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Swedish artist requirements: boycott the Eurovision song contest in Israel
"Eurovision Song Contest"

"the Swedish artist's requirements: boycott the Eurovision in Israel"

"Joakim Thåström, Mikael Wiehe, Love Antell and Stefan Sundström in the great roll call"

"171 artists and cultural workers demand that Sweden should boycott the Eurovision song contest in Israel."

"the Petition, published on Aftonbladet's Debate today has been signed by, among others, Joakim Thåström and Love Antell."

"So long as Israel, with its politics of apartheid denies palestinians their basic human rights, so long must we refrain from israeli participation in cultural exchanges,” write the signatories."

"In the middle of may, John Lundvik on the stage in Tel Aviv in Israel to represent Sweden in the Eurovision song contest."

"But now requires 171 Swedish artists and cultural workers that he should stay at home. In a petition published in the Aftonbladet Debate today calls on the artists Joakim Thåström, Mikael Wiehe, Love Antell and Stefan Sundström for a boycott of Eurovision in Israel."

"Wollter and Ljusberg among the signatories,"

"We artists and cultural workers who signed this petition cannot stand by and watch how Israel uses the Eurovision Song Contest in order to hide their crimes against the palestinian people”, can be read in the petition as also signed by Ewert Ljusberg, Sven Wollter, Lo Kauppi and the siblings Olof and Karin Dreijer."

"So long as Israel, with its politics of apartheid denies palestinians their basic human rights, so long must we refrain from israeli participation in cultural exchanges.”"

"this is not the first protest against the Eurovision song contest this year held in Israel after Netta Barzilai took home the victory with the song ”Toy”. "

"Roger Waters and Vivienne Westwood have called for a boycott"

"Already in may last year, days after the israeli victory, had an icelandic call for a boycott signed by tens of thousands of people."

"In January this year signed a number of uk members of a similar petition that was published by the Guardian. "

"”Results may be easily digestible entertainment, but it can not be exempted from compliance with the human rights and we can not ignore Israel's systematic violation of palestinians ' human rights”, was to be read in the petition that was signed by, among others, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, Genesis, Peter Gabriel and designer Vivienne Westwood."

"The european radio and television union, EBU, which organizes the Eurovision, has defended that the competition is held in Israel."

"We cannot allow that the contest is politicised, we have been very clear with it", said Eurovision song contest executive director Jon Ola Sand in november to the israeli newspaper Haaretz. "

"Nöjesbladet have searched the SVT for a comment on the petition."

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