Sinn Fein urges Irish government to boycott Eurovision in Israel

Sinn Féin has urged Irish authorities to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest scheduled to take place in Israel, in protest at the “brutality carried out against [Palestinians]”.
“In recent years, increasing numbers of major sporting, cultural and music figures have joined calls from the internal Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, not to perform in Israel,” said Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis.She said: The Eurovision Song Contest should not be used as a tool for Israel to whitewash its daily human rights abuse, breaches of International Law through illegal settlement building and the murder of Palestinians in Gaza, which they have turned into an open air prison. “The arts, music and indeed sport have a key role to play in sending a strong message internationally in rejection of the brutality carried out against Palestinians by Israeli state forces.”
Read full report in Middle East Monitor