Updates from the palestinian BDS (UK)
Front group for Israel lobby organization StandWithUs admits: “The cultural boycott movement is constantly growing and changing, developing new and innovative tactics to reach artists”. Read and share their confidential report.
Eight international chefs, all women, are set to participate in the Round Tables festival
More than 140 artists from Europe and beyond support the appeal from Palestinian artists to boycott the contest next year. Quotes from signatories here.
Quotes from signatories of Boycott Eurovision 2019 artists’ letter published in The Guardian.
Palestinian civil society issues a statement urging the UK Labour Party and trade unions to reject IHRA’s false, anti-Palestinian definition of antisemitism which seeks to conflate antisemitism with criticism of Israel. This definition aims to silence criticism of Israeli policies that clearly violate Palestinian human rights.
Glasgow City Council promises supporters of Palestinian rights that it will no longer sponsor arms fairs featuring Israeli weapons manufacturers and will ensure that the city's guidelines for hosting events reflect that “Glasgow is a human rights respecting city.”
Palestinians thank the UK artists for their principled stand and urge all participating artists to withdraw from the festival until it ends all forms of collaboration with Israel’s regime of oppression.