Eurovision 2019: Tel Aviv in security crackdown amid protests

After months of anticipation, Eurovision 2019 has officially kicked off in Tel Aviv, with a parade of performers on the orange carpet, including Australia’s Kate-Miller Heidke.

But behind the scenes, Israeli authorities are mounting a massive security blitz to try to ensure that the international event is not marred by violence.

Listen to the report by Barney Porter on the ABC World Today program.