Eurovision 2019

Calling for musicians and the BBC to boycott Eurovision 2019

By hosting Eurovision 2019, Israel is deflecting from the illegal occupation of Palestine and the oppression of Palestinians.

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Calling for musicians and the BBC to boycott Eurovision 2019

We are calling for musicians and the BBC to boycott Eurovision 2019 as demanded by Palestinians. While Eurovision is being broadcast from Israel, Palestinians will continue to be faced with military checkpoints, evictions, village demolitions and land theft.

Israel’s government has called Netta Barzilai, 2018’s Eurovision winner, as the country’s “best ambassador” and Netta has said Eurovision will be used to show Israel is “the best place in the world”.

By participating in Eurovision 2019, artists are ignoring and deflecting from Israel’s brutal oppression of the Palestinians. By broadcasting, the BBC is giving Israel a platform to gloss over its illegal occupation and continual human rights abuses. This aids the state of Israel in promoting itself and deflecting from the illegal occupation as part of its ‘Brand Israel’ strategy.

We are calling for artists to follow world-renowned artists like Lorde and Lana Del Rey who have respected the Palestinian’s calls for a boycott and withdrawn from performances in Israel.

Tweet at participating artists and the BBC asking them to respect Palestinian calls for the boycott.

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