Israel's PM: Eurovision will be coming to Jerusalem next year

12:57, 13 May 2018
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"These days, Jerusalem is blessed with many gifts. We got another one last night, with Netta's brilliant and thrilling victory," The Jerusalem Post quoted the prime minister as saying. "The gift is that the Eurovision will be coming to Jerusalem next year. We will be proud to host it. I think we will do everything that allows another big event with a great international viewership in our city, in our country."

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