Coming in second were Cyprus and third was Austria.
"These days, Jerusalem is blessed with many gifts, another one we received last night with Netta's brilliant and explosive victory", the prime minister said.
Apart from all the production costs, they gave us not one or two but four hosts - what will Israel do next year? There will be no escaping the issue next year unless the competition's rabid fans in coastal Tel Aviv get their way and manage to host it instead.
The worldwide contest began as a competition between European countries, but its huge popularity has led to the inclusion of Israel and Australia among the performers. Following her performance, the 29-year-old tweeted: "Well, I've always said anything can happen at Eurovision".
But Portugal - which hosting this year's event because its entry, Salvador Sobral, won with a restrained solo ballad last year in Ukraine - is putting on a show with stylish, elegant performances by a strong field of competitors.
In the past, when the Eurovision competition took place in Israel, it was at the Binyanei Hauma International Convention Center, at the entrance to Jerusalem.
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East Jerusalem is considered occupied Palestinian territory under worldwide law.
Ryan O'Shaughnessy performs during the Eurovision Song Contest semifinals.
Netta! Well done! Congratulations on your victory at "Eurovision"! Frequently, both they and Netta would break out into a chicken dance, echoing a line in the song in which she appears to do a chicken impression. Netta became known for what in the context of a pageant like Eurovision can only be described as a hetrodox appearance while her song "Toy" conveyed the themes of post-modern militant feminism and so-called "female empowerment".
"Thank you so much for choosing different".
He says: "You want to start with good energy".
Watching him perform last night you'd have to say we couldn't be prouder of him too but it really is hard to know what audiences will go for - it's a very different sort of "All Kinds of Everything" music world now.