The competition will run from 14. to 18. May in the event hall Expo in the North of Tel Aviv held. From Switzerland Luca Hänni is on 64. ESC with his dance number “She Got Me”. He had already travelled on 5. May to Tel Aviv.

A ESC-village by the sea opened on Sunday its doors. There will be Shows of Israeli artists. Also former ESC-winner will occur, including the Austrian artist Tom Neuwirth, known as Conchita Wurst, and the Israeli Dana International. The semi-final shows and the Finale will be transferred on canvases.

a Few days before the start of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Tel Aviv, a Video of the Israeli television caused outrage among the Palestinians. The broadcasting company, KAN, described in a contribution to Jerusalem as “our beloved capital”.

to see the Video from Friday, the turned to Israel-visitors on the occasion of the ESC, was also a shooting in East Jerusalem-located Al-Aqsa mosque. The Palestinian authority, the Israeli television, called on Saturday, the references to Jerusalem from Israeli ESC-ad-crop videos.

in Addition, a week before the ESC-a prelude to escalating violence between Israel and the militant Palestinian organizations in the Gaza strip again. Almost 700 rockets fired Palestinian militants at the weekend on Israeli towns, four people were killed. In the case of Israeli counter-attacks 25 Palestinians were killed.

To ensure the events in Tel Aviv a Israel during the ESC week, there are about 20 000 police officers, as spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. In the vicinity of the venues, many security forces were on Sunday.