Date(s) - 18 May 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Our “Boycott Eurovision” stall
12-2pm at the Clock Tower
The Eurovision finals take place in Tel Aviv on Saturday night. Israel’s apartheid regime is shamelessly using Eurovision as part of its official ‘Brand Israel’ strategy, in an attempt to ‘art-wash’ apartheid and rehabilitate its dreadful international reputation.
Even Hatari, the singers representing Iceland in the contest, say that this year’s Eurovision is ‘built on a lie’:
‘It’s so absurd to be in this contest … and everyone is super polite; it’s all about the music and everybody loves each other,’ says Tryggvi Haraldsson at his hotel in Tel Aviv. ‘And to be in that bubble a day after witnessing apartheid in action just an hour’s drive away [in Hebron] is the contradiction that we want to be aware of’ (Guardian 14/05/2019).
On Saturday, we’re planning a specially themed stall to raise awareness of the sharp contrast between the glitzy image Israel is trying to project, and the reality for Palestinians of life under occupation.
This is a great opportunity to counter Israel’s propaganda, and to raise the profile of the Palestinians’ struggle. So join us if you can!