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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  • Charlotte Casey
    signed 2019-04-23 13:01:31 -0400
  • Robert Magarian
    signed 2019-04-23 13:01:02 -0400
  • Lorraine Johnson
    signed 2019-04-23 12:59:48 -0400
  • Penny Newman
    signed 2019-04-23 12:58:31 -0400
  • jarret wolfman
    signed 2019-04-23 12:54:05 -0400
  • Shah Khatri
    signed 2019-04-23 12:48:38 -0400
    Israel, like Nazi Germany and Apartheid South Africa, will continue going down the wrong path unless good people like Jennifer Lopez take action. Doña Jennifer, please boycott fascist Israel so it becomes truly democratic! And support Palestinian human rights.
  • Michael Cooper
    signed 2019-04-23 12:39:51 -0400
  • theresa jackson
    signed 2019-04-23 12:37:45 -0400
    Please educate yourself – no amount of money you’re promised is worth performing in an apartheid state. Please cancel your performance in remembrance of the thousands of Palestinians who’ve lost their lives in peaceful protest against apartheid.
  • Jim Capizzo
    signed 2019-04-23 12:37:12 -0400
  • Linda Prostko
    signed 2019-04-23 12:34:30 -0400
  • Naz Fedrre
    signed 2019-04-23 12:33:00 -0400
  • Marc Krasnowsky
    signed 2019-04-23 12:31:15 -0400
  • Irene Faris
    signed 2019-04-23 12:30:56 -0400
  • Rachael Pappano
    signed 2019-04-23 12:30:36 -0400
  • Bella Freud
    signed 2019-04-23 12:30:03 -0400
    Bella Freud
  • Ellen Jacobs
    signed 2019-04-23 12:29:15 -0400
    Do what you consistently do – support women, children and human rights by CANCELLING YOUR TRIP TO APARTHEID ISRAEL! Thank you!
  • Au Nguyen
    signed 2019-04-23 12:28:33 -0400
  • Elaine Fisher
    signed 2019-04-23 12:27:47 -0400
  • Rula Krikorian
    signed 2019-04-23 12:27:27 -0400
  • Victor Quintana
    signed 2019-04-23 12:25:17 -0400
  • Klaus Dick
    signed 2019-04-23 12:16:12 -0400
  • charles sherrouse
    signed 2019-04-23 12:15:14 -0400
    Help take down the apartheid wall that inspired the US border wall.
  • Bruce Cratty
    signed 2019-04-23 12:13:12 -0400
    Bruce M Cratty
  • Lorna Casa
    signed 2019-04-23 12:11:35 -0400
    Jane Casa
  • Jay Gertzman
    signed 2019-04-23 12:10:29 -0400
    Israel’s treatment of Gazans is 21st century “transport” of Palestinians out of its country and into a concentration camp.
  • Charles Fillah
    signed 2019-04-23 12:08:43 -0400
    Charles Fillah
  • Maureen Purcell
    signed 2019-04-23 12:08:21 -0400
  • Maggie Joralemon
    signed 2019-04-23 12:04:37 -0400
  • John Davies
    signed 2019-04-23 12:03:05 -0400
  • Tsiporah Grignon
    signed 2019-04-23 12:01:17 -0400
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