The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rightsÂ continues to make long stridesÂ inÂ effectively challenging Israelâs regimeÂ of occupation and apartheid.
The cultural boycott of Israel is supported byÂ thousands of artists around the world, with pledges to uphold it in theÂ UK,Â US,Â Montreal,Â Ireland,Â South Africa,Â Latin AmericaÂ and elsewhere recently bolstered by the artist-ledÂ #DJsForPalestineÂ andÂ #ArtistsForPalestineÂ initiatives.
The far-right Israeli government and its lobby organizations have devotedÂ tens of millions of dollarsÂ in theÂ attempt to repressÂ 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 aÂ front groupÂ for StandWithUs, an Israel lobby organization. StandWithUs hasÂ close ties to the Israeli government.Â Tax and registration documents prove that StandWithUs and CCFP are a single non-profit organization.
CCFP claims to advocate for âbuilding bridgesâ, even as itÂ echoesÂ the Israeli governmentâsÂ racist, dehumanizing propaganda. As Jewish Voice for Peace recently said:
âArtists who oppose racism and support justice for all people should steer clear of CCFPâs anti-Palestinian lobbying and propaganda efforts.â
In a leaked, confidential report, CCFP made a series ofÂ frank admissions about the inspiring growthÂ of the BDS human rights movement, as covered byÂ The Hollywood Reporter.
Parts of the confidential report are now available to see for the first time.Â Share themÂ to help expose CCFPâs 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 emailÂ email@example.comÂ and theyâll get back to you.