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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Pascal Leblond
Stephen Verchinski
Penny Rosenwasser
Elaine Jones
Eileen McCabe
Valori George George
Rodney Devereux
Ike Carlstèn
Sabine Dohrn
Felicia Sanders
jon roll
Travis Jennings
Constance Mancuso
Robin Hordon
Stephen O'Neill
Raed Audi
Carol Read
Benjamin Elias Cuker
del husain
Stephen Palmino
Judith Kanter
Andrew Feinstein
Alan Hedges
Shirley Simms
Haitham Haddad
Nancy Chismar
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  • Pascal Leblond
    signed 2019-04-23 14:41:27 -0400
    Pascal Leblond
  • Stephen Verchinski
    signed 2019-04-23 14:40:14 -0400
    I wished to do a third walking pilgrimage but as long as Jerusalem is not an International City as called by the UN, and aparthied policies and extrajudicial murders are being carried out in Israel I will never go. You should consider that too.
  • Penny Rosenwasser
    signed 2019-04-23 14:37:33 -0400
    penny rosenwasser
  • Elaine Jones
    signed 2019-04-23 14:37:05 -0400
    Please go and see what life is like on the other side of the separation wall for the Palestinian people, but please do not support Israel by singing thete
  • Eileen McCabe
    signed 2019-04-23 14:36:45 -0400
    Remember Sun City and how the boycotts brought attention to apartheid in South Africa.
  • Rodney Devereux
    @bluecurl_dude tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-23 14:33:24 -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=742310
  • Valori G
    @valorigeorge tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-23 14:33:18 -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=499770
  • Valori George George
    signed 2019-04-23 14:33:03 -0400
  • Rodney Devereux
    signed 2019-04-23 14:32:53 -0400
    Rodney Devereux
  • Ike Af Carlstèn
    @afCarl tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-23 14:31:38 -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=295895
  • Ike Carlstèn
    signed 2019-04-23 14:31:12 -0400
    Ike af Carlstèn
  • Sabine Dohrn
    signed 2019-04-23 14:30:50 -0400
  • Felicia Sanders
    signed 2019-04-23 14:26:20 -0400
  • jon roll
    signed 2019-04-23 14:24:21 -0400
    there are plenty of other venues that don’t practice apartheide. skip this performance
  • Travis Jennings
    signed 2019-04-23 14:19:17 -0400
  • Constance Mancuso
    signed 2019-04-23 14:19:11 -0400
  • Robin Hordon
    signed 2019-04-23 14:11:16 -0400
    Jlo…Israel is NOT COOL…and this performance will be a blemish on your history. We MUST stand up AGAINST vicious regimes such as Netanyahu’s Israel. DO NOT PERFORM in Tel Aviv. Thank you. Peace, love and progress. Robin Hordon Kingston, WA USofA.
  • Stephen O'Neill
    signed 2019-04-23 14:07:14 -0400
  • Raed Audi
    signed 2019-04-23 14:04:17 -0400
    Don’t be a human with two faces, please
  • Carol Read
    signed 2019-04-23 13:58:42 -0400
  • Benjamin Elias Cuker
    signed 2019-04-23 13:56:19 -0400
    Benjamin Elias Cuker
  • del husain
    signed 2019-04-23 13:53:50 -0400
  • Stephen Palmino
    signed 2019-04-23 13:47:02 -0400
  • Judith Kanter
    signed 2019-04-23 13:46:19 -0400
    Judith Kanter
  • Andrew Feinstein
    @andrewfeinstein tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-23 13:45:03 -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=32716
  • Andrew Feinstein
    signed 2019-04-23 13:44:49 -0400
  • Alan Hedges
    signed 2019-04-23 13:36:30 -0400
    Alan Hedges
  • Shirley Simms
    signed 2019-04-23 13:25:39 -0400
  • Haitham Haddad
    signed 2019-04-23 13:24:11 -0400
    Don’t be on the wrong side of history!

    Apartheid must be abolished!!
  • Nancy Chismar
    signed 2019-04-23 13:23:08 -0400
    Nancy Chismar
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