‘Beautiful Diverse Sensational’: Israel sets up fake Eurovision boycott page to counter BDS

RT – May 10, 2019

Sporting the URL boycotteurovision.net Israel’s PR website masquerades as part of a campaign to boycott the Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv, but actually features pro-Israel narrative.

For most people who follow the issue, the acronym ‘BDS’ refers to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which aims to financially pressure Israel into improving treatment of Palestinians. However, according to a new website promoted via ads on Google, it now stands for how Israel is “beautiful, diverse, sensational.

Despite the deceptive URL and the fact that the page doesn’t identify itself as run by the Israeli government, Tel Aviv’s PR ministry confirmed to Reuters that they were behind the campaign.

Gilad Erdan (Minister of Strategic Affairs) said that the ads and website “show Israel as it really is, a diverse, beautiful and sensational place, while at the same time, successfully dispelling the lies BDS spreads.

Meanwhile, with less than a week to go before the Eurovision takes place in Tel Aviv, the actual Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has been ramping up its efforts to encourage people to snub the competition. They were none too pleased with the Israeli government’s latest counter-measure.

After its theft of Palestinian land and culture, Israel is now trying to appropriate a symbol of our nonviolent resistance,” said Alia Malak, of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI).

Although the competition is intended to bring countries around the world together, the contest has been politicized a number of times.

Last year’s winner, Israel’s Netta Barzilai, yelled out “Next time in Jerusalem!” after receiving the trophy for her spirited chicken-themed song ‘Toy’. The statement was seen as controversial given that not even the US had yet recognized Jerusalem as the country’s capital.

Although Israel has pulled out all the stops to assure the event will go smoothly, it comes shortly after cross-border shelling between Israel and Palestine in Gaza earlier this week. Four Israelis were killed and at least 10 injured as a result of rockets fired from Gaza, while the IDF carried out some 320 air-raids which killed 25 people and injured dozens.



4 responses to “‘Beautiful Diverse Sensational’: Israel sets up fake Eurovision boycott page to counter BDS”

  1. jews see the world as their slaves
    see this, Operation radium alone closed 200 foreign run brothels over 3 counties where women were forced into prostitution, and many young boys for the homosexual trade were also released

  2. some communties more than others support the israeli boycott
    but if we all supported it, remember all supermakets are jewish cartels
    ( as far as i know ) this is why so many buy from farmers markets

  3. israel must;-
    abandon world terrorism across the globe
    stop all money laundering banking swindles and stock and bond scheisting
    stop the genocide and race hate it dishes out to others in the region
    and then join the human race

  4. Israel: Barbaric Demented Sadistic