The Israeli Foreign Ministry admits that they mobilized to win votes at Eurovision 2024

The Israeli Foreign Ministry admits that they mobilized to win votes at Eurovision 2024
The Israeli Foreign Ministry admits that they mobilized to win votes at Eurovision 2024

EUROVISION 2024

An Israeli diplomat has acknowledged that “they acted among friendly audiences to increase the vote.”

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By Mario by Hipólito de Sande

On May 16, 2024 | 16:18

Controversy continues to surround the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest even after it is over. The representative of the Netherlands disqualified, the warnings of the singer from Ireland to the organization, the resignation of the spokesman for Norway, but above all, the participation of Israel in the contest These are just some of the moments that have marked the musical contest. Once the contest was over, there was a lot of talk in the media about the massive support that Israel received in the televoting of the grand final. In fact, Spain was one of the countries that gave its 12 points, that is, the maximum score, to Eden Golan.

But the last straw was the statements made by the director of the Digital Diplomacy Office of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “It is true that we, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, act among friendly audiences to increase voting“, confirmed David Saranga to Ynet. In this way, he would be recognizing that the great televote that ‘Hurricane’ obtained is the result of an organized effort.

Nemo, winner of ‘Eurovision 2024’

This has caused a great stir on social networks because it would mean that televoting has been used to imply that the European public supports Israeli violence. There have been many people who have spoken out, describing the situation as “unfair” and asking that something be done about this “nonsense.” But, despite all this, before the statement issued by the Israeli delegation, There were already many who thought that it was a nonsense.

12 points to Israel

Eden Golan, Israel’s representative at Eurovision 2024, managed to be second in the televoting at receive the highest score from many of the countries that participated. Spain, Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom They awarded 12 points to the Israeli singerplacing her in fifth position in the final classification after placing 12th in the jury.

 
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