2019 Israel Latest News Podcast: Israel’s Hosting Situation (Eurovision 2019) By Matt Friedrichs Posted on May 23, 2018 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr In our first Podcast of the 2019 season, Matt is discussing the most recent developments when it comes to Israel hosting the 2019 Song Contest. Since Netta won the contest with the song “Toy”, the country is being given the honor to host next year’s event and bring people from all across the globe together. However, over the last few days, a lot has happened and a lot of questions and concerns were raised. That includes multiple voices asking to boycott the event, religious leaders asking to honor religious laws and a dubious post on the official page of the Eurovision Song Contest. It’s not always the easiest task to stay fair and diplomatic when you discuss sensitive topics like the Israel/Palestine situation. But we tried our best to be respectful and not focus on our personal opinion on the conflict but how this may (or may not) affect the contest. You can listen to the Podcast on iTunes or download it HERE You can listen to the Podcast below, it is also available on Youtube.