Eurovision Events Cancelled at Venues Across Country Following Threats From Palestine Activists

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Eurovision Events Cancelled at Venues Across Country Following Threats From Palestine Activists  Eden Golan

Venues across the country are cancelling Eurovision gigs after Palestine protest groups instructed their followers to hound pubs showing the contest, with bars closing their doors as they fear for staff safety.

The Mail has the story.

Bars face boycotts and pickets as they prepare for the singing competition, with pro-Palestine mobs striking out against the inclusion of Israel’s Eden Golan as one of the favourites for Saturday’s grand final.

Action group Brighton Queers for Palestine has posted the contact numbers for bars that are continuing with their nights as they tell their followers to “call and ask them to reconsider screening Eurovision” as they accuse them of “complicity in genocide”.

And some London venues have been forced to cancel their events as they fear for the safety of their staff amid the backlash – with others saying they had decided to close in solidarity with Palestine.

It comes as Rishi Sunak blasted Eurovision protests taking place in Sweden as “wrong” and “outrageous”.

The move has sparked fury among the Jewish community. The Campaign Against Antisemitism said: “It is shameful that venues may be succumbing to pressure from discriminatory groups to cancel Eurovision screenings because the contest features the Jewish state.

“These activists have no regard for the rights and freedoms that we cherish and will use any tactics to get their way, including intimidation. 

“This is thuggery, and the only response must be to stand up to it and refuse their outrageous demands.”

Two of London’s biggest Eurovision events have now been cancelled, with four axed in Brighton as activists threaten protests.

LGBTQ entertainment venue the Royal Vauxhall Tavern made the decision to close this week, telling fans this week that it “will not be open for any event on Saturday night”.

Bars face boycotts and pickets as they prepare for the singing competition, with pro-Palestine mobs striking out against the inclusion of Israel’s Eden Golan as one of the favourites for Saturday’s grand final.

Worth reading in full.

Some Daily Sceptic readers wonder why the editorial line here tends to be supportive of Israel. When those opposing Israel include Greta Thunberg and Turkeys for Christmas Queers for Palestine – i.e., the wokeish far Left – perhaps it helps to clarify things. Israel stands condemned primarily for being a white (or, worse, Jewish) colonial imposition on an oppressed indigenous people. But the Leftist ‘anti-colonial’ history here is as mangled as ever, and in fact Israel is (on the most part) a beacon of democracy, sanity and decency in a troubled region – one defending itself against a genocidal aggressor, Hamas. When you find yourself allied with Greta and the mobs that yesterday were rioting for BLM, it’s worth wondering whether you’re on the right team. True, such associations aren’t determinative of being in the wrong. But when the same people are making the same arguments with the same skewed take on history, leading to the same thuggish behaviour, you can perhaps see a pattern.