Queen Bey, meet Bibi.
A J Street campaign called “Put a Border on It” is applying Beyonce’s admittedly flawless rhetoric to the Israeli Palestinian conflict.
The organization has been tweeting out a poster advertising their petition calling on Benjamin Netanyahu to halt settlement expansion in the West Bank. The slogan plays on the chorus from “All the Single Ladies” which goes “if you like it then you should have put a ring on it,” replacing it with “if you like it you should have put a border on it.”
“Countries should only build within their recognized borders,” the petition reads. “Instead of announcing new settlements, Israel should announce its commitment to peace: offer a serious proposal for a secure border between Israel and Palestine, recognized by the entire world. Israel needs peace; the Palestinians need a state. It’s time to put a border on it.”
Tell @IsraeliPM: If you like it, you should put a border on it. http://t.co/QBodUKKA2i #BorderOnIt pic.twitter.com/2MsbHwLBew — Put a border on it (@BorderOnIt) September 28, 2014
In case you felt the need to sing along, they’ve also helpfully provided appropriate lyrics.
♫ Don't play shocked when Abbas goes to the UN for it. ♫ ♫ If you like it then you should put a #BorderOnIt http://t.co/NmGMHTKQFx ♫ — Put a border on it (@BorderOnIt) September 29, 2014