Eurovision Song Contest 1979 was the 24th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 31 March 1979 in J The victory of YIZAR COHEN and ALPHA BETA brought for the first time in 1979 the competition in Asia. The IBA (Israel's state television) insisted to hold the contest in Jerusalem, which was of course under draconian security measures. The Israeli television held a perfect competition and won the impressions especially during the break where folk dancing groups showed Jewish chorous.Ta quotes films, made using 5 mimon while only moving images of Greece also presenters. Unlike in 1978 were 19 countries since Turkey abstained, for political reasons, even after the draw for the display order of the songs. Also in 1979, is the holding last year after the Monaco (RMC) Radio Monte - Carlo was private. The "DSCHINGHIS KHAN" was a huge success throughout Europe. Spain and risked having pioneered the BETTY MISSIEGO and "SU CANCION" came the four children stressing the fact that 1979 has been proclaimed International Year of the Child. Spain voted last and preceding the scoreboard with a degree in Israel. He, however, ten degrees in Israel and in Spain finished in second place while Israel won for the second consecutive time in competition.The winning song "HALLELUJAH", talks about peace, love and friendship between the peoples of the world. Topical issue in Israel after a few days before the competition, Egypt and Israel had signed a peace treaty. The song had great success worldwide. The protapriliatiki even farce of Israeli radio, the day of the competition, was the announcement that "HALLELUJAH" established as the official national anthem of the country.