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.

Sincerely,

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Hamdi Abu-Zalaf
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peter kocsis
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Arvind Jadwa
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Femke Visser
Ruth Russell
Donata Compa
Michelle Girard Ko
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natasha hazrati
Chantal Mertens
Sandra Streifel
Mircea Abdullah
Susan Romero
Phyllis Stoffman
Christiane Baril
Sallye Steiner Bowyer
Stephen Aberle
Linda Haif
Elizabeth Ordonez
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  • Hamdi Abu-Zalaf
    signed 2019-09-02 17:37:19 -0400
  • Harry Bahnen
    signed 2019-09-02 12:18:50 -0400
  • Rola Darwish
    signed 2019-09-01 22:32:24 -0400
  • peter kocsis
    signed 2019-09-01 21:02:57 -0400
    peter kocsis
  • Pat Hewett
    signed 2019-09-01 11:41:55 -0400
    Pat Hewett
  • David Barlavi
    signed 2019-09-01 09:31:10 -0400
    Did you also go to apartheid South Africa during the 80’s when Mandela was still in prison?
  • Arvind Jadwa
    @arvindjadwa tweeted link to this page. 2019-09-01 04:58:47 -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. https://www.codepink.org/lioneldontgo?recruiter_id=470805
  • Arvind Jadwa
    signed 2019-09-01 04:58:26 -0400
    Israel is a racist fascist apartheid regime. You must remember how the blacks were treated in the USA back in the 30s and 40s. Israel is much worse. Please don’t perform in Israel
  • Nadera Rezwi
    signed 2019-08-31 22:16:23 -0400
  • Sharon Bradbury
    signed 2019-08-31 20:25:38 -0400
    Sharon L Bradbury
  • Evelyn McGregor
    signed 2019-08-31 20:17:38 -0400
    Evelyn McGregor
  • Naglaa Hosny
    signed 2019-08-31 15:34:57 -0400
  • Femke Visser
    signed 2019-08-31 10:57:06 -0400
  • Ruth Russell
    signed 2019-08-31 06:35:45 -0400
  • Donata Compa
    signed 2019-08-31 03:44:57 -0400
  • Michelle Girard Ko
    signed 2019-08-31 03:29:09 -0400
    Michelle c Girard
  • Janan Kad
    signed 2019-08-30 16:32:59 -0400
  • Karen DeVito
    signed 2019-08-30 16:11:56 -0400
    One viewing of "Al Helm (the Dream):MLK in Palestine would change his mind.
  • Victor Cajas
    signed 2019-08-30 14:51:02 -0400
  • natasha hazrati
    signed 2019-08-30 13:44:07 -0400
    Only meaningful fair peace is the solution and not the elimination of human beings called palestinians
  • Chantal Mertens
    signed 2019-08-30 06:35:46 -0400
  • Sandra Streifel
    signed 2019-08-30 04:37:31 -0400
    Lionel, please don’t go to apartheid Israel!
  • Mircea Abdullah
    signed 2019-08-30 04:19:32 -0400
  • Susan Romero
    signed 2019-08-30 00:34:14 -0400
    Please dont go to Israel. Let it be a clear message that we dont condone apartheid.
  • Phyllis Stoffman
    signed 2019-08-29 23:17:45 -0400
  • Christiane Baril
    signed 2019-08-29 23:16:31 -0400
  • Sallye Steiner Bowyer
    signed 2019-08-29 20:51:45 -0400
  • Stephen Aberle
    signed 2019-08-29 20:25:09 -0400
  • Linda Haif
    signed 2019-08-29 15:48:16 -0400
    Linda Haif
  • Elizabeth Ordonez
    signed 2019-08-29 15:42:05 -0400
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