Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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Eurovision boycott debate on tonight’s Late Late Show – Join the online action!

We in the Irish Campaign to Boycott Eurovison 2019 in Apartheid Israel have just found out that there will be a debate on the Eurovision on tonight’s Late Late Show on RTÉ One. For some reason RTÉ have not invited any representative from the boycott campaign to the debate, and instead will have a 2 to 1 stacked panel, with former Eurovision winner Linda Martin and actor – and propagandist for Israel’s apartheid regime – Rory Cowan arguing against a boycott, while well-known singer and human rights advocate Mary Coughlan will be the sole voice arguing in favour. Sarah McTernan, the Irish entrant, will also perform in studio.

As RTÉ have taken a decision to show extreme imbalance on the panel, and to ignore activists from the campaign which has been running for almost year, we need all of you to make a big noise on social media.

Please join our Twitterstorm calling on RTÉ, Sarah McTernan and all people of conscience to boycott the Eurovision in apartheid Israel, which is being used to whitewash Israel’s apartheid regime and its atrocious record of war crimes, human rights abuses, occupation and oppression.

The show starts at 9.30pm and we are asking you to tweet or email the show with your support for the Palestinian call for a boycott of the Eurovision.

Keep an eye on our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook for updates and there are some suggested tweets etc below, but it’s always better to just use your own words. Please remember our campaign is respectful, so always be polite :-).

On Twitter: Use hashtags #LateLate #BoycottEurovision2019 and tag @RTELateLateShow

Email: The shows email address is latelateshow@rte.ie

Note – there is no text number.

We don’t have armies of online trolls like the Israeli state and its lobby groups do.

What we do have is truth and justice on our side.

Let’s make our voices heard.

Thank you.

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Suggested Tweets and Images

We hope that You Decide to stand on the right side of history
#Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 #DareToDream #Eurovision #BoycottEurovision2019 @EBU_H @Eurovision @RTELateLateShow #latelate https://twitter.com/jvplive/status/1093982170153140225?s=19

Over 17,000 people in Ireland want @rte &performers to boycott #Eurovision in apartheid Israel https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/irish-call-to-boycott-eurovision-2019-in-israel #Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 #DareToDream #BoycottEurovision2019 @EBU_HQ @Eurovision @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Is @rte really going to entertain the war criminals of the Israeli army? Will Irish performers play for mass murderers? Please don’t go to #Eurovision in apartheid Israel #Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 #DareToDream #BoycottEurovision2019 @EBU_HQ @Eurovision @RTELateLateShow #latelate

2019 #Eurovision Village is on ruins of ethnically cleansed Al-Manshiyya quarter of Jaffa whose refugees still exiled by Israel @rte don’t go to apartheid Israel Eurovision #Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 #DareToDream #BoycottEurovision2019 @EBU_HQ @Eurovision @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Irish campaign to boycott #Eurovision in apartheid Israel supported by Musicians’ Union of Ireland, Irish Equity, artists, human rights activists, former Eurovision winner, commentator & presenters @rte #Eurovision2019 #BoycottEurovision2019 @EBU_HQ @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Performing for Israeli army on ethnically cleansed land while Palestinians gunned down in Gaza no artist of conscience could do that Don’t go to #Eurovision in apartheid Israel @rte #Eurovision2019 #DareToDream #BoycottEurovision2019 @EBU_HQ @Eurovision @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Performing for @rte in #Eurovision in apartheid Israel? Would you have sung in apartheid South Africa, ignoring the appeals of the Black majority? Israel should be subject to same standard @Eurovision @EBU_HQ #BoycottEurovision2019 #ESC2019 #Eurovision2019 @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Israel’s regime of apartheid, occupation and settler-colonialism, its violations of Palestinian human rights, are nothing to celebrate @rte Stand on right side of history #BoycottEurovision2019l #DareToDream #ESC2019 #Eurovision2019 @Eurovision @EBU_HQ @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Don’t lend your voice to apartheid @rte Stand with Palestinians, for freedom, justice and equality. #BoycottEurovision2019 hosted by Israel #DareToDream #Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 @EBU_HQ @Eurovision @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Ireland has a proud tradition of standing with the oppressed against injustice, please don’t go to Eurovision in apartheid Israel, don’t cross the Palestinian picket line @rte #DareToDream #Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 @EBU_HQ @Eurovision @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Over 640 Irish cultural workers have signed a pledge to boycott apartheid Israel, 17, 000 ppl signed petition calling for a boycott of Eurovision, no-one wants you to cross the Palestinian picket line  #DareToDream #Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 @EBU_HQ @rte @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Over 640 Irish cultural workers have signed a pledge to boycott apartheid Israel, JOIN THEM no-one should cross the Palestinian picket line #BDS https://www.ipsc.ie/cultural-boycott/ipsc-irish-artists-pledge-to-boycott-israel Boycott #apartheid #Israel, free #Palestine #latelate

Over 5,290 ppl have signed a petition to Sarah McTernan not to participate in Eurovision in apartheid Israel.  Please listen to the oppressed Palestinian people #ESC2019 @rte @RTELateLateShow #latelate https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/don-t-go-to-eurovision-in-apartheid-israel

Over 5,290 ppl signed a petition calling on Sarah McTernan not to participate in Eurovision in apartheid Israel.  We hope she listens to the appeal from the oppressed Palestinian people. #DareToDream #Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 @EBU_HQ @Eurovision @rte @RTELateLateShow #latelate

How can we dance & sing while Palestinian refugees in Gaza are being shot down by Israeli forces? 35 children murdered just last year. We cannot participate in Eurovision in apartheid Israel #DareToDream #Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 @EBU_HQ @Eurovision @rte @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Glitz & glamour in Tel Aviv,  checkpoints & apartheid in West Bank, siege & no electricity in Gaza.  Don’t Palestinian human rights matter to @rte? Don’t go to Eurovision in apartheid Israel.  #DareToDream #Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 @EBU_HQ @Eurovision @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Our beautiful friends on frontlines of #GreatReturnMarch in #Gaza where they could be shot down by Israeli occupation forces that @rte & Sarah McTernan will perform for. These brave people know we must #BoycottEurovision2019 in Apartheid Israel @RTELateLateShow #latelate

The oppressed Palestinian people are asking for solidarity, for @rte & Sarah McTernan not to cross their picket line. Is respecting their rights too much to ask?  Don’t go to Eurovision in apartheid Israel #Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 @EBU_HQ @Eurovision @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Singing for apartheid. Singing for siege.  Singing for war crimes. Singing for ethnic cleansing.  Singing for occupation. That’s what @rte will be doing at Eurovision in apartheid Israel.  #DareToDream #Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 @EBU_HQ @Eurovision @RTELateLateShow #latelate

The Palestinian heroes of Gaza teach life  and they ask us not to cross their picket line.  Please @rte Stand on the right side of history: #BoycottEurovision2019l #DareToDream #ESC2019 #Eurovision2019 @Eurovision @EBU_HQ @RTELateLateShow #latelate

17, 000 ppl signed petition calling for boycott of Eurovision, noone wants you to cross Palestinian picket line #DareToDream #Eurovision2019 #ESC2019 @rte @RTELateLateShow #latelate
https://www.ipsc.ie/bds/in-pictures-boycott-eurovision-in-apartheid-israel-protest-at-rte-studios

‘Dare to Dream’ of freedom and justice in Palestine https://irishbroadleft.com/2019/02/12/boycott-eurovision-2019-dare-to-dream-of-freedom-and-justice-in-palestine/
#ESC2019 #DareToDream #BoycottEurovision2019 @EBU_HQ @Eurovision @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Senator calls for boycott of Eurovision in Tel Aviv https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/senator-calls-for-irish-boycott-of-eurovision-song-contest-in-tel-aviv-1.3818384#.XIV2CHRZnuo.twitter
#ESC2019 #BoycottEurovision2019 @EBU_HQ @rte @RTELateLateShow #latelate

But @rte says #Eurovision2019 is “not political”
#Israel could ban Icelandic Eurovision entrant over political views https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/israel-could-ban-icelandic-eurovision-entrant-over-political-views/ via @FarOutMag #BoycottEurovision2019 @RTELateLateShow #latelate

In open letter to Sarah McTernan LGBTQ+ activists call for Irish Eurovision Boycott https://www.ipsc.ie/press-releases/open-letter-to-sarah-mcternan-lgbtq-activists-calls-for-irish-eurovision-boycott #BoycottEurovision2019 @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Sligo County Council calls for Irish Boycott of Eurovision https://www.ipsc.ie/press-releases/sligo-county-council-calls-for-irish-boycott-of-eurovision #ESC2019 #BoycottEurovision2019 @EBU_HQ @rte @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Great solidarity with Palestine from the LGBT community #BoycottEurovision2019 LGBT performers to boycott Eurovision in Israel with online broadcast https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/04/24/lgbt-performers-boycott-eurovision-globalvision/ … @RTELateLateShow #latelate #BDS

Eurovision: The Questions RTÉ Refuse to Answer
https://www.ipsc.ie/war-crimes/eurovision-the-questions-rte-refuses-to-answer #ESC2019 #BoycottEurovision2019 @EBU_HQ @rte @RTELateLateShow #latelate

Show solidarity with Palestine! Sign! Sarah McTernan say no to #Eurovision in #apartheid #Israel Respect #Palestinian picket line https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/don-t-go-to-eurovision-in-apartheid-israel?source=twitter-share-button #BoycottEurovision2019 @RTELateLateShow #latelate

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