Some 500 cultural figures, including Isabelle Adjani, Sami Bouajila and Claude Lelouch, called on Monday for a “silent, united, humanist and peaceful march” on Sunday (at 2 p.m.) in Paris, and hoped that the “stop immediately” fratricidal war” between Palestinians and Israelis.
“We are organizing a silent, united, humanist and peaceful march which will open with a single long white banner. No political demands, no slogans. White flags, white handkerchiefs are welcome,” writes the Another Voice collective, chaired by actress Lubna Azabal.
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This parade must start from the Arab World Institute, head towards the Museum of Art and History of Judaism and end at Arts et Métiers. “Since October 7, 2023, horror and suffering have been tearing Palestinians and Israelis apart according to a monstrous mathematics that has already lasted for a long time. This fratricidal war affects us all, and whatever our reasons or affinities on either side of the wall, we hope that it stops immediately and that the two peoples can finally live in peace,” writes the collective.
“The words “choice” and “clan” are imposed on us, he regrets. In response to this injunction to choose a side to hate, it is urgent to make another voice heard: that of union.” “The voice of union is the multiple, polyphonic, living voice, it is proof of the powerful bond that exists in France between Jewish, Muslim, Christian, atheist and agnostic citizens,” the signatories further believe. , including the actors Pierre Richard, Elsa Zylberstein and Laure Calamy, the authors Leïla Slimani and Philippe Geluck and the singer Michel Jonasz.
On Sunday October 12, more than 180,000 people demonstrated in France to show their rejection of anti-Semitism in the face of the explosion in the number of hostile acts against people of the Jewish faith since the acceleration of the conflict between Israel and Hamas on October 7 .