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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  • Arthur Balana
    signed 2019-04-23 11:57:30 -0400
    Please, open your eyes.
  • Aisha Jumaan
    @annelmoslimany tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-23 11:54:50 -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=403488
  • Aisha Jumaan
    signed 2019-04-23 11:54:33 -0400
    Ann El-Moslimany
  • Maria Antonia Bogonez
    signed 2019-04-23 11:53:23 -0400
  • Lynda McClure
    signed 2019-04-23 11:53:20 -0400
    Please don’t reward Israel with your performance until their government stops occupation in Palestine and Serbian lands. Join with so many other celebrities to boycott Israel.
  • Beverly Williams
    @ayhsWTP56 tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-23 11:48:57 -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=468182
  • Karen Donahue
    signed 2019-04-23 11:48:35 -0400
    Please don’t affirm Israeli apartheid by performing in Tel Aviv. Israel is not a democracy.
  • Beverly Williams
    signed 2019-04-23 11:48:21 -0400
  • Parween Irani
    signed 2019-04-23 11:42:36 -0400
  • John Cook
    signed 2019-04-23 11:42:18 -0400
  • Strickland Ernest Joseph
    signed 2019-04-23 11:41:06 -0400
  • Dennis Cook
    signed 2019-04-23 11:40:56 -0400
  • Monika Klaiber
    signed 2019-04-23 11:39:32 -0400
    Monika Klaiber
  • david tien
    signed 2019-04-23 11:33:26 -0400
  • Dan Wicht
    signed 2019-04-23 11:31:42 -0400
  • Paul Shannon
    signed 2019-04-23 11:30:35 -0400
    Paul Shannon
  • Charles Heinrichs
    signed 2019-04-23 11:26:38 -0400
  • Carole Plourde
    signed 2019-04-23 11:26:26 -0400
    Israel’s current government has stepped away from the peace process and rejected any stop in their policy to acquire more Palestinian territory by building illegal settlements. The treatment of the Palestinian people and their desires to have their own state by Israel is wrong.
  • Ayisha Asfoor
    signed 2019-04-23 11:24:13 -0400
    Please do not go to Palestine and sing for the Jews who murder Palestinians on a daily basis!
  • Ivar Jordre
    signed 2019-04-23 11:23:31 -0400
  • carl tyndall
    signed 2019-04-23 11:17:41 -0400
  • Christopher Herlihy
    signed 2019-04-23 11:17:40 -0400
    JLo, please remember where you came from, and don’t support racist, elitist, and apartheid states like Israel.
  • Li Mo
    signed 2019-04-23 11:17:24 -0400
  • julian kinghorn
    signed 2019-04-23 11:15:36 -0400
  • Peter Pope Jones
    signed 2019-04-23 11:14:13 -0400
    For the future safety of Jews and Palestinians, do not aid in Any manner possible the heinous Zionist regime.

    Thank you
  • Samiha Abuali
    signed via 2019-04-23 11:13:27 -0400
  • Nancy York
    signed 2019-04-23 11:11:28 -0400
  • Yvonne Boersma
    signed 2019-04-23 11:06:49 -0400
  • Janice Bock
    signed 2019-04-23 11:06:44 -0400
  • Jeri Altman
    signed 2019-04-23 11:02:56 -0400
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