Με ανοιχτή επιστολή τους, καλλιτέχνες από την Ευρώπη και όχι μόνο υποστηρίζουν την έκκληση Παλαιστίνιων καλλιτεχνών για μποϊκοτάζ του διαγωνισμού της Eurovision 2019, που πρόκειται να πραγματοποιηθεί στο Ισραήλ.

Ανάμεσα στους υπογράφοντες καλλιτέχνες είναι και ο Roger Waters, που επανειλημμένα έχει ασκήσει κριτική απέναντι στην πολιτική του Ισραήλ, και ο Βρετανός σκηνοθέτης Ken Loach.

«Εμείς, οι υπογράφοντες καλλιτέχνες από την Ευρώπη και όχι μόνο, στηρίζουμε το κάλεσμα των Παλαιστίνιων καλλιτεχνών για μποϊκοτάζ του διαγωνισμού τραγουδιού Eurovision 2019, που πρόκειται να πραγματοποιηθεί στο Ισραήλ. Όσο οι Παλαιστίνιοι δεν μπορούν να απολαύσουν την ελευθερία, τη δικαιοσύνη και τα ίσα δικαιώματα, δεν θα έπρεπε να υπάρχει συνεργασία με το κράτος που τους αποκλείει από τα θεμελιώδη τους δικαιώματα.

»Στις 14 Μαΐου, μόλις λίγες μέρες μετά τη νίκη του Ισραήλ στη Eurovision, ο ισραηλινός στρατός σκότωσε 62 άοπλους Παλαιστίνιους διαδηλωτές στη Γάζα -μεταξύ των οποίων έξι παιδιά- και τραυμάτισε εκατοντάδες, τους περισσότερους με πραγματικά πυρά. Η Διεθνής Αμνηστία καταδίκασε την πολιτική που εφαρμόζει το Ισραήλ που πυροβολεί με σκοπό να σκοτώσει ή να ακρωτηριάσει και η οργάνωση Human Rights Watch χαρακτήρισε τους θανάτους «παράνομους και προμελετημένους».

»Θα πρέπει να μποϊκοτάρουμε τη Eurovision 2019, αν διοργανωθεί από το Ισραήλ, την ώρα που αυτό συνεχίζει εδώ και δεκαετίες την καταπάτηση των ανθρώπινων δικαιωμάτων των Παλαιστίνιων. Κατανοούμε ότι η E.B.U. (Ευρωπαϊκή Ραδιοτηλεοπτική Ένωση) ζητά από το Ισραήλ να ορίσει ένα χώρο διεξαγωγής του διαγωνισμού που να μην προκαλεί διχασμούς. Θα έπρεπε όμως να ακυρώσει τη διοργάνωση του διαγωνισμού από το Ισραήλ και να την αναθέσει σε μία χώρα με μεγαλύτερο σεβασμό στα ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα. Η αδικία διχάζει, ενώ η επιδίωξη της αξιοπρέπειας και των ανθρώπινων δικαιωμάτων ενώνει».

L-FRESH The LION, musician, Eurovision 2018 national judge (Australia)
Helen Razer, broadcaster, writer (Australia)
Candy Bowers, actor, writer, theatre director (Australia)
Blak Douglas, artist (Australia)
Nick Seymour, musician, producer (Australia)
DAAN, musician, songwriter (Belgium)
Daan Hugaert, actor (Belgium)
Alain Platel, choreographer, theatre director (Belgium)
Marijke Pinoy, actor (Belgium)
Code Rouge, band (Belgium)
DJ Murdock, DJ (Belgium)
Helmut Lotti, singer (Belgium)
Raymond Van het Groenewoud, musician (Belgium)
Stef Kamil Carlens, musician, composer (Belgium)
Charles Ducal, poet, writer (Belgium)
Fikry El Azzouzi, novelist, playwright (Belgium)
Erik Vlaminck, novelist, playwright (Belgium)
Rachida Lamrabet, writer (Belgium)
Slongs Dievanongs, musician (Belgium)
Chokri Ben Chikha, actor, theatre director (Belgium)
Yann Martel, novelist (Canada)
Karina Willumsen, musician, composer (Denmark)
Kirsten Thorup, novelist, poet (Denmark)
Arne Würgler, musician (Denmark)
Jesper Christensen, actor (Denmark)
Tove Bornhoeft, actor, theatre director (Denmark)
Anne Marie Helger, actor (Denmark)
Tina Enghoff, visual artist (Denmark)
Nassim Al Dogom, musician (Denmark)
Patchanka, band (Denmark)
Raske Penge, songwriter, singer (Denmark)
Oktoberkoret, choir (Denmark)
Nils Vest, film director (Denmark)
Britta Lillesoe, actor (Denmark)
Kaija Kärkinen, singer, Eurovision 1991 finalist (Finland)
Kyösti Laihi, musician, Eurovision 1988 finalist (Finland)
Kimmo Pohjonen, musician (Finland)
Paleface, musician (Finland)
Manuela Bosco, actor, novelist, artist (Finland)
Noora Dadu, actor (Finland)
Pirjo Honkasalo, film-maker (Finland)
Ria Kataja, actor (Finland)
Tommi Korpela, actor (Finland)
Krista Kosonen, actor (Finland)
Elsa Saisio, actor (Finland)
Martti Suosalo, actor, singer (Finland)
Virpi Suutari, film director (Finland)
Aki Kaurismäki, film director, screenwriter (Finland)
Pekka Strang, actor, artistic director (Finland)
HK, singer (France)
Dominique Grange, singer (France)
Imhotep, DJ, producer (France)
Francesca Solleville, singer (France)
Elli Medeiros, singer, actor (France)
Mouss & Hakim, band (France)
Alain Guiraudie, film director, screenwriter (France)
Tardi, comics artist (France)
Gérard Mordillat, novelist, filmmaker (France)
Eyal Sivan, film-maker (France)
Rémo Gary, singer (France)
Dominique Delahaye, novelist, musician (France)
Philippe Delaigue, author, theatre director (France)
Michel Kemper, online newspaper editor-in-chief (France)
Michèle Bernard, singer-songwriter (France)
Gérard Morel, theatre actor, director, singer (France)
Daði Freyr, musician, Eurovision 2017 national selection finalist (Iceland)
Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir, musician, Eurovision 2017 national selection finalist (Iceland)
Mike Murphy, broadcaster, eight-time Eurovision commentator (Ireland)
Mary Black, singer (Ireland)
Christy Moore, singer, musician (Ireland)
Charlie McGettigan, musician, songwriter, Eurovision 1994 winner (Ireland)
Mary Coughlan, singer (Ireland)
Luka Bloom, singer (Ireland)
Robert Ballagh, artist, Riverdance set designer (Ireland)
Aviad Albert, musician (Israel)
Michal Sapir, musician, writer (Israel)
Ohal Grietzer, musician (Israel)
Yonatan Shapira, musician (Israel)
Danielle Ravitzki, musician, visual artist (Israel)
David Opp, artist (Israel)
Assalti Frontali, band (Italy)
Radiodervish, band (Italy)
Moni Ovadia, actor, singer, playwright (Italy)
Vauro, journalist, cartoonist (Italy)
Pinko Tomažič Partisan Choir, choir (Italy)
Jorit, street artist (Italy)
Marthe Valle, singer (Norway)
Mari Boine, musician, composer (Norway)
Aslak Heika Hætta Bjørn, singer (Norway)
Nils Petter Molvær, musician, composer (Norway)
Moddi, singer (Norway)
Jørn Simen Øverli, singer (Norway)
Nosizwe, musician, actor (Norway)
Bugge Wesseltoft, musician, composer (Norway)
Lars Klevstrand, musician, composer, actor (Norway)
Trond Ingebretsen, musician (Norway)
José Mário Branco, musician, composer (Portugal)
Francisco Fanhais, singer (Portugal)
Tiago Rodrigues, artistic director, Portuguese national theatre (Portugal)
Patrícia Portela, playwright, author (Portugal)
Chullage, musician (Portugal)
António Pedro Vasconcelos, film director (Portugal)
José Luis Peixoto, novelist (Portugal)
N’toko, musician (Slovenia)
ŽPZ Kombinat, choir (Slovenia)
Lluís Llach, composer, singer-songwriter (Spanish state)
Marinah, singer (Spanish state)
Riot Propaganda, band (Spanish state)
Fermin Muguruza, musician (Spanish state)
Kase.O, musician (Spanish state)
Soweto, band (Spanish state)
Itaca Band, band (Spanish state)
Tremenda Jauría, band (Spanish state)
Teresa Aranguren, journalist (Spanish state)
Julio Perez del Campo, film director (Spanish state)
Nicky Triphook, singer (Spanish state)
Pau Alabajos, singer-songwriter (Spanish state)
Mafalda, band (Spanish state)
Zoo, band (Spanish state)
Smoking Souls, band (Spanish state)
Olof Dreijer, DJ, producer (Sweden)
Karin Dreijer, singer, producer (Sweden)
Dror Feiler, musician, composer (Sweden)
Michel Bühler, singer, playwright, novelist (Switzerland)
Wolf Alice, band (UK)
Carmen Callil, publisher, writer (UK)
Julie Christie, actor (UK)
Caryl Churchill, playwright (UK)
Brian Eno, composer, producer (UK)
AL Kennedy, writer (UK)
Peter Kosminsky, writer, film director (UK)
Paul Laverty, scriptwriter (UK)
Mike Leigh, writer, film and theatre director (UK)
Ken Loach, film director (UK)
Alexei Sayle, writer, comedian (UK)
Roger Waters, musician (UK)
Penny Woolcock, film-maker, opera director (UK)
Leon Rosselson, songwriter (UK)
Sabrina Mahfouz, writer, poet (UK)
Eve Ensler, playwright (US)
Alia Shawkat, actor (US)