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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  • Jonathan Ofir
    signed 2019-04-23 03:26:27 -0400
  • Martin Oliver
    signed 2019-04-23 03:26:13 -0400
  • Laura Overmann
    signed 2019-04-23 03:25:05 -0400
  • Maxine Fookson
    signed 2019-04-23 03:21:59 -0400
    JLo, I love your music! I urge you to cancel your performance in Israel for the sake of the human rights for Palestinians. Thank you.
  • Michelle Orengo-McFarlane
    signed 2019-04-23 03:21:00 -0400
  • shanaaz PArker
    signed 2019-04-23 03:20:56 -0400
  • Corinne Salcedo
    signed 2019-04-23 03:11:02 -0400
  • Esther Attar - Machanek
    signed 2019-04-23 03:10:40 -0400
    Esther Attar – Machanek
  • Paul Drake
    signed 2019-04-23 03:06:48 -0400
    Since 1948 Israel has blood on it’s hands. You need to ask yourselves who bombed the twin Towers and the French church attacks? all False Flags!
  • Michael Motta
    signed 2019-04-23 03:06:36 -0400
    Michael Motta
  • Ghassan Barghouti
    signed 2019-04-23 03:04:08 -0400
    I cannot believe that this angel and one of the really few singers that I ever liked, is going to be in a concert in this demonic entity called Zionist Israel. I hope that recognizes that her no going will be a strong statement against the current policies of Israel, so that really strong evil people such as Natanyahu will reconsider those policies and save a lot of Palestinian suffering.
  • Heather Formaini
    signed 2019-04-23 03:02:31 -0400
    Heather Formaini
  • Professor Albert Logjes
    signed 2019-04-23 03:01:49 -0400
  • Marie christine Abouphele
    signed 2019-04-23 03:00:58 -0400
  • Yessenia Quintero
    signed 2019-04-23 02:52:45 -0400
    Yessenia Quintero
  • Diana Saxon
    signed 2019-04-23 02:49:13 -0400
  • Guy Liston
    signed 2019-04-23 02:49:00 -0400
  • Miriam Feehily
    signed 2019-04-23 02:42:38 -0400
  • B. Henriksen
    signed 2019-04-23 02:42:29 -0400
  • Philip Hudson
    signed 2019-04-23 02:41:57 -0400
  • Mike Springfield
    signed 2019-04-23 02:41:50 -0400
  • lopamudra Mohanty
    signed 2019-04-23 02:32:15 -0400
  • Allan Rubin
    signed 2019-04-23 02:29:35 -0400
    Allan Rubin


    Celebrity is OK when applied to its own home base, but in crossing borders nationally and professionally your intentions may be good but can do more damage than help. Learn the true result of your actions before its too late.
  • Neil Elbourne
    signed 2019-04-23 02:27:19 -0400
  • PalAChara
    @PalAChara tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-23 02:26:04 -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=740908
  • Chris Davies
    signed 2019-04-23 02:25:12 -0400
    One of the dreadful human rights situations in the world is the way Israel attacks people in Gaza and the West Bank.
  • Joan Vivaldo
    signed 2019-04-23 02:24:06 -0400
  • Ghazenfer Mohiuddin
    @abuyahya03 tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-23 02:18:36 -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=820753
  • Satya Vayu
    signed 2019-04-23 02:18:13 -0400
  • Ghazenfer mohiuddin
    signed 2019-04-23 02:18:10 -0400
    Ghazenfer mohiuddin
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