IBA, the Israeli national broadcaster has confirmed to Esctoday.com that Israel will participate at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhangen, next May.
The Israeli broadcaster is yet to decide on the method and mechanism it will use to select the 2014 Israeli Eurovision entry and reprensentative. More information will be released in due course.
In 2013 IBA organized a national selection in order to select its Eurovision entry, the well known Kdam Eurovision. Moran Mazor won the Israeli national final and represented Israel in Malmo with Rak Bishvilo.
Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, France, Albania, Iceland, Ireland, San Marino, Georgia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Estonia, Malta, Russia, Germany, Austria, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Belgium, Spain ,United Kingdom, Latvia, Lithuania ,Belarus , Hungary and Israel have all confirmed their participation at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest next year in Denmark. Whilst Italy, Ukraine, Moldova and Slovenia have said they will most likely be in the competition.
Israel debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973 with Ilanit and has won the competion 3 times (1977 with Yizhar Cohen and Alpha Beta, 1979 with Gali Atari and Milk & Honey, and in 1998 with Dana International). Israel has hosted the event twice in 1979, 1999 in Jerusalem.
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