Bryan unplug from Apartheid Israel
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Don't play Tel Aviv and Jerusalem!
Bryan remember your brave words in 2014: "the Israeli blockade of #Gaza just entered its 8th year, leaving its 1.7 million inhabitants destitute" and "I say the war against Gaza was a crime against humanity."
CANCEL your performances in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in December.
If you think life in Gaza is better in 2017, let see what Amnesty International has to say:
Israel’s military blockade of the Gaza Strip entered its 10th year, continuing the collective punishment of Gaza’s entire population. Israeli controls on the movement of people and goods into and from Gaza, combined with Egypt’s almost total closure of the Rafah border crossing and funding shortages, damaged Gaza’s economy and hindered post-conflict reconstruction. Some 51,000 people were still displaced from the 2014 war, and unexploded ordnance from that conflict continued to cause civilian deaths and injuries.
And in July 2017, the United Nations warned:
Longstanding power shortages in Gaza have deepened the humanitarian crisis with hospitals in precarious conditions, water shortages growing, and untreated sewage being dumped into the Mediterranean, United Nations independent human rights experts warned. “The two million residents of Gaza are suffering through a humanitarian crisis that is entirely human-made.”
Bryan, as a Canadian, you should know that "Most Canadians Say Sanctions and Boycott are Reasonable Measures to Defend Palestinian Rights" The 2017 EKOS poll indicated that:
- Canadians believe overwhelmingly that sanctions are a reasonable way for Canada to censure countries violating international law and human rights,
- Given the UN Security Council's condemnation of illegal Israeli settlements, a strong majority of Canadians believe that government sanctions on Israel would be reasonable.
- In the context of Israel's ongoing violations of international law, a very strong majority of Canadians believe that the Palestinians' call for a boycott of Israel is reasonable.
Let the world cheer again when you CANCEL your Tel Aviv and Jerusalem performances as it did In 2016 when you cancelled your Mississippi tour date in protest over the state's anti-LGBT law. Bryan tell the world again that you do not support apartheid or war crimes.
Add your name to other renowned and principled performers like Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and Elvis Costello who have already declared that they will not perform in Israel.
For the sake of justice and peace in the world, please take a principled stand for human rights and international law, and start by not playing in Israel.
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