eurovision 2019

Una petizione sul Guardian contro l’Eurovision in Israele

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di Nathan Greppi
“Noi, gli artisti firmatari dall’Europa e oltre, sosteniamo il sentito appello da parte degli artisti palestinesi per boicottare l’Eurovision Song Contest 2019 ospitato da Israele”, dopo la vittoria di Netta Barzilai, a Lisbona, nel maggio 2018: questo è l’incipit di una petizione pubblicata sul The Guardian venerdì 7 settembre e firmata da oltre 100 artisti provenienti da 18 paesi.

La petizione continua affermando che “l’Eurovision 2019 andrebbe boicottato se verrà ospitato in Israele mentre questi continua la sua grave, decennale violazione dei diritti umani palestinesi. […] (L’Euopean Broadcasting Union, o EBU) dovrebbe cancellare la scelta di Israele per la gara nel suo complesso e trasferirla in un altro paese con un maggiore rispetto dei diritti umani. L’ingiustizia divide, mentre la ricerca della dignità e dei diritti umani unisce.”

Tra i firmatari compaiono i musicisti Roger Waters e Briano Eno, i registi Ken Loach e Mike Leigh e l’attrice Julie Christie. Vi sono anche 5 firmatari italiani: il drammaturgo Moni Ovadia, il vignettista Vauro, i gruppi musicali Assalti Frontali e Radiodervish e il coro Pinko Tomazic. Inoltre, hanno firmato anche 6 musicisti israeliani, oltre ad artisti israeliani che vivono all’estero (come il musicista Dror Feiler e il regista Eyal Sivan, che vivono rispettivamente in Svezia e in Francia).

Nel caso di Ken Loach, questa non è la prima controversia che lo vede coinvolto quest’anno: infatti, oltre ad essere un acceso sostenitore di Jeremy Corbyn, ad aprile dichiarò che i deputati laburisti che hanno accusato Corbyn di antisemitismo andrebbero “espulsi a calci dal partito.”

Secondo Ynet, i preparativi per l’Eurovision, che si terrà nel maggio 2019, sono già iniziati da tempo, e nei prossimi giorni dovrebbe essere annunciata la città dove si terrà; la scelta sarà tra Tel Aviv e Gerusalemme, dopo che Eilat ha ritirato la propria candidatura.

In seguito all’annullamento della partita di calcio amichevole che avrebbe dovuto disputarsi tra Israele e Argentina, annullata per le polemiche su Gerusalemme, il primo ministro Benjamin Netanyahu ha dato istruzioni al ministro della cultura Miri Regev e al ministro delle comunicazioni Ayoob Kara di non prendere iniziative che possano compromettere le trattative con l’EBU.

I firmatari

-FRESH The LIONmusician, Eurovision 2018 national judge (Australia)
Helen Razerbroadcaster, writer (Australia)
Candy Bowersactor, writer, theatre director (Australia)
Blak Douglasartist (Australia)
Nick Seymourmusician, producer (Australia)
DAANmusician, songwriter (Belgium)
Daan Hugaertactor (Belgium)
Alain Platelchoreographer, theatre director (Belgium)
Marijke Pinoyactor (Belgium)
Code Rougeband (Belgium)
DJ MurdockDJ (Belgium)
Helmut Lottisinger (Belgium)
Raymond Van het Groenewoudmusician (Belgium)
Stef Kamil Carlensmusician, composer (Belgium)
Charles Ducalpoet, writer (Belgium)
Fikry El Azzouzi, novelist, playwright (Belgium)
Erik Vlamincknovelist, playwright (Belgium)
Rachida Lamrabetwriter (Belgium)
Slongs Dievanongsmusician (Belgium)
Chokri Ben Chikhaactor, theatre director (Belgium)
Yann Martelnovelist (Canada)
Karina Willumsenmusician, composer (Denmark)
Kirsten Thorupnovelist, poet (Denmark)
Arne Würglermusician (Denmark)
Jesper Christensenactor (Denmark)
Tove Bornhoeftactor, theatre director (Denmark)
Anne Marie Helgeractor (Denmark)
Tina Enghoffvisual artist (Denmark)
Nassim Al Dogommusician (Denmark)
Patchankaband (Denmark)
Raske Pengesongwriter, singer (Denmark)
Oktoberkoretchoir (Denmark)
Nils Vestfilm director (Denmark)
Britta Lillesoeactor (Denmark)
Kaija Kärkinensinger, Eurovision 1991 finalist (Finland)
Kyösti Laihimusician, Eurovision 1988 finalist (Finland)
Kimmo Pohjonenmusician (Finland)
Palefacemusician (Finland)
Manuela Boscoactor, novelist, artist (Finland)
Noora Daduactor (Finland)
Pirjo Honkasalofilm-maker (Finland)
Ria Katajaactor (Finland)
Tommi Korpelaactor (Finland)
Krista Kosonenactor (Finland)
Elsa Saisioactor (Finland)
Martti Suosaloactor, singer (Finland)
Virpi Suutari, film director (Finland)
Aki Kaurismäkifilm director, screenwriter (Finland)
Pekka Strangactor, artistic director (Finland)
HKsinger (France)
Dominique Grangesinger (France)
ImhotepDJ, producer (France)
Francesca Sollevillesinger (France)
Elli Medeirossinger, actor (France)
Mouss & Hakimband (France)
Alain Guiraudiefilm director, screenwriter (France)
Tardicomics artist (France)
Gérard Mordillatnovelist, filmmaker (France)
Eyal Sivanfilm-maker (France)
Rémo Garysinger (France)
Dominique Delahayenovelist, musician (France)
Philippe Delaigueauthor, theatre director (France)
Michel Kemperonline newspaper editor-in-chief (France)
Michèle Bernardsinger-songwriter (France)
Gérard Moreltheatre actor, director, singer (France)
Daði Freyrmusician, Eurovision 2017 national selection finalist (Iceland)
Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttirmusician, Eurovision 2017 national selection finalist (Iceland)
Mike Murphybroadcaster, eight-time Eurovision commentator (Ireland)
Mary Blacksinger (Ireland)
Christy Mooresinger, musician (Ireland)
Charlie McGettiganmusician, songwriter, Eurovision 1994 winner (Ireland)
Mary Coughlansinger (Ireland)
Luka Bloomsinger (Ireland)
Robert Ballaghartist, Riverdance set designer (Ireland)
Aviad Albertmusician (Israel)
Michal Sapirmusician, writer (Israel)
Ohal Grietzermusician (Israel)
Yonatan Shapiramusician (Israel)
Danielle Ravitzkimusician, visual artist (Israel)
David Oppartist (Israel)
Assalti Frontaliband (Italy)
Radiodervishband (Italy)
Moni Ovadiaactor, singer, playwright (Italy)
Vaurojournalist, cartoonist (Italy)
Pinko Tomažič Partisan Choirchoir (Italy)
Joritstreet artist (Italy)
Marthe Vallesinger (Norway)
Mari Boinemusician, composer (Norway)
Aslak Heika Hætta Bjørnsinger (Norway)
Nils Petter Molværmusician, composer (Norway)
Moddisinger (Norway)
Jørn Simen Øverlisinger (Norway)
Nosizwemusician, actor (Norway)
Bugge Wesseltoftmusician, composer (Norway)
Lars Klevstrandmusician, composer, actor (Norway)
Trond Ingebretsenmusician (Norway)
José Mário Brancomusician, composer (Portugal)
Francisco Fanhaissinger (Portugal)
Tiago Rodriguesartistic director, Portuguese national theatre (Portugal)
Patrícia Portelaplaywright, author (Portugal)
Chullagemusician (Portugal)
António Pedro Vasconcelosfilm director (Portugal)
José Luis Peixotonovelist (Portugal)
N’tokomusician (Slovenia)
ŽPZ Kombinatchoir (Slovenia)
Lluís Llachcomposer, singer-songwriter (Spanish state)
Marinahsinger (Spanish state)
Riot Propagandaband (Spanish state)
Fermin Muguruzamusician (Spanish state)
Kase.Omusician (Spanish state)
Sowetoband (Spanish state)
Itaca Bandband (Spanish state)
Tremenda Jauría, band (Spanish state)
Teresa Arangurenjournalist (Spanish state)
Julio Perez del Campofilm director (Spanish state)
Nicky Triphooksinger (Spanish state)
Pau Alabajossinger-songwriter (Spanish state)
Mafaldaband (Spanish state)
Zooband (Spanish state)
Smoking Souls, band (Spanish state)
Olof DreijerDJ, producer (Sweden)
Karin Dreijersinger, producer (Sweden)
Dror Feilermusician, composer (Sweden)
Michel Bühlersinger, playwright, novelist (Switzerland)
Wolf Aliceband (UK)
Carmen Callilpublisher, writer (UK)
Julie Christieactor (UK)
Caryl Churchillplaywright (UK)
Brian Enocomposer, producer (UK)
AL Kennedywriter (UK)
Peter Kosminskywriter, film director (UK)
Paul Lavertyscriptwriter (UK)
Mike Leighwriter, film and theatre director (UK)
Ken Loachfilm director (UK)
Alexei Saylewriter, comedian (UK)
Roger Watersmusician (UK)
Penny Woolcockfilm-maker, opera director (UK)
Leon Rosselsonsongwriter (UK)
Sabrina Mahfouzwriter, poet (UK)
Eve Enslerplaywright (US)
Alia Shawkatactor (US)

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