More than 20 of the world's biggest acting stars took part in the series video clips In cooperation with the Palestine Literature Festival, which supports the lawsuit filed by the State of South Africa against Israel, accusing it of genocide, at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Among the stars who contributed short words to the videos were Susan Sarandon and Cynthia Nixon, and the stars of the series “The Crown”, namely: Khaled Abdullah And Tobias Menzies, and the stars of the series “Game of Thrones”, namely: Charles Dance, Caris Van Houten, and Lena Headey, in addition to the actors: Baba Isidou, India Moore, Steve Coogan, and Wallace Shawn, as well as the American actress of Iraqi origin, Alia Shawkat.
The Palestine Literature Festival is a British-based cultural association “committed to combating colonialism in the twenty-first century.” The video shows the actors reading parts of the 84-page lawsuit filed by South Africa, demanding that the occupying state be punished for its crimes in Gaza.
South Africa presented its case to the court, the highest judicial body in the United Nations, yesterday, Thursday. Legal procedures may take years, but the court in The Hague may rule in the coming weeks on possible emergency measures, including a ceasefire.
A war that cannot be described in words
Susan Sarandon said in the video clip, addressing the international community, “Everything is unprecedented in this war, and we do not have the words to describe what is happening.” According to the Ministry of Defense, more than 21,110 Palestinians have been killed since Israel began its military attack on Gaza. Palestinian Health, it is believed that at least 70% of them are women and children.”
“An estimated 7,780 people were reported to be under the rubble, including at least 4,700 women and children, missing, presumed dead under the rubble of destroyed buildings, slowly dying, or decomposing in the streets where they were killed,” she added. There is nowhere safe in Gaza,” as the UN Secretary-General and many other UN experts have now made clear to the international community.
American actress Susan Sarandon had participated in a demonstration that included thousands in the streets of New York City, Friday, November 18, during which she raised banners demanding an end to the war on Gaza. She said in a statement to the website “Deadline” during the demonstration, “There are many people who taste… “What it's like to be a Muslim in this time, in this country.”
The great actress resorted to social media to express her support for Palestine, by writing and sharing posts on the “X” platform, and she re-published a statement by the British musician. Roger Waters From the band Pink Floyd, he supported the Palestinians and demanded an end to the bombing of Gaza.
Sarandon also participated with more than 2,000 artists around the world in issuing a statement expressing their support for Palestine and the people of Gaza, affirming their condemnation of the crimes committed by Israel, in which they accused governments of helping Israel commit war crimes in Gaza, and demanded an end to military and political support for Israel. These artists include: William Cunningham, John Cusack, Tilda Swinton, Charles Dance, Steve Coogan, Peter Mullan, Maxine Peake, and Miriam Margulies.
A besieged people are being killed
Actor Khaled Abdullah said, “People who saw everything say they have never seen anything like what they see today in Gaza.” “An entire population is trapped and under attack, denied access to the necessities needed to survive, and their homes, shelters, hospitals and places of worship are being bombed. The UNRWA Commissioner-General described it as: 'It is a living hell.'” he continued.
The British artist of Egyptian origin, Khaled Abdullah, appeared on the red carpet for the 81st Golden Globe Awards ceremony, which was held at dawn last Monday in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. He wore a black suit and placed a pin in the form of a dove on the left side of his chest, as it is a symbol of peace. Khaled expressed his solidarity with Gaza and demanded a ceasefire.
The dove is made in Bethlehem. Today marks three months of unfathomable death and destruction. We need this to end. The first step must be a permanent ceasefire. #CeasefireNow pic.twitter.com/O2Io3f7RbR
– Khalid Abdalla (@khalidabdalla) January 8, 2024
Khaled Abdullah said in a post on his Instagram account, commenting on the photo, “The dove was made in Bethlehem. Today marks 3 months of unlimited death and destruction. We need an end. The first step must be a permanent ceasefire.”
A large number of Hollywood stars had discovered the falsity of the Israeli occupation narrative, and the falsehood of the allegations of killing children and raping Israeli female prisoners on the seventh of last October in the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation.
A large number of Hollywood stars have shifted away from their positions of support for Israel, and many have demanded an end to the war on Gaza after realizing the ugliness of the military practices against Gaza.
Among these stars who were deceived at first, and then turned to demanding an end to the war on Gaza, were singers Madonna, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and Natalie Portman. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jerry Seinfeld, Barbra Streisand, and Salma joined them in stopping the war. Blair, Reese Witherspoon, Justin Bieber, Josh Gad, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Seinfeld, Linda Cart, Michael Stipe, Caroline Polaszek, Keller & Mike, Dua Lipa, Vic Mensa, Miguel, Kate Randa, McLemore, Cate Blanchett, Joaquin Phoenix, John Cusack, Lena Waithe, Drake, Jennifer Lopez and Adam Lambert.