Plethora reactions from ordinary citizens, activists and politicians has caused the song he sends this year Israel at Eurovisionwith Title October Rain (October Rain).

Many argue that it refers to her attack Hamas on October 7, 2023 on October 7, 2023 at the Israeli music festival and in the kibbutzim, at least 1,160 dead and 250 hostages.

In the face of backlash, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the contest’s organizing authority, said it was “examining the lyrics” to determine whether they could be considered political statements, something Eurovision normally forbids.

A few days before and after intervention of President Isaac Duke– called for “necessary adjustments” to ensure Israel can enter the tournament – o Israeli TV station Kan agreed to change the lyrics of October Rain.

“Israel should be blocked like Russia after the invasion of Ukraine”

In the last protests, two Belgians ministertoday called for the exclusion of Israel from the Eurovision Song Contest while the war continues in Gauzeas a punitive measure for the death of Palestinian civilians.

Belgium’s French-speaking culture minister Benedict Linard and her Flemish counterpart Benjamin Dahl joined their voices.

Just as Russia was excluded from contests and Eurovision after the invasion of Ukraine, Israel should be excluded until it puts an end to the flagrant violations of international law, which result in thousands of victims, especially children,” Linar said on Platform X.

Linar told parliament yesterday that she would ask the French-language public broadcaster RTBF, which organizes Belgium’s Eurovision entry, to raise these concerns with the EBU.

Dahl said Israel’s non-participation would be the appropriate move while so many Palestinian civilians are suffering, according to Flemish network VRT.

There was no immediate response from the EBU, or from Israel, which says it is the victim of a smear campaign for trying to eliminate Hamas militants from the Palestinian enclave.

This year’s annual European Song Contest will be held May 7-11 in Malmo, Sweden.