ISRAEL 🇮🇱 Haifa Mayor says the city will enter the race for hosting the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest according to regional press. Sammy Ofer stadium has a capacity off 30,000 auditors and could host the event avoiding the recent complications with the city of Jerusalem.
The Mayor of Haifa, Yona Yahav, says: “We have just sent a letter to the director general of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Yossi Sharabi, in which we expressed our intention to compete for the Eurovision Song Contest. Haifa has all the means and it meets all the conditions for hosting the competition. It is a peaceful city and a symbol of coexistence, and it is very worthy of hosting the competition on every level.”
Minister of Culture Miri Regev’s statement that “it will be Jerusalem or nothing” refuted by Prime Minister himself. In his latest statement in London he saiid that this is not true and he also argued that the Argentina football team crisis could have been avoided if they requested officially a change of city and venue.
No matter what EBU and IPBC Kan say the final decision will be made by the Israeli Prime Minister and we all know that.