Israel – Despite another disappointing result and low ratings of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, the national broadcaster IBA has decided not to withdraw from the competition and to organize a national final “KDAM” in 2013. The Israeli Head of delegation told the newssite Mako: “IBA’s Chairman and CEO have both decided that preparations for ESC 2013 start immediately following this year’s contest. They will soon release a bid for production companies to produce a worthy Kdam show. We’re learning from past mistakes, and this time we’ll start sooner than later so we’re ready in time to provide the utmost support to our artist”.
This year the KDAM could not be held because of organizational difficulties between the producer Haim Slotzky and IBA. Eventually the broadcaster internally chose Izabo who did not qualify to the final this year. The article’s author also mentions concerns about the security measures needed for Israeli artists. They are worried about Sweden being a country with many Muslims and much antisemitism.However, according to them: “We survived Azerbaijan, and we’ll survive Sweden”
Source= Mako and escnation.com