Israeli culture minister criticises Palestinian flags at Eurovision | Television & radio | The Guardian

During Madonna’s performance at the final, two of her dancers could be seen side by side with Israeli and Palestinian flags on their backs. The gesture was an apparent call for unity, but Eurovision organisers seek to keep all politics out of the event, and the display of Palestinian flags inside Israel is deeply controversial.

Madonna resisted calls from pro-Palestinian activists to boycott the event over Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory. In a statement before the finals, the American singer said: “I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda, nor will I stop speaking out against violations of human rights wherever in the world they may be.”

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