Since Netta's victory last Saturday, the total amount of victories for Israel totals four; they won the competition in 1978 with Abanibi by Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta, in 1979 Milk and Honey got the most points for their song Hallelujah and in 1998 Diva by Dana International topped the scoreboard.
How have other countries historically fared with their number of wins in the Eurovision Song Contest? Israel is now up to par with the amount of times that the Netherlands snatched the trophy; they did so in 1957, 1959, 1969 and 1975. Yet the Netherlands’ last win is already 43 years ago.
There is only one country that has secured victory a whopping seven times: Ireland. With their last win taking place in 1996 — 22 years ago! — Sweden is well on its way to knock the Irish off the number one spot. With two of Sweden's victories in recent years (2012 and 2015) you would think their hunger for victory is satisfied, but knowing the Swedish love for Eurovision that may be a risky assumption...
Ireland (7 victories)
France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom (5)
Israel, the Netherlands (4)
Denmark, Norway (3)
Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine (2)
Azerbaijan, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Monaco, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Yugoslavia (1)