Lionel Don't Go to Apartheid Israel!

Lionel Richie is one of the most beloved musical artists in the world. His music brings joy to millions but sadly, he has agreed to perform in Israel, ignoring that the Israel government and military are responsible for the oppression and dispossession of the Palestinian people. Please sign the petition asking Lionel Richie to cancel his September 12, 2019 performance in apartheid Israel.

Dear Lionel Richie,

We appeal to you to cancel your September 2019 concert in Tel Aviv. 

Since March 30, 2018, Israel has massacred close to 300 Palestinians in Gaza, including children and members of the media clearly marked as press. 

On Monday, July 22, 2019, demolition crews accompanied by hundreds of Israeli soldiers, destroyed over a dozen apartment buildings — the homes of 100 Palestinian families — in the village of Sur Baher, leaving the families homeless and traumatized, all for Israel to continue its racist demographic engineering to manufacture a Jewish majority in East Jerusalem.

Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem face daily humiliations and violence, including checkpoints, child imprisonment, a military court system, separate roads for Palestinians and Israelis, home demolitions and more. The separate and unequal system that Israel imposes on Palestinians is a daily nightmare. 

Palestinians citizens of Israel — 20% of the Israeli population — face over 50 laws that systematically discriminate against them because of their religion and ethnicity. From Gaza to Israel, to the West Bank, it is apartheid.

If you choose to follow through with your performance in Tel Aviv, it will act as an endorsement of Israel’s brutal systems of military occupation and apartheid. Canceling your Tel Aviv concert, on the other hand, would send a strong message that Palestinians, like all people, deserve equal rights and freedom. You would be following in the footsteps of artists like Lauryn Hill, Lorde, Lana del Ray, and Roger Waters. Please act now for freedom, dignity, and equality for all in Israel/Palestine. Please cancel your concert in Israel.


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  • Nancy Burge
    signed 2019-08-16 00:06:31 -0400
  • Heena Jessa
    signed 2019-08-15 09:37:42 -0400
  • Charlotte Sheasby
    @MimicoCharlotte tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-14 18:02:35 -0400
    Dear @LionelRichie, please don’t go ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ of demolished Palestinian homes Please cancel your Tel Aviv concert. #LionelDontGo to apartheid Israel.
  • Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman
    signed 2019-08-14 18:02:19 -0400
  • Astrid Kosowski
    signed 2019-08-14 09:27:09 -0400
  • ava azad
    signed 2019-08-13 23:42:42 -0400
  • Mozhgan Savabieasfahani
    signed 2019-08-13 20:56:01 -0400
    Mozhgan Savabieasfahani
  • Saoirse Walsh
    signed 2019-08-13 16:37:51 -0400
  • Orlando Olmo
    signed 2019-08-13 16:34:15 -0400
  • doug pagano
    signed 2019-08-13 16:21:51 -0400
    freedom & justice for Palestine
  • Jim McArthur
    signed 2019-08-13 16:20:46 -0400
  • Mehmet Bayram
    signed 2019-08-13 15:38:32 -0400
  • Anne Bloomenthal
    signed 2019-08-13 13:22:42 -0400
  • Andy Adkins
    signed 2019-08-13 11:18:41 -0400
  • Dorrine Marshall
    signed 2019-08-13 11:01:48 -0400
  • Paul Bergeron
    signed 2019-08-13 10:23:23 -0400
    Performing in Occupied Palestine gives legitimacy to the Occupiers. Please join BDS instead.
  • Robert Keilbach
    signed 2019-08-12 23:37:23 -0400
  • Salvatore Conte
    signed 2019-08-12 05:34:57 -0400
  • Diane Lloyd
    signed 2019-08-11 22:30:58 -0400
  • Carla Davis
    @cmouse35 tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-11 19:40:03 -0400
    Dear @LionelRichie, please don’t go ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ of demolished Palestinian homes Please cancel your Tel Aviv concert. #LionelDontGo to apartheid Israel.
  • Carla Davis
    signed 2019-08-11 19:39:58 -0400
  • Marjorie Johnson
    signed 2019-08-11 14:53:56 -0400
    Marjorie Johnson
  • Deirdre Whelan
    signed 2019-08-11 12:44:01 -0400
  • Fareed Rayyis
    signed 2019-08-11 12:19:43 -0400
    Don’t play sun city
  • Felici Pinuccia
    signed 2019-08-11 11:25:24 -0400
  • Martin O'Donnell
    signed 2019-08-11 09:32:47 -0400
  • Robin Mckee
    signed 2019-08-11 08:17:12 -0400
    Robin Mckee
  • Gerry Henkel
    signed 2019-08-11 08:08:05 -0400
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    @Ravel_Saswata tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-05 08:37:26 -0400
    Dear @LionelRichie, please don’t go ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ of demolished Palestinian homes Please cancel your Tel Aviv concert. #LionelDontGo to apartheid Israel.
  • Ravel Petershagen
    signed 2019-08-05 08:36:52 -0400

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