism, I would have paid them attention had they walked and swam to Jerusalem.

Peti
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Peti

Hatari is a mediocre band who needs these controversies to remain relevant. really pathetic… your stunts failed as you only placed 10th.

DoriStori
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DoriStori

6th place in the televote and won the semi televote, their stunt worked, they’ve been in the headlines since, including being on last week tonight and in general getting more attention than the winner themselves

Alon
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Alon

The attention will be gone very quickly, and next time we’ll hear about Iceland probably will be the punishment they are gonna get(like we don’t know they won’t be in the next eurovision)..

Anna
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Anna

In my country they only talk about the Netherlands and Mahmood. Not even one article or tv program about those guys from Iceland.
I send my love and support to Israel <3

Kuhkatz
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Kuhkatz

Mission accomplished guys

Hatari simply are just creating discussion after discussion and looking at this pages comments, it f*cking works.

Nicki
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Nicki

No worries, they’ll be forgotten very quickly.

Anna
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Anna

In my country they only talk about the Netherlands and Mahmood. Not even one article or tv program about those guys from Iceland.
I send my love and support to Israel <3

Zuzu
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Zuzu

Funny and pathetic at the same time.

Suspicious
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Suspicious

Incomplete story here. Had they pre-selected seats or did they just show up at the airport with no seats assigned? If they did not have pre-assigned seats, it’s not uncommon for airlines — any airline with any passenger — to put people in middle seats and not seat people together.

This entire post is offensive. Is wiwibloggs trying to claim that El Al, Israel’s national airline, purposely punished the band? This is a harsh accusation to make without a scrap of evidence. I expect better reporting from wiwibloggs.

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Not the airline itself, but some vagrant staff at the airport, obviously.

Suspicious
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Suspicious

Random ground crew do NOT assign seats. Seats are assigned by the airline staff at check in or chosen by the passenger in advance.

Whisker
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Whisker

Taken from #extensiveairtravelexperience: 1. IF THERE IS ANY CHANCE YOU CAN CHECK-IN ONLINE, DO IT! And you can also select your seat. Most airlines – not the budget ones, will inform you that you can check in online at least 24 hours before the time of your flight. 2. Be at the airport – depending on the airport but you have to check the airline guidelines, at least 2 hours before the flight. Personally, I am ahead of the recommended time by at least an hour to account for potential delays on route to the airport. #Wiwibloggs reports on the… Read more »

Suspicious
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Suspicious

I agree about the value of checking in in advance. But #wiwibloggs posting poorly-sourced information drawn from an Instagram post and but stated as fact, is not “fun,” especially when it deals with something as deadly serious as the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Love love peace piece
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Love love peace piece

How petty of those airline workers. They must be really happy now. ?

Jack
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Jack

Hatari are a bunch of virtue signallers, how can they wave LGBT flags then a flag of a country who is heavily intolerant of LGBT individuals? shame they had to upset Israel for no reason after all the hard work and accommodation Israeli organizers helped them with, won’t be surprised if Iceland are banned from competing for at least a year…

Whisker
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Whisker

P-stine is NOT A COUNTRY.

ennisol
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ennisol

Depends who you ask. Ask Sweden.

Whisker
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Whisker

Dear, if P-line were a country, they’d be a UN member, yet #theyarenot. Sweden may rule Eurovision #breads#salt#knife, but they don’t rule the current #internationalrelationsystem.

ennisol
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ennisol

137 out of 193 UN members recognize it.

Whisker
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Whisker

Please admit you’ve just googled it. Are you Swedish?

ennisol
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ennisol

Yes I did because I wanted to quote the exact figure (we already knew it was 3 digits). You had to Google it yourself or you wouldn’t have asked me. What was your point? No I’m not Swedish.
Are you a settler? (just to ask a random pointless question back)

Whisker
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Whisker

I have definitely googled it before I asked you that question. And you just had to mention that Sweden recognized that so called state. The point is that I don’t care about how many countries recognize that so-called state. But YOU had to google it, which shows that you just re-gurgitate information. I am not a settler. I am not a Jew. I care about life and dignity of all people IN THE WORLD.

ennisol
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ennisol

I didn’t have to google anything to know most countries recognize [email protected] – the world and its mother knows that! I googled the exact figure as it constantly changes (upwards). Clutching at straws??

ennisol
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ennisol

dignity???? oh lord…..

Marian
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Marian

I have great respect for your patience!!! It’s easy to disregard the autonomy of a nation of you’re occupying it and neglect the opinion of any sane member of the UN. Yes, it would be a permanent member of the UN if some would recognize its rights. I’m sure I’ll get lots of hate for this statement, but I believe the best way to deal with it is to be extra positive and to react rationally like you. So, thank you again and let’s hope that one day we can all enjoy Eurovision in peace!!!

Ben
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Ben

Trying to get public interest with one-sided anti-israeli propaganda isn’t only Nazi but extremly dumb. They should feel lucky and thankfull for not having been excluded immdetiatly for waving political flags as it is against a very sensefull rule of EBU. They might have had a cool sound in their song but they werent worth the peacefull stage that EBU is sucessfully running for 70 years.

Whisker
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Whisker

Iceland should be excluded next year.

ennisol
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ennisol

Not going to happen.

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

REAL LIFE nazis wouldn’t support Israel OR [email protected] In case you haven’t noticed, actual nazis hate both jewish AND muslim people.

Hatari aren’t nazis. Get real and use your brain.

Ben
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Ben

Well, you should read about Hitler and Al Husseini. Maybe you should get a bit more educated before making personal brain-comments. Don’t think you know a lot about Nazism. And you should learn reading as well – I didn’t describe pro-palestinian views as Nazi but anti-israeli propaganda which took place before and during the contest.

Atlas!
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Atlas!

La bandera Palestina es ser anti israelí? Consúltalo con tu terapeuta

Anna
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Anna

It is anti-Israel and anti-jew if you say (like the hatari member did) that the jews are ruling Europe and things like that. He said that before participating, but took back his words otherwise he could not particpate, but he already said it.

Daniel
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Daniel

They deserved to be arrested

ennisol
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ennisol

They get arrested for waving a flag and Israel gets a free pass for apartheid, occupation and settlements??? What a f***ed-up world you live in.

bahnder
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bahnder

Anti Israel propaganda alert !!

ennisol
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ennisol

Lol ?

Whisker
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Whisker

LOL at yourself. You are delusional if you equal the situation there with apartheid. The Jews didn’t have any political affiliation or form of governmental organization during the tragic times preceeding the holauCaust. The occupation has ended in the way of Israel withdrawing from G. The settlement issue – direct your complaint to the relevent side, with well-founded arguments? And why don’t you take a look of P-tinians oppressing P-tinians? They are the main element of the “problem”. You’ll become more realistic and smarter.

Anna
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Anna

Israel won’t arrest people for waiving a Pally flag. There are even anti-Israel people in the Israeli parliament.

Fabin Van Eijuk
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Fabin Van Eijuk

Good job! I would put them in jail.
Bunch of idiots!!

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

In jail just for waving a flag? What kind of dystopian society are you living in?

That sounds like some Trump-level crap.

stanning esc est. 2014
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stanning esc est. 2014

in jail for waving a flag lmao. youre an imbecile

Anna
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Anna

Hey Dutchie, In Israel waiving a Pally flag is no problem. Only waiving a Pally flag at Eurovision is not allowed.

Marios
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Marios

Well, there is no revolution without some cost for the rebels…

Anna
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Anna

“Rebels” who fly and support El Al, the national Israel airline. LOL
They could have booked EasyJet or Bristish Airwaiys, but they supported El Al.

Ben
Guest
Ben

news: Hatari didn’t like the food in Israel… was it in purpose?
in addition to that it was very hot in that week… very suspicious.. exactly in the same week Hatari came…

Whisker
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Whisker

It can get much hotter than that. But I am not sure what you really mean? Those “incidents”?

Ben
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Ben

just wanted to say they could blame Israel for everything… and all the anti israel members will go and say “yes yes”” bla bla bla like now with the seats “story”
fake news from me! i was cynical… my sense of humour must be bad if you didn’t understand it

Whisker
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Whisker

Your sense of humour is VERY good, now I get it.

Howard K Wachtel
Guest

Not everyone likes Middle Eastern food (I don’t like it that much myself). But do you really think that the Israeli government controls the weather? 🙁

Whisker
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Whisker

It’s really a #matteroftaste but I want to defend the Middle Eastern cuisine. It is exquisite. The recipes I mean, I don’t do halal or kasher. Although there is something about the food combinations of kasher, there is something #right. #nomorecheesburgers, #nomoreshrimp. I am a self-confessed #foodie and love #MiddleEastern, #Mediterrean, and #Ethiopian cuisine. To keep it in the food realm, there was #ruccola (check the name in English) thrown out of one of the territories into Israel the day of the first semi or after that. And that is #nothot and it is #pathetic.

Ben
Guest
Ben

that was my fake news… you didn’t get me

Whisker
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Whisker

I like you.

Ben
Guest
Ben

i am still the same Alon

Ben
Guest
Ben

Trying to get public interest with one-sided anti-israeli propaganda isn’t only Nazi but extremly dumb. They should feel lucky and thankfull for not having been excluded immdetiatly for waving political flags as it is against a very sensefull rule of EBU. They might have had a cool sound in their song but they werent worth the peacefull stage that EBU is sucessfully running for 70 years.

Whisker
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Whisker

To add. The Nazi have systematically and deliberately eliminated – and not just straight out killed Jews – elderly, adults, men, women, c hildren, families, members of families but tortured them, made experiments on them, the most “obvious examples” are the contraceptive pill that was “born” out the Nazi experiments on Jewish women, and the silicone used to isolate the gas chambers – yes, silicone is part of innocous products such as hair shampoo. Hell, it’s hell, I can’t fathom the suffering of the Jewish girls and women, and the sufferring of boys and men, and that of a nation… Read more »

Panda McSeal
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Panda McSeal

I’m quite amused by the lovely Klemens having a sewing machine in his luggage…

Whisker
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Whisker

Me too. #secrethobby

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

Probably to fix and sew up their costumes

Timo Ibrahim
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Timo Ibrahim

Will Turkey return in 2020?????

Whisker
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Whisker

“Turkey” doesn’t seem to enjoy the LGBTI love in Eurovision. But they want to be part of the EU.

Ben
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Ben

Turkey becomes more and more an islamic state and eurovision is getting very far now

TurkeyESC
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TurkeyESC

Well, I do not want to argue, but I think I should make it clear. Islam is a religion just like Christianity and this religion doesn’t support wars. So… If the percentage of Muslim is high in a country, that doesn’t mean there is corruption. Yep, there are some monsters call themselves Muslim and kill lots of people including children, but they are not Muslim. We are just like you. We pray for peace like you do. Just how we pray is different. OK, I do not want to talk about these issues on this website. Guys, this page is… Read more »

khan
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khan

Don’t think so after this year’s jury scandals

Una
Guest
Una

Yeah, I remember that the jury voting was one of the grievances of Turkey. But I really want them back. I really want Turkey back!

Whisker
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Whisker

Turkey’s had some successful entries in Eurovision, winning once, at least getting second twice. they should get back.

TurkeyESC
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TurkeyESC

We hope so. ESC hasn’t been shown on TV since 2013, but on Sunday and Monday ESC grand final was #2 on trendings in Turkey. That means lots of people are still interested in ESC. We keep on watchin’ it. Just the chairman of TRT doesn’t want to return to the contest because of silly a reason. And I do not think that is the real reason why we are not at ESC because there is a famous trans woman in Turkey and everybody values her and she also appears on TRT. Finally, I want to say that Turkish ESC… Read more »

Una
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Una

Please, my dear people of Turkey! Make a petition and make Turkey come back. Make another soul happy. Like mine. I know one non-Turkish person doesn’t really matter. But please Turkey. Come back!

TurkeyESC
Guest
TurkeyESC

Thanks, my friend. I didn’t know that there are still people want Turkey to be back to ESC! I really want to see my country in ESC! About the petition, people have already tried it. Yep, it didn’t change things, but I’m sure if we keep on like this, we’ll eventually come back! Thanks for your love!

Una
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Una

OMG I *want* Turkey back 🙂 Hopefully next year. Sod the politics.

Whisker
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Whisker

BRING DINLE BACK!

Jonas
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Jonas

It would be against the rules to enter the same song twice…?

TurkeyESC
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TurkeyESC

The singer of Dinle, Sebnem Paker, doesn’t keep on her career as a singer and it’s not possible to see her on TV, but she is still famous among Turkish ESC fans. And I believe that we should send our new talents such as Ediz, Aleyna Tilki, Fatma Turgut or we should bring rock to the stage and send Sebnem Ferah, I believe she will do far better. But it’s too early to talk about these issues. First, we should come back to ESC!

inge
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inge

Turkey is a dictator ruled country and he will not allow Turkey in the eurovision.

EzZ
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EzZ

https://www.change.org/p/bbc-eurovision-drop-the-bbc-from-picking-the-uk-entry-for-2020
If you guys could take a moment of your time, to look at this petition aswell, it would mean so much thank you.

Ben
Guest
Ben

the u.k song deserved a much higher placing!
it’s no matter what song u.k will send. the problem is elsewhere

Whisker
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Whisker

I agree and disagree. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s entry was top 5? That shows respect for the composer. Blue was in top 10 too in 2011? The UK can do well if they want to. IMO.

EZz
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EZz

Blue came 11th so they just missed the top 10 but still an amazing result, and Andrew Lloyd Webber gave the UK the best result since 2002. but still the focus has to be finding people who love performing, who don’t write cheesy songs, with a great voice to match, If the Netherlands after 44 years can win, the UK can as well idc what people say.

Whisker
Guest
Whisker

I agree with you. And I do believe that the UK deserves more. The UK not doing well in Eurovision, I take it as a personal insult. I love music, I know the UK can deliver – the BBC, not so much.

EzZ
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EzZ

Exactly that’s why The Uk needs to part ways with the BBC, because they’ve been nothing but bad luck, and our chances with them still running things isn’t improving our place in the contest what so ever.

Minerva
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Minerva

I would say the UK (along with Spain and Germany) suffer from the ‘block non voting’ syndrome. These countries have contributed so much to Eurovision for decades, but the juries don’t seem to like anything about their performances.

EZz
Guest
EZz

But Germany came 4th last year, so that wouldn’t matter, surely its the singers and song they sent, that was not up to par with Michael from last year.

EZz
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EZz

Well I’m really happy that you think so, but still something needs to be done, because 2009,2014,2017 were the UK,s peaks in the contest, but now I’m not so sure, we need to do something, and take a page out of the Netherlands, and Portugal’s book and just find a great singer, and a breath-taking song.

EzZ
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EzZ

https://www.change.org/p/eurovision-song-contest-petition-to-remove-jury-votes-from-esc
I just came across this very smart petition, which I one hundred percent agree with, give it a sign it makes so much sense.

EzZ
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EzZ

I don’t want to believe everything I read, so from people’s comments this must be fake news, and they probably flew home fine, but if this is the case, then a contest which is about unity, and coming together to celebrate music between European countries is false, If that’s how the Israelis treat Iceland for just bringing awareness when it’s needed.
But apart from that love to every single person no matter where your from, and the Final was absolutely amazing, Thank you Israel.

nitzan
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nitzan

it’s false, they were assigned those sits randomly and not on purpose. plus, they were sitted with their crew

Whisker
Guest
Whisker

#poorlambs

EZz
Guest
EZz

Oh okay, I get it now.

Erik
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Erik

Hatari are Heroes. Well done. Israel breaks so many UN resolutions.

Howard K Wachtel
Guest

The UN is a waste of time. They have a lot of huge violators of human rights (e.g. Sudan, Saudi Arabia, China) in positions of power. 3rd world countries need to have a scapegoat for their poor standard of living, so they blame Israel and their public falls for this ruse.

ennisol
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ennisol

It was the UN who created Israel. Was that a waste of time?

Luis
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Luis

Hatari = just a bunch of spoiled DRAMA QUEENS !! (not so surprising with all their makeup).
Get back to Iceland Hatari AND – GET A JOB!!!
(Mathias: time to end your unemployment and be for once PRODUCTIVE to society).
Iceland really needs working capital – after their Bank system collapse (just few years ago)

Kosey
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Kosey

You sound like my Dad.

Sofia Alves
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Sofia Alves

Calm down, relax, drink some tea, listen to some classical music, breathe in, breathe out slowly. You seem way too stressed with the personal life of someone that doesn’t even know your name.
Love each other, otherwise hate will prevail.

(btw, NYX make up is cheap and good, you should try it!)

axda
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axda

He does have a job, he’s a journalist on top of being a musician. Sorry if that goes against whatever dumb agenda you’re trying to spread.

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

Matthias is probably famous enough now that he can make a living off of music alone lmao

Anna
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Anna

So instead of boycotting he used the Eurovision to become famous and become rich. What a capitalist. He should have boycotted.

Edith
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Edith

Fake news. They sat with the whole delegation and booking of their seats was over a month ago!

gili
Guest
gili

Israel should have arrest them for a long time…they should thank israel for being that gentle…pigs

oli
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oli

I think i will never visit Israel… Despite aaaall the nice love and peace messages and videos, it still doesn’t look like a place I would like to visit…

soso
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soso

Visit Saudi Arabia then! Good Luck!

Fabrizio
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Fabrizio

who said not liking Israel means liking Saudi Arabia? I don’t like both of them and I would never go to those countries.

Atlas!
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Atlas!

Ninguno de los dos parece interesante. Uno es ciego y el otro tuerto

jonas facada
Guest
jonas facada

wrong. Israel is a beautifull place, with beautifull people. And what you see on the news is just less that half of the story. So… “just dont get preagnant by the ears”. By the way, I am portuguese ( so not biased whatsover, just expressed my opinion, as several time visitor)

Dawid
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Dawid

>”I don’t want to…”
> “Wrong.”

Nice to know that you know better what s/he want.

Whisker
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Whisker

Israel will not miss you. But you are missing out on A LOT!

gili
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gili

who cares about you? people with hate in their hearts and with no real education about the conflict are not welcome in israel, stay where you are…

Rashad Guliyev
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Rashad Guliyev

Lol, I love Israel.

soso
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soso

Next year in the Netherlands, new rules will be in place. women must be modest, men must have beards. Sharia is at work. This guy will represent Sweden.comment image

Kosey
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Kosey

How does Wiwibloggs let these morons get away with stuff like this?

Una
Guest
Una

Yes, yes, and yes. For as much as I love wiwibloggs. But they delete other comments. Non-offensive ones. But showing some critical thinking. Please wiwi.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Yes and I am also crying that I don’t have a private jet, a villa, and no relationship with Roko or Eliot #LifeHurts 😉

Jack
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Jack

Lol, trying to make drama when it doesn’t exist. Ohhh also they waited 5 minutes in a line at a coffeeshop, Israel is terrible to hatari hahahaha

Fun or ban?
Guest
Fun or ban?

Well done Israel. I will always love and support you. Thank you for the most impressive Eurovision I have ever watched. God bless Israel and Europe!

Idan Cohen
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Idan Cohen

Thank you from Israel.
Love is indeed a losing game. we actually do love Europe very much, but most of the time it’s an unrequited love.

Whisker
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Whisker

It was indeed a very good show. I am of course appalled by the voting blunders – shameful and awful blunders, but in all, it was GREAT! My favorite part was the Idan Raichel Project. Idan :), would you please share some information about what we’ve seen on the stage? And #SHALOM!

Anna
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Anna

Hi Idan, 39 coutries were NOT waving the Pally flag. All those artists support Israel or just don’t care about he pallies. I send my love to Israel <3

NoGeoblocks
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NoGeoblocks

When you support B. D. S (the destruction of Israel through economic sanctions) but fly El-AL.

Hataris actions were rejected by the pals, and despised by Israel. They achieved nothing.

EBU, its your turn to punish them.

Alphalpha
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Alphalpha

EL AL, the only airline where there are more security than passengers on the flight.

NoGeoblocks
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NoGeoblocks

Dare to dream you’ll one day get a brain. Stupidest comment ever.

You forgot to mention every Israeli (Izhar, Gali, Dana and Netta included) are mossad agents.

Oh, dear

soso
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soso

I’m open minded, but tell me how Netta can be useful? She will eat them all.

Whisker
Guest
Whisker

That’s so silly. EL AL is the safest airline in the world. There is no need for “more security than passangers on the flight” because they are able to profile the passangers before they board the flights.

Ben
Guest
Ben

thank you!
people just want to bash Israel for everything…
not so many said how wonderful was the show on saturday comparing to previous years…but so many are obseesed with how Hatari was threatened…
i am still sad Romania didn’t make it( yes, i have changed my name….)

Ben
Guest
Ben

and guess why there is such a security?
because of all those killer gangs who made the life of everyone hell…you feel that in airports everywhere in the world….
the people you support look just for destruction!

Una
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Una

OMG. I command the professionalism of Israeli authorities, in my own personal experience, even if I felt a bit tensed the first time. I fly quite a lot. But never seen the same level of security pre-check-in as for flying into Israel with El Al. Those standards and procedures are there for some reasons.

Johnnie
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Johnnie

Why did they even book tickets with ELAL, if they are so against Israel? There are plenty of other alternativs?

Mag
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Mag

Maybe it was according to plan as well !

Whisker
Guest
Whisker

Hahaha, that’s a very good point!

Lilja
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Lilja

They weren’t in charge of that..

Whisker
Guest
Whisker

Poor lambs. They had to suffer through those flights. I am sarcastic, of course.

Ben
Guest
Ben

they couldn’t find something better to complain on…

Una
Guest
Una

Johnnie, some codeshare agreements considering that maybe El Al does not fly direct from Iceland. Budgetary and time concerns. And that the broadcaster or some travel agencies had booked the tickets. I was laughing as heck when I read they had flown El Al. LOL. OMG. The irony.

Dalth
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Dalth

Knew it blooming champagne socialists, Thought they were anti capitalist yet here they are having a wee moan because they got bunged in the cheap seats and never got a wee upgrade.