November 12, 2018 by Mara Vigevani – TPS
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The European tour of Netta Barzilai, which begins in Vienna, is the European victory of Eurovision, led by anti-Israeli boycott movements that called for a "warm welcome gift".
The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement called for a boycott of Barzilai, who won the 63th Eurovision Song Contest with his song "Toy" in Lisbon earlier this year, due to his role in the efforts of the Israeli government to prevent human rights violations Palestinians.
An article on the BDS Facebook page said that while the movement is often the object of Israeli institutions and not "individuals based on their identity," Barzilai is a "representative of Israel and a cultural ambassador" and "was clearly recruited to participate in rebuke efforts of Israel. "
The Tour Netta will start in Austria and will continue in Switzerland, Germany and France, which will end on November 21 in London.
Israeli boycotting efforts have increased in recent years, with Lana Del Rey canceling his performance at the Meteor Festival in September, protests against Israeli artists such as Idan Raichel, Asaf Avidan and Batsheva Dance Company and the decision of the municipality of Molins de Rei in Catalonia , Spain to cancel the headquarters of the water polo game between Israel and Spain, due to the pressure of anti-Israel boycott movements last week.