Hundreds of Hollywood celebrities have written an open letter to US President Joe Biden demanding that no hostages linked to the kidnappings be left behind in Israel.
A large group of celebrities from Hollywood and the US entertainment industry have thanked US President Joe Biden (80) in a letter for his leadership role in the conflict between Israel and Hamas. They also ask him to continue his efforts to free the hostages in the Gaza Strip.
Bradley Cooper, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Bob Odenkirk, Constance Wu, Tiffany Haddiah, Aubrey Plaza, Zack Snyder and Shawn Levy are just some of the celebrities who added their names to the document, which was released on Monday (10/23). ) was circulated on the website “No Hostage Left Behind”. Gal Gadot and Amy Schumer are among those actively involved in the coalition.
Hollywood stars thank Joe Biden for his role in rescuing hostages in the Israel-Gaza conflict
“We were delighted by the release on Friday of the two American hostages, Judith Ranaan and her daughter Natalie Ranaan, and today’s release of the two Israelis, Nurit Cooper and Yocheved Lifshitz, whose husbands are still in captivity,” the letter said. As relieved as they were about the releases, they were equally concerned that “220 innocent people continue to be held captive by terrorists and are at risk of torture and death,” they wrote.
The letter also thanks Biden for his moral convictions and support for the Jewish and Palestinian people. “We all want the same thing: freedom for Israelis and Palestinians to live side by side in peace,” the letter said. “Freedom from the brutal violence spread by Hamas. And most urgently, at this moment, freedom for the hostages.”
Joaquin Phoenix, Susan Sarandon and Co are committed
Other stars had already written an open letter to the president over the weekend. A group of 55 artists and entertainment industry representatives called on Biden to work for a ceasefire in Gaza and Israel. As “Variety” reported, among others, the signatories included Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix, Susan Sarandon, Cate Blanchett and Kristen Stewart.