According to ESC+Plus, Israel have withdrawn from Junior Eurovision 2013. Israel had debuted at the 2012 contest with Kids.il finishing in 8th place, Israel had been one of the favourites to win the contest. The news of the withdrawal was expected with IBA the Israeli national broadcaster being very quiet about the contest.
However we understand that if all goes to plan, the 12th competing country in this years contest will be revealed this week. Currently the EBU are just waiting for paperwork for this country before they announce the news.