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.


Who's signing

Omar Najjar
Richard Murray
Gaëtane Poliquin
Marguerite Warner
Laila Hussein
Peter Welch
Catherine Strout
Mohamed Younsi
Rachel Braun
Hani Louz
Omar Taza
Barry Abel
Karen Pomer
Nazaleen Mohaned
Sean Rambarran
Najamuddin Mohammed
Ann Doherty
David Smith
Lynn Hutchinson Lee
nehal al tarhuni
knud thirup
Zoe Foster
Georgina Chambers
Kolin Thumbadoo
Russell Lohse
Michael Letwin
Johannes Dowit
382 signatures

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  • Omar Najjar
    signed 2019-08-28 22:56:33 -0400
    Omar Najjar
  • Richard Murray
    signed 2019-08-28 22:54:54 -0400
  • Gaëtane Poliquin
    signed 2019-08-28 22:49:21 -0400
  • Marguerite Warner
    signed 2019-08-28 22:42:13 -0400
  • Laila Hussein
    signed 2019-08-28 22:30:09 -0400
    I’m assuming that you don’t know what Israel does and did and do to Palestinians please read get a little bit of knowledge and then decide.
  • Peter Welch
    signed 2019-08-28 22:14:02 -0400
  • Catherine Strout
    signed 2019-08-28 21:52:48 -0400
  • Mohamed Younsi
    signed 2019-08-28 20:59:58 -0400
  • Rachel Braun
    signed 2019-08-28 20:52:10 -0400
  • Hani Louz
    signed 2019-08-28 20:40:39 -0400
    don’t support the devil! you’re better than this !!
  • Omar Taza
    signed 2019-08-28 20:40:01 -0400
  • Barry Abel
    signed 2019-08-28 20:25:42 -0400
  • Karen Pomer
    signed 2019-08-28 20:16:26 -0400
  • Nazaleen Mohaned
    signed 2019-08-28 20:11:18 -0400
    Nazaleen Mohaned
  • Sean Rambarran
    signed 2019-08-28 20:09:18 -0400
  • Najamuddin Mohammed
    signed 2019-08-28 20:07:17 -0400
    Najamuddin Mohammed
  • Ann Doherty
    signed 2019-08-28 19:48:36 -0400
  • David Smith
    signed 2019-08-28 19:10:06 -0400
    Please please please Lionel, don’t go
  • Lynn Hutchinson Lee
    signed 2019-08-28 18:58:07 -0400
  • knud thirup
    @knudthirup tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-28 18:49:14 -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.
  • nehal al tarhuni
    signed 2019-08-28 18:47:55 -0400
  • knud thirup
    signed 2019-08-28 18:47:41 -0400
    Please – dont visit Israel
  • Zoe Foster
    signed 2019-08-28 18:31:13 -0400
  • Georgina Chambers
    signed 2019-08-28 18:11:37 -0400
    Lionel, Just do the right thing!
  • Kolin Thumbadoo
    @KOLINThumbadoo tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-28 18:11:23 -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.
  • Kolin Thumbadoo
    signed 2019-08-28 18:09:43 -0400
  • Russell Lohse
    signed 2019-08-28 17:51:38 -0400
  • Michael Letwin
    @MichaelLetwin tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-28 17:48:17 -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.
  • Michael Letwin
    signed 2019-08-28 17:47:40 -0400
  • Johannes Dowit
    signed 2019-08-28 17:26:42 -0400
    Dear Mr. Richie, please postpone performing in Palestine/Israel until the rights of Palestinians are recognized, apartheid is abolished, and true democracy is established, from the river Jordan to the sea. You would draw an important sign for all to see.


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