15 May 2018
Israel's winner in the Eurovision song contest, Netta Barzilai, landed in Tel Aviv early on Monday. She told reporters upon her arrival that she was very proud and happy to bring Israel a reason to be happy. On Sunday, several thousands of Israelis flocked to central Tel Aviv after Barzilai was announced winner of the Eurovision contest. Her win in Lisbon was Israel's fourth in the glitzy pageant. The contest was watched by over 200 million people around the world. It also guarantees their right to host the event next year.