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Update #61 ·

3 days to the Red Sea Jazz Festival boycott call, as Israel resumes massacres in Gaza

As we write you this reminder that there are 3 days left to the Red Sea Jazz Festival, Israel has massacred over 20 Palestinians since this morning, including small children, and the bombs are still dropping.

Please join 13,000 signatories from all around the world, calling on Antoine Roney, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur, Leny Andrade, Lonnie Smith, Hotel Khaleeji, Kellylee Evans, Lee Konitz, Dayna Stephens, and Dave Douglas, to take a clear stance against Israel's genocidal policies and cancel their participation in the state sponsored festival. Add your signature at https://www.causes.com/actions/1757955-dont-let-th...

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

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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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To Chick Corea and Marcus Gilmore, We are concerned people from all around the world who oppose Israel's continuing displacement of the Palestinian people via military occupation and apartheid policies [1]. We write to you in order to make sure that you are aware of all the moral implications of performing in Israel at this time. We ask that you postpone your concerts, to a time when Israel ends…

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