Blue and White MK: Give remaining Eurovision tickets to residents of South

Zvika Hauser said if the upcoming contest was the reason for the ceasefire, those affected should benefit.

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May 8, 2019 00:05
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Australia holds its first rehearsal at Expo Tel Aviv on Sunday

Australia holds its first rehearsal at Expo Tel Aviv on Sunday. (photo credit: THOMAS HANSES/EBU)

Blue and White MK Zvika Hauser suggested Monday morning that the unsold Eurovision tickets be distributed to residents of Israel’s South, who suffered from two days of intense rocket fire.


“The Eurovision brought us temporary quiet, and the appreciation of that should be awarded to residents of the South,” Hauser tweeted Monday. “They pay the price of the government’s policies, which allows time after time of attacks on the population and forfeits their security. I call on the culture minister to instruct the KAN public broadcaster to allocate the remaining Eurovision tickets to the residents of the South. Their comfort will bring us a little comfort.”
With just over a week until the first Eurovision shows begin, there are still more than 2,000 tickets available to the two live semi-final shows, on May 14 and 16. There are also thousands of seats still for sale to the six dress rehearsal shows going on all week long. The lagging sales have been attributed to the high price of the tickets set by KAN.


A spokeswoman for KAN declined to respond to a request for comment about the suggestion on Monday. Last week, a KAN spokeswoman said she was not concerned about the unsold tickets and said she was optimistic the seats would all be filled by next week.


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