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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  • Linda Neino
    signed 2019-08-29 15:26:17 -0400
  • Ruth Chesson
    signed 2019-08-29 15:16:59 -0400
    Please do not perform in Israel, Mr. Ritchie. You have the power as an internationally famous musician to support justice for the oppressed – Palestinians – in Israel.
  • Jacqueline Finch
    signed 2019-08-29 13:54:04 -0400
  • Randolph⁰ Nogel
    signed 2019-08-29 13:48:27 -0400
    Randolph Nogel
  • stephen glover
    signed 2019-08-29 13:45:00 -0400
  • Bob Rose
    signed 2019-08-29 11:58:14 -0400
  • Jane Daly
    signed 2019-08-29 11:30:45 -0400
  • Michela Callehari
    signed 2019-08-29 11:13:58 -0400
  • Arif Suharto
    signed 2019-08-29 11:09:13 -0400
    Please cancel your concert,don’t stand with children killer…
  • Jonathan Ofir
    signed 2019-08-29 11:00:03 -0400
    I’m a Jewish Israeli citizen, violinist and conductor, residing in Denmark.
  • Jahn McCallister
    signed 2019-08-29 10:47:50 -0400
  • Francisco Gonzalez
    signed 2019-08-29 10:19:45 -0400
  • Ahmed Mohammed
    signed 2019-08-29 10:10:20 -0400
    I have always loved Lionel Richie. Please don’t perform in Israel. Life is too short for you to do an act which will be against humanity.
  • Russell Dale Dale
    signed 2019-08-29 10:02:50 -0400
  • Hana Salim
    signed 2019-08-29 10:01:38 -0400
  • sharif Hussainali
    signed 2019-08-29 09:55:41 -0400
    WHY WOULD U
  • Tony Erizia
    signed 2019-08-29 08:26:57 -0400
    As a black man you should heed the words of Nelson Mandela “our freedom will never be complete without the freedom of the Palestinian people”
  • Victor Janssen
    signed 2019-08-29 07:51:56 -0400
  • Joe Decesare
    signed 2019-08-29 07:00:04 -0400
    JOE DECESARE
  • Angie Todd
    signed 2019-08-29 06:19:11 -0400
    I will respect you for responding positively to this message
  • Azalia Torres
    signed 2019-08-29 06:15:35 -0400
  • Robin Mckee
    signed 2019-08-29 05:59:11 -0400
    Robin Mckee
  • Craig Bird
    signed 2019-08-29 05:42:51 -0400
  • Faiza Cassim
    signed 2019-08-29 05:09:24 -0400
    Do not support Israel’s occupation and genocide of Palestinians. End The Occupation
  • William Makepeace Arnold
    signed 2019-08-29 04:09:04 -0400
  • Henk Van Zuiden
    signed 2019-08-29 04:04:23 -0400
  • Rod Dawson
    signed 2019-08-29 03:26:16 -0400
  • Amar Billoo
    signed 2019-08-29 01:59:18 -0400
    Please stand up against the occupation, apartheid and genocide. Cancel your show in Israel
  • Joyce Bradley Bradley
    signed 2019-08-29 01:43:24 -0400
  • Iris Hefets-Borchardt
    signed 2019-08-29 01:20:00 -0400
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