In Solidarity and Empathy,
As musicians, we cannot be silent. Today it is essential that we stand with Palestine.
We are calling on our peers to publicly assert their solidarity with the Palestinian people. Complicity with Israeli war crimes is found in silence, and today silence is not an option.
Silence is not an option as the brutal Israeli bombardments of besieged Gaza claim thousands of Palestinian lives.
Silence is not an option as residents of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied Jerusalem are continuously forced out of their homes.
Silence is not an option as millions of Palestinian refugees are denied their collective right of return.
The Israeli government operates a settler-colonial project committed to the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian population. The legacies of systemic violence, racism and dispossession shaped by colonialism must stop. We call on all governments to stop funding all resources and technologies that back the Israeli state and their war crimes.
Today, we speak together and demand justice, dignity and the right to self-determination for the Palestinian people and all who are fighting colonial dispossession and violence across the planet.
We call for you to join us with your name in refusing to perform at Israel’s complicit cultural institutions, and by standing firm in your support of the Palestinian people and their human right to sovereignty and freedom. We believe this is crucial to one day live in a world without segregation and apartheid.
2021 And Beyond - Musicians For Palestine - All Rights Preserved
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