Israel: Netanyahu cheery after Eurovision win, before US Embassy move

«Jerusalem is being blessed with many gifts,» said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his remarks at a Cabinet meeting at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem on Sunday. Netanyahu opened his speech with «boker toy» rather than 'boker tov' ['good morning' in Hebrew], in reference to the song 'Toy' by Israeli singer Netta Barzilai that led her to nab the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest the... Еще night before. Netanyahu congratulated Netta on her «thrilling and suspenseful victory» as well as promised to «deal with everything involved» to hold the Eurovision in Jerusalem next year for «a large international audience.» He also called the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, set to take place on Monday, «a celebration.» «Two additional embassies — Guatemala and Paraguay — will come here and others are on the way,» Netanyahu stated. US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, 2017, in a live televised address from Washington DC, which sparked a wave of protests throughout the world.

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