Three UK-based pro-Palestine groups have called on European artists and performers to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Israel.
Manchester Palestine Action, Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Manchester Jewish Action for Palestine posted a tweet on Monday, urging songwriters and performers to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, scheduled be held in Israel “just as they once boycotted the South African apartheid regime.”
“Israel regularly uses culture to cover up, justify and distract from its oppressive regime of military occupation and apartheid against the Palestinian people,” read the tweet.
The three groups called for a protest at the BBC Headquarters in London on December 1 to demand that the British Broadcasting Corporation withdraw from the song contest.
“Join the protest and take a stand against BBC artwashing apartheid,” said the post on Twitter.
“We demand an end to Brand…