Israel Wins Eurovision, Ireland Calls for BDS

14 May 2018

Two European Parliament members from Ireland have called for a boycott of Israel following the latter’s win at the Eurovision song contest. The winner of the contest gets to host the competition at a place of their choosing, usually their capital city. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the next Eurovision contest will be held in Jerusalem.

Lynn Boylan of Ireland’s Sinn Féin party tweeted, “Israel wins Eurovision so let’s make BDS more successful than ever in 2019,” illustrated with an image of a clenched fist. Nessa Childers of the Party of European Socialists retweeted Boylan’s message in agreement.

Órla Nic Biorna of Sinn Féin also tweeted, ”Shocked at the support for Israel tonight in the Eurovision. People seem to forget that they are a Zionist state illegally occupying Palestine.”

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