ISRAEL – Few hours after the EBU announcement that Tel Aviv is going to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, Jerusalem’s Mayoral candidate Ofer Berkovitch lashed against the decision on Twitter.
Outrageous and incorrect. The Eurovision Song Contest must take place in Jerusalem! I call upon the Prime Minister to activate all its weight to change the decision.
Culture Minister, Miri Regev commented
As I said at the beginning, I thought Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, should host the Eurovision, but from the moment that the decision was made to host the Eurovision in Tel Aviv, I had no doubt that the State of Israel and the city of Tel Aviv will host the Eurovision in the best and most worthy manner.