That Israel is hosting Eurovision tells us everything about Europe and the western world’s “vision” for Palestinians: acquiescence.
Accept your oppression, the theft and occupation of your land, the slow genocidal erasure of Gaza, the airstrikes and slaughter.
Do not envisage freedom, resistance, liberation.
Do not imagine we, the international community, will hold Israel to account for its defiance of international and human rights law.
Eurovision is a mere example of how Israel is desperately trying to gain legitimacy through a stubborn insistence on old myths and the almost comical exhaustion of the same talking points. Because Zionism is a modern colonial movement that is incompatible with universal human rights and international law, and because Israel does not have any moral or legal justification for the colonization of Palestine and for the genocidal maltreatment of Palestinians, the Israeli regime will continue to desperately necessitate absurd propaganda in its efforts to narrate to the outside world, and probably to itself, a modified version of history, trying to prove that it has some sort of legitimacy.
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Human Rights Defenders at the “Farewell to Miki” Eurovision party in Madrid held up signs charging Israel with genocide against the indigenous Palestinian people.
A call for international human rights defenders to come to Palestine mid May (May 13 – May 19th) 2019 to support the cultural boycott of the Eurovision Singing Contest in Tel Aviv.
… Whilst the colonization forces prepare historical Palestine for the upcoming Eurovision singing contest, the stage is also being set for further oppression and genocide of the Palestinian people.
Desde la Confederación General del Trabajo seguimos denunciando el genocidio del Pueblo Palestino por parte del Estado Israelí. A pesar de todos los intentos de lavado de imagen, la memoria histórica así como la realidad de los ataques a la clase obrera palestina por parte del Estado sionista son una constante diaria.
From the General Confederation of Labor we continue to denounce the genocide of the Palestinian People by the Israeli State.
Despite all attempts at whitewashing, the historical memory as well as the reality of the attacks on the Palestinian working class by the Zionist State are a daily constant.