Israeli singer Netta Barzilai (second right) after winning the 2018 Eurovision song contest in Lisbon

A pro-Palestinian activist group, Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Australia, has joined protesters and artists worldwide in calling for a boycott of the event.

It used a red leaflet featuring the SBS [national public television network in Australia] name and logo to promote its cause. It said: “Boycott Eurovision 2019; Don’t Celebrate Israel’s Apartheid Crimes”.

SBS sent a legal letter saying they must “immediately remove SBS’s trademark from any of your websites, social media pages and any other marketing and promotional material”.

SBS threatens to sue protestors calling for boycott of Eurovision in Israel (The Guardian

Mark Geary writes:

Non-European country in a tizzy over Eurovision being in another non-European country.

Pic: AP

13 thoughts on “One Vision

  1. DaithiG

    I’ll be boycotting the Eurovision because I haven’t watched it since 1993 when the delightful Niamh Cavanagh brought it home for Ireland.

  2. Ian-O

    Shouldn’t have put the logo on, simple as that.

    And I have been boycotting the Eurovision for its crime against the aural nerve for a long year now.

  3. bisted

    …the BDS movement goes from strength to strength…they don’t need to resort to misrepresentation…probably more to it like a letter of solidarity from the unions at SBS like the one from RTE unions…it’s not as if they were forging passports…

  4. MaryLou's ArmaLite

    Unsurprisingly there is no mention of Hamas passing the death penalty on several people this week.

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