Richard Gere, Tilda Swinton, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon join over 100 other celebrities in calling on Israel to rescind terrorist designation | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Richard Gere, Tilda Swinton, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon join over 100 other celebrities in calling on Israel to rescind terrorist designation

Over 100 celebrities have signed an open letter criticizing the Israeli government for designating six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations. The letter calls on the international community to push for the designation to be rescinded.

“The vital work of these six organizations to protect and empower Palestinians and hold Israel accountable for its gross human rights violations and apartheid regime of institutionalized racial discrimination is precisely the work that Israel is trying to end,” reads the letter. “Israel’s designation of these six Palestinian organizations as ‘terrorist’ groups, and the military order that outlaws them places the safety of the organizations and their staff at imminent risk.”

Signatories include Peter Gabriel, Mark Ruffalo, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tilda Swinton, David Byrne, Jim Jarmusch, Laura Poitras, Julie Christie, Philip Pullman, Brian Eno, Roger Waters, Ken Loach, Yanis Varoufakis, Laurie Anderson, Thurston Moore, Alfonso Cuaron, Costa Gavras, Irvine Welsh, Simon Pegg, Jarvis Cocker, Rashid Khalidi, Naomi Klein, and the band Massive Attack.

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