NGO Exposes Eurovision Tourists to Israeli Occupation

Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence has called on Eurovision goers to experience the full picture of Israel’s occupation by taking a tour to the West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil).

The group yesterday erected a giant billboard on a highway between Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv � where this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is being held � in a bid to highlight Israel’s now 52-year-old occupation of the Palestinian territories.

The poster is emblazoned with the words dare to dream of freedom, playing on Eurovision’s slogan and calling on concertgoers to see the full picture by joining a Breaking the Silence tour.

Executive Director of Breaking the Silence, Avner Gvaryahu, said of the poster:

The same image was posted to Breaking the Silence’s Facebook page, where the organization wrote:

The billboard shows two images of Israel; on the left, an idealized image of a Tel Aviv beach and the Mediterranean Sea, while on the right a concrete watchtower, Israel’s Separation Wall and illegal West Bank settlements can be seen.

Source: Palestine Chronicle