Analysis Netanyahu's Eurovision Gamble Paid Off, and Now He Reaps the Benefits

The prime minister refused to fund the Eurovision Song Contest, knowing well that a bank loan would threaten the public broadcaster's financial independence - and that's exactly what happened

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Netta Barzilay s 2018 victory in the Eurovision Song Contest was an event of national import. Israel s 70th anniversary, celebrated with great pathos about two weeks before the contest in Lisbon, was dwarfed...