Why does Israel compete in European sports and Eurovision despite the Gaza War? | News of the Israeli war on Gaza

European organizations have no plan to ban Israel, in contrast to the rapid measures taken against Russia.

European organizations have no plans to prevent Israel from participating in events such as the European Football Championship and the Eurovision Song Contest, despite its war on Gaza.

Meanwhile, swift action was taken against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

So why is Israel competing in Europe? Why do European organizations defend their continued participation?

Presenter: Adrian Finnegan


Andrew Feinstein – writer and activist who served as an MP under former South African President Nelson Mandela

Omar Barghouti – co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

Chris Rose – Director of the Amos Trust, an innovative human rights organization with a long history of advocating for Palestinian rights

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