Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan has called for Ireland to boycott next year's contest if it is to be held in Israel.
The Rock 'n' Roll Kids singer's remarks came a day after 60 Palestinians, including an eight-month-old baby, were killed by Israeli troops in Gaza.
"I think the people who organise the Eurovision should make a statement by not having the Eurovision in Jerusalem next year, that they should have it somewhere else," McGettigan told Joe Duffy on RTÉ Radio 1 yesterday.
"It was dreadful yesterday [Monday] seeing Netanyahu and the Trumps celebrating while people are dead. It's frightening."
He said a boycott would have an impact.
"It's a chance for the whole of Europe who are involved in Eurovision to make a statement and sort of say, 'Look, we don't agree with this, to celebrate while other people are dying'."
"It was like Nero in Rome, he fiddled while Rome burned.