Nearly 200 Pro-Israel Hollywood Stars, Executives Sign Statement Against Hamas
By Daniel Gates | 6:52 pm, August 23rd, 2014
Nearly 200 Hollywood stars, executives and other notable figures have signed a pro-Israel statement against Hamas.
Seth Rogen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Scooter Braun, Josh Charles, Tom Arnold, Ivan Reitman, Roseanne Barr, Kelsey Grammer and Aaron Sorkin are among the showbiz personalities who put their names on the document from Creative Community For Peace.
“We, the undersigned, are saddened by the devastating loss of life endured by Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza,” announces the statement. “We are pained by the suffering on both sides of the conflict and hope for a solution that brings peace to the region.”
It goes on to state:
“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,” concludes the statement.
Stars including Selena Gomez, Rihanna and Zayn Malik have weighed in with support for Palestinians during the current Israel-Hamas clash in Gaza, while Joan Rivers and Jon Voight have defended Israeli actions.
See the full list of co-signers of the new pro-Israel statement below:
Lainie Sorkin Becky
Joshua P Binder
Donald De Line
Bryan J. Freedman
Geordie E. Frey
Jonathan Jakubowicz Nathan Kahane
Eriq La Salle
Jeffrey D. Melvoin
Donald S. Passman
Bruce M. Ramer
Zvi Howard Rosenman
Fred D. Toczek
David N. Weiss
Sharon Tal Yguado