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Israel can ban Iceland's Eurovision contribution

The icelandic group has been described as one of the favourites for the Eurovision prize. But they are far from uncontroversial.

They describe their music as anti-capitalist BDSM-techno. In scenshowen their numbers occur in leather clothes, strypkoppel and masks adorned with zippers. The title of the song, ”Hatrið mouth sigra” means ”Hatred shall prevail”.

the DN's Hanna Fahl wrote, ”They also seem to be determined to conjure Eurovision in an entertaining way and has already managed to challenge Israel's prime minister Netanyahu to a duel in what seems to be an icelandic version of the wedige for the proposal to win the right to a ’Hatarisponsrad liberal bdsm-colony on the Mediterranean coast’.”

Members of the band have signed a petition against to the competition to be held in Israel, and that they should use their influence to criticize the israeli foreign policy.

Therefore, the israeli organization Shurat HaDin stop Iceland's contribution, writes the british music magazine NME. The organization refers to a law which states that a non-citizen shall be denied entry in the country if he encouraged the boycott of Israel.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has, however, previously agreed with the requirement from the organisation behind the Eurovision, that all the countries ' contributions, regardless of mission political opinions shall have the right to participate in the Eurovision. The competition will be held on may 14.

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