Nearly 200 of the entertainment industry’s biggest names have signed on to a statement that unequivocally condemns the U.S. government-designated terrorist group Hamas and “ideologies of hatred and genocide which are reflected in [their] charter,” while advocating a “commitment to peace and justice” for Israelis and Palestinians.
The signature campaign is the work of the Creative Community For Peace (CCFP) “an organization of prominent entertainment industry executives devoted to using art and music to build bridges for peace.”
CCFP board members reached out to actors, comedians, musicians and industry power players to show a “shared commitment” to “Israel’s right to defend its people against the terrorist organization known as Hamas as well as empathy for the loss of all innocent lives.”
Signatories representing a broad spectrum of A-list stars in all facets of the industry include action heroes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone; filmmakers like the Coen brothers and Ivan Reitman; and Hollywood producers and power brokers such as Amy Pascal, Jerry Weintraub and Bruce M. Ramer–all in support of Israel.
Some of the industry’s most vocal liberal voices such as Aaron Sorkin, Bill Maher and Sarah Silverman also show their support for Israel, as do their right-wing counterparts such as Kelsey Grammer.