The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights¬†continues to make long strides¬†in¬†effectively challenging Israel‚Äôs regime¬†of occupation and apartheid.
The cultural boycott of Israel is supported by¬†thousands of artists around the world, with pledges to uphold it in the¬†UK,¬†US,¬†Montreal,¬†Ireland,¬†South Africa,¬†Latin America¬†and elsewhere recently bolstered by the artist-led¬†#DJsForPalestine¬†and¬†#ArtistsForPalestine¬†initiatives.
The far-right Israeli government and its lobby organizations have devoted¬†tens of millions of dollars¬†in the¬†attempt to repress¬†the growing Palestinian-led BDS movement.
One such organization is Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), which carefully hides from the artists it approaches that it is simply a¬†front group¬†for StandWithUs, an Israel lobby organization. StandWithUs has¬†close ties to the Israeli government.¬†Tax and registration documents prove that StandWithUs and CCFP are a single non-profit organization.
CCFP claims to advocate for ‚Äúbuilding bridges‚ÄĚ, even as it¬†echoes¬†the Israeli government‚Äôs¬†racist, dehumanizing propaganda. As Jewish Voice for Peace recently said:
‚ÄúArtists who oppose racism and support justice for all people should steer clear of CCFP‚Äôs anti-Palestinian lobbying and propaganda efforts.‚ÄĚ
In a leaked, confidential report, CCFP made a series of¬†frank admissions about the inspiring growth¬†of the BDS human rights movement, as covered by¬†The Hollywood Reporter.
Parts of the confidential report are now available to see for the first time.¬†Share them¬†to help expose CCFP‚Äôs fraudulent attempts to manipulate artists and the public!
If you are an artist, manager, agent or label rep and you would like to discuss Creative Community for Peace, please email¬†email@example.com¬†and they‚Äôll get back to you.