“that this was a Eurovision Song Contest and that Israel is somehow an honorary member (since 1973) along with Australia, perhaps a nod to other (white) settler colonial states born of European imperialism and colonialism..”
“Fifty-two countries have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since it started in 1956.. .. The contest, organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), is held annually between members of the Union. Broadcasters from different countries submit songs to the event, and cast votes to determine the most popular in the competition.”
So among these 52 countires there are fex. all of the ex-Soviet states, Turkey (which if I remember correctly has not attended since Erdogans time) also Morocco has been in, so please leave this “white settler colonialist crap” out of it. (Also see the list of all of the 52 countries in the link.)
The idea of the contest has been to connect ordinary people through music, like both Russia and Ukraine attending the contest at the same time eventhough they are in a war against each other.
There is already discussion around the Europe of possibly boycotting the event next year, but in my opinion people should go there and see what it is. Specially if it is held in Jerusalem, it will be a good possibility to spread knowledge of the reality of the Palestinians.