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Madonna-power politics in the Eurovision Song Contest

policy is to remain at the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) is actually outside, in front of - in this year's competition in Israel, this has not worked out, however. The appearance of world star Madonna, in the mid-term of the ESC-final in Tel Aviv, two of her dancers were wearing on Saturday night, each with an Israeli flag and a Palestinian Flag on your back, which could be understood as an appeal for a peaceful Coexistence of Israelis and Palestinians.

The European broadcasting Union, which organises the ESC, condemned this Statement. This Performance Element had not been "part of the samples", it said in a statement. "The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political event and Madonna had been informed." Whether or not the American singer of the presentation of the flags knew during their presence, remained unclear. Criticism of the European broadcasting Union, the Icelandic Band Hatari's, the wore during the awarding of points scarves with the Palestinian flag received.

Madonna's appearance plans for the ESC had earned it prior to this criticism of the Israel-hostile campaign of BDS ("Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions"). In a statement, which was widely used by US media, said the 60-year-old Pop Diva, therefore, before the ESC-final: "I will never stop to make music, to meet the political Agenda of anyone, nor will I stop violations of human rights to address, wherever in the world they occur." (sep/AFP)

Created: 19.05.2019, 09:46 PM

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