Renowned Irish clairvoyant and antiwar activist Zak Martin accuses Bambie Thug of supporting genocide

In an open letter, the legendary New Age figure expressed his "disgust" at the Cork singer's decision to take part in the contest, claiming that her participation will bring shame and disgrace on Ireland.
By: Recognise Palestine
Zak Martin
Zak Martin
GRANADA, Spain - April 5, 2024 - PRLog -- Open letter published at:

"I understand that the contest presents a huge opportunity for a relatively unknown artist to gain international recognition. However, some things are more important than money and fame. Or they should be. Genocide is one of those things.

"Bambie Thug will certainly achieve wider fame by taking part in this event, but she will be forever remembered as a performer who chose to break the artistic and cultural boycott of Israel, to effectively endorse and whitewash the apartheid state while it was conducting one of the worst atrocities in human history.

"History will not be kind to those who gave their tacit approval to a fascist regime while it was carrying out a genocide in which 35,000 people have already been killed, the majority of them women and children.

"The excuse offered by Bambie Thug and other artists who have elected to take part - the old blather about 'the unifying power of music' -  is pathetic. It is the same lame excuse that performers routinely gave when they broke the boycott to perform in apartheid South Africa. Clearly, music is not going to unify anyone in the Israel-Gaza scenario.

"The reality is that Israel regards the Eurovision as a massive public relations opportunity to promote the country in a positive light. The organisers of the Israeli national song contest have already aired videos featuring IDF propaganda, and a song celebrating the annihilation of Gaza (lyrics: 'In another year there will be nothing there. We will annihilate everyone').

"The message being sent to Israel is that they can commit any crime, no matter how heinous, and still be accepted by the international community, and allowed to take part in international events.

"Israel should not be allowed to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest or *any* international event, and certainly not while two million trapped and impoverished people are being bombed and starved to death in Gaza. The very fact that Israel is being allowed to take part is, in my opinion, obscene.

"It may be that Bambie Thug does not fully understand the political implications of giving Israel the propaganda opportunity to showcase itself as a "progressive, democratic country," in which case I would urge her to educate herself. There is still time for her to change her mind and refuse to take part unless Israel is debarred from the contest."

* Zak Martin is founder of Recognise Palestine, a group which campaigns for political and digital recognition of Palestine. The group has over 50,000 members.
He is also creator of the petition calling on Google to include Palestine in Google Maps. The petition has been signed by over two million people, and has been publicly supported by prominent figures, including journalist and film-maker Abby Martin, and pop singer Madonna.

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