Their entry was Avi Toledano with the song "Hora" after he won the Israeli national final, Kdam Eurovision 1982. At Eurovision, the song came second, having received 100 points. He had previously participated in the Israeli selection process of last year with the song "Karnaval".
On the night of the final at the Harrogate International Centre, Avi Toledano performed 15th in the running order, following Yugoslavia and preceding Netherlands. At the close of voting, "Hora" had received 100 points (the highest being 12s from Finland, Germany), placing Israel in second out of a field of 18 competing countries behind Germany's winner singer Nicole which increased 61 points gap was recorded between Toledano. The Israeli jury awarded its 12 points to Germany. The Israeli spokesperson revealing the result of the Israeli vote in the final was Yitzhak Shim'oni.