The flag of Palestine at the ceremony “Eurovision “





“This has been a mistake, we cannot mix politics with a cultural event, with all due respect for Madonna “.

In response to a question from journalists, the Israeli minister, who organised the “Eurovision ” ceremony, criticized and said that she had failed in her mission, by leaving it to the Palestinian media to show up live.



The cameras of the Eurovision concert have avoided a snapshot related to the singing team representing Iceland.

The Icelandic group “Hatary” raised the flags of Palestine, as soon as the cameras went to their side, and lifted the signs of victory, in protest against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and the violation of Palestinian human rights, according to the British newspaper “Metro “.

As soon as the members of the team lifted the Palestinian flags, the cameras went away from them, while in advance the concert, bar of Wiley and Ezra Hill showed their dissatisfaction.

In the same vein, the American “queen of Pop”, Madonna, commemorated her concert at the Eurovision competition for the first time in her artistic career.

Madonna, 60, appeared at the ceremony, disguised as a Saint “Joan of the Dark,” but in a futuristic form, as the world fashion designer, Jean-Paul Gaultier, who designed her clothes for Reuters, explains.

Madonna presented at the concert two songs, the first is her famous song “Like a Praer” from 1989, and the other a new song titled “Future”.

Madonna’s musical paragraph, a snapshot that sparked controversy on social media sites, was the standing of dancers behind each other, one placing the Israeli flag behind his back, while the other placed a Palestinian flag behind her back.

The Israeli Minister of Culture, Miri Regev, commented on the controversial snapshot of the American singer, Madonna, at the “Eurovision ” International Music competition held on Saturday in Tel Aviv.

Madonna, 60, raised controversy at the ceremony, when two of her assistant dancers briefly appeared on stage, dressed in Israeli and Palestinian flags, while referring to the call for “peace “, AFP reported.

“Regev” described the presence of Israeli flags along with a Palestinian media during the Madonna concert in the European singing contest b “error “.
Before the weekly meeting of the Israeli cabinet, she said,

When the party’s sponsors asked Madonna about the message she wanted to direct during the Eurovision event, the American “pop queen” replied: “We must never underestimate the power and influence of music in bringing people together.”

It was not clear whether Madonna was aware that her dancers were wearing Palestinian and Israeli flags from behind, during her concert at the ceremony, in which she performed two songs, namely, “Like a Paryer” and “future”.

The “Eurovision ” international competition, in which 41 countries participate, has become the target of calls by supporters of the Palestinians to boycott the event in protest against Israel’s policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

According to Israel, calls to boycott the contest because of its establishment in Israel are discriminatory and anti-Semitic, which is denied by the boycott of Israel.

The Israeli police had imposed a security cordon around the contest’s headquarters to prevent attacks or protests after supporters of the boycott called on the spectators to ignore the ceremony.

Armed police deployed around the expo Tel Aviv complex, as well as patrol cars and motorcycles, with spectators passing through metal detectors and undergoing accurate security checks.

The international competition, involving 41 countries, became the target of calls by supporters of the Palestinians to boycott the event in protest against Israel’s policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
None of the contestants who arrived in the final rounds or television stations withdrew from the event, but the organization stepped up security in the auditorium in anticipation of activists seeking to disrupt the concert, which is broadcast live on Sunday evening, or the participation of contestants in a protest on the stage.

According to Israel, calls to boycott the contest because of its establishment in Israel are discriminatory and anti-Semitic, which is denied by the boycott of Israel.


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