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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  • Janet Carey
    signed 2019-04-23 09:55:05 -0400
    Janet Carey
  • Lois Mastrangelo
    signed 2019-04-23 09:47:39 -0400
  • Mary Wakeman
    signed 2019-04-23 09:44:45 -0400
    Mary K. Wakeman
  • Roxana Mareș
    signed 2019-04-23 09:42:06 -0400
  • David Holle
    signed 2019-04-23 09:41:10 -0400
    Racism is very ugly.
  • Mike Gimbel
    signed 2019-04-23 09:41:05 -0400
    Michael A Gimbel
  • Maria Thorsteinsdottir
    signed 2019-04-23 09:38:03 -0400
  • Phyllis Lonsdale
    signed 2019-04-23 09:30:11 -0400
    Jennifer Stolte
  • Glenn Mitchell
    signed 2019-04-23 09:30:03 -0400
  • Vicki Fox
    signed 2019-04-23 09:29:56 -0400
  • Steve Kendall
    signed 2019-04-23 09:27:54 -0400
    There is no justification for performing in Israeli whilst the Israeii Government continues its apartheid policies and state sponsored maiming of school age children in Palestine. Pull out now
  • Laurel Hats
    signed 2019-04-23 09:27:39 -0400
  • James Gillett
    signed 2019-04-23 09:27:36 -0400
    James Gillett
  • Samuel Hallak
    followed this page 2019-04-23 09:26:15 -0400
  • Samuel Hallak
    signed 2019-04-23 09:22:15 -0400
    Samuel Hallak ; appealing to U Ms J LO not to legitimize the apartheid Country of Israel’s occupation & mistreatment of the Palestinians !!!
  • Jean Tepperman
    signed 2019-04-23 09:18:47 -0400
  • Sue Abid
    signed 2019-04-23 09:15:01 -0400
  • Joe Amash
    signed 2019-04-23 09:03:31 -0400
  • Midge O'Brien
    signed 2019-04-23 08:59:36 -0400
  • Elaine Mayer
    signed 2019-04-23 08:57:30 -0400
  • Dorothy Anderson
    signed 2019-04-23 08:56:35 -0400
  • Alexandra D. Pappano
    signed 2019-04-23 08:48:34 -0400
  • Kathy Nickodemus
    signed 2019-04-23 08:47:59 -0400
  • muhammed mirza
    signed 2019-04-23 08:44:03 -0400
    don’t normalize the Israeli apartheid
  • Douglas Spaeth
    signed 2019-04-23 08:42:49 -0400
    I remember your amazing work on the movie, Selena, another wonderful person like you who truly cared for the well-being of others.

    I ask sincerely for you to reconsider your plans for TelAviv. We have Jewish and Palestinian friends here and in Palestine/Israel that support a boycott to end this awful apartheid, just as we ended the same in South Africa years ago.

    Please do the right thing.

    Thank you, Ms. Lopez.

    Sincerely,

    Doug Spaeth

    Austin, Texas
  • Susan Carey
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    signed 2019-04-23 08:38:50 -0400
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    signed 2019-04-23 08:37:39 -0400
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    signed 2019-04-23 08:35:20 -0400
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