Nearly 200 Hollywood executives and actors have signed a pro-Israel and anti-Hamas statement.According to TheWrap, 200 Hollywood actors and executives have joined together for a Creative Community for Peace open letter. The letter argues that the undersigned are "saddened by the devastating loss of life endured by Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza. The open letter continues by denouncing the suffering on both sides and calls for peace in the region. Hamas cannot be allowed to rain rockets on Israeli cities, nor can it be allowed to hold its own people hostage, the statement asserted. Hospitals are for healing, not for hiding weapons. Schools are for learning, not for launching missiles. Children are our hope, not our human shields.
Here is the document and the nearly 200 Hollywood actors and executives:
We, the undersigned, are saddened by the devastating loss of life endured by Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza. We are pained by the suffering on both sides of the conflict and hope for a solution that brings peace to the region. 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.
Michael Adler Avi Arad Tom Arnold Jeff Astrof Craig Balsam Gary Barber Roseanne Barr Elana Barry Jonathan Baruch Aaron Bay-Schuck Lainie Sorkin Becky Steven Bensusan Adam Berkowitz Greg Berlanti Jordan Berliant Mayim Bialik Joshua P Binder Todd Black Michael Borkow Scooter Braun Dan Brecher Eric Brooks Dan Bucatinsky David Byrnes Omri Casspi Josh Charles Etan Cohen Joe Cohen Marc Dauer Craig David Donald De Line Matt DelPiano Josh Deutsch Minnie Driver Jack Dytman Lee Eisenberg Doug Ellin Diane English Dan Erlij Ron Fair Dave Feldman James Feldman Patti Felker Sam Fischer Erica Forster Gary Foster Doug Frank Bryan J. Freedman Geordie E. Frey William Friedkin Daryl Friedman Michael Fricklas Jeremy Garelick Ran Geffen-Lifshitz Andrew Genger Jody Gerson Risa Gertner Jami Gertz Gary Ginsberg David Glick Jonathan Glickman Evan Goldberg Gil Goldschein Tony Goldwyn Nate Goodman Marc Graboff Kelsey Grammer Trudy Green Adam Griffin Iris Grossman Phil Hacker Sanaa Hamri Adi Hasak Ned Haspel Andrew Hurwitz Kathy Ireland Bill Jacobson Neil Jacobson Jonathan Jakubowicz Nathan Kahane Adam Kaller Zach Katz Ryan Kavanaugh Ron Kenan Larry Kennar Kevin King-Templeton Michael Kives Courtney Kivowitz Patrick Knapp Amanda Kogan Steven Kram Erik Kritzer Peter Landesman Eriq La Salle Sherry Lansing Estelle Lasher Michael Lasker Keili Lefkovitz Carol Leifer Avi Lerner Colin Lester Ben Levine Susan Levinson David Levy Shuki Levy Linda Lichter Jonathan Littman David Lonner Benji Madden Joel Madden Bill Maher Joshua Malina Rob Markus Orly Marley Ziggy Marley Bill Masters Barry McPherson Brian Medavoy Jeff Melman Scott Melrose Jeffrey D. Melvoin Rina Mimoun Michael Morales Alan Nierob Michael Nyman James Packer Scott Packman Amy Pascal Donald S. Passman Brett Paul Linda Perry Richard Plepler Rob Prinz Dan Rabinow Dean Raise Bruce M. Ramer David Ready Ivan Reitman David Renzer Hanna Rochelle Seth Rogen John Rogovin Lena Roklin Zvi Howard Rosenman Bill Rosenthal Phil Rosenthal Brian Ross Michael Rotenberg Rob Rothman Robert Rovner Susan Rovner Haim Saban Nancy Sanders Mark Schiff Steve Schnur Jordan Schur Sam Schwartz Arnold Schwarzenegger Adam Schweitzer Scott Siegler Ben Silverman Sarah Silverman Martin Singer Aaron Sorkin Steve Spira Sylvester Stallone Norman Steinberg Gary Stiffelman Gene Stupnitsky Eric Suddleson Nick Styne Danny Sussman Traci Szymanski Nina Tassler Adam Taylor Mitch Tenzer Fred D. Toczek Michael Tolkin Jonathan Tropper Paul Wachter Nina Wass Avi Wasserman Steven Weber Bernie Weinraub Jerry Weintraub David N. Weiss Alan Wertheimer Ron West Nikki Wheeler Bryan Wolf Sharon Tal Yguado Pete Yorn Rick Yorn