To the Arts and Culture Sector,
We write to you as artists and cultural workers united in our commitment to justice, dignity, freedom, and equality for all people in Israel / Palestine. We hold every life to be precious, and we grieve every death.
The scale of violence unfolding in Gaza demands our collective attention and action.
Members of Israel’s far-right government are openly calling for ethnic cleansing.
The use of starvation as a weapon of war, along with denial of water and electricity, is cruel beyond words.
The wholesale destruction of civilian infrastructure, the bombing of hospitals, schools, churches and mosques, the killing of 14,500 people in a matter of weeks, amount to a policy of collective punishment against the Palestinian people. The United Nations and hundreds of legal scolars have called on the international community to prevent genocide.