Photo: RTVE

Broadcaster RTVE has issued a statement saying they have requested the EBU ensure freedom of the press following the harassment of a Spanish journalist on site at Eurovision.

Creator and founder of Spanish media company Bluper, Juan Ma, posted a video to X in which he discusses the harassment he has received from Israeli journalists in Malmö.

In the accompanying caption, Juan Ma elaborates that he was approached and intimidated by a number of Israeli journalists following comments he made on the ongoing crisis in Palestine.

“In eleven years that I have been covering #Eurovision I have never felt so unsafe at the festival.

“Several Israeli journalists have decided to intimidate and scold me for having shouted #FreePalestine after the Isra-hell rehearsal. They are not going to scare us.

“They are not going to silence us.”

This incident was taken to Spanish broadcaster RTVE. They have decided it was a serious breach of press freedom and have taken the matter up directly with the EBU themself.

In a statement from RTVE’s communications team, the delegation have stipulated that organisers of Eurovision must go further to ensure journalists covering the contest are able to do their job fully without fear of badgering and harassment.

“The Spanish delegation from @eurovision_tve has conveyed to @EBU_HQ its commitment to freedom of the press and opinion and has demanded that @Eurovision ensure its respect.”

Senior news anchor of Israeli broadcaster Kan confronts Dutch delegation

The ongoing tensions amongst staff, journalists and delegations at Eurovision 2024 were highlighted further on Friday in a video posted by Israeli broadcaster Kan.

The footage shows senior news anchor Dov Gil-Har confronting Apson, who joined Joost Klein on stage as part of his performance of “Europapa” in semi-final two. He provocatively asks the performer why the Netherlands did not appear at the afternoon rehearsal for the grand final.

A security guard with Apson requested the journalist to leave Apson alone. However, Gil-Har repeatedly pushes further whilst filming the confrontation.

 

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Dave
Dave
1 month ago

Freedom of speech is only when you want to bully the jews isnt it?
Because it’s coming from the same people who wanted to silent and banned the Israeli entry…

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

This wiwi thing is a crazy blog.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 month ago

Joost Klein is disqualified

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

Not much longer. By this time on Monday no one will discuss Eurovision, life will go on, drama forgotten.
People will talk about the European election, the Hockey Championship or whatever. Just hold your breath some more and you will be free

Morten
Morten
1 month ago

The best thing that could happen was all countries withdraw with only Israel remaining, they can have the show and celebrate with Maroccan oil.
A new start, with a fresh collective owned company with the big 5 sharing the responsibility with only european countries participating, leaving all the warmongers out.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Morten

i mean all countries withdrawing, and make it one big israeli music worshipping festival lol

i’m not watching the final tonight as a boycott, i actually care about music and music alone, not whoever has the most money or p.o.l.i.ti.ca.l nonsense

Maria
Maria
1 month ago

The EBU is also censuring the comment section if you post a respectful but critical comment / question regarding Israel they remove it, In my opinion that’s censorship.

Sh1ft_key
Sh1ft_key
1 month ago
Reply to  Maria

Yup. I was shadow banned a few months ago because I was critical concerning the participation of Israel.

Amos
Amos
1 month ago

Israel has no place in Eurovision 2024 as it kills innocent children and women as an occupying power.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Amos

they aren’t even a european country honestly, also kick them out of UEFA and i think IOC should reconsider kicking them out of this years olympics to prevent more drama?

Camilla
Camilla
1 month ago
Reply to  Amos

To be fair it’s not like H***s abide by international law of code and honour in warfare

Bastian
Bastian
1 month ago

I think that if Israel would have made some statement (supported by the EBU) already when it was decided that they would participate, it could have made a huge difference. Something like: we are very aware of the devastating situation in Israel/Palestine, and we mourn all the innocent people being sacrificed on both sides. We wish that this years eurovision could work in the favour of ceasefire and peace for the people of palestine and israel.

To just walk blindfolded or ignorant through this event is very irresponsible EBU.

Epicurean
Epicurean
1 month ago
Reply to  Bastian

Yeah the lack of self awareness and humility is astounding.

Nobody stops them from devastating G4za, they think they can do as they please.

EBU is owned by moroccon oil sponsorship so they lick 1srael’s.

Camilla
Camilla
1 month ago
Reply to  Bastian

I agree. Well put.

The truth
1 month ago
Reply to  Bastian

Israel and many Israelis feel so entitled and are so arrogant that they will never ever admit to doing anything wrong.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  The truth

Sounds like Mexicans lol

Sun
Sun
1 month ago

How can a human being sing at a festival supposedly in memory of those who fell on October 8th and when his participation ends, do military service in his country knowing that he is going to murder innocent human beings? This is so TERRIFYING

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Sun

What’s terrifying is the existence of people like you who honestly believe that Jews shouldn’t be allowed to fight back and should just sit and wait to get killed by the peaceful and innocent human beings.

Maria
Maria
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

Question is at what cost? it’s horrible and it’s disgusting what happened on October 7th. But does it justify the death of thousands of innocent people, destroying their homes, the starvation of childre etc? A lot of people struggle with it.

The truth
1 month ago
Reply to  Maria

I am sorry to say that Israel is doing exactly what the Nazis did in the past – collective punishment. If it was a crime for the Nazis it should be a crime for Israel.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

One Holocaust does not justify another Holocaust.

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

Always on the defensive , this is the rhetoric in which as a proud Jew I am fed up of hearing. Listen to people please .

Sun
Sun
1 month ago

The black hand of EBU reappears as usual in recent years and is incapable of making the most coherent decisions. I am convinced that the high number of votes iZrael received is due to manipulation of the vote count database. A country that has the most advanced spy systems in the world has the perfect platform in Eurovision to try to clean up its painful image. It would be highly suspicious if he wins.

Maria
Maria
1 month ago
Reply to  Sun

Rumour had it that some right wing political groups are encouraging their members to vote for Israel, and make an anti Arabic-statement.

The truth
1 month ago
Reply to  Maria

And also Zionist/pro Israel lobbies/organizations are urging people to do likewise and it is not a rumour. A number of Far-Right parties/organizations like Tommy Robinson’s EDL and Britain First in England were actually set up and financed by Israel itself to promote Islamophobia. Israel vies a yearly budget running into millions each year to finance hasbara, propagandists and others (paying even university fees for students who support Israel using their social media).

John
John
1 month ago
Reply to  Sun

?nd let’s not forget what happened in Iceland on the voting night.

NickC
NickC
1 month ago

Free Palestine, Free Ukraine. You kicked Rusdia out, now do the same with Russia. Oppressors have no place in a contest that aims to unite with music.

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  NickC

Palestine isn’t in the contest and therefore can’t be kicked out.

NickC
NickC
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

I am suggesting kicking out oppressors, not victims

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  NickC

I know, that’s why I mentioned Palestine. Unlike Russia, they can’t be kicked out since they never participated.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  NickC

You can’t be both pro Palestine and pro Ukraine, though. Palestine sided with Russia (Israel too, but the pro Palestinian crowd has made everything possible to alienate Ukrainians and allies from their cause)

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago

Israel has done an enormous amount of damage to the ESC this year. Wherever that flat, nothing song places tomorrow, I don’t think true Euro-fans will ever forgive them for that. Don’t forget what you’ve seen today, don’t be swayed if they try to enter a better song next year. This was Mask Off. Remember it.

Tipi Tii
Tipi Tii
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Eden IS there to sing. WHY was the journalist harassing her at HER rehearsal? It’s the attention seeking journalists and the hypocrite Eurovision participants (who could have stayed home if they were THAT upset about the situation in Palestine) who are doing an enormous amount of damage to ESC this year!

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Tipi Tii

Why should European participants stay home from EUROvision when all of the trouble is being caused by the presence of one country that isn’t even in Europe? Israel should have stayed at home this year. If they insisted on taking part, they should have done so quietly. But, no, they wanted to behave with their typical entitlement and bullying tactics. From sending a song that was declined by the EBU for being too political to the bots that have plagued the fansites. From Israeli fans harassing YouTubers who didn’t want to review that pathetic song to now attacking the delegates… Read more »

Tipi Tii
Tipi Tii
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

The journalist IS the one WHO harassed Eden. If you have a problem with the Israeli fans harassing you tubers who didn’t want to review Eden’s song, go speak with them, don’t hate Eden or her song. Eurovision IS a song contest, not a hate contest. By the way Eurovision is also open to non European countries, please educate yourself on that.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Tipi Tii

I think the fact that we’re talking about Israel is an indication that I know non-European countries enter ESC but given the RANDOM capitalisation of your WORDS, I realise I’m not dealing with the smartest person in the world. Eden’s song is dreadful. It sounds like something that would have been given to the UK winner’s of the X Factor in 2004. Her SF2 performance of it was also off-key. Supporting this song is political because it sure ain’t about the music.

Sun
Sun
1 month ago
Reply to  Tipi Tii

Shouting “freedom for Palestine” is not harassing Eden, saying that will not make it a reality. Shall we pour more lies? “The Mossad is threatening to kill all journalists and their families.” Do you think that giving fake news is good?

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

None of these issues was caused by Israel. They sent an entry, performed it and didn’t even participate in most of events during the week. There’s not a one thing Eden done wrong. If people left Israel alone, it would just be another entry and no one would care. It was the constant bullying from some other people that causes all the drama (and likely Israel’s win which wouldn’t be even on the table otherwise).

Ifty
Ifty
1 month ago

Poor baby wants “protection” from journalists after interrupting the show out of antisemitism.

Voice_Of_Reason
Voice_Of_Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Ifty

Oh please get a grip on yourself. Israel has been violating human rights. There is no doubt about it. Stop playing the victims

Tipi Tii
Tipi Tii
1 month ago

Did Eden violate any human rights?

Ifty
Ifty
1 month ago
Reply to  Tipi Tii

Clearly Eden made Joost attack a production person crew on the way to eating a Palestinian baby.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago

When I first heard of the Spanish journalist being “harassed,” I thought “how bad of Israel!”
But now seeing that the guy himself admitted to be booing and provoking the Israeli delegation, looks more like the guy messed around and found out lol

funekrman24
funekrman24
1 month ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

is disagreement with Israel ever allowed in your world of does it always justify harassment?

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  funekrman24

Proper journalists don’t heckle people. He tried his best to provoke his Israeli colleagues, now he’s crying over their reaction. What a moronic laughing stock.

Camilla
Camilla
1 month ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

I agree

Sun
Sun
1 month ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

I think you demonstrate with your comments that in addition to violating human rights you censor freedom of expression and the press. Your exposure to the world is being so obvious it’s disgusting

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Sun

WTF are you talking about?

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

On other news the Israeli ambassador to the UN today shredded the UN charter after the UN’s decision regarding the P@lestinian State. We are talking about a completely deranged leadership that is slowly becoming isolated from the rest of the world.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

If you want to know, it’s for two reasons.

  1. The UN didn’t do the process properly.
  2. Upgrading their status as a result of October 7th is simply a reward for terrorism.

If we need to be isolated to stay alive, so be it.

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

You are joking. You do understand that if there’s no justice there can never be peace right? The children whose parents are now brutally murdered will grow up with even more hate and feelings of injustice. The only solution for Israel is well is to give these people their state because they deserve to have their lands that have been recognised by UN resolutions that Israel never abided by.
Otherwise you are just self-destructing and your government is at fault for that. Understand that for your own sake as well.

Also read this it’s highly illuminating
https://edition.cnn.com/2024/05/10/middleeast/israel-sde-teiman-detention-whistleblowers-intl-cmd/index.html

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

H4m4s (G4z4’s governing entity) has explicitly stated that their goal is global jihad and annihilating Israel, so it’s still effed up as Guterres, the nut job bureaucrat who leads the UN, is validating them

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

They were given “their state”, Israel even funded it for the sake of peace. They ended up killing Israelis in return.

There must be no compromise with terrorists ever again. They’ve made it very clear their only intention is to kill Jews.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

Israel accepted to give them a country back in 1948 and many times after that, they have always refused.
They will get a country and then keep on saying some of the land is still occupied or something.
They can get a country only when they give up hatred, violence, and accept Israel as an existing country.
Don’t talk to me about kids with no parents when there are many new orphans in Israel as well in this war. War is ugly and everyone is suffering.
By the way, those lands were under Jordanian and Egyptian control, never Palestinian.

Camilla
Camilla
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

We all know H**** started this but the “pay back” is absurd. There’s about 25 pal* killed to 1 Israeli. Also the violation of human rights and conduct in war. This cannot be accepted. I have to agree that P on several occasions have been offered peaceful solutions and land but declined because they wanted more and because their political organisations were more interested in eliminating every J*w in the world rather than live peaceful side by side. I do acknowledge that trying to find a peaceful solution with a group of people whose main goal is to kill you… Read more »

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Yeah and until the time they give up on hatred as you said, you guys will continue the slaughter. So that they can never give up on hatred. Admit it: Israel only wants to wipe them out of the face of the planet. When will you stop, what’s the upper limit that would finally infuriate you? 100.000 deaths? 500.000? 1M? The entirety of the strip? I could name you all the agreements Israel violated and continued building their illegal settlements, terrorizing the West Bank. I could talk about the wall around the strip and the West Bank, constructed to further… Read more »

Sun
Sun
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Your comment really horrifies “Israel accepted to give them a country back in 1948”. When the Jews flocked to Palestine after the Second World War, they decided to take the country because they have never had their own state. THIS PART OF THE STORY IS TERRIFYING. At that time the UN did everything right and now it is not in favor of Israeli interests, right? STOP HYPOCRISY

Morten
Morten
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

israel giving wtf, Israel was given a part of palestine by Usa and UK wtf you on about. Israel should never have been placed there. Why do you think Israel should lawfully be created there, on what grounds

Pollaski
Pollaski
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Dont worry theres at least one country thats got your back.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago

Y’all are so biased, it’s crazy. So afraid of losing your readers? This man was protesting inside the arena, and I’m quite sure he shouldn’t be making it political as a journalist and definitely not scream at a 20 years old singer and then showing a middle finger to the Israeli people there. Just like the war – no one cares who started it. They do something against Israelis and expect them to stay silent. As for the Israeli journalist and the Dutch delegation – very childish indeed. There’s a way to approach a delegation to ask questions and there’s… Read more »

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

This. Double standards all along – just like the calls for Israel to not fight back and sit quietly while Palestinians kill themselves. Good luck guys, based on the experience in the arena yesterday, I’m confident that most people see through this and you will do very well tomorrow.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

The guy’s a Sánchez stan, he feels as entitled and empowered to be weedy and obnoxious with those who don’t agree with him, like Sanchez himself

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

Sanchez who wants to recognise a Palestinian state but not let Catalonia be independent

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

And dont forget that this same blog was the one attacking Chanel when she won the Benidorm Fest in 2022 just because their favourite did not win

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

This blog is so lost tbh

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

Why is there no adult in the room? In school when someone did something wrong the teacher stepped in. The EBU is the teacher here, step in
The freedom of press and free speech is after all what EBU cherish the most. They were quick to intervene when Belarus played loosely, where are they now

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

The press should not be Booing any participant… If the Israel woman is there and they Accept to cover the event as professional media they should behave and respect every participant regardless of their political opinions.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Did the teacher really step in? In my experience most teachers enabled bullies, both voluntarily and involuntary

KaarijaEnthusiast
KaarijaEnthusiast
1 month ago

You find this worthy of reporting but nothing about the bullying Eden has experienced during the press conference? Let alone defending a man that was yelling during her performance as if she has anything to do with the conflict. Do better

funekrman24
funekrman24
1 month ago

people are allowed to yell if they don’t like something.

PP77
PP77
1 month ago

After Svante ,Eurovison slowly dies thank to Jon, Martin because they didn t stop politics in ESC , producer draw (producer look betting odds to fix the draw)….

Jason
Jason
1 month ago

This just shows how much of a crap fest Eurovision is becoming. We should be concentrating on the songs. I love Israel’s song and this deserves to win despite all the politics. Feel so bad for the singer with all the boos reminds me of Russia a few years back. Eurovision fandom is becoming so toxic. This is the first year where I just feel like not watching.

Karl
Karl
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason

So don’t. Nobody is forcing you watch it.

Jason
Jason
1 month ago
Reply to  Karl

Who put 50p in Karl

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Karl

Oh, hi Karl! Thought you were leaving yesterday, nice to see you here!

Karl
Karl
1 month ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

lol you got the wrong person

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason

I was in the arena both in 2015 and in 2024. It’s not similar at all. Russia was actually booed. Israel got some attempts which were immediately cancelled by the majority cheering for it. The reaction was generally positive and based on the indications so far, televoting was likely too. Don’t let few loud people rain on your parade. Israel is gonna do very well this year.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason

And that Russian singer is now Putin’s papper so in hindsight that was justified

Pollaski
Pollaski
1 month ago

This is what happens when activism supercedes the competition

Epicurean
Epicurean
1 month ago
Reply to  Pollaski

You support genoc1de of Palest1nians.

Samo
Samo
1 month ago

Don’t these people realise that they are making Israel win, not on the merit but simply by encouraging more sympathy votes? Thank you for making this contest about politics rather than songs. It’s your own fault that you’re gonna fail tomorrow.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

If you think threating people is encouraging sympathy…

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

What threatening?

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

To quote the article:” approached and intimitated.

Pollaski
Pollaski
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Half the people today get intimidated if someone looks at them with disapproval. Until I hear what exactly was said and done I take that with a grain of salt.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Pollaski

There is a difference between looking at someone and approaching someone

Pollaski
Pollaski
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Oh no… not approached!

Poor thing, having someone he disagrees with be near him.

Ill arrange the benefit concert

Craig
Craig
1 month ago

In what was entirely predictable to everyone except the EBU, this years contest is descending into chaos

Ted
Ted
1 month ago

What an ugly year this years contest has turned into.
I for one cannot wait for eurovision season to be over. I feel sorry for all the fan media who dedicate their year to this, unpaid and who just want to enjoy the music, culture and the celebration.

For me, this will be remembered as the worst experiences of eurovision and it is not just this incident.

Such a shame as it had the potential to be a very exciting year with no clear winner from a pool of strong songs.

Craig
Craig
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

Completely agree and well said
For the first time that I can remember, I’m not sure I’m going to watch the final

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  Craig

I feel the same.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

I feel the same way, politics spoiled this year. Everything was alright until the dress rehearsals came, I didn’t feel as excited this year as I did in previous years 🙁

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

To shout Free Palestine after Israel’ s rehearsals has nothing to do with “freedom of the press”. If the Spanish reporter is free to shout whatever he wants, the Israeli press IS also free to shout whatever they want in response to this.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

This is Europe. Spain has every right to say what they like here. Israelis have no right to even be here.

Jak
Jak
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Yes because YOUR ANCESTORS have chased them out of Europe! Not once, a million times!

Aya
Aya
1 month ago
Reply to  Jak

Your people robbed Palestinians od their homes, their land, their freedom and butchered their children. Not only your ancestors, but also your people NOW as we speak.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Aya

Oh, somebody want to think about the Arabs? Those same guys who settled all the way from Spain to Pakistan, annihilating or – at best, forcefully assimilating thousands of people, anybody?

Dean
Dean
1 month ago
Reply to  Aya

No; our people bought lands for outrageous prices and accepted a deal for establishing a state which was than attacked by 5 ar ab countries immediately.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Jak

If someone was kicked out of 109 bars, would you blame the barmen?

Jak
Jak
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

This comment really shows your real face. Do you want to say that the Jewish nation deserved all the discrimination that they have faced through the centuries? Their extermination that resulted in the foundation of the State of Israel was their fault?

And then you claim to not to be anti-Semitic.

You take every opportunity to hate the simple existence of the Jewish nation.

Shame on you.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Jak

“And then you claim to not to be anti-Semitic”

I never claimed to be anything and this word, it seems, simply means “to notice”. Karl Marx, Kurt Eisner, Leon Trotsky, Genrikh Yagoda, Lazar Kogan, Matvei Berman, Israel Pliner, Roman Abramovich, George Soros, Jeffrey Epstein, Dan Schneider, Harvey Weinstein, Barbara Lerner Spectre, Ghislaine Maxwell, Robert Maxwell…

The grift is up. The “goyim” have noticed.

Jak
Jak
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Well, your comment illustrates really well the problem here. Not all, but most of the anti-Israel people’s real face is this.

Good luck with your anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. It must be hard to be a lunatic.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Jak

Conspiracy theory? Not in the slightest. The facts speak for themselves and I recommend anyone look them up and make their own judgements. My life certainly isn’t “hard”. Quite the opposite in fact. Enjoy life in Israel meanwhile and don’t forget to never address evil behaviour when Jews do it but only scream “lunatic” and “anti-Semite” when the goyim notice.

Adrian
Adrian
1 month ago
Reply to  Jak

Maybe they should stay the fkk out then. Just sayin’

Jak
Jak
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

All membet states of the EBU HAVE THE RIGHT to be THERE. Including Jordan, Tunisia and a bunch of other countries from the Mediterranean basin.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

The fact that 11 people support this stupid comment is quite disturbing

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

What you said is pretty much NOT Europe. In Europe, everyone has equal rights, no matter where they come from.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

I wish that were true. But you’re kidding yourself

Pollaski
Pollaski
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

This is what we call a “mask off” comment, boys and girls.

Jason
Jason
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

They have every right and Eden has worked really hard and given a fantastic performance she really deserves to win. So much demonising on this site of Israel and its people. We know what that can lead to. So disgusting. Get out of your echo chambers.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason

Her performance was out of tune, flat and the song is mediocre in the extreme. You won’t hear that in your echo chamber.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

The current echo chamber is the pro Palestine crowd demanding Israel to be excluded

Alaska
Alaska
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Responding to and intimidating are two very different things, sweetheart!

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Alaska

Can you really believe a “journalist” Who writes something like “Isra-hell”?? What was the intimidation?

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Dov Gil-Har, the 56 year old bully harassing the Dutch delegation and trolling the Greek team outside their dressing room.

Where is EBU to ban this childish behaviour?

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

he should’ve been expelled already

Dean
Dean
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Asking why Joos didn’t perform is apparently harassing

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

manifesting a croatian victory tomorrow to clean the air, we need an unproblematic winner pls

Estostan
Estostan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jo.

ANY unproblematic winner will be fine at this point

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Jo.

According to blogs he smashed the jury show, he was that great
So maybe he win with landslide…

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

We all know Israel isn’t taking part next year after all this madness. So be patient for one more day and stop worsening the situation.

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago
Reply to  Im so fab

yes they will, they don’t care about all of this

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Jo.

Oh they care. They want the chaos.

Joey
Joey
1 month ago
Reply to  Im so fab

They will. They’re doing this to piss off all of us at this moment.

Jak
Jak
1 month ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Madness is created by a mad guy screaming Free Palestine after their rehearsal. Israel should have shouted Free Basque Country as well after their performance.

Camilla
Camilla
1 month ago
Reply to  Jak

Haha yes

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Thanks to you guys they are winning the thing this year. Good job!

Adrian
Adrian
1 month ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Oh, no they will. They have no shame and they need to keep pretending to be progressive and western.

LUO
LUO
1 month ago

Since EBU is just licking Israel’s ego, for the lack of a better word, some countries should take a stance. I am not saying they should withdraw, even though its understabdable if they do so, but this drama need to be pushed back and 35 countries together can do that.

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  LUO

The drama was caused by the Chickens for KFC, not by Israel. If you guys haven’t spent months bullying Israel, they wouldn’t be one of the favourites to win.

Devito
Devito
1 month ago

#banisrael

Doris
Doris
1 month ago

And where are the proofs ? EBU should rather invest this journalist his possible a n ti s m

Epicurean
Epicurean
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

Are people allowed to be critical of Israel or is any criticism anti-semitism? 🙂

You know who are also technically semites? Arabs.

Oopsie for you!

Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

Oh because shouting “Free Palestine” is the pinnacle of antisemitism. Get a grip.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Pandaman

Why is shouting “free Palestine” freedom of the press but whatever the Israel reporters shouted back in response IS harassment??

Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Don’t you think there’s a difference between shouting something and having someone “approached and intimidated”, to quote the article?

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

Israeli people are genetically speaking not semite people. Arabs living in the Middle East are in fact semite people.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

This! Most Israelis are actually Russian.

Miguel
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Jazaros

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

But they’re not native to most lands they dwell in, either

Joey
Joey
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

Everything’s antisemitic according to y’all at this point. It’s damn annoying.

Frank Arthur
Frank Arthur
1 month ago

Que Zorra la EBU,RIP eurovision:(

Darren
Darren
1 month ago

Today has been a soap opera, all caused by one country’s entitled attitude.

Europe needs to say goodbye to facism. We thought we did in 45, but we really didn’t.

Karl
Karl
1 month ago

Israel has the EBU by the balls

Estostan
Estostan
1 month ago
Reply to  Karl

womp womp they did this to themselves. People tried to warn them that keeping Israel in might bring safety issues to the contest

CD1
CD1
1 month ago
Reply to  Karl

Don’t think the EBU has any balls :/

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I’m sorry but if Israel comes to ESC just to attack other journalists the same way they target journalists reporting in Palestine then they don’t even deserve the slightest bit of respect.

Jak
Jak
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Who is Israel that you’re mentioning?

A bunch of Israeli journalist? Israeli nationals? Eden Golan? The delegation?

Please precise it.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Not another scandal oh my god

Teddi
Teddi
1 month ago

I am so sick of the word “Israel” at this point. I don’t think they will make that word sound good any time soon. They really are just ruining ever thing where they show up. This is a terror.

Colono
Colono
1 month ago

What the hell is happening in Malmö tonight?! How one country can terrorize so many other participant countries at the same time? I mean ”Isra-hell” caption does not seem innocent but that video of Israeli anchorman kinda proves that the Israel delegation acts hysterically and create chaos left and right.

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago

EBU is just a cheap prostitute sponsored by Israeli money (Moroccan oil). Thank you Joost for standing on the right side. You are a real winner!

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

A winner in a potential fist fight with a Swedish woman. So proud!

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

He has been provoked. A typical Israeli behavior. Playing a victim card since forever ?

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

The Israelis provoked him to hit a Swedish woman? My god, they must have incredible powers.

Estostan
Estostan
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

Can we not preach this guy while the investigation is still going on…? Numerous journalists have confirmed that the investigation has nothing to do with Israel.

Estostan
Estostan
1 month ago
Reply to  Estostan

Yeah yeah yeah downvote all you want, y’all are gonna look like clowns when the statement is released lol

Karl
Karl
1 month ago

Ironic af considering the EBU banned Belarus for hindering freedom of press

Epicurean
Epicurean
1 month ago

Israeli think they can do whatever they want because they have EBU in the pocket with the Moroccan oil sponsorship.

It’s really disgusting actually how they are behaving.

No shane they have k1lling 10000s of people and destroying a EUROPEAN contest.

Erre
Erre
1 month ago

can this day get even more dramatic?

Stian F
Stian F
1 month ago

EBU don’t care about human rights or freedom of speech…they don’t care about the means used to get to the finished product, we all experienced that back in 2012. The fact that people are loosing homes and worse doesn’t matter as long as EBU get their contest and the money involved…. EBU is putting the contest into disrepute at the moment.

Darren
Darren
1 month ago

Surprise surprise…..

Iv***
Iv***
1 month ago

Disgusting!

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago

Weird how they entered to improve Israel’s image on the world stage and instead it’s been the mother of all Mask Offs, especially for younger fans. Odin works in mysterious ways.

Frisian esc
1 month ago

Aaaand it just got confirmed joost klein will not be banned from performing for the juries tonight…. throwing all our chances away. good luck EBU keeping these thousands of fans quiet tonight.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

A journalist writing Isra-hell surely is very objective and credible. I do support his right to write vile things though.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Yes, you seem very supportive

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

I am. Freedom of speech also belongs to vile scum.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Like you

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

And even more – you.

Dean
Dean
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

The fandom has gone full on antisemetic at this point and they think they’re the good ones while being a bully

the „reporter“ harassed a 20 year old and behaved unprofessionally, and then went on to blame the Israeli delegation for „intimidating“ him, whatever that means, and he got his broadcaster involved after he intentionally started everything

and somehow this is all Israel’s fault here.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Dean

If the fandom is antisemitic, why nobody says anything or boos Tali?

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
1 month ago

Harassment done by who??? little detail lacking at title, why?

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Fabrizio

By the Israeli delegation

ATLANTIC
ATLANTIC
1 month ago
Reply to  Fabrizio

by WHOM