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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  • Jonothan Logan
    signed 2019-04-23 08:29:47 -0400
  • Dave Laskowski
    signed 2019-04-23 08:26:19 -0400
    Free Palestine!

    Boycott Apartheid Israel!
  • M. Asi
    signed 2019-04-23 08:25:38 -0400
  • Angela Nielsen
    signed 2019-04-23 08:15:41 -0400
    Angela B Nielsen
  • Bama Brand
    signed 2019-04-23 08:15:35 -0400
  • Gerald Bowen
    signed 2019-04-23 08:12:42 -0400
  • Gwyneth Saxton
    signed 2019-04-23 08:05:45 -0400
  • Sigrid Langhaeuser
    signed 2019-04-23 08:02:03 -0400
  • Sebastian Hunt
    signed 2019-04-23 08:01:37 -0400
  • Iwona Krzeminska
    signed 2019-04-23 08:01:36 -0400
  • Chris Perks
    signed 2019-04-23 08:00:28 -0400
  • Tina Tine'
    signed 2019-04-23 08:00:14 -0400
    Tina Tine’
  • Katherine Sogolow
    signed 2019-04-23 07:58:58 -0400
    Katherine Sogolow
  • Ramzi Khoursheed
    signed 2019-04-23 07:58:27 -0400
    “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”

    (Desmond Tutu)
  • D.E. Whitcomb
    signed 2019-04-23 07:57:11 -0400
  • Robert Winkler
    signed 2019-04-23 07:57:02 -0400
  • Liam Murphy
    signed 2019-04-23 07:53:08 -0400
    Please stand up for the voiceless!
  • Bill Sloan
    signed 2019-04-23 07:50:17 -0400
  • Peter Wagner
    signed 2019-04-23 07:49:28 -0400
    Israel is worse than the worst of the Jim Crow south by orders of magnitude. Going there would be your KKK moment. Don’t do it!
  • John Bromer
    signed 2019-04-23 07:47:28 -0400
  • Hanif Shaikh
    signed 2019-04-23 07:43:06 -0400
    If you performing for money then just what’s to let you know that’s a stolen land of pelestine support of United States of America you are going to have a partner of the crime on pelestine if you think you are a good human your self and care about your kid’s then you should refrain from your show
  • Joe Izrael
    signed 2019-04-23 07:39:56 -0400
    Apartheid Israel is worst than what non whites experienced in South Africa…Confirmed by Bishop Tutu+many other South Africans
  • Mary Girard
    signed 2019-04-23 07:39:29 -0400
  • Mu
    @Muriel30422943 tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-23 07:38:33 -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=817518
  • Mu
    signed 2019-04-23 07:38:20 -0400
  • Alina Dollat
    signed 2019-04-23 07:28:08 -0400
    ALINA Dollat
  • Dmitry Landa
    signed 2019-04-23 07:24:53 -0400
  • Nancy Elan
    signed 2019-04-23 07:21:13 -0400
  • Albert Lucientes
    signed 2019-04-23 07:18:22 -0400
    BDS
  • Ami Velázquez
    signed 2019-04-23 07:17:28 -0400
    El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido.
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