Celebrities, activists call for Eurovision to be moved from Israel

“Eurovision may be light entertainment, but it is not exempt from human rights considerations,” 50 British celebrities and creative figures said in an open letter.

British celebrities including fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, actresses Julie Christie and Maxine Peake, and singer Peter Gabriel have pledged their support for Eurovision to be relocated, as Tel Aviv gears up to host this year’s event.

They are among 50 signatories of a letter to the Guardian calling on the BBC, the UK broadcasters of the event, to “press for Eurovision to be relocated to a country where crimes against that freedom are not being committed.”
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