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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Edward Juillard
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Pooya Ghoddousi
Arleen Kalenich-Pace
Claudia Shipley
Klaus Dick
Sybil Cochrane
Jim Loveland
Craig Lee Burket
Sebastiaan Poos
Betsy Tatlock
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Tura Cook
Cameron Taharah
Tony Abid
Leuise Crumble
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Comments

  • Vincent Rowe
    signed 2019-07-15 19:18:57 -0400
    There is absolutely no room in this world or any other for bullies,

    Compassion is the way for creating lasting peace and wellness.
  • Ramez Ghazoul
    signed 2019-07-15 18:45:58 -0400
    Don’t compromise your dignity
  • Esoteric Knowledge Disposer
    signed via 2019-07-15 18:01:23 -0400
  • Murugan Elu
    signed 2019-07-15 17:54:46 -0400
    Murugan Elu
  • Edward Juillard
    signed 2019-07-15 17:54:44 -0400
  • Jeri Tatum
    signed 2019-07-15 17:53:30 -0400
    Have some integrity JLo!!!!
  • Julia Geaghan-Breiner
    signed 2019-07-15 17:51:45 -0400
    please don’t go to Tel Aviv, show your solidarity with Palestinians and don’t support the apartheid state of israel
  • Merce Escayola Cabrejas
    signed 2019-07-15 17:46:44 -0400
  • Laura Brody
    signed 2019-07-15 17:45:58 -0400
  • Pooya Ghoddousi
    signed 2019-07-15 17:29:41 -0400
    J-Lo don’t go!
  • Arleen Kalenich-Pace
    signed 2019-07-15 17:27:25 -0400
  • Claudia Shipley
    signed 2019-07-15 17:20:46 -0400
    Jennifer, I am asking that you cancel this show. We all love and respect you so very much and you are a woman who has a large audience. The Palestinian situation is painful and needs to end. I remember when Vanessa Redgrave spoke out at the Oscars in support of Palestine and its people. She was excoriated but, as Rosa Parks said, “You must never be fearful of what you are doing if it is right.” It is right to say no to this concert.
  • Klaus Dick
    signed 2019-07-15 17:12:38 -0400
  • Sybil Cochrane
    signed 2019-07-15 17:04:09 -0400
    Wow Jennifer! I’ve always been a fan. PLEASE don’t perform in Netanyahu’s apartheid Israel! Palestinians are being slaughtered by Israel with the support of the US. #BDS #FreePalestine #JLoDontGO
  • Jim Loveland
    signed 2019-07-15 16:56:53 -0400
    Jim Loveland
  • Craig Lee Burket
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-15 16:55:16 -0400
    Dear @JLoPalestinian children need your love!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=688146
  • Craig Lee Burket
    signed via 2019-07-15 16:55:07 -0400
  • Sebastiaan Poos
    signed 2019-07-15 16:50:45 -0400
  • Betsy Tatlock
    signed 2019-07-15 16:07:32 -0400
  • Bob Druwing
    @bobdruwing tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-15 16:04:45 -0400
    Dear @JLoPalestinian children need your love!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=812585
  • Bob Druwing
    signed 2019-07-15 16:04:37 -0400
  • chelsea corrow
    signed 2019-07-15 14:55:24 -0400
  • Linus Robinson
    signed 2019-07-15 10:08:07 -0400
  • Christina Coolidge
    signed 2019-07-14 21:46:22 -0400
  • Tura Cook
    signed 2019-07-14 18:24:37 -0400
  • Cameron Taharah
    signed 2019-07-14 12:18:50 -0400
    Ms. Lopez,


    There’s separate roads for Palestinians. The government shuts off their electricity for large portions of the day. Their water supply is extraordinarily poor. Many,MANY other acts of cruelty and dehumanizing structures/rules… Please, boycott Israel.
  • Tony Abid
    signed 2019-07-14 11:05:30 -0400
    Tony Abid
  • Leuise Crumble
    signed 2019-07-14 05:58:45 -0400
  • Jane Varalli
    signed 2019-07-13 18:54:31 -0400
    por favor, piensa bien antes de viajar a israel
  • Maesa Shiqwara
    signed via 2019-07-12 23:10:31 -0400
    Please Jeniffer don’t accept their invitation they took our rights and our lands, they destroyed everything we have nothing left for us we need our freedom and dignity
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