Israeli Eurovision contestant Netta Barzilai will take the stage representing Israel in Lisbon on Tuesday night for the semi-finals of the Eurovision song competition.
Netta has become the target of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) activists who have started a public campaign calling on European voters to boycott her.
The 25-year-old singer is already the favorite to win Eurovision 2018 with her hit song TOY, which has racked up millions of views on YouTube.
Eurovision is a hotly contested, but friendly annual competition among nations. Now, there are some out there trying to sully its good reputation.
Eurovision’s scoring works on a 12-point system and is based on points awarded by both judges and viewers across the European continent.
A group called “Zero Points for Israeli Apartheid” has issued a call in both English and Hebrew to boycott the Israeli singer by asking all viewers to give her 0 Points.
This year’s most talented singer should be judged based upon her musical merit, not politics. Thousands of people from around the world have sent messages of support for Barzilai in the face of those calling for a boycott.
It’s your turn to support Netta, and help her defeat BDS.
Share this image and call in to award Netta your twelve points.
Israel's Eurovision contestant Netta Barzilai needs your help. The BDS movement is calling on people to give 0 points to Israel. Let's all support Israel and vote for Netta, share this picture and vote for Israel. #Israel12Points pic.twitter.com/vKlkvU4eBR— (((WJC))) (@WorldJewishCong) May 8, 2018
Her victory is our victory!