Eurovision By Year
1979 OverviewHOST COUNTRY: Israel HOST CITY: Jerusalem HOST VENUE: International Convention Centre HOST BROADCASTER: IBA HOST PRESENTERS: Daniel Pe'er & Yardena Arazi INTERVAL ACTS: Shalom '79
GRAND FINAL: 31st March
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 19
Who Won in 1979?
ARTIST Gali Atari and Milk and Honey
1979 FactsThis was the first time the contest was held out side of what is geographically considered Europe, although Israel are full members of the EBU, hence their participation in the contest.
For politcal reasons Turkey & Yugoslavia both refused to enter or broadcast the contest being held in Jerusalem.