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
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.


Who's signing

Sara Harr
bernadette Vial
Sam harb
Karen Wennlund
Dana Silvernale
Duncan Fowler
Verena Rajab
Michael McBride
Julieta Salgado
Millie Massa
Charles Britz
Steve & Nancy Gould
Mohamed Abdelwahhab
Hanady Ahmed
Stefan Moore
Beverly Rolfsmeyer
Joshua Beth
Barbara Hanst
Edward Savage
Abdullah Nimer
Kevin Cahalan
Jerry Melim
Irene Norman
Ashgan Elshinawy
Rahim Syed
Haifa bishara
Shereen Sabet
George Waterston
4,970 signatures

Will you sign?


  • Sara Harr
    signed 2019-04-23 18:12:08 -0400
  • bernadette Vial
    signed 2019-04-23 17:58:49 -0400
    bernadette Vial
  • Sam harb
    signed 2019-04-23 17:49:53 -0400
  • Karen Wennlund
    signed 2019-04-23 17:47:31 -0400
  • Dana Silvernale
    signed 2019-04-23 17:47:14 -0400
  • Duncan Fowler
    signed 2019-04-23 17:47:12 -0400
  • Verena Rajab
    signed 2019-04-23 17:41:34 -0400
  • Michael McBride
    signed 2019-04-23 17:28:38 -0400
    Please send a message to the state of Israel that murder and stealing of lands may be ok with this American President but not ok with decent people around the world. Very sad…
  • julietasalgado
    @manabafemme tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-23 17:28:09 -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=790697
  • Julieta Salgado
    signed 2019-04-23 17:27:25 -0400
  • Millie Massa
    signed 2019-04-23 17:18:33 -0400
  • Charles Britz
    signed 2019-04-23 17:15:42 -0400
  • Steve & Nancy Gould
    signed 2019-04-23 17:07:00 -0400
  • J A
    signed 2019-04-23 16:57:56 -0400
  • Mohamed Abdelwahhab
    signed 2019-04-23 16:49:14 -0400
  • Hanady Ahmed
    signed 2019-04-23 16:43:02 -0400
  • Stefan Moore
    signed 2019-04-23 16:35:58 -0400
    Please don’t go,JLO. Israel will only use your performance to endorse their inhumane and illegal policies towards Palestinians.
  • Beverly Rolfsmeyer
    signed 2019-04-23 16:25:30 -0400
  • Joshua Beth
    signed 2019-04-23 16:23:00 -0400
  • Barbara Hanst
    signed 2019-04-23 16:20:54 -0400
    By refusing to perform in apartheid Israel, you will be showing compassion and concern for millions of Palestinians living under a brutal Occupation.
  • Edward Savage
    signed 2019-04-23 16:20:31 -0400
  • Abdullah Nimer
    signed 2019-04-23 16:20:10 -0400
  • Kevin Cahalan
    signed 2019-04-23 16:19:43 -0400
  • Jerry Melim
    signed 2019-04-23 16:18:05 -0400
  • Irene Norman
    signed 2019-04-23 16:13:50 -0400
  • Ashgan Elshinawy
    signed via 2019-04-23 16:13:22 -0400
  • Rahim Syed
    signed 2019-04-23 16:11:28 -0400
  • Haifa bishara
    signed 2019-04-23 16:04:50 -0400
  • Shereen Sabet
    signed 2019-04-23 15:58:01 -0400
    Jennifer Lopez, please do not support apartheid in Israel and the Occupied Territories by performing in Israel. That would be so contradictory to your own personal beliefs and the human rights work that you do. Please, don’t be a hypocrite.
  • George Waterston
    signed 2019-04-23 15:54:36 -0400
    Israel’s behavior is outrageous. That is why they try to hide what they are an increasingly cruel and vicious racist nation for Jews only. All others are prosecuted, blockaded, and massacred using the financial and military aid, $20,000 a year to every family of 4 in Israel that the US Congress gives them. The gift is obligatory for members of Congress who do not have the Jewish lobby opposing them in their next reelection compaign and funding their opponents. It’s quite a racket Israel has going for itself.

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