Ireland’s Sarah McTernan  performs during a dress rehearsal ahead of the second semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Reuters/ Ronen Zvulun

Ireland’s Eurovision entry, Sarah McTernan, takes to the stage in the contest’s second semi-final on Thursdsay in Tel Aviv, hoping to become only the (...)

Nothing to sing about?: 10-year-old Mona Abdulmagid (foreground of montage) takes part in the the Ireland Palestine Alliance’s boycott-Eurovision campaign. Last year’s winner was the Israeli singer Netta Barzilai (background)

In 1973, two interesting things happened to Israel, one momentous, the other apparently trivial. The momentous one was that, in October, a coalition o(...)

Eurovision: Netta Barzilai, representing Israel, wins the 2018 contest. Photograph: Vyacheslav Prokofyev/Tass/Getty

Public figures including Stephen Fry, Sharon Osbourne, Marina Abramovic and the pop mogul Scooter Braun have signed a letter speaking out against a pr(...)

Madonna: she will reach more than 180 million viewers when she takes to the stage in Tel Aviv on May 18th. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Pop superstar Madonna will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next month. The singer is expected to take to the stage in Tel Aviv on May(...)

A man takes the microphone of SuRie as a security staff approaches in Lisbon, Portugal, during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final. Photograph: AP/Armando Franca

The UK’s Eurovision entrant SuRie has said she has some bruises on her hands after a man interrupted her and snatched the microphone while on stage pe(...)