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11 Oct

More Public Figures Join Irish Campaign to Boycott Eurovision 2019

The Irish Campaign to boycott the Eurovision Festival in Israel, 2019, has secured the support of a further 20 public figures, including actor Stephen Rea and musical artists Mary Coughlan, Luka Bloom and the members of KĂ­la, and have called on RTÉ not to participate and for musicians not to […]

09 Sep

Celebrities Call for Boycott of Israel Eurovision

(photo: Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters) Directors Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, and musicians Roger Waters and Brian Eno, are among the high profile figures calling for a boycott of a Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Israel. A letter published in The Guardian backed an appeal from Palestinian artists to […]

19 Apr

Over 500 Latin American Artists Endorse Cultural Boycott of Israel

April 19, 2018 — Over 500 Latin American artists have publicly endorsed the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel. They pledged not to perform or exhibit in Israel  and to decline Israeli funding, until Israel respects the comprehensive rights of the Palestinian people under international law. The signatories include poets, painters, […]

31 Dec

Lorde Set an Example to Follow for Young Celebrities

In the growing tide of support for the cultural boycott of Israel, New Zealand music star Lorde’s decision to cancel her Tel Aviv concert is precedent-setting in many ways. Lorde cancelled the Israeli leg of her 2018 world tour only days after it was announced. With commendable modesty and openness to engage […]

31 Oct

Award-Winning Filmmakers Donate Film Screening Proceeds to BDS Movement

Award-winning British filmmakers Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien and Paul Laverty have donated proceeds from screenings of their latest film “I, Daniel Blake” to the BDS movement, as a gesture of support for the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality. Award-winning British filmmakers Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien and Paul Laverty […]

06 Oct

Distinguished Israeli Doctor Supports BDS

Dr. Ruchama Marton is a distinguished Jewish-Israeli civil society leader, a psychiatrist, feminist and the Founder and President of Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHRI). She has spoken out about why she is convinced that the BDS movement is critical to ending Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people. October 2017 — […]

21 Apr

FIFA Called to Action over Clubs in Illegal Settlements

More than 100 sports associations, trade s, human rights organizations and faith based groups from 28 countries joined football champions, scholars, film directors, politicians and government officials in calling on FIFA’s Council members to insist that Israel’s national football league revoke the affiliation of seven clubs based in illegal Israeli […]

20 Feb

This Week in Palestine Week 07 2016

February 20, 2016 12:39 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for February 13, to the 19, 2016. Nine Palestinian were killed this week by Israeli gunfire, meanwhile Palestinian Journalist detained by Israel Mohammad Al-Qeeq entered his 87th day without food. […]

19 Feb

Palestinians Welcome Academy Distancing Itself from Oscars Gift Bag

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced that it is suing Distinctive Assets, the company distributing a luxury gift bag to Oscar nominees, which this year includes an all-expenses paid trip to Israel sponsored by the Israeli government.Palestinians had denounced the inclusion of the trip to Israel as […]

10 Sep

Thousands protest Netanyahu’s visit to London

Around 2,000 protesters filled the streets of London as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in London today to meet the British Prime Minister, David Cameron.In addition to the protest, over 10,000 people signed a letter to David Cameron, calling for immediate sanctions and an arms embargo on Israel. The […]

24 Jun

UK Celebrities Demand Sanctions on Israel

Actors, authors, academics and architects have today called on the UK government to push for immediate sanctions on Israel until it abides by international law and ends its occupation of Palestinian land. They join other big names from the world of film and rock music, as well as 20,000 members […]

27 Mar

Palestine Solidarity Campaign: UK Artists Call for Immediate Sanctions on Israel

The actors Maxine Peake and Miriam Margolyes, rock musician Brian Eno, and film director Ken Loach are among those who have joined the London-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s call for immediate sanctions to be imposed on Israel.The call follows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments, made one day before Israel’s Election Day, […]

21 Jul

7 Nobel Laureates Among 64 Public Figures Calling for Arms Embargo Against Israel

Sixty-four public figures, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners, published a letter in the British Guardian newspaper calling for an international arms embargo on Israel for its ‘war crimes and possible crimes against humanity’ in Gaza. The letter reads as follows: ‘Israel has once again unleashed the full force of […]

10 Jul

Palestine Today 07 10 2012

July 10, 2012 9:00 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 11s || 3.84 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Palestinian prisoner ends 96-day hunger strike released from Israeli prison and a 15-year old […]

13 Jun

FIFA Expresses ‘Grave Concerns’ Over Israeli Detention of Footballers; Letter Calls for Release

The FĂ©dĂ©ration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has released a statement on Tuesday via its website regarding the illegal detention of Palestinian footballers, including Mahmoud Sarsak, and a letter has been sent to British Sports Minister Hugh Robertson and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Michel Platini calling for […]

16 Feb

Israeli BDS Activists Call on Artists to Boycott Music Festival

February 16, 2011 12:49 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Israeli Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists have urged international artists who are slated to perform in the International Red Sea Chamber Music Festival in Eilat, Israel next month to cancel their appearances.The festival is to take place from March 17-26 and it is expected to attract prominent musicians from […]