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Hamas, a Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, had no immediate comment.
The Eurovision song contest is set to launch at 10 p.m. Israel time on May 14 and run through May 18. Some 41 countries are slated to compete in the competition in Tel Aviv.
Roger Waters has repeatedly spoken out against Israel, this time comparing Israelis to the aliens from the film Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Stars spotted on the sidelines of the Expo Tel Aviv this week
By AMY SPIRO
'We found 41 places that have not just beauty, but also some sort of content, that tell a story.'
Madonna will make a guest appearance on Saturday during the Eurovision finals in Tel Aviv.
The Eurovision Song Contest, under the slogan 'Dare to Dream' will be held for the 64th time this year and for the first time in Tel Aviv, with 41 countries.
By BENJY SINGER
Israel is now, once more, in the midst of Eurovision fever, and I have been caught up in it.
By LIAT COLLINS
41 contestants walk the 'orange carpet' during the official opening ceremony to the week-long festivities.
KAN is offering livestreams designed for people with cognitive disabilities, vision loss and hearing impairment.
The competition is huge in Europe and beyond.
By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
Rapper also slated to perform with Madonna at Eurovision final.
Untouched by Gaza violence, preparations for the song contest next week continue full steam ahead.
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