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CCFP OPPOSES BOYCOTT: STARS COME OUT

 

Creative Community For
  Peace
(CCFP) believes that music and the arts can help build br and hopefully lead toward greater understanding among people across the  globe.      We encourage artists to visit Israel and see for  themselves the country’s thriving democracy, rich culture, vibrant debate and profound desire for peace.


THE CULTURAL BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL
There are over 400 groups in the United States alone attempting to use the influence of artists and pop icons as a powerful  tool to spread misinformation about Israel and politicize the arts. Nearly every one of the talented artists and entertainers who wish to perform in Israel each year face pressure to cancel          through social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,    as     open letters and online petitions.

 

THE SOLUTION

Creative Community For Peace, which brings together prominent
  members of the entertainment industry, is the
only
  organization dedicated to countering the misinformation spread by the
  cultural boycott activists. Its members work behind the scenes to prevent
  cancellations of performances by artists in Israel and galvanize artists’
  fans to raise their voices in support of playing in Israel.

 

A GROWING MOVEMENT

With your support, CCFP will continue to promote an accurate
  image of Israel and champion freedom of expression.

 

 

 

CCFP TAKING ACTION

Since our inception, we have tracked hundreds of artists upcoming tours to Israel and the efforts of
  boycott activists to pressure them to cancel. Our staff and board
  members have
reached out
  to over 700 of their agents, lawyers and managers
with
  letters and phone calls. We
prepared them for the possibility of a boycott campaign and educated them about Israel and the artistic freedom there.


With over 18,000
  signatories from across the globe, our
Anti-Boycott Petition let’s all artists know that Israel is an open, liberal
  democracy and that boycott activists do not represent the voice of their
  fans. Our outreach has
raised
  awareness
about this
  growing issue,
arrested
  potential cancellations, fostered coalitions
across the entertainment industry, and given a voice to fans who support.


 

CCFP IN THE MEDIA

Creative Community For Peace was officially launched at the end
  of October 2011 with a front-page article in the
Jerusalem
  Post
, garnering instant
  publicity as a new pro-peace movement. As the leader in this crucial issue,
  the co
mmentaries by our prominent
  advisory board members have been featured in entertainment and international
  media outlets including
 
BET.com
,
Hitsdailydouble , and   Huffington Post .

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

·         
 
Advisory Board—
Our international
  advisory board comprised of high level entertainment executives has grown an
  astounding 67% in the last year.

·         
 
Professional Network Committee (PNC)
The
  newly founded PNC, with members in the music, television, and film and media
  industries, is developing connections and outreach throughout the
  entertainment community.

·         
 
Offices—
We’ve expanded our
  offices and doubled our staff in Los Angeles and Israel. Our team in
  Jerusalem supports us in all of our efforts and uses its unique position to
  further our goals on the ground.

·         
 
Facebook—
We've inspired a vibrant
  community of fans on
Facebook.

·         
 
Proactive Efforts—
We're
  countering the inaccurate portrayal of Israel to artists with positive social
  media campaigns.

·         
 
Website—
Our website is the go-to source for educational information pertaining to the
  cultural boycott of Israel, up-to-date current events from news outlets, and
  regular postings of articles, videos, photos and quotes from artists who have
  been to Israel and speak glowingly of their experiences there.

·         
 
Relationships—
We're uniting
  like-minded pro-peace organizations, concert promoters, record labels, music
  publishers, key industry executives, managers, agents and entertainment
  attorneys.

  • Take down notices— Boycott activists violate copyright laws by
           using an artist's original music to manipulate perceptions about Israel
           and to pressure them into cancelling their performances. CCFP
           successfully removed theses videos, including ones for Depeche Mode and
           Alicia Keys, from Youtube for copyright infringement.

 

Naturally, challenges remain. The cultural boycott is relentless and doesn't allow the truth to hamper its efforts. It continues to develop new fronts in its efforts to silence art including disrupting Israeli performances abroad, online harassment of artists scheduled to perform or visit Israel and creating emotionally manipulative videos designed to bias artists and their fans against Israel.

 

Creative Community For Peace is the only group that brings
  together prominent entertainment executives to counter the cultural boycott
  and promote an accurate image of the Jewish State. With your support CCFP can
  continue and expand on its success.

 

 



Your active involvement in our mission is the
  key to our success. Please support our efforts.

 


 

 

LET THE MUSIC


Our Mission:
We represent a cross section of the creative world--those who create and
help create music, film, and television programs--and their fans.
We may not all share the same politics or the same opinion on the best path
to peace in the Middle East. But we do agree that singling out Israel, the only
democracy in the region, as a target of cultural boycotts while ignoring the
now-recognized human rights issues of her neighbors will not further peace.
 We understand the power that our music, our films, our television shows,
and all arts have. They have the power to build bridges. 
Foster better understanding. Encourage dialogue. And hopefully lead
toward greater mutual acceptance. The world must
be a better place for it.