Nearly 30 international artists participated in an initiative supporting Etham South Africa Israel Before international justice Court By committing Genocide in Gaza stripcontrary to the widespread support of the stars Hollywood The Israeli occupation in its war on the Gaza Strip, which sparked interaction across social media platforms.
Observers believe that criticizing Israel by any of the stars of the artistic community in the West is “professional suicide,” as this leads to his absence from the screen and isolation from the center, which in turn prompted about 700 Hollywood celebrities to sign a petition expressing their support for Israel in its war on Gaza.
But 29 artists and writers from different countries of the world, including 4 stars of the series Game of Thrones, swam against this trend, and participated in an initiative held by the Palestine Festival of Literature (Palfest) to read parts of the charges against Israel in the International Court of Justice.
The Palestine Literature Celebration is an initiative by international cultural figures to create ideas and a language of discourse to resist colonialism in the 21st century. This initiative was guided by the fact that whoever stands by the Court of Justice will not be hostile to Israel or anti-Semitism, but rather has a civilized position in his support of international justice.
The Shabakat program (1/15/2024) monitored some of the interactions of tweeters with international artists’ support for this initiative, including what Muhammad Ahmed wrote: “There is a major change in global awareness with the Palestine issue. Those sympathizing with it have increased significantly, and the Zionists’ lies have been removed from it.”
Where is the Arab artist?
While Rabeh Bukrich wrote, “The British artist, Walter Charles Dance, the famous character of Tywin Lannister in the Game of Thrones series, said that he stands in solidarity with the Palestinians and supports the prosecution of the occupation, while Arab artists are completely deaf and dumb, as if the massacres, destruction and displacement taking place in Gaza do not concern them.” “Something, the Arab artist in the news.”
Maysaa Al-Khatib believed that international artists would be accused of anti-Semitism, “that canned accusation that everyone is tired of repeating… not to mention their demand that the series be deleted from websites and boycotted,” and Shaher Younes agreed with her, who said, “They will fight them and marginalize them as they previously did to others, such as: Mel Gibson after the pain of Christ and others, the Hollywood cinematic machine runs on their fuel.”
On the other hand, Adel Abdo Bishr wrote, “In my belief, they know what this position might entail, but they were brave people who expressed their position and spoke a word of truth in a time when injustice abounds and those who speak out for the truth are rare. Salute to them and to all the free people in the world.”
It is noteworthy that the Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon Last November, she lost the support of the talent agency that represented her, due to her statements during a pro-Palestinian demonstration, for which she later apologized on Instagram.
As for the actress Melissa Barrerathe heroine of parts 5 and 6 of the “Scream” film series, the production house decided to replace her in the seventh part under the pretext of anti-Semitism, after she denounced on Instagram the occurrence of “ethnic cleansing” in Gaza.