Our “Commitment to Peace and Justice” ad below was placed in The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Variety Magazine, signed by 300 leading actors, entertainers, and entertainment executives, and covered in over 70 media outlets world-wide.
We represent a cross section of the creative world: those who create and help create music, films, and television programs – and the fans of these forms of entertainment.
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.
We understand the power that our music, our films, our television shows, and all arts have. They have the power to build bridges. Foster better understanding. Encourage dialogue. And hopefully lead toward greater mutual acceptance.
If anything, turn up the music, expose more of our films and television shows to wider audiences, and encourage people from all cultures to interact and build greater dialogue and understanding.
The world might just be a better place for it.