The slogan for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv will be "Dare to Dream."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara were joined by Minister of Communications Ayoob Kara, Chairman of the Eurovision Supervisory Board Frank Frieling, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Jon Ola Sand, Chairman of the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC) Gil Omer and the CEO of IPBC Eldad Koblenz, among others, to unveil the official slogan earlier this week.
"I dare to dream about the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next year; I dare to dream that the Eurovision will take place here the following year as well. I'm sure all the songs will be excellent, but we are dreamers that make dreams a reality," the prime minister said at the ceremony.
"We have a country with a big heart and a great creative force. Netta, god bless her, has done exceptional foreign relations work. This of course allows us to host the song competition here and show Israel to the world, as it really is—a dynamic country. The contest will be held in Tel Aviv, a very dynamic city with a big heart and great hopes," Netanyahu went on to say.
Eldad Koblenz, the CEO of the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC), added, "We already know that dreams come true. As we proved in the World Cup—we know how to provide a free innovative quality broadcast for all citizens of Israel. We dare to dream about a widescale Eurovision contest that will be accessible to millions of viewers in Israel and abroad. The Eurovision Song Contest is important to Israel and its image. We expect to work in full cooperation with all parties involved."