In Wake of Israel-Hamas War, Hollywood community comes together to fight anti-semitism

Nov 20, 2023 | Humanitarianism, Trending

Alarmed by the Israel-Hamas war and a rising tide of hate directed at Jews, prominent entertainment industry creatives and executives have formed a nonprofit organization devoted to combatting antisemitism.

The Entertainment Alliance to Fight Antisemitism has come together in the past few weeks following the Oct. 7 Hamas terror attacks in Israel and the shocking rise in antisemitic incidents in the U.S. Nearly 2,000 members of the creative community have signed a pledge that condemns discrimination and affirms Israel’s right to exist.

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The EAFA was born out of the same alarm that spurred the Anti Defamation League in September to establish its Media and Entertainment Institute with the goal of engaging industry insiders on the persistence of antisemitic and hateful tropes in pop culture.

[Read the full text of the EAFA pledge:]

We, the undersigned writers, directors, actors, producers, musicians, songwriters, crew, representatives, executives, and other entertainment industry professionals are alarmed by the growing wave of antisemitism that is spreading around the world, across our nation, through our college campuses, and in our industry.

We recognize that Jews have a right to live and learn and work without fear of violence and harassment. We recognize the right of Israel to exist. Just as we have bonded together to fight other forms of hatred and bigotry, we stand united in our pledge to fight antisemitism wherever it appears. We have seen what happens when unbridled Jew-hatred goes unchecked. We pledge to not let that happen on our watch.

[Learn more and read the full Nov. 17, 2023 article at Variety.]