Which Hollywood celebs are complicit in the deaths of over 500 children?

Hollywood, California (TFC) – For whatever reason, when someone obtains some notoriety through movies or television, the American people tend to place more stock in what those people say, even if the clebrities don’t have a clue what they are talking about. These celebrities are the perfect tool for successful propaganda campaigns. An endorsement from a Hollywood A-lister goes a long way with the American people, especially with those demographics that couldn’t find the country in question on a labeled map. Those endorsements have consequences that the people in Hollywood never feel, and are rarely held accountable for, or even reminded of. Most recently, one of those endorsements contributed to hundreds of children being blown apart.

Hollywood Image Source: Eva Luedin, Flickr, Creative Commons

Image Source: Eva Luedin, Flickr, Creative Commons

Celebrities that are typically very anti-war endorsed military actions because it was trendy. Innocents died and war crimes were committed, all under the smiling approval of tinseltown. They weren’t obscure celebrities either. Current stars like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sarah SIlverman, Kelsey Grammer, and Seth Rogan all signed on to a wartime propaganda effort. They were accompanied by scores of lesser known celebs and fading stars like Roseanne Barr.

About a year ago, this gaggle of Hollywood celebrities signed a document that supported the murder of over 500 children. The document was produced amid press releases and fanfare in the midst of a war, and it served to support one of the belligerents of that war. It was during the latest flare up between Israelis and Palestinians, and while the document maintained a shallow pretense of supporting peace, it was firmly in support of Israeli actions. Those actions have now been classified as war crimes, and they have led to the deaths of 2,252 Palestinians. 65% were civilians. More than 500 of those were children.

More than 500 dead children and Hollywood toasted and smiled. The kids were the victims of indiscriminate bombing campaigns conducted by the Israeli Air Force. The number of dead is dwarfed by the number of wounded. These celebrities may go hug the survivors for a photo op or to appease their conscience, but they’ll have to be careful not to show their disgust as their fingers slip into the divots in the victim’s back, caused by the white phosphorus that was used against civilians.

The signatures and accompanying propaganda blitz not only served to justify the “war,” but all of Israel’s other policies for dealing with the Palestinian question. It’s hard to call it a war when one of the belligerents is in a walled-off city from which they cannot escape and they maintain no air force or air defenses. It’s not war, it’s slaughter. It’s ethnic cleansing.

That may seem like a strong word, but the simple definition is the removal or execution of an unwanted ethnic or religious group from a specific geographic area. The apartheid, settlements, and removal of the Palestinian people is ethnic cleansing. People may attempt to justify it however they wish, but it is ethnic cleansing. Just because it is done with bulldozers and precision munitions instead of machetes doesn’t make it any less horrible than the ethnic cleansing that the West pays token tribute to in Africa.

The signatories of this petition advanced the Israeli war effort and are certainly complicit in the death and destruction that war caused.

Perhaps it’s time for those that engage in this behavior to be reminded that their actions have consequences. Perhaps it’s time for Americans to stop taking their foreign policy advice from people whose only qualification is that they can read a script. Some of them can’t even do that.


Here is the list of celebrities that signed the petition:

Michael Adler

Avi Arad

Tom Arnold

Jeff Astrof

Craig Balsam

Gary Barber

Roseanne Barr

Elana Barry

Jonathan Baruch

Aaron Bay-Schuck

Lainie Sorkin Becky

Steven Bensusan

Adam Berkowitz

Greg Berlanti

Jordan Berliant

Mayim Bialik

Joshua P Binder

Todd Black

Michael Borkow

Scooter Braun

Dan Brecher

Eric Brooks

Dan Bucatinsky

David Byrnes

Omri Casspi

Josh Charles

Etan Cohen

Joe Cohen

Marc Dauer

Craig David

Donald De Line

Matt DelPiano

Josh Deutsch

Minnie Driver

Jack Dytman

Lee Eisenberg

Doug Ellin

Diane English

Dan Erlij

Ron Fair

Dave Feldman

James Feldman

Patti Felker

Sam Fischer

Erica Forster

Gary Foster

Doug Frank

Bryan J. Freedman

Geordie E. Frey

William Friedkin

Daryl Friedman

Michael Fricklas

Jeremy Garelick

Ran Geffen-Lifshitz

Andrew Genger

Jody Gerson

Risa Gertner

Jami Gertz

Gary Ginsberg

David Glick

Jonathan Glickman

Evan Goldberg

Gil Goldschein

Tony Goldwyn

Nate Goodman

Marc Graboff

Kelsey Grammer

Trudy Green

Adam Griffin

Iris Grossman

Phil Hacker

Sanaa Hamri

Adi Hasak

Ned Haspel

Andrew Hurwitz

Kathy Ireland

Bill Jacobson

Neil Jacobson

Jonathan Jakubowicz

Nathan Kahane

Adam Kaller

Zach Katz

Ryan Kavanaugh

Ron Kenan

Larry Kennar

Kevin King-Templeton

Michael Kives

Courtney Kivowitz

Patrick Knapp

Amanda Kogan

Steven Kram

Erik Kritzer

Peter Landesman

Eriq La Salle

Sherry Lansing

Estelle Lasher

Michael Lasker

Keili Lefkovitz

Carol Leifer

Avi Lerner

Colin Lester

Ben Levine

Susan Levinson

David Levy

Shuki Levy

Linda Lichter

Jonathan Littman

David Lonner

Benji Madden

Joel Madden

Bill Maher

Joshua Malina

Rob Markus

Orly Marley

Ziggy Marley

Bill Masters

Barry McPherson

Brian Medavoy

Jeff Melman

Scott Melrose

Jeffrey D. Melvoin

Rina Mimoun

Michael Morales

Alan Nierob

Michael Nyman

James Packer

Scott Packman

Amy Pascal

Donald S. Passman

Brett Paul

Linda Perry

Richard Plepler

Rob Prinz

Dan Rabinow

Dean Raise

Bruce M. Ramer

David Ready

Ivan Reitman

David Renzer

Hanna Rochelle

Seth Rogen

John Rogovin

Lena Roklin

Zvi Howard Rosenman

Bill Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal

Brian Ross

Michael Rotenberg

Rob Rothman

Robert Rovner

Susan Rovner

Haim Saban

Nancy Sanders

Mark Schiff

Steve Schnur

Jordan Schur

Sam Schwartz

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Adam Schweitzer

Scott Siegler

Ben Silverman

Sarah Silverman

Martin Singer

Aaron Sorkin

Steve Spira

Sylvester Stallone

Norman Steinberg

Gary Stiffelman

Gene Stupnitsky

Eric Suddleson

Nick Styne

Danny Sussman

Traci Szymanski

Nina Tassler

Adam Taylor

Mitch Tenzer

Fred D. Toczek

Michael Tolkin

Jonathan Tropper

Paul Wachter

Nina Wass

Avi Wasserman

Steven Weber

Bernie Weinraub

Jerry Weintraub

David N. Weiss

Alan Wertheimer

Ron West

Nikki Wheeler

Bryan Wolf

Sharon Tal Yguado

Pete Yorn

Rick Yorn