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
Camilla
1 year ago

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
123132
1 year ago

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Ern
Ern
1 year ago

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
Nicki
1 year ago
Reply to  Ern

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
Annika
1 year ago
Reply to  Ern

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
Anna
1 year ago

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
Fred
1 year ago

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
Pml
1 year ago
Reply to  Fred

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
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Pml

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
Ern
1 year ago
Reply to  Fred

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
Filipe
1 year ago
Reply to  Ern

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
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Filipe

Publishing personal information without consent is a crime.

Angelina
Angelina
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

Hatari was putting it themselves on Instagram…

Anna
Anna
1 year ago

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
Kosey
1 year ago
Reply to  Anna

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

Nana
Nana
1 year ago

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

Elsa
Elsa
1 year ago

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
Erh
1 year ago
Reply to  Elsa

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
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Erh

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

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

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
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Anna

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
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

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
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Anna

Please read post above

Ben
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

but if your neighbour tries to kill you everyday?

ennisol
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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
Angelina
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

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
Erh
1 year ago

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
Alphalpha
1 year ago
Reply to  Erh

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

Erh
Erh
1 year ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

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
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

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

Jurr
Jurr
1 year ago

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
Alphalpha
1 year ago
Reply to  Jurr

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

Elsa
Elsa
1 year ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

Agree, very bad show…

sognomio
sognomio
1 year ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

I loved the show

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  sognomio

Sognomio – soldi soldi 🙂

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

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

Ben
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

the best one since 1979!

Tuvia
Tuvia
1 year ago

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
Alphalpha
1 year ago
Reply to  Tuvia

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
sognomio
1 year ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

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
Tuvia
1 year ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

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
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

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

ennisol
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Tuvia

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

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

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
Kosey
1 year ago
Reply to  Anna

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

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  Kosey

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
Tuvia
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

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
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago

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
Ben
1 year ago

no political flags, doesnt matter which.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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
Tuvia
1 year ago

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
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Tuvia

Israel is a disputed area… , just saying’

Tuvia
Tuvia
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

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

truth
truth
1 year ago
Reply to  Tuvia

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

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  truth

Gays and Brazil exist.

inge
inge
1 year ago
Reply to  Anna

AlsoNagorno.

Tuvia
Tuvia
1 year ago
Reply to  truth

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

ennisol
ennisol
1 year ago

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
Sally
1 year ago

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

ennisol
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Sally

For waving a flag?? Lol

sognomio
sognomio
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

because political assesments in eruvision are prohibited

ennisol
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  sognomio

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
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

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

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  Sally

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
1 year ago

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

escint
escint
1 year ago

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
Sal
1 year ago

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

Sal
Sal
1 year ago

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
Ana Branco
1 year ago
Reply to  Sal

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

CRAIG
CRAIG
1 year ago

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
JJ Abrahames
1 year ago

typical barbaric jews

Dave
Dave
1 year ago
Reply to  JJ Abrahames

coming from a barbaric Muslim nazi

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave

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

sarouan
sarouan
1 year ago

Iceland Music News : PEACE WILL PREVAIL !

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

Erh
Erh
1 year ago

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
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Erh

Well put!

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Erh

Losing, but you have a point.

EZz
EZz
1 year ago

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
lioness19
1 year ago
Reply to  EZz

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
Nistersson
1 year ago

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
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Nistersson

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

Peti
Peti
1 year ago

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

DoriStori
DoriStori
1 year ago
Reply to  Peti

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

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  DoriStori

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
Kuhkatz
1 year ago

Mission accomplished guys

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

Nicki
Nicki
1 year ago
Reply to  Kuhkatz

No worries, they’ll be forgotten very quickly.

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  Kuhkatz

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
Zuzu
1 year ago

Funny and pathetic at the same time.

Suspicious
Suspicious
1 year ago

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
blondboybc
1 year ago
Reply to  Suspicious

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

Suspicious
Suspicious
1 year ago
Reply to  blondboybc

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
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Suspicious

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
Suspicious
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

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
Love love peace piece
1 year ago

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

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

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
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

P-stine is NOT A COUNTRY.

ennisol
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

Depends who you ask. Ask Sweden.

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

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
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

137 out of 193 UN members recognize it.

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

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

ennisol
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

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
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

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
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

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
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

dignity???? oh lord…..

Marian
Marian
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

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
Ben
1 year ago

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
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

Iceland should be excluded next year.

ennisol
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

Not going to happen.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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
Ben
1 year ago

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!
Atlas!
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  Atlas!

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
Daniel
1 year ago

They deserved to be arrested

ennisol
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  Daniel

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
bahnder
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

Anti Israel propaganda alert !!

ennisol
ennisol
1 year ago
Reply to  bahnder

Lol ?

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  ennisol

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
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  Daniel

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

Fabin Van Eijuk
Fabin Van Eijuk
1 year ago

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

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago

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
stanning esc est. 2014
1 year ago

in jail for waving a flag lmao. youre an imbecile

Anna
Anna
1 year ago

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

Marios
Marios
1 year ago

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

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  Marios

“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
Ben
1 year ago

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
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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

Ben
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

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
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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

Howard K Wachtel
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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
Whisker
1 year ago

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
Ben
1 year ago

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

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

I like you.

Ben
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

i am still the same Alon

Ben
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  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
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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
Panda McSeal
1 year ago

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

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Panda McSeal

Me too. #secrethobby

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  Panda McSeal

Probably to fix and sew up their costumes

Timo Ibrahim
Timo Ibrahim
1 year ago

Will Turkey return in 2020?????

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Timo Ibrahim

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

Ben
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

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

TurkeyESC
TurkeyESC
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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
khan
1 year ago
Reply to  Timo Ibrahim

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

Una
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  khan

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
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

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

TurkeyESC
TurkeyESC
1 year ago
Reply to  Timo Ibrahim

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
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  TurkeyESC

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
TurkeyESC
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

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
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Timo Ibrahim

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

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Timo Ibrahim

BRING DINLE BACK!

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

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

TurkeyESC
TurkeyESC
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

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
inge
1 year ago
Reply to  TurkeyESC

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

EzZ
EzZ
1 year ago

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
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  EzZ

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

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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
EZz
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

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
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  EZz

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
EzZ
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

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
Minerva
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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
EZz
1 year ago
Reply to  Minerva

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
EZz
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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
EzZ
1 year ago

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
EzZ
1 year ago

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
nitzan
1 year ago
Reply to  EzZ

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

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  nitzan

#poorlambs

EZz
EZz
1 year ago
Reply to  nitzan

Oh okay, I get it now.

Erik
Erik
1 year ago

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

Howard K Wachtel
1 year ago
Reply to  Erik

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
ennisol
1 year ago

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

Luis
Luis
1 year ago

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
Kosey
1 year ago
Reply to  Luis

You sound like my Dad.

Sofia Alves
Sofia Alves
1 year ago
Reply to  Luis

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
axda
1 year ago
Reply to  Luis

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
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  Luis

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

Anna
Anna
1 year ago

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

Edith
Edith
1 year ago

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

gili
gili
1 year ago

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

oli
oli
1 year ago
Reply to  gili

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
soso
1 year ago
Reply to  oli

Visit Saudi Arabia then! Good Luck!

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
1 year ago
Reply to  soso

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!
Atlas!
1 year ago
Reply to  soso

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

jonas facada
jonas facada
1 year ago
Reply to  oli

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
Dawid
1 year ago
Reply to  jonas facada

>”I don’t want to…”
> “Wrong.”

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

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  oli

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

gili
gili
1 year ago
Reply to  oli

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
Rashad Guliyev
1 year ago

Lol, I love Israel.

soso
soso
1 year ago

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
Kosey
1 year ago
Reply to  soso

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

Una
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Kosey

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
ESCFan2009
1 year ago

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
Jack
1 year ago

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?
Fun or ban?
1 year ago

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
Idan Cohen
1 year ago
Reply to  Fun or ban?

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
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Idan Cohen

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
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  Idan Cohen

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
NoGeoblocks
1 year ago

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
Alphalpha
1 year ago
Reply to  NoGeoblocks

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

NoGeoblocks
NoGeoblocks
1 year ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

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
soso
1 year ago
Reply to  NoGeoblocks

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

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

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
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

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
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

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
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

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
Johnnie
1 year ago

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

Mag
Mag
1 year ago
Reply to  Johnnie

Maybe it was according to plan as well !

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Johnnie

Hahaha, that’s a very good point!

Lilja
Lilja
1 year ago
Reply to  Johnnie

They weren’t in charge of that..

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Lilja

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

Ben
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

they couldn’t find something better to complain on…

Una
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Johnnie

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.

VanillaGirl
VanillaGirl
1 year ago

If it was unintentionally, why would someone brag about it? Just wondering…. Of course the company “informed” that, because this looks really unprofessional from them. Questioning the profissionalism of wiwibloggs writers doesn’t seem a good idea to me in this context.