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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  • Mer Stpierre
    signed 2019-07-12 21:59:20 -0400
  • Katharine Rovinsky
    signed 2019-07-12 17:31:14 -0400
  • Pedram Moallemian
    signed 2019-07-12 10:03:47 -0400
  • Communist Chonga
    @_kaylingonzalez tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-12 10:01:35 -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=806410
  • Kaylin Gonzalez
    signed 2019-07-12 10:01:22 -0400
  • Laila Saliba
    signed 2019-07-12 02:24:07 -0400
  • Carolina Cabanelas
    signed 2019-07-12 00:13:57 -0400
    Carolina Cabanelas
  • Adela Chiru
    signed 2019-07-11 16:24:06 -0400
  • Gerry Henkel
    signed 2019-07-11 15:24:04 -0400
  • Connie Stomper
    signed 2019-07-11 15:05:49 -0400
    Stand for justice and human rights. DON"t support an apartheid state and human rights violations!
  • Mimi Goldman
    signed 2019-07-11 09:30:04 -0400
  • basic registers
    signed 2019-07-11 08:51:09 -0400
    The wealth and fame gained from the sadness and suffering of people, attracts misfortune.
  • Alexander Symington
    signed 2019-07-11 07:51:59 -0400
    Been a fan for a long time and I hope you do the right thing. Blood money is not worth it.
  • Clare Mina
    signed via 2019-07-11 05:17:37 -0400
  • Saoirse Walsh
    signed 2019-07-11 03:55:03 -0400
  • Neven Alnajjar
    signed 2019-07-11 03:15:49 -0400
  • Fidaa Musleh
    signed 2019-07-11 02:08:19 -0400
  • Maliha Bintae Sufian
    signed 2019-07-11 01:21:41 -0400
  • Edelle Rose
    signed 2019-07-10 23:51:21 -0400
    Edelle Rose
  • You Are
    signed 2019-07-10 23:16:43 -0400
    Bds is a terrorist organization that want to distroy my country will never happen
  • Fatima Iqbal
    signed 2019-07-10 22:46:56 -0400
  • Omar Mousa
    signed 2019-07-10 22:28:24 -0400
  • Mary Vincent
    signed 2019-07-10 22:19:17 -0400
    Israel has committed war crime after war crime and is an Apartheid State. BDS
  • Miguel Raldiris
    signed 2019-07-10 22:15:24 -0400
    No vayas. Ya tú tienes dinero de más. Los Palestinos sufren un terrible Apartheid.
  • Olympia Foster
    signed 2019-07-10 22:10:29 -0400
  • Kim Stover
    signed 2019-07-10 22:09:56 -0400
  • Salvatore Conte
    signed 2019-07-10 21:54:32 -0400
  • Al-Amin Said
    signed 2019-07-10 21:44:27 -0400
  • Sarah Labance
    signed 2019-07-10 21:23:09 -0400
  • Carrie Gordon
    signed 2019-07-10 21:16:20 -0400
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