Happy New Year to our Palestinian brothers and sisters as well

November 24, 2016 22:56

Jewish voice for peace wrote this, "A brave group of Israeli actors, writers, playwrights and directors recently declared that they would not cross into the West Bank to perform in an illegal settlement.You could think of it as their promise for the year. They were immediately vilified by Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and countless others and asked us for support. more than 150 of the bright lights in American film and theater stood up to support these artists of conscience, including people like Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Tony Kushner, Julianne Moore, Mira Nair, Cynthia Nixon, Mandy Patinkin, Ed Asner, Wallace Shawn, Jennifer Tilly, Eve Ensler, Vanessa Redgrave and so many more.

No matter what happens next, this is already a breakthrough in shining a bright light on the illegality of the Israeli settlements, and the necessity of taking a stand for human rights and international law. And because it is happening now, at the New Year, I can't help but consider the meaning of standing up for what is right in this world - and that for our brothers and sisters in Palestine, the consequences of speaking their conscience is so much greater."

November 24, 2016 22:56

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