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As Eurovision proceedings come to an end in apartheid Tel Aviv, the winner is already clear: the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. More than 150,000 of you signed petitions urging the boycott of the contest, hundreds of leading artists lent their support, including former Eurovision contestants and one winner, and well over 100 LGBT+ organizations and centers joined the calls.

As Eurovision proceedings come to an end in apartheid Tel Aviv, the winner is already clear: the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. Fewer and fewer artists are performing in Israel because of its vast human rights abuses against Palestinians. @Eurovision is turning out to be a spectacle but not in the way Israel's promoters had hoped.

Palestinians in the homeland and in exile are commemorating the 71st anniversary of the 1948 Nakba, Arabic for catastrophe. With hope, we continue to resist and to insist on our right to freedom, justice, equality and dignity.

Thanks to your support, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) was an even bigger success this year!  IAW featured more than 200 events, across 30 countries, on five continents, all under the theme “Stop Arming Colonialism.” Events included big panel discussions at universities, concerts, film screenings, protests, poetry readings, comedy gigs, street art, sponsored hikes, fashion shows and more!  

As Palestinians living under Israeli apartheid and colonial oppression, we call on international speakers to withdraw from the Eurovisions Conference to be held at Tel Aviv University, May 14-15. Participating in the conference helps legitimize Israel’s war crimes against Palestinians.

Barcelona’s long-established LGBTQIA organisation El Casal Lambda has cancelled this year’s edition of its annual Eurovision party at the city’s primary LGBTQIA centre, and joined over 100 LGBTQIA groups boycotting the contest in Tel Aviv, in solidarity with Palestinian human rights.

After initially committing to stop listing rentals in Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, Airbnb did a complete reversal, and will now continue to allow rentals on stolen Palestinian land.

By a majority vote, faculty in NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis have passed a resolution that pledges non-cooperation with the university’s study abroad program in Tel Aviv.

Dear Nordwest Zeitung,   The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a member of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee, the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society, urges you not to host the May 16 event featuring Arye Sharuz Shalicar and to deny him a platform at your newspaper where he is a frequent contributor.  

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has called on Iceland’s Eurovision entrant Hatari to withdraw from the contest, held in Tel Aviv next month.

April 24, 2019, Paris - This afternoon, before AXA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, over 50 activists from the Coalition to Stop AXA Assistance to Israeli Apartheid gathered outside, and called on AXA to divest from Israeli apartheid.

April 18, 2019 - Marking a significant victory for the Boycott HP campaign and the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV), the largest trade union of the Netherlands, with 1.1 million members, has dropped HP as a partner in their offers to their members. The union said in its communication, “as long as we do not know for certain that HP is not complicit in human rights abuses, we will no longer include them as an offer in FNV Membership Offers”.