1. Activists chanting UPSOUND: (Hebrew) "Danger, danger, a government of war."
2. Banner reading (Hebrew) "In Gaza and Sderot children want to live."
3. Police on site
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Noa Levy, activist and protest organiser:
"We are here to protest against the endless bloodshed in Gaza. Our government, the Israeli government is trying and doing its best to continue the bloodshed with the ongoing siege on Gaza, the hunger, the medical situation, the humanitarian crisis brings about more and more and more violence. The violence strikes us back and the residents of Israel in the south are living in the shelters. This reality cannot continue forever and it seems like our governments want it to. So my part as an Israeli is to protest against my government and demand to end the siege and bring peace."
5. Various of protest, people chanting (Hebrew) "In Gaza and Sderot children want to live"
Dozens of left-wing activists protested against Israel's treatment of Palestinians on the evening of the first Eurovision semi-finals in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
"We are here to protest against the endless bloodshed in Gaza," said one of the organisers, Noa Levy.
Protesters carried banners reading "boycott Eurovision" and "songs and glitter cannot hide homeland being occupied".
Ever since Israeli singer Netta Barzilai carried off last year's prize with her spunky pop anthem "Toy," earning Israel the right to host Eurovision, a growing surge of cultural figures has pressured performers to pull out of the contest.
Dozens of European artists, led by former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, signed a letter calling for the contest to be moved to another country.
Demonstrations have erupted outside television studios at a number of national finals.
Boycott activists stormed the stage during France's semi-final round, fueling fears of a disruption at the main event.
Iceland's performers have vowed to leverage their platform to show the "face of the occupation."
Although the BDS movement, a Palestinian-led campaign advocating boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, failed to compel any of the 41 national broadcasters to quit the competition, the campaign has drawn international attention to topics that Israel had hoped to avoid.
Putting Israel even more on edge, the contest coincides with the day that Palestinians commemorate the anniversary of their "nakba," or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were uprooted in the war that led to the establishment of Israel in 1948.
Scores of demonstrations to mark the day of mourning and Eurovision protest are planned throughout the country on Wednesday.