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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Elissa Valle
yehoshua rosin
anne madsen
stefano casi
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  • Ami Velázquez
    signed 2019-04-23 07:17:28 -0400
    El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido.
  • Robert Heussner
    signed 2019-04-23 07:16:10 -0400
    Robert Heussner
  • Lorraine Elletson
    signed 2019-04-23 07:13:39 -0400
    Lorraine Joan Elletson
  • Sid Martin
    signed 2019-04-23 07:12:42 -0400
  • Neveen Abuali
    signed 2019-04-23 07:09:31 -0400
  • Larry B Harder
    signed 2019-04-23 07:07:38 -0400
  • Zoé Dubois
    signed 2019-04-23 07:06:13 -0400
  • Matthew Genaze
    signed 2019-04-23 07:04:27 -0400
    You will be placing yourself on the wrong side of history.
  • Linda Jenkins
    signed 2019-04-23 07:02:35 -0400
  • tony fantini
    signed 2019-04-23 06:57:20 -0400
    Stop building for peace…….
  • Jennifer Collins
    signed 2019-04-23 06:54:00 -0400
  • Monique Hussin
    signed 2019-04-23 06:49:59 -0400
    Monique Hussin
  • Arwa Mohd
    signed 2019-04-23 06:48:03 -0400
  • Liz D.
    signed 2019-04-23 06:40:12 -0400
  • Diane Langford
    signed 2019-04-23 06:39:45 -0400
    Israeli apartheid is just as real, racist and inhuman as South African apartheid. Get on the right side of history. Don’t be associated with it. Support human rights for all, including Palestinians!
  • Brian Miller
    signed 2019-04-23 06:37:35 -0400
  • Fadia Khazaal
    signed 2019-04-23 06:37:02 -0400
    I really hope that we can find peace for all soon. By your action you are stamping the end of any hope of finding peace. Shameful
  • Elissa Valle
    signed 2019-04-23 06:36:24 -0400
    I have spent time in Palestine and have witnessed the facts on the ground. Palestinians are suffering terribly under this harsh, unrelenting, inhumane Israeli rule. Please Seriously consider not performing in Israel.
  • yehoshua rosin
    signed 2019-04-23 06:34:16 -0400
  • anne madsen
    signed 2019-04-23 06:33:28 -0400
  • stefano casi
    signed 2019-04-23 06:33:05 -0400
  • Elisabetta Donini
    signed 2019-04-23 06:32:02 -0400
  • Claudia Clappis
    signed 2019-04-23 06:31:55 -0400
  • Jim Wilson
    signed 2019-04-23 06:31:54 -0400
    Jim Wilson
  • Paula Bishop
    signed 2019-04-23 06:30:39 -0400
  • Gisela Lopez
    signed 2019-04-23 06:28:19 -0400
  • Richard Tugwell
    signed 2019-04-23 06:27:56 -0400
    Richard Tugwell
  • Tom Nacey
    signed 2019-04-23 06:25:47 -0400
  • Fida Kaluti
    signed 2019-04-23 06:20:17 -0400
  • Nawaz Hosenee
    signed 2019-04-23 06:17:19 -0400
    Please abandoned your concert in Tel Avivin August 2019 to show that you truely mean to upheld the human rights of children and women across the world regardless of Nationality, race, religion or ethnicity..
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