An Israeli journalist covering the Eurovision song contest in Malmo, Sweden, said he and two of his compatriots were threatened on the street.

Alon Amir told Sveriges Radio on Tuesday that he and the other two Israelis were accosted by a group of young men. Amir told the men he was from Cyprus "because I knew where it was heading," he told Sveriges Radio on Tuesday. "They said: 'Where are the Israelis staying, we want to bomb the place,'" Amir said. "It wasn't a joke."

Initial reports in Swedish media said the men were part of the Israeli delegation but Sveriges Radio reported they were only covering the event.

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