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as the Israeli city of Tel Aviv gears up to host this year's Eurovision Song Contest , pro Palestinian activist singing a different song , I believe in a protest it's okay I don't believe in boycotting , but leaders of the boycott divestment sanctions movement known as BDS of launched a campaign accusing Israel of using cultural events like your vision to boost to the country's international image and draw attention away from its policies towards Palestinians Israel calls international boycotts discriminate tree and anti semitic , the BDS appeal has received support from cultural figures including fashion designer Vivienne Westwood she's among fifty segment trees of a letter calling on the BBC to defend freedom of expression and press for your vision to be beat okay said the call to boycott the contest is the BDS movement's latest attempt to pressure governments company's performance and academics to disengage from Israel so far none of the participating countries has pulled out at Israel says it's preparing to counter demonstrations