Israel: IBA to remain in Eurovision

Israel will broadcast the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest after IBA officials opposed the idea to leave the contest from General Director Moti Sklar.

It’s suggested that Moti Sklar believes that IBA should give up the contest as it did not fit the character of the channel and is more suited to commercial channels. Participants in the meeting including Yoav Guinea, chairman of the Broadcasting Authority, Neve Yaakov and Amir Gilat opposed the idea.

Also during the meeting the return of KDAM was suggested where an open competition would come back after several years of internal selection from IBA.

IBA reacted by saying they will not refer to their internal discussions and will give their final decision on Monday.