web analytics
March 29, 2015 / 9 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

Hollywood Comes Together to Support Israel and Condemn Hamas

Brudner-012414-Hollywood

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 entertainment industry include action heroes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone; filmmakers such as the Cohen 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. Entertainment’s most notorious left-leaning 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.

“We are heartened to have received such an enormous response from within the industry — from artists to producers, agents, attorneys, managers, and industry executives — which is gratifying especially as we witness the disturbing growth of anti-Semitism around the globe,” said David Renzer, CCFP co-founder and chairman of Spirit Music Group.

This campaign comes during a time when the entertainment industry appears divided about the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Celebrities such as Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem signed letters condemning the Jewish State. Comedian Russell Brand and actor Danny Glover have voiced their disdain for Israel. Musicians Roger Waters and Brian Eno have resorted to blatant anti-Semitism when it comes to making their voices heard regarding Israel.

“The statement has clearly struck a chord within the community, demonstrating Hollywood’s willingness to publicly support peace and Israel,” said CCFP spokesperson Lana Melman. “Our advisory board worked together with CCFP friends such as Patti Felker, Fred Toczek, Michael Kives and Martin Singer to get the word out. The statement will run again later this week in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter and we expect the list of artists signing on to show their support for Israel and peace to grow.

In addition to the signatures on the list, comedienne Joan Rivers, radio personality Howard Stern, actress/singer Vanessa Williams and Oscar winner Jon Voight have voiced staunch support for the Jewish State.

About the Author: Paul Miller serves as Executive Director of the Salomon Center. A highly regarded journalist, editorial writer and political consultant.His byline can be found in the New York Post, Fox News, Washington Times, Chicago Tribune, Jerusalem Post and The Hill. His work has been featured on the Drudge Report and news sites across the globe.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

17 Responses to “Hollywood Comes Together to Support Israel and Condemn Hamas”

  1. God bless you esrael..the satan wanting to kill you because you the apple if the eyes of God but behold the the angels of God protect you until his judgement is coming in this earth.

  2. There are bigoted actors

  3. Donna Hambright Glatt says:

    Both articles were good, thanks guys..

  4. Denny Anderson says:

    Good news!

  5. Florence Kerstein Sutker says:

    What took the CCFP so long to come out with their support for Israel. Also, it is a disappointment that most of the other big names are silent. Do they think that keeping silent worked in France, Italy, Germany, Poland etc. Silence didn't help them.

  6. Thanks for standing with Israel, Hollywood. This is a great start and hope the beginning of one voice to condemn all the terrorism and killings in the Middle East.

  7. Willie Braun says:

    Hey, you ignorant little ****…Israel does NOT target civilians. It targets rocket launch sites and active fire positions that the hamas terrorists set up in schools, mosques and heavily populated areas. They do this to inflict as many civilian casualties as possible so brainless terrorist loving trash like you can try and make the real victims in this (Israel) look bad.

  8. You really need to get your facts straight, stop being brainwashed and think like a person who can sift through the rubble of the media. If you poke and jab at a beehive, the bees are going to attack you. Similarly, if Hamas fires rockets and mortars from civilian areas (which has been documented time and time again-even by Hamas), eventually the bees are going to have to retaliate or they will be killed. And the age old question-what would YOU do if you were attacked by rockets? Or if your family was being attacked? Would you sit there with open arms, or would you try to defend yourself?

  9. Finally….
    Great news
    God bless Israel

  10. Shirley Freiberg Offman says:

    So happy they finally took a stand. Israel needs all the support it can get in this new anti- Semitic world climate.

  11. The people who signed are largely Jewish people. Not exactly a statement of support from most, unfortunately.

  12. Steve Benger says:

    You have it backwards. Hamas hides behind their own people. Hamas Targets civilians, shooting into Israel from heavily populated by Gaza civilians.

  13. Arnold Schwarzenegger is catholic

  14. Hana Diker says:

    dont see any names

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Father Gabriel Naddaf with soldiers
It’s Hard to be a Christian Arab in Israel
Latest Indepth Stories
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) standing next to President Barack Obama during a walking tour of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island Nov. 15, 2013.

Schumer though never known to be short on words, has simply not stood up to Obama’s most recent rant

Father Gabriel Naddaf with soldiers

My beliefs & actions have led to numerous death threats against me; my excommunication by my church

Islamic Relief Worldwide Logo

In November 2014, Islamic Relief Worldwide was classified as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates.

Safran-032715

Too rarely appreciated for its symbolic weight; it can represent freedom and independence.

Erica Pelman is a spiritually-driven woman. She is founder and director of “In Shifra’s Arms” (ISA), an organization that offers aid to pregnant Jewish women of all religious backgrounds practically, financially and emotionally. Its arms are open to any pregnant woman in need whether single, divorced, separated, or from a financially-strapped family. “Presently, we are […]

Many so-called “humanitarian NGOs” frequently abuse Israel by applying false moral equivalencies

Israeli history now has its version of “Dewey Defeats Truman” with headlines from 2 anti-Bibi papers

In God’s plan why was it necessary that Moses be raised by Pharaoh, away from his own family&people?

In their zechus may we all come to appreciate that life is a fleeting gift and resolve to spend every precious moment of it as if it were the last.

In any event, Mr. Netanyahu after the election sought to soften his statement on Palestinian statehood and apologized for what he conceded were remarks that “offended some Israeli citizens and offended members of the Israeli Arab community.”

A worthy idea any way you look at it.

There is something quite distinctive about the biblical approach to time.

The Waqf kept control of the Temple Mount due to Dayan’s “magnanimity in victory” after 6 Day war

The event promotes “1 state” solution (end of Israel as a Jewish State), BDS, lawfare against Israel

More Articles from Paul Miller
Marketing and strategy

InsideIL targets MBA students at 12 of America’s top programs for its paid Israel summer internship

Pastor John Hagee, a friend of Israel and the Jewish people

How dare Wilson use Jewish history’s greatest tragedy to slander Hagee, a great of the Jewish people

Schakowsky’s Bibi boycott wasn’t well received by many in the pro-Israel community, or her district

Attendees at this year’s AIPAC conference experienced a more intensive push toward bipartisanship

The University of Georgia Student Government Association called for more investment in Israel.

Girlfriend and double cop-killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley apparently was influenced by Islamic extremism.

“Only in America can you get blown out in an election and still tell people you won.”

The entertainment industry appears divided about the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/hollywood-comes-together-to-support-israel-and-condemn-hamas/2014/08/27/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: