Petition: Ban Israel from Eurovisionk on EKO

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Palestinians in Gaza are facing famine at the hands of Israeli forces. Gaza’s cultural heritage sites have been decimated by 6 months of bombing.

Meanwhile, singer Eden Golan is set to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest in May. 

By allowing Israel to participate, Eurovision is whitewashing Israel’s genocide of Palestinians, right on the global stage.

Continue reading at https://actions.eko.org/a/ban-israel-from-eurovision-cntl

Petition – Olly Alexander: Boycott Eurovision 2024 by Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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Responding to the Palestinian call to boycott the event, over 450+ queer artists, activists and organisations have signed an open letter to the UK’s contestant, Olly Alexander, asking him to withdraw. The letter calls on him to “commit not to perform at Eurovision while it provides cultural cover for an ongoing genocide.” 

We, the undersigned, add our voices and ask Olly Alexander to heed the Palestinian call to withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

Continue reading at https://palestinecampaign.eaction.online/Eurovision2024

Protesting Israel’s Dehumanization and Demonization of the Palestinians by Shahd Abusalama

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Israel’s culture of impunity assumes they can continue committing a gradual genocide against our existence, without us fighting back to reclaim our humanity and hold them accountable. If we “dare to dream,” to use Eurovision’s slogan this year, we face Israel’s multi-faced violence, which chases us wherever we go, even when we physically break free of Israeli systems of oppression to Europe. And unfortunately, the Israeli narrative continues to enjoy Western bias despite growing resistance from believers in global justice across the world. As a result, our suffering and yearning for freedom and justice is left unheard and unseen in the mainstream. Meanwhile, Israel and Western governments are criminalizing the BDS movement, which has given us an empowering non-violent tool to tackle those intersecting international systems of oppression against us, and a solidarity tactic to break this chain of complicity.

Continue reading at https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/38749

Madonna accused of ‘supporting murder and genocide’ as she defends Eurovision gig on The Canary

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Palestinian activists have responded to Madonna’s insistence that she’ll go ahead with her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest. One accused her of ‘supporting murder and genocide’.

Continue reading at https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2019/05/17/madonna-accused-of-supporting-murder-and-genocide-as-she-defends-eurovision-gig/

Eurovision tells us everything about Europe’s ‘vision’ for Palestinians: acquiescence by Randa Abdel-Fattah

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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. 

Continue reading at https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2019/5/13/eurovision-tells-us-everything-about-europes-vision-for-palestinians

Sun, Gays, Misogyny, and Shawarma: Eurovision promo yet another failed Israeli bid for legitimacy by Denijal Jegić

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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.

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2019/05/misogyny-eurovision-legitimacy/

El boicot a Israel persigue a la “charanga” eurovisiva por Madrid al grito de “¡mientras cantan están asesinando!” /The boycott of Israel pursues the eurovision “charanga” in Madrid with the cry of “while they are singing they are murdering!” on Vertele

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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.

Read the article at http://vertele.eldiario.es/noticias/Manifestantes-propalestinos-eurovisiva-Madrid-asesinando_0_2119888010.html

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Behind The Fence, They Sing of Freedom on International Solidarity Movement website

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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.

Continue reading at https://palsolidarity.org/2019/04/urgent-action-alert-behind-the-fence-they-sing-of-freedom/

Nos sumamos a la campaña internacional contra la celebración de Eurovisión en Tel Aviv / We join the international campaign against the Eurovision celebration in Tel Aviv by Confederación General del Trabajo/General Confederation of Labor (CGT)

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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.

Continue reading at http://cgt.org.es/noticias-cgt/comunicados/nos-sumamos-la-campana-internacional-contra-la-celebracion-de-eurovision-en

Israel’s Eurovision win pinkwashes genocide by Tess Lewis

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But the Basque and Crimean flags are deemed political, and therefore are forbidden. So is the flag of Palestine. For Europe, having Israel as a Western-aligned “watchdog” in the Middle East is far too important to allow a Palestinian flag to be seen on camera.

Winning Eurovision has been part of a long, cynical project by Israel to promote itself as a feminist, gay-friendly utopia – which has included a very literal instance of pinkwashing when it painted fighter jets pink – to distract from its brutal oppression of the Palestinian people.

Hosting Eurovision next year will be a further boon for that project. Artists from around Europe (and Australia) will descend on the country, posting to social media snaps of their carefully stage-managed tours.

Continue reading at https://redflag.org.au/node/6334