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The artistic director of the D. Maria II National Theater, Tiago Rodrigues, canceled his participation in the Israel Festival, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem next month, and announced his decision to join the cultural boycott of Israel, according to a statement released by the theater today.

May 18, 2018
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The petition cites Israel's human rights violations against Palestinian people and calls on national broadcaster RUV to withdraw Iceland from the contest.

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The Lord Mayor of Dublin has called for a boycott of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest following Israels's win in Lisbon on Saturday night.

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The largest Palestinian women's coalition thanks the Russian feminist punk collective for heeding their fans' appeals, and urges members to withdraw from Israeli government-sponsored writers' festival.

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The student senate successfully passed “The Protection of Palestinian Human Rights Act". It demands the university divest from corporations that "provide goods and services to Israeli military forces" used "to bomb hospitals in Gaza, bulldoze Palestinians’ homes, construct illegal Apartheid walls, and further suppress and violate Palestinian human rights."

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Palestinian artists and performers welcome the statement from more than 500 Latin American cultural figures taking a stand for Palestinian rights.

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Durham, North Carolina is the first US city to ban its police department from participating in international exchanges with the Israeli military or police. Supporters of the ban say that violent and racist Israeli tactics not only violate Palestinian human rights, but also hurt Black and Brown communities when imported to the United States.