CorruptUser wrote:But it was held in Jerusalem in prior years...
In 1978 Israel was in the midst of intense peace negotiations with Egypt. In 1979 Israel and Egypt just signed the peace treaty. In 1999 a left-leaning prime minister was just elected and there were no notable attacks on Palestinians by Israel. In 2018 we have a PM and government who's strongly against Palestine, the US is actively promoting its relationship with Israel at the expense of Palestinian lives, and dozens of Palestinians were killed by IDF in the biggest attack in a decade.
Israel is not in a great situation, politically.
As for Jerusalem hosting it - well, it's considered an honor, and a city whose population and leadership consistently ignore or actively deride the spirit of Eurovision and its fans, maybe it shouldn't host it this year.
At least, that's what a lot of voices are saying.