Eurovision Chief Defends Next Year's Contest in Israel: 'We Don’t Want to Be Used Politically in Any Way'

Jon Ola Sand, the man who essentially runs the contest, predicts in a visit to Israel that BDS activists won’t flood the country next May – but warns that the city's reputation will suffer if there's not enough lodging for foreign fans

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Two sworn enemies met for the first time last week: Eldad Koblenz, CEO of Kan, Israel's public broadcaster, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has threatened repeatedly to shut the corporation, mostly...