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Update #52 ·

​Join 10.000 calling on Jazz musicians to boycott Israel!

Congratulations everyone! Another thousand signatures in less than a week! 

We're over 10.000 signed to the petition calling on this season's participating Jazz musicians- Antoine Roney, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur, Leny Andrade, Terence Blanchard, Lonnie Smith, Hotel Khaleeji, Kellylee Evans, Los Hacheros, and Marcus Strickland- to cancel their participation in the Red Sea Jazz Festival.  

Let's aim for 15,000 signatures!  Please go to and SIGN.  

If you're already signed, please share in your social networks. 

The Red Sea Jazz Festival is a bi-yearly event in Israel's city of Eilat. The festival could have been a festival to celebrate the free spirit of Jazz music, and this beautiful tradition of oppressed minorities. Instead, it is a government event of propaganda, which uses Jazz music as a tool for whitewashing military occupation, apartheid and oppression of the Palestinian people

Now, more than ever, as Israel is still inside the Gaza strip, after massacring nearly 2000 Palestinians, injuring over 12,000, displacing a quarter of a million - we ask that you amplify their voice. Please SIGN and SHARE our petition.

How you can help

Culture is not created in a vaccum. Culture that ignores human rights violations and is used to whitewash war crimes and crimes against humanity, and cultural workers who accept money in this context, are complicit. The many victories of the BDS movement so far have shown us that culture can shine a light on these crimes, instead of muffling the cries of the victims. Please support the…

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This is the full letter written by Israeli human rights activists (the dates and artists' names will be updated every festival season). If you agree, please join the boycott by signing and sharing this petition! (the petition is NOT just for citizens of Israel.) To Leyla McCalla, Brass-A-Holics, Kendrick Scott Oracle, Cyrille Aimée, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matt Garrison,…

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