A protest in solidarity with Palestinians in Toronto, Canada (photo by and courtesy Rehab Nazzal)

This week, over 1,000 Canadian cultural workers and artists signed an open letter in solidarity with Palestinians living under occupation, urging “Canadian art organizations and institutions to end any form of collaboration with Israeli state-financed and sponsored art and cultural activities with Israel.”

Written in French and English, the missive comes as a response to recent weeks of escalating violence in the region and debates in Canada over local media coverage of the events. Over 250 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces; Israel says the attacks were a response to rockets launched by Hamas, which killed at least a dozen people. The latest bloodshed marks the deadliest attack in the occupied territories since 2014. In response, thousands flooded the streets of Canadian cities to demonstrate their support for Palestinians, urging the Canadian government to impose military and economic sanctions on Israel. Meanwhile, journalists and cultural workers have amplified their demands for nuanced coverage from the nation’s news organizations.

Earlier this month, over 2,000 signed an “open letter to Canadian newsrooms on covering Israel-Palestine,” beseeching more “fair and balanced coverage” on the occupation. After signing the document, two journalists from the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), the country’s national broadcaster, were barred from covering the Israel-Palestine conflict. A CBC spokesperson told VICE World News that the organization’s decision was to assure “editorial distance between signatories (of the letter) and our daily coverage for the near future.”

But opposition to the Canadian media’s approach to the conflict has been ongoing for many years. In 2017, legal scholar Azeezah Kanji wrote an opinion article in the Toronto Star following former US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, condemning the mainstream Canadian media’s failure to properly contextualize Israeli occupation in its coverage.

In today’s open letter, artists and cultural workers likewise call upon the Canadian media to reform its coverage, saying: “It is time to end the decades of suppression of the Palestinian narrative by the Canadian media and political interest groups.”

Read the full statement in English and French below.

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We, the undersigned Canadian artists and cultural workers, support the Palestinian people in their seven decades of struggle for freedom, liberation, and the Palestinian refugees’ right of return. We call upon the Canadian government to impose military and economic sanctions on Israel and end its complicity in the oppression of Palestinians.

We are deeply shocked by the recent developments on the ground in Palestine/Israel — the fourth bombardment since 2009 in Gaza. The death toll of 260 lives, including 62 children, and the random destruction of residential buildings, hospitals, schools, and infrastructure, constitute war crimes. Enough is enough. The two million Palestinians in Gaza, over 70% of whom are refugees, forcibly expelled from their homes during the establishment of the state of Israel, have also suffered a brutal land, air, and sea blockade imposed by Israel since 2007. Since 2018, people in Gaza have held weekly marches in the Israeli military buffer zone, insisting and demanding to fulfill their right to return to their villages across the dividing border.

In the West Bank, Israel continues its illegal military occupation, dispossession, and displacement of Palestinians, manifested in the forceful expulsion of Palestinians from their homes, the demolition of thousands of homes, the seizure of land, and the building of illegal Israeli-Jewish settlement colonies, and Israeli-only roads. The military occupation system has also fragmented the Palestinian community with 700 kilometers of a 9-meter high concrete wall and hundreds of military checkpoints, controlling the Palestinians’ movements, social and cultural connectivity, and economic activities. In addition, thousands of Palestinians have been incarcerated in Israeli prisons, and the occupation forces terrorize civilians with regular night raids. In Israel, the current violence carried out by Israeli police and Israeli Jewish citizens against the Palestinian citizens of Israel, including lynching, shooting, attacking, arresting, and marking homes of Palestinians, reveals decades of systemic discrimination against indigenous Palestinians.

Let us name it for what it is: apartheid and settler colonialism with the aim of ethnic cleansing.

Silence in times of injustice is tantamount with complicity with the oppressor. The latest reports by Human Rights Watch and the Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, clearly demonstrate with rigorous research that Israel is committing war crimes.

We support the international Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli companies and organizations and the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and call upon Canadian art organizations and institutions to end any form of collaboration with Israeli state-financed and sponsored art and cultural activities with Israel. We declared our support for the historic South African fight against apartheid – the same should apply to Palestine’s struggle against the Israeli apartheid state.

It is time to end the decades of suppression of the Palestinian narrative by the Canadian media and political interest groups. We are moved to speak out against the ongoing violence and destruction of the Palestinian people’s homes, their natural environment, farmlands, and resources. We are furthermore determined to work towards the end of the dehumanization of the Palestinian people as a result of decades of support that has been given to the settler-colonial state of Israel.

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Déclaration des artistes et travailleur·euse·s culturel·le·s canadien·ne·s en soutien à la lutte du peuple palestinien contre l’occupation militaire, le siège, la colonisation et l’apartheid

Nous, les artistes et travailleur·euse·s culturel·le·s canadien·ne·s soussigné·e·s, soutenons le peuple palestinien dans ses sept décennies de lutte pour la liberté, la libération et le droit de retour des réfugié·e·s palestinien·ne·s. Nous demandons au gouvernement canadien d’imposer des sanctions militaires et économiques à Israël et de mettre fin à sa complicité dans l’oppression des Palestinien·ne·s.

Nous sommes profondément choqué·e·s par les récents développements sur le terrain en Palestine/Israël – le quatrième bombardement depuis 2009 à Gaza. Le bilan de 260 morts, dont 62 enfants, et la destruction aléatoire de bâtiments résidentiels, d’hôpitaux, d’écoles et d’infrastructures constituent des crimes de guerre. Trop, c’est trop. Les deux millions de Palestinien·ne·s de Gaza, dont plus de 70 % sont des réfugié·e·s, expulsé·e·s de force de leurs foyers lors de la création de l’État d’Israël, subissent également un violent blocus terrestre, aérien et maritime imposé par Israël depuis 2007.  Depuis 2018, les habitant·e·s de Gaza organisent des marches hebdomadaires dans la zone tampon militaire israélienne en exigeant de pouvoir réaliser leur droit au retour dans leurs villages, de l’autre côté de la frontière.

En Cisjordanie, Israël poursuit son occupation militaire illégale, la dépossession et le déplacement des Palestinien·ne·s, qui se manifestent par l’expulsion forcée des Palestinien·ne·s, la démolition de milliers de maisons, la saisie de terres, et la construction de colonies de peuplement illégales israélo-juives ainsi que de routes réservées aux Israélien·ne·s. Le système d’occupation militaire a également fragmenté la communauté palestinienne avec 700 kilomètres de mur en béton de 9 mètres de haut et des centaines de points de contrôle militaires, limitant les mouvements des Palestinien·ne·s, leurs liens sociaux et culturels, ainsi que leurs activités économiques. En outre, des milliers de Palestinien·ne·s ont été incarcéré·e·s dans les prisons israéliennes et les forces d’occupation terrorisent les civil·e·s par des raids nocturnes réguliers. En Israël, la violence actuelle exercée par la police israélienne et les citoyen·ne·s juif·ve·s israélien·ne·s contre les citoyen·ne·s palestinien·ne·s d’Israël, y compris le lynchage, les tirs, les attaques, les arrestations et le marquage des maisons des Palestinien·ne·s, révèle des décennies de discrimination systémique contre les Palestinien·ne·s autochtones.

Nous devons appeler cela pour ce que c’est : l’apartheid et le colonialisme de peuplement dans le but d’un nettoyage ethnique.

Le silence en période d’injustice équivaut à une complicité avec l’oppresseur. Les derniers rapports de Human Rights Watch et de l’organisation israélienne de défense des droits de la personne, B’Tselem, démontrent clairement, grâce à des recherches rigoureuses, qu’Israël commet des crimes de guerre.

Nous soutenons le mouvement international de boycott, désinvestissement et sanctions (BDS) contre les entreprises et organisations israéliennes, ainsi que la Campagne palestinienne pour le boycott académique et culturel d’Israël (PACBI), et nous demandons aux organisations et institutions artistiques canadiennes de mettre fin à toute forme de collaboration avec les activités artistiques et culturelles financées et parrainées par l’État israélien. Nous avons déclaré notre soutien à la lutte historique de l’Afrique du Sud contre l’apartheid – il devrait en être de même pour la lutte de la Palestine contre l’État d’apartheid israélien.

Il est temps de mettre fin aux décennies de suppression du récit palestinien par les médias canadiens et les groupes d’intérêts politiques. Nous sommes déterminé·e·s à dénoncer la violence et la destruction continues des maisons du peuple palestinien, de son environnement naturel, de ses terres agricoles et de ses ressources. Nous sommes en outre déterminé·e·s à œuvrer dans le but de mettre fin à la déshumanisation du peuple palestinien, résultat de décennies de soutien à l’État colonial d’Israël.


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Brandon Celi

Robin McDonald

Anum naseem

Nadia Akbarali

Vanda Daftari

jeremy laing

Meg Harder

Nicole Krstin

Jeremy Costello

Ashley McKenzie-Barnes

Maya Bastian

Jordyn Wood

Barbara Reimer

Haylee Turner

Julie Moon

Basent Nagib

aly de la cruz yip

Sara Constant

Lux Habrich

Maddie Lychek

Hunter Arsenault

AJA Louden

Huda Salha

Sarah Amarica


Amelia Izmanki

Emma McKenna

Gabriel Gutierrez

Jennifer Cane

Nila Rajagopal

Imogen Wasse

Vivi Pham

Rebecca Whitford

Amanda Acorn

Alison Feuerwerker

Yamen Mouhanna

Faryal Diwan

Chandra Melting Tallow

Hailey Guzik

Breanne Bradshaw

Leila Sidi

Sofie Milito

Naomi McCarroll-Butler

Colin Courtney

Ifrah Akram

HaYung Kim

Sarah Galarneau

Claudette Lauzon

Lindsey Bond

Lee Su-Feh

Éli Del

Aryana Shahki

Stephan Wright

Bahar Mohazabnia

Jenni Stablein

Marcelle Kosman

Megan Morrison

melannie monoceros

Jorge Amigo

Monica Ogden

Jonah Gray

Rebecca Brewer

Carly Pokoradi

Natalia Lebedinskaia

Zosia Cassie

Becka Barker

Sheila Sampath

Vincent Bonin

Rosa Aiello

Serene Husni


India Gailey

Andrew Smith

Maeve Hanna

Lauryn Youden

Sophia Borowska

Gillian King

Aimée Mitchell

Elliott Elliott

Derrick Carl Biso

Monica Lowe

Jac Renée Bruneau

Chris Worden

Alissa Chater

Janet Morton

Scott Fraser

Patrick Mahon

Vannessa Barnier

Mark Clintberg

Nicole Halim

River Radcliffe

Olivia Golosky

Tanya Busse

Justine Skahan

Sara Angelucci

Lauren Fournier

Isis Paola Giraldo

Amélie Brindamour

Cameron Lee

Julia Martin

Nada Bakraky

Ksenia Kil

Rhéanne Chartrand

Alex Nierenhausen

Roberto Cortez

Ris V. Rose (Karisa Bili)

Abbey Lee Hallett

Kate Henderson

Ngardy Conteh George

Katherine Connell

Roohi Kailey

Megan Morrison

Belinda Corpuz

amy leigh

Taylor Furey

Eve Middleton-Meyer

laurie kang

Simon Grefiel

Ryan Conrad

Colectiva Abya Yala Toronto

Nerjis Hassan

Micaela Muldoon

Steff Juniper

Morgan Wedderspoon

Stacey MacNevin

Adrienne Huard

Diane Wong

Lorraine Gilbert

Brooke Mulberry

Veronica Spiljak

David Gibel

Reiko Pleau

Leiah Engel

Ciragh Lyons

Laura U. Marks

Angela Clarkson

Audie murray

Enna Kim

Dan Kwon

April White

Kiera Boult

Seraphine Lewis

Brady Cranfield

Brigitte Plouffe

Celia Green

Levin Ifko

Namrata Tilokani

Noor Ale

zahra agjee

Ashna Jacob

The Truth & Dare Project

Katrina Caruso

Jenny Lin

Mahlet Cuff

Mahshid Rafiei

Melanie Colosimo

Maria Mediratta


Huda Kafi

Ana Barajas

Cinzia Campolese

Genne Speers

Brittney Appleby

amanda wan

Elissar Hanna

sean procyk

Taha Qureshi

Jasmine Hawamdeh

Mel Paget

M. Colin Jones

Q Lawrence

Dana Qaddah

Koi Katigbak

Ada Dragomir

Chimedum Ohaegbu

Kristijonas Voveris

Dahae Song

Kaia Barth-Lessard

Katie Cameron

Lauren Mercer-Smail

Gabriella Nassief Borg

Kris Alvarez

Fabiola Carranza


Danielle St Amour

Jacqueline Morrisseau-Addison

Sappfyre Mcleod

Michelle Mama

Quinn O’Connor

Liz Ikiriko

Marie Sotto

Steven Lourenço

Karen Zalamea

Jesse Blanchard

Tiziana La Melia

Ayesh Kanani

Sheri Osden Nault

Kellen Jackson

Alysha Seriani

Deanna Dueck

Jonathan Kennedy

Jude Elrayes

Megan Quigley

Rusaba Alam

Bo yeung

Judy Radul

Lauren Allen

Abigail Morales

Robert Anthony O’Halloran

Mahmoud El safadi

Kagiso Lesego Molope

Bahar Noorizadeh

Nadia Gohar

Umme Mansoory

Kat Estacio

Marie-Charlotte Castonguay-Harvey

Claudia Mesteru

Claudia Parent

Luke Pardy

Michael Toppings

Firas Nassri

Jon Claytor

Kirsty Robertson

Capp Larsen

Cayley James

Lily Corne Klein

Nur Kamal

Ingrid Mayrhofer

Imogen Clendinning

Samantha Hamelin

Lauren Allen

Bettina Pérez Martínez

Lauren Strybos

Julie Tucker

And Also Too

Sara Angelucci

Michelle Panting

Rekha Pavanantharajah

Bilal nasser

Meaghan Sweeney

Karen Faye

Chief Lady Bird

Olia Amish he no

Patrick Mahon

Jada-Gabrielle Pape

Julia Piccolo

Mars Ramlogan

Whitney Brennan

Sydney Hermant

Cole Nowicki

Jay Castro

Ioana Dragomir

Emily Taylor

Jac Renée Bruneau

Erin StJohn

Greg Williams

Kathy Slade

Tamer gargour

Sena Cleave

pamela Plumb

Marwan Hassan

Vanessa T

Ruilan King

Jessie Amery

Alyson Mc Sween

Leyla Sutherland

Peter Gazendam

asmaa al-issa

Rotem Anna Diamant

Geoff Doner

Janice Andreae

Kimberly Edgar

Auramyss Riedel

Nuzhat Abbas

b wijshijer


Cindy Fan

Julia Hutt

Marilyne Parent

Jean Grunewald

Julie René de Cotret

Emma Hendrix

Stacey Hare Hodgins

Mary Pepper

Sarah sheridan

Austin Henderson

May Tartoussy

Basel Daoud

Shafia Shaikh

Buke Erkoc

Shatha Al-Husseini

Jeff Thomas

Mira Salti

Saelan Twerdy

Alicia Bojkov

Olivia Mossuto

Scott Markle

Erum Khan

Taranjot Bamrah

Zoe Imani Sharpe

Michelle Lacombe

Dante Camarda

Amy Wong

Antonia Anna Mappin-Kasirer

Peki Hajdukovic


Stephanie Zeit

Vanessa Brown

Mina Akida

Ingrid Jones

Karie Liao

Camille Rojas

Mona Ali

aliya karmali

William Dao

Uri Livne-Bar

Stan Denniston

Andrew Kesik

Nicole Eun-ju Bell

Jenny Lee

Natty Zavitz

Liana Bdéwi

Catherine Telford Keogh

semillites hernández velasco

Rahaf Fasheh

Louis Esmé

Abigail Estireiro

Karlene Harvey

Shawna Howe

Mandi Howard

Linda Luztono

Robyn Bacon

Lisa Walker

Zaina Nasser

Kristín Morthens

Roxanne Brathwaite

Alexis Kyle Mitchell

Gayle Ye

Yara El Safi

Jinyoung Kim

Julie Moon

Oriana Di Nucci

Erin Logan

Eva Hellreich I

David Hobbs

Gita Hashemi

David Merritt

Sara Ghaben

Sama Nemat Allah

Ava Kibalian

Durae McFarlane

nazli akhtari

Eileanor O’Halloran

Marissa trott

Louise Campion

Erica Wagner

Adrian Deveau

Simon Schlesinger

Yasmeen Nematt Alla

Serena Rahhal

D.J. Sylvis

Editor’s note 5/30/2021 1:45pm EST: This list of signatories has been corrected and updated.

Jasmine Weber is an artist, writer, and former news editor at Hyperallergic. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.