3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BBC Broadcasting House
BBC Protest: Boycott Eurovision in Israel 2019
Location: BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA
Join the protest calling on BBC to withdraw from the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Israel, to avoid being complicit in Israel’s ongoing violations of Palestinian human rights.
We are also urging songwriters and performers to boycott the contest hosted by Israel, just as many once boycotted the South African apartheid regime.
Just days after Israel’s Eurovision win, Israeli forces massacred 62 Palestinians in Gaza, including six children, as they demonstrated for freedom and refugee rights. Since the Great Return March protests began on March 30th 2018, at least 205 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the besieged Gaza Strip. More than 18,000 others have been injured, including thousands shot with live fire.
Israeli lawmakers recently formalised apartheid in Israel’s basic laws, with the “Jewish nation state law” giving the system of racial discrimination against Palestinians a constitutional mandate. Meanwhile, Israel’s apartheid regime works to present Israel’s “prettier face” by art-washing its decades-old oppression and dispossession of Palestinians.
Support the Palestinian call for broadcasters to refuse to show Eurovision 2019, to prevent complicity in Israel’s artwashing of apartheid.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC)
Stop The War Coalition
Palestinian Forum UK
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