Nearly 200 Hollywood elite and executives have rallied together in support of Israel. Signing their names on a statement denouncing Hamas, they posted their declaration on the Creative Community for Peace website.
Among the actors championing this statement are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Dave Feldman, and Sarah Silverman. The complete list can be seen below, via Creative Community for Peace:
Their statement explains their grief regarding the tragic loss of life in the deadly fight between Israel and Palestine as well as their hope for peace to eventually make it’s way to Gaza.
“While we stand firm in our commitment to peace and justice, we must also stand firm against ideologies of hatred and genocide which are reflected in Hamas’ charter, Article 7 of which reads, ‘There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!’ The son of a Hamas founder has also commented about the true nature of Hamas.
“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.”
While these stars may not be on the same political page nor share the same thoughts on how to best “build bridges of peace,” there are many others in Hollywood who still support Hamas, the terrorist organization that uses its citizens as human shields and launches rockets to afflict their unoffending neighbors. It’s encouraging to see these pro-Israel stars form an alliance in defense of Israel, the only free society in the Middle East, as IJReview points out.
The Creative Community for Peace was launched by David Renzer, former chairman of Universal music publishing and now the head of a music publishing company, Spirit Music Group.
Via talent representative David Lonner on Deadline:
“When you talk to artists like Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar, you have to think, ‘Where do you think your movies are being watched in the Middle East?’ They can’t be watched anywhere else but in Israel. When you are on the ground, you realize that you are in a very free and progressive society, and it’s a region where people can’t pay to see the product that we’re making other than in Israel.”
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom