The entertainment industry’s biggest stars and business leaders are standing in solidarity to support Israel today — a truly frightening Friday the 13th after Hamas called on its network of supporters to mobilize for a day of action in support of the terrorist organization’s ongoing war against the Jewish state.
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Hamill, Liev Schreiber, Debra Messing, Michael Douglas, Amy Schumer, and Mayim Bialik are among the actors who have signed an open letter from nonprofit Creative Community for Peace condemning Hamas.
On the business side, music manager Irving Azoff, CAA CEO Bryan Lourd, Universal Music Publishing CEO Jody Gerson, and Saban Capital Group CEO Haim Saban lent their signature, while filmmakers Ryan Murphy, Eli Roth, and Antoine Fuqua also are among the signatures. See the full list
“This is terrorism. This is evil,” the open letter reads. “There is no justification or rationalization for Hamas’ actions. These are barbaric acts of terrorism that must be called out by everyone. They are a terrorist organization whose leaders call for the murder of Jews everywhere.”
See the full list of signatures on the nonprofit’s website, and anyone who wants to add a signature can do so by clicking this link.
Gadot, who is this generation’s Wonder Woman and an Israeli who served in the IDF for two years as a combat fitness instructor, shared her own statement this week. “My heart is aching for the lives lost and families shattered,” she said. “I’m praying for everyone who has been affected by Hamas’ terrorism and brutality. And I hope that the world remains steadfast in their support of the Israeli people.”
Read the full open letter below:
“The nightmare that Israelis have feared for decades became a reality as Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israeli cities and towns.
Under the cover of thousands of rockets fired indiscriminately into civilian populations, Hamas murdered and kidnapped innocent men, women, and children. They kidnapped and murdered infants and the elderly. They raped women and mutilated their bodies. They paraded their bodies through the streets and on social media, and cowardly attacked the Supernova Music Festival – bringing death and destruction to an event celebrating friendship and love.
This is terrorism. This is evil. There is no justification or rationalization for Hamas’ actions. These are barbaric acts of terrorism that must be called out by everyone. They are a terrorist organization whose leaders call for the murder of Jews everywhere.
CCFP calls on our friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry to speak out forcefully against Hamas and do whatever is in their power to urge the terrorist organization to return the innocent hostages to their families.
As Israel takes the necessary steps to defend its citizens in the coming days and weeks, social media will be overrun by an orchestrated misinformation campaign spearheaded by Iran. We urge everyone to remember the horrific images that came out of Israel and to not amplify or fall for their propaganda.
Our thoughts are with all those experiencing unfathomable levels of fear and violence, and we hope for the day when Israelis and Palestinians can live side by side in peace.”