Israeli singer Netta Barzilai (second right) after winning the 2018 Eurovision song contest in Lisbon
A pro-Palestinian activist group, Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Australia, has joined protesters and artists worldwide in calling for a boycott of the event.
It used a red leaflet featuring the SBS [national public television network in Australia] name and logo to promote its cause. It said: “Boycott Eurovision 2019; Don’t Celebrate Israel’s Apartheid Crimes”.
SBS sent a legal letter saying they must “immediately remove SBS’s trademark from any of your websites, social media pages and any other marketing and promotional material”.
Mark Geary writes:
Non-European country in a tizzy over Eurovision being in another non-European country.