Letter: Eurovision entries

Sir: Heather Henderson asks (letter, 13 May) why Israel takes part in the Eurovision Song Contest. Some time during the 1960s, the Israeli radio or television network applied for membership of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and was accepted. Since then they have won the Eurovision Song Contest three times.

If the Palestinians eventually get a broadcasting network of their own which can be affiliated to the EBU, there is no reason why they should not have an entry to the song contest. If any other Mediterranean country wanted to enter it would be welcome.


Bradford, West Yorkshire