Don’t artwash Israeli crimes: Cancel your performance at Eurovision

Add your name to our letter to Madonna asking her not to artwash apartheid. Tell her to cancel her May, 2019 performance in Israel.

 


Dear Madonna,

We appeal to you to cancel your performance at Eurovision 2019 in Israel. Israel’s regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid is shamelessly using Eurovision as part of its official Brand Israel strategy, a propaganda campaign showing “Israel’s prettier face” in order to whitewash and distract attention from its war crimes against Palestinians.

In 2014, during the brutal massacre in Gaza that killed over 2,000 people, including over 550 children, you posted a Peace picture on Instagram supporting Anera, an organization devoted to improving the lives of Palestinian refugees and poor families in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon. You wrote: "Cease fire on both sides! The children of Gaza need our support!” Another of your Instagram posts compared flowers to innocent children in Gaza and stated "Who has a right to destroy [the children]? No One!!! CEASE FIRE! #peaceinthemiddleeast".                                               

Since 2014, the lives of children in Gaza have gotten much worse. They face a humanitarian crisis created by the Israeli economic blockade and frequent bombings. Some 97% of the water in Gaza is unfit to drink and access to medicine and electricity is scarce. The majority of Palestinians living in Gaza are refugees who were forced from their homes when Israel was established. All they want is to be able to live in freedom and to return to the land their families were expelled from.

According to a United Nations report, between March 30 and December 31, 2018 Israel intentionally killed at least 183 Palestinians in Gaza, including children, and medical workers. They also killed journalists clearly marked as press, including 21-year-old paramedic Razan al-Najar and 30-year-old videographer Yaser Murtaja.

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

If you choose to follow through with your performance at Eurovision, it will be seen as an endorsement of Israel’s brutal military occupation and disregard for Palestinian children suffering terribly in Gaza and the West Bank. Cancelling your performance, 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, and most recently, Natalie Portman. You are well known as an advocate for children and for human rights. Please act now for the sake of Palestinian children, so they may have a future free of occupation and suffering. Please cancel your concert in Israel.   

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Arleen Kalenich-Pace
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  • Thadeuw Thudpucker
    signed 2019-08-18 13:39:57 -0400
    You guys are really idiots. PA bans LGTBQ activity and you boycott Israel. Are you stupid or are you just morons.
  • Anny Tavarez
    signed via 2019-08-02 23:07:42 -0400
  • Linc Conard
    signed 2019-07-29 10:57:01 -0400
  • kathy Nitsan
    signed 2019-07-28 09:27:36 -0400
  • Monica Musri
    signed 2019-07-28 03:29:18 -0400
  • Elvia Muñoz
    signed via 2019-07-26 21:29:31 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2019-07-24 09:00:18 -0400
    Sustainablegovernment. Future.
  • Amber Gordon
    signed 2019-07-21 07:45:28 -0400
  • Ned Rosch
    signed 2019-07-20 12:13:34 -0400
    Ned L Rosch
  • Jenn Stevens
    signed 2019-07-20 02:11:27 -0400
    Continue to push boundaries! Stand up and do what’s right! Do not go!!!
  • Isabel Strzepka
    signed 2019-07-19 20:08:20 -0400
  • Olga Strickland
    signed 2019-07-16 16:50:42 -0400
  • Angela Jerome-Tuckner
    signed 2019-07-16 08:37:34 -0400
  • Vincent Harriman
    signed 2019-07-15 21:20:36 -0400
  • Edward Juillard
    signed 2019-07-15 17:55:37 -0400
  • Jeri Tatum
    signed 2019-07-15 17:54:12 -0400
    Please have some integrity!!!
  • Merce Escayola Cabrejas
    signed 2019-07-15 17:47:12 -0400
  • Arleen Kalenich-Pace
    signed 2019-07-15 17:27:37 -0400
  • Sybil Cochrane
    signed 2019-07-15 17:07:15 -0400
    Hey Madonna! I’ve been your fan since day 1! DO THE RIGHT THING! Don’t perform for the brutal, racist, apartheid regime currently in power in Israel! The IDF is one of THE MOST BRUTAL, repressive, war-mongering forces on the face of this planet! I will boycott you and tell ALL OF MY FRIENDS/FANS to #BoycottMadonna from now on! PLEASE DON’T SHOW SUPPORT FOR THESE PSYCHOPATHIC MURDERERS!!!
  • Jim Loveland
    signed 2019-07-15 16:57:01 -0400
    Jim Loveland
  • Bob Druwing
    @bobdruwing tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-15 16:06:31 -0400
    Dear @Madonna, Open Your Heart to the Palestinian people in #Gaza who are being slaughtered by Israel for demanding their basic human rights to freedom and life. Cancel your #Eurovision performance. #BoycottEurovision2019 https://www.codepink.org/madonna?recruiter_id=812585
  • Bob Druwing
    signed 2019-07-15 16:06:21 -0400
  • Alexander Symington
    signed 2019-07-11 07:52:23 -0400
  • Kim Stover
    signed 2019-07-10 22:12:57 -0400
    Please use your platform to denounce the atrocities that the Israeli government commits every single day in Palestine. Stand up for health safety and freedom for all!
  • Amal Awad
    signed 2019-07-10 22:03:44 -0400
    Do the right action Madonna, do not perform fir human right abusers and baby killers! #BDS
  • mango bang bang
    signed 2019-07-10 19:58:18 -0400
  • Will May
    signed 2019-07-10 18:10:31 -0400
  • Joanne Husar
    signed 2019-07-08 16:58:59 -0400
  • Johannes Oldenburg
    signed 2019-07-08 11:54:15 -0400
  • Robert Weingart
    signed 2019-07-08 00:20:54 -0400
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