New Video Features Artists on the Importance of Boycotting Apartheid Israel

This video and the text is re-posted from our friends at US Campaign to End the Occupation.

Eight leading artists, all with ties to New York, state their support for the cultural boycott of Israel in our new video. The video features actor Kathleen Chalfant; musician Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd; musicians Kyp Malone andTunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio; musicians Kool A.D. and Tamar-kali; artist and author of Drawing Blood, Molly Crabapple; and visual artist Swoon.

The eight artists recount the hardships that Israel imposes on Palestinian artists, and the history of Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people. They explain the Palestinian boycott call, and why they endorse a cultural boycott.

The video marks the launch of a New York-based initiative calling for more artists and cultural workers in New York, the US and around the world to pledge to respect and support the Palestinian boycott call. Artists in the video join a growing number of cultural workers who are heeding the boycott call from Palestine to refuse to do business as usual with Israel until it ends its occupation, apartheid and colonization.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Roger Waters, Elvis Costello, Santana, the late Gil-Scott Heron, Cassandra Wilson, Cat Power, Stevie Wonder, Talib Kweli, Mira Nair, Ken Loach, Alice Walker, Mike Leigh, Arundhati Roy, Jean-Luc Godard and many others have declined to perform or participate in cultural events in Israel or with institutions complicit in Israeli human rights abuses.

Artists & Cultural Workers: Endorse the Palestinian call for the boycott of Israel

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A project of Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel


Resources on Palestine

As part of our mission, Healing Children of Conflict advocates for these children more generally, raising awareness and hope that helps strengthen our own community and creates new networks for social justice. Below you will find a collection of resources:


HCC Palestine/Gaza


Electronic Intifada:

B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories:

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation:

Middle East Research and Information Project:

Palestinian BDS National Committee:

Palestine Solidarity Project:

Haaretz Israeli News Service:

Norman Finkelstein:


This Time We Went Too Far: Truth & Consequences on the Gaza Invasion, by Norman Finkelstein

Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians, by Noam Chomsky

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe

Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair, by Jonathan Cook

Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer, by Phyllis Bennis

The Punishment of Gaza, by Gideon Levy

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights, by Omar Barghouti

Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, by Joel Kovel

The Case for Sanctions Against Israel, edited by Audrea Lim

Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment, by Mazin Qumsiyeh


Occupation 101

Peace Propaganda & the Promised Land: U.S. Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict!

Budrus: It Takes a Village to Unite the Most Divided People on Earth

Life in Occupied Palestine

With God on Our Side

People and the Land

The People and the Olive

Little Town of Bethlehem

Five Broken Cameras