ISRAEL 🇮🇱 In the prime time news of Reshet 13, commercial broadcaster of Israel, it was reported that the EBU is discussing already with Austria the possibility of hosting the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest edition.
No further information given in the report but it is clear that if the information is correct, the discussion is taking place due to the threats of withdrawal and the safety of the delegations in Israel due to recent conflicts.
But we must not forget that Israeli PM is now open to other cities hosting the event as Jerusalem seem to cause a lot of international reactions. EBU has made ti clear that thy will discuss th hosting of the event only with IPBC Kan and requested the host city decision not to provoke the international community or create political turmoil.
1999 Eurovision Executive Producer, Araleh Goldfinger, confirmed the information saying that although its is difficult to take th contest from the winner country he confirms that EBU is discussing to move the contest to another country, most likely to Austria.
We have Kindly asked the EBU reaction on the story.