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Only 3 weeks left to the Red Sea Jazz Festival summer BDS campaign. Join us!

Hello Supporters,  

With only 3 weeks left to the Red Sea Jazz Festival summer season BDS campaign, almost 24,000 of you have already signed the BDS petition asking international Jazz musicians to boycott the Israel state sponsored Red Sea Jazz Festival. So let's amplify our action!  

If you haven't signed yet, please go to the petition page and sign https://www.causes.com/actions/1757955-dont-let-th...

If you've signed, please make sure to share the link with all your friends and family on all your social media networks.  

Each one of you can take us higher, so let's reach for 24,000!     

Background:    
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:      

"We see culture as a Hasbara [public relations] tool of the first rank, and I do not differentiate between Hasbara and culture" ~ Nissim Ben-Sheetrit, former deputy director general of the Israel Foreign Ministry        

In view of this, we ask Jazz Musicians: Please cancel your participation in the festival.  

We ask people from all around the world: Add your signature to this ongoing campaign to boycott the Red Sea Jazz Festival. 

More detailed information on the petition page https://www.causes.com/actions/1757955-dont-let-th...

Good luck to us all,    
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