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Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

Eurovision Song Contest 1998
Country Template:Country data Israel
National selection
Selection process National Final
50% Televoting/SMS
50% Judging panel
Selection date(s) February 14, 1998
Selected entrant Dana International
Selected song "Diva"
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 172 points
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1996 1998 1999►

For the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, Israel entered "Diva", performed by Dana International.

In the contest, it received 172 points[1] and finished in first place.

At Eurovision

Points Awarded to Israel

Points Awarded to Israel[2]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by Israel[2]

12 points 23x15px United Kingdom
10 points 23x15px Croatia
8 points 23x15px Netherlands
7 points 23x15px Malta
6 points 23x15px Romania
5 points 23x15px Belgium
4 points 23x15px Norway
3 points 23x15px Spain
2 points 23x15px Portugal
1 point 23x15px Cyprus


  1. Spain originally gave its 12 points to Israel and 10 to Norway. After the broadcast it was announced that Spanish broadcaster wrongly tallied the votes and Germany should have got the top mark - 12 points - instead of being snubbed, as it happened. The mistake was corrected and so Germany was placed 7th over Norway. Israel and Norway both received 2 points less than originally and Croatia, Malta, Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia and Turkey all received one point less than indicated during the broadcast.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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