Tel Aviv 2019

Tel Aviv mayor “looks forward” to hosting Eurovision in letter to EBU

With an official Eurovision Song Contest 2019 host city announcement expected imminently, more and more information continues to be made available via Israeli media outlets. In the last couple of hours, has exclusively published the official letter sent by the mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo to Jon Ola Sand at the European Broadcasting Union.

Tel Aviv able to meet all demands

In the letter dated September 4th, the mayor of Tel Aviv explains that his city can meet the list of demands set by the EBU. These demands included a guarantee that fans would not be banned from visiting the contest in Israel based on their political opinions, religion, or sexual orientation. Furthermore, the EBU demands that work must take place during Shabbat on Saturdays.

The full letter

You can read the mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo’s letter to the EBU confirming that his city can meet all the requirements in full below, courtesy of


A coastal Eurovision all but confirmed?

It is unclear as to whether a similar letter was also written by officials in Jerusalem. Nevertheless, it is widely believed that Jerusalem would struggle to commit to working during Shabbat and is the reason why Tel Aviv is considered to be on the brink of being announced as the official Eurovision Song Contest 2019 host city.

An official announcement is expected imminently.

What do you make of the Tel Aviv-Yafo mayor’s letter to Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor at the EBU? Let us know in the comments!

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