Against Eurovision 2016 Exclusion of the Flag of the State of Palestine
- Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision 2016 Contest Organizers have decided to ban the Flag of the State of Palestine from the contest. Palestine is recognized by over 138 countries in the world and is an active member in the United Nations General Assembly and other organizations.
Palestine is even recognized by the Kingdom of Sweden in which the scheduled Eurovision Contest is set to take place.
The art and music should remain independent from any political influence and all nations should, morally, be afforded with the opportunity to participate and be part of the global art and entertainment scene.
In this case, we suggest that the event organizers have bowed to the demands of Israel and passed the ban in service to the Israeli political agenda. We are opposed to that.
The organizers of Eurovision 2016, scheduled to take place in Sweden, have decided to ban the flag of the State of Palestine from the contest. Palestine is a recognized state by over 138 countries, including the Kingdom of Sweden, and is an active member of the United Nations General Assembly and other organizations.
The art and entertainment must remain independent from political influence and interference by political entities and governments. All nations must be afforded with equal opportunity to be represented on the entertainment global stage. As such, the organizers of Eurovision 2016 have failed to fulfill their obligation to the art and music and bowed to political influences. We believe this must be addressed and corrected.
We call on Eurovision Headquarters and Eurovision 2016 Organizers to review this decision and recognize the importance of maintaining free and independent Eurovision contests, both, current and future events. We call on Eurovision to reverse its decision to ban the Flag of Palestine and re-instate the place at which its flag can be displayed.
The Against Eurovision 2016 Exclusion of the Flag of the State of Palestine petition to Eurovision Song Contest was written by Carlos Reo-Dero and is in the category Music at GoPetition.