GazaNames Project: Freedom for Palestine – Translating from the Zionism (Heinz Leitner)

Freedom for Palestine: #GazaNames Project

Veröffentlicht am 28.07.2014

Prominent Jews and Palestinians and others stand for Palestine in this heartbreaking video with Jonathan Demme, Gloria Steinem, Tony Kushner, Diana Buttu, Chuck D, Eve Ensler, Brian Eno, Roger Waters, Mira Nair, Wallace Shawn, Naomi Klein, Mira Nair, Raj Patel, Noura Erakat and many others. To learn more or take action, visit Project of with assistance from (Institute of Middle East Understanding)

Translating from the Zionism

Despite the devastation Israel has inflicted on the population of Gaza in its latest campaign, U.S. politicians and prominent figures remain staunchly supportive of the Israeli government. One way Israel defenders drum up support is by invoking the threat of the „terrorist“ group Hamas. On August 19, the Hollywood Reporter ran an ad from the pro-Israel Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that invoked the words of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir from 1957 to denounce Hamas. Several prominent Hollywood figures signed onto the ad.

Actor and playwright Wallace Shawn, who sits on the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace, has been a consistent opponent of Israel’s war on the Palestinians, including narrating a video documenting just a few of the Palestinian civilian lives lost to Israel’s siege of Gaza. In an open letter to the Hollywood community, Shawn responded to the ADL ad. …