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Eurovision demands Israel host event without political, Shabbat restrictions

Hadashot news publishes the list of requirements that European Broadcasting Union sent to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Israel to host next year’s Eurovision song contest.

  1. Granting entry visas to participants and fans regardless of political views.
  2. Unrestricted travel around Israel regardless political views, religion, or sexual orientation.
  3. Free press access and commitment to free expression for all participants and udelegations.
  4. Removal of all religious restrictions, including holding rehearsals on Shabbat.
  5. Complete independence from the Kan public broadcaster in editing the broadcast.

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