A petition signed by thousands of people was sent on Wednesday, calling for songs by Dua Lipa to be banned on Galgalatz and Army Radio, after she shared on her Instagram account an anti-Israel post claiming IDF soldiers shoot children.
“While everybody is in the mood to talk about human rights, this is what happens EVERYDAY in Palestine,” the post began.
“The big bad tough guys of the #IDF thoroughly enjoy beating and shooting children.”
“But don’t worry,” the post continued. “They are all terrorist so it’s all good. We totally understand.”
The Im Tirzu association contacted Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Culture Minister Chili Tropper. “Considering the incitement against IDF soldiers, the prejudice against Jews, the blood libel, the blatant lies and conspiracy theories in the post that Dua Lipa shared, it’s not fitting that a radio station associated with the IDF to keep on broadcasting her songs,” wrote Im Tirtzu in the petition.
To give you an idea, Dua Lipa is a British pop star and songwriter. She has more than 46 million followers on Instagram. She released her self-titled debut album in 2017 and since then has won 2 Grammy Awards, 1 for Best New Artist, and 3 Brit Awards.
Michael Peres — Mikey to his friends — was born in Montreal, the biggest city in Canada’s Quebec province, in an orthodox Jewish community. Since then, his life has taken a few different twists and turns, but currently, he’s as a software engineer, mathematician, founder, radio host, and a full-time traveller. Peres currently resides in Seattle, Washington, which he uses as an operating base for his various projects.