Tens of Hollywood celebrities have voiced support for Israel in a new statement calling for ‘a solution that brings peace to the region.’ The Creative Community for Peace and Friends, which released the statement, features the likes of Ziggy Marley, Mayim Bialik, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Minnie Driver, Ziggy Marley, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Scooter Braun and Sylvester Stallone, among many others, denouncing boycotts against Israel and highlighting the need to stop Hamas from firing rockets at Israeli cities.
The statement was released to Hollywood magazines and was meant to run in general newspapers in the US as well.
“We may not all share the same politics or the same opinion on the best path to peace in the Middle East. But we do agree that singling out Israel, the only democracy in the region, as a target of cultural boycotts while ignoring the now-recognized human rights issues of her neighbors will not further peace,” Creative Community for Peace writes on its website.
The statement featuring 193 names of producers, actors, directors and musicians says Hamas cannot be allowed “to rain rockets on Israeli cities, nor can it be allowed to hold its own people hostage. Hospitals are for healing, not for hiding weapons. Schools are for learning, not for launching missiles. Children are our hope, not our human shields.
“We join together in support of the democratic values we all cherish and in the hope that the healing and transformative power of the arts can be used to build bridges of peace.”