Israel chastizes Eurovision for failing to show country map

May 28, 2010 22:35


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The Foreign Ministry sent complaint to the organizers of the Eurovision contest after they failed to show a map of Israel during the show, Foreign Ministry spokesman Yossi Levi told Israel Radio on Friday. 

Maps of each participating country were screened prior to the performance by that country's contestant. A map of Israel, however, was not screened before Harel Skaat's performance on Thursday night.

Regardless, Skaat qualified to appear in the Eurovision song contest final. Seventeen semi-finalists competed for ten spots in the final. 25 countries will appear in the final on May 29.

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