In response to the recent McCarthyite attempts to delegitimize Israelis standing for human rights and peace, over 40 progressive Israeli organizations and a star-studded list of Israeli artists, musicians, and authors have organized a concert for thousands tomorrow, February 5, at Hangar 11 in the Tel Aviv Port. More details on Facebook.
Artists and NGOs for Human Rights and Peace Present:
Blacklisted: a Show with a Glimmer of Hope
Among the participants are leading Israeli artists such as actress Rivka Michaeli, author Nir Baram, singer Mira Awad, journalist and activist Gal Ochovsky, choreographer and dancer Renanna Raz, and many more…
The event will take place together with over 40 leading civil society organizations in Israel and is sponsored by the New Israel Fund for Israel, along with other foundations.
In light of the government’s recent attempt to curb freedom of expression in the arts and civil society, we are coming together for a performance of music and art to demonstrate our determination to uphold democracy in Israel.
The following organizations are taking part in the event: Peace and Security Association, Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Movement for Freedom of Information, Peace Now, Gisha, Breaking the Silence, the Israeli National LGBT Task Force, Adva Center, Israel Religious Action Center, Human Rights Defenders Fund, Mahapach Taghir, Amnesty International, Women’s Coalition for Peace, Physicians for Human Rights, Worker’s Hotline, Emek Shaveh, Yesh Gvul, Morashtenu, Peace NGO Forum, Mossawa, Assaf, Sikkuy, Yesh Din, the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, Hamoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual, Machsom Watch, Zazim, Standing Together, Bimkom, the Mizrahi Democratic Rainbow – New Discourse, Achoti – for Women in Israel, Ir Amim, the Coalition Against Racism, B’Tselem, Shatil, Combatants for Peace, The Public Committee against Torture, and the New Israel Fund.