During the grand final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest the Israeli spokesperson announced during the jury voting that the Israelian national broadcaster IBA will close it doors and Israel therefore won’t return to the Eurovision Song Contest in the future.
Instead a new Israelian national broadcaster opened its doors. KAN is the new national broadcaster of Israel, which is created by the Israelian government after discussions that the costs of IBA were too high.
From today on KAN is an official EBU member those allowing Israel to participate at the Eurovision Song Contest in the future. More details regarding Israels participation will follow in due course.
Update: The application proccess of KAN is pending according to the EBU.