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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  • Valeska Matziol
    signed 2019-04-23 06:05:39 -0400
  • Colin Oxenforth
    signed 2019-04-23 06:03:52 -0400
    Colin Oxenforth
  • Joao Pedro Martins
    @JoaoBaMartins tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-23 06:00:10 -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=732774
  • Aaron Turgeman
    signed 2019-04-23 05:57:12 -0400
    Your bane will be forever besmirched.
  • Marti Beeson
    signed 2019-04-23 05:53:56 -0400
  • Keven Mundy
    signed 2019-04-23 05:53:44 -0400
  • r manek
    signed 2019-04-23 05:51:31 -0400
  • Graylan Hagler
    signed 2019-04-23 05:50:13 -0400
  • Omar Metwally
    signed 2019-04-23 05:45:37 -0400
  • Ludwig Watzal
    signed 2019-04-23 05:42:25 -0400
    Israel is a racist and Apartheid state. It’s worse than South Africa and the White Apartheid Regime. Israel has been oppressing the indigenous people of Palestine since it’s creation. It can continue with its brutal regime because of the United States of America. Jennifer set an example and cancel your performance in Apartheid Israel.
  • peter O'Donnell
    signed 2019-04-23 05:39:56 -0400
  • Berrier antoine
    signed 2019-04-23 05:39:52 -0400
  • Dianne Moore
    signed 2019-04-23 05:38:40 -0400
  • Diana Lodge
    signed 2019-04-23 05:35:14 -0400
    Palestinian children throughout the West Bank and Gaza are exhibiting sky high rates of trauma caused by night-time raids by the Israeli military, tear gas assaults on schools, home demolitions, low level night-time flights over Gaza and constant fear for their loved ones. The Israeli regime uses appearances by foreign artists to normalise their brutal treatment of the Palestinians. Please don’t be part of this. Either you approve of child abuse or you choose not to go to Israel.
  • Ellen Davidson
    signed 2019-04-23 05:33:11 -0400
    As a U.S. Jew, I feel a special responsibility to say that Israel does not represent us. Please don’t go.
  • Peter Wilson
    signed 2019-04-23 05:32:00 -0400
  • Eric Jurdant
    signed 2019-04-23 05:30:15 -0400
  • Benmrad Machouche
    signed 2019-04-23 05:29:01 -0400
  • tia pearson
    signed 2019-04-23 05:28:05 -0400
    Tia Pearson
  • Marc Safman
    signed 2019-04-23 05:26:29 -0400
  • Jayne Dancose
    signed 2019-04-23 05:23:02 -0400
  • James Dickins
    @DickinsJ tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-23 05:18:00 -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=296218
  • Anja Aarnoudse
    signed 2019-04-23 05:09:46 -0400
    Anja Aarnoudse
  • Shagufta Khanum
    signed 2019-04-23 05:09:11 -0400
  • Coleman Billingslea
    signed 2019-04-23 05:08:36 -0400
    Coleman Billingslea
  • Fadeelah Kenny
    signed 2019-04-23 05:08:24 -0400
  • Gwenna Weshinskey
    signed 2019-04-23 05:04:50 -0400
  • Annie Gough-Olaya
    signed 2019-04-23 04:58:39 -0400
  • Jean Porter
    signed 2019-04-23 04:55:08 -0400
  • Jeffrey Bradian
    signed 2019-04-23 04:51:50 -0400
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