JLo Don't Go to Apartheid Israel


Jennifer Lopez (JLo) is one of the most beloved pop and Latin music artists in the world and she supports programs to bring health and human rights to women and children
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She has teamed up with Amnesty International to promote justice for women killed in Mexico and she and with her sister runs the Lopez Foundation to bring quality healthcare and health education to women and children in underserved communities.

Why then is she planning a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, a country known for its human rights abuses?

Sign the petition to ask JLo to open her heart to the Palestinian people by cancelling her August 1, 2019 performance in apartheid Israel.

Thank you to campaign partners Boycott From Within and Adalah-NY for being part of this international call asking JLo to do to the right thing!

Dear Jennifer Lopez,

Your music brings joy to people around the world and your humanitarian work with Amnesty International and the Lopez Foundation increases the well-being of women and children, but if you follow through with your August 2019 performance in Tel Aviv, you will be giving Israel a green light to continue human rights violations against Palestinians, including imprisoning and killing children, denying families sufficient clean water and medical treatment and much more.

Palestinians living under Israel’s system of occupation, siege, and apartheid face a nightmare of daily humiliations: roads divided between Jews and Palestinians, a military court system where children are taken from their homes in the middle of the night and imprisoned and abused.

Since March 30, 2018, Israeli snipers have killed over 180 Palestinians in Gaza, including children, medics, journalists and the disabled.

Israel openly institutes two sets of laws for two groups of people — the definition of apartheid — and is the only country in the world with a juvenile military court system. In 2018, the racist Nation State Law codified the status of Palestinian citizens of Israel as second-class citizens.

Amnesty International has released numerous reports detailing Israel’s human rights abuses, unlawful killings, and war crimes against Palestinians. They specifically have addressed the impact and violence of the occupation against women and children and have even called for a weapons embargo of Israel.

Since 2005 Palestinians have been calling on the international community to support their struggle for freedom, dignity, and equality through the same means that were effective in ending South African apartheid. You sing, “love don’t cost a thing,” but Palestinians living under occupation and apartheid pay with their human rights.

Just as artists’ refusal to play Sun City in the 1980 helped end South African apartheid, you can have a significant impact towards advancing the Palestinian struggle for freedom. Please open your heart to Palestinian children and cancel your August 2019 show in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Sincerely,

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  • Sabrina Coco
    signed 2019-04-19 16:23:09 -0400
  • Nick Khoury
    signed 2019-04-19 16:09:24 -0400
    Stand up against Apartheid and racism.
  • Carla Davis
    @cmouse35 tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-19 15:59:44 -0400
    Dear @JLoPalestinian children need your help!Israel denies access to clean water, electricity, & medical care, detains children in a military court systemExtend your love to Palestinians Cancel your Aug 2019 performance in Tel Aviv #JLoDontGo! https://www.codepink.org/jlodontgo?recruiter_id=362132
  • Carla Davis
    signed 2019-04-19 15:59:39 -0400
  • Steve Sullivan
    signed 2019-04-19 15:57:14 -0400
  • Vivian Taube
    signed 2019-04-19 15:50:46 -0400
    I like you very much. I like that you don’t drink alcohol, and my heart goes out to you as someone who has suffered because of alcohol, indirectly (I am thinking of Ben Affleck, here). I am clean and sober, as of River Phoenix’s autopsy, which was signed, November 15, 1993. That date has a lot of other meanings for me, too, such as it being my grandmother’s, Leopoldine Janacek Taube’s, Name Day, as well as that of the woman I presume was her mother, Leopoldine Francisca Janacek—and I don’t know how many other ancestors—as they were named for Saint Leopold, who died on that day in 1136. He founded a monastery to Saint Mary, outside Vienna, Austria, where they all are from—the Stift Klosterneuburg, which has a winery, near which I had my first drink: a glass of white wine, at a tavern, on my last visit with my parents in 1973, when I was 12.

    I am truly opposed to you playing in Israel, which is the aggressor in the conflict with the Palestinians. Israel is perpetrating a very unjust occupation against them and has been for decades. I am surprised you want to play Israel, under the circumstances. I write this as a daughter of Holocaust survivors. Please don’t play in Israel.

    Love,

    Vivian Taube
  • Paul Blank
    signed 2019-04-19 15:49:44 -0400
  • Amal Ayache
    signed via 2019-04-19 15:43:28 -0400
  • Fiona Haworth
    signed 2019-04-19 15:36:55 -0400
  • Danielle Hammond
    signed 2019-04-19 15:20:33 -0400
    Boycott right wing Israel.
  • Jill Manske
    signed 2019-04-19 15:03:11 -0400
  • Ann Wright
    signed 2019-04-19 14:59:42 -0400
  • Chris Omar
    signed 2019-04-19 14:48:56 -0400
  • Finn Eilertsen
    signed 2019-04-19 14:27:21 -0400
  • Finn Eilertsen
    @undulat69 tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-19 14:27:00 -0400
    Dear @JLoPalestinian children need your help!Israel denies access to clean water, electricity, & medical care, detains children in a military court systemExtend your love to Palestinians Cancel your Aug 2019 performance in Tel Aviv #JLoDontGo! https://www.codepink.org/jlodontgo?recruiter_id=46875
  • Mike Owens
    signed 2019-04-19 14:12:39 -0400
  • Carley Towne
    signed 2019-04-19 14:10:00 -0400
  • Mark Billing
    signed via 2019-04-19 14:08:13 -0400
  • Kory Stuer
    signed 2019-04-19 13:58:29 -0400
  • Zhi Low
    signed 2019-04-19 13:44:43 -0400
    Zhi Hang Low
  • Dagmara Kwiecinski
    signed 2019-04-19 13:41:21 -0400
  • Beverly Hussein
    signed 2019-04-19 13:35:44 -0400
    Don’t go JLo!
  • Mary Thorpe Thorpe
    signed 2019-04-19 13:32:08 -0400
  • Arnold August
    signed 2019-04-19 13:23:16 -0400
    Do not go. Please help circulate
  • Eva-Genevieve Scarborough
    signed 2019-04-19 13:22:05 -0400
  • Anju Sandhu
    signed 2019-04-19 13:19:38 -0400
  • Mohammed Essa Moosa
    signed via 2019-04-19 12:50:42 -0400
    Are you crazy. You cannot be both – have a “humanity” and indulge in the upliftment of mankind and on the other hand do the opposite. Don’t get yourself on the wrong side of history – just ask the likes of George Benson who played in Apartheid South Africa during the Anti Apartheid Boycott Campaign. His career never recovered.
  • Hani Gheith
    signed via 2019-04-19 12:46:51 -0400
  • Allen Kaatz
    signed 2019-04-19 12:46:42 -0400
  • ain bidari
    signed 2019-04-19 12:41:18 -0400
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