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#BorderOnItpic.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 #BorderOnIthttp://t.co/NmGMHTKQFx ♫ — Put a border on it (@BorderOnIt) September 29, 2014
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Beyonce Meets Bibi in J Street Campaign