Opinion Hosting Eurovision Doesn't Make Israel Part of Europe

Eurovision is escapism for Israelis who still, 71 years on, can’t get used to the idea of living in the Middle East. And for Europeans, it's increasingly an escape from their own continent's ethno-nationalist crises

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The first time I heard of the Eurovision was at school. I was nine, and I arrived in class one morning to find everyone else talking of how Israel had almost won it the previous night. My painfully non-Israeli...