Israel made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973 as the first non-European country granted permission to participate in the event. The EBU allowed Israel to participate since the country's broadcaster was already one of its members.

Israel showed strong interest in the competition from the very beginning and it paid off very soon; they won for the first time in Paris in 1978 with the song A-Ba-Ni-Bi performed by Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta. The Eurovision Song Contest travelled to Jerusalem in 1979 where Israel won the competition for the second time in a row. The voting climax that year was unforgettable: Spain was the last country to cast its votes and at that moment, Spain itself was in the lead, only 1 point ahead of Israel. The Spanish 10 points then caused Milk and Honey's Hallelujah to win, which gave Israel its second Eurovision victory. After the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest, Hallelujah became another international hit.

Dana International made headlines around the world in 1998 when she became the first transgender singer to win the Eurovision Song Contest. The competition returned to Jerusalem in 1999. Dana International returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 but failed to qualify for the Grand Final. Israel has qualified for every Grand Final since 2015.

In 2018, Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest for the fourth time, with Netta receiving 529 points for her empowering anthem TOY.


Eden Alene

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Participation history

Ilanit
Ey-sham
Final
97 points 4th
Poogy
Natati La Khaiai
Final
11 points 7th
Shlomo Artzi
At Ve'ani
Final
40 points 11th
Chocolate, Menta, Mastik
Emor Shalom
Final
77 points 6th
Ilanit
Ah-haa-vah Hee Shir Lish-naa-yim
Final
49 points 11th
Milk and Honey
Hallelujah
🏆
Final
125 points 1st
Habibi
Halaylah
Final
56 points 7th
Avi Toledano
Hora
Final
100 points 2nd
Ofra Haza
Hi
Final
136 points 2nd
Izhar Cohen
Olé Olé
Final
93 points 5th
Datner and Kushnir
Shir Habatlanim
Final
73 points 8th
Yardena Arazi
Ben Adam
Final
85 points 7th
Gili ve Galit
Derech Ha'melech
Final
50 points 12th
Rita
Shara Barechovot
Final
16 points 18th
Duo Datz
Kan
Final
139 points 3rd
Dafna
Ze Rak Sport
Final
85 points 6th
Lakahat Shiru
Shiru
Final
4 points 24th
Liora
Amen
Final
81 points 8th
Eden
Yom Huledeth
Final
93 points 5th
Ping Pong
Sa'me'akh
Final
7 points 22nd
Tal Sondak
Ein Davar
Final
25 points 16th
Sarit Hadad
Light A Candle
Final
37 points 12th
Lior Narkis
Words For Love
Final
17 points 19th
David D'or
Le'ha'amin
Semi-Final
57 points 11th
Shiri Maymon
Hasheket Shenish'ar
qualified
Semi-Final
158 points 7th
Grand Final
154 points 4th
Eddie Butler
Ze Hazman
Grand Final
4 points 23rd
Teapacks
Push The Button
Semi-Final
17 points 24th
Boaz
The Fire In Your Eyes
qualified
First Semi-Final
104 points 5th
Grand Final
124 points 9th
Noa & Mira Awad
There Must Be Another Way
qualified
First Semi-Final
75 points 7th
Grand Final
53 points 16th
Harel Skaat
Milim
qualified
Second Semi-Final
71 points 8th
Grand Final
71 points 14th
Dana International
Ding Dong
Second Semi-Final
38 points 15th
Izabo
Time
First Semi-Final
33 points 13th
Moran Mazor
Rak Bishvilo
Second Semi-Final
40 points 14th
Mei Finegold
Same Heart
Second Semi-Final
19 points 14th
Nadav Guedj
Golden Boy
qualified
Second Semi-Final
151 points 3rd
Grand Final
97 points 9th
Hovi Star
Made Of Stars
qualified
Second Semi-Final
147 points 7th
Grand Final
135 points 14th
IMRI
I Feel Alive
qualified
Second Semi-Final
207 points 3rd
Grand Final
39 points 23rd
Netta
TOY
qualified
First Semi-Final
283 points 1st
🏆
Grand Final
529 points 1st
Kobi Marimi
Home
Grand Final
35 points 23rd

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