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Questlove, Run the Jewels, Rage Against the Machine & More Urge Artists to Boycott Israel in Open Letter

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Approximately 600 musicians signed an open letter Thursday (May 27) that called on other artists to join them in boycotting Israel and standing in solidarity with Palestine.

Rage Against the Machine, The Roots' Questlove and Black Thought, Run the Jewels,  Julian Casablancas of The StrokesNoname, DJ Snake and Vic Mensa are among the biggest names to sign the Musicians for Palestine letter. "In solidarity and empathy, as musicians, we cannot be silent. Today is essential that we stand with Palestine," the letter began. "We are calling on our peers to publicly assert their solidarity with the Palestinian people. Complicity with Israeli war crimes is found in silence, and today silence is not an option."

The letter continues: "We call for you to join us with your name in refusing to perform at Israel's complicit cultural institutions, and by standing firm in your support of the Palestinian people and their human right to sovereignty and freedom."

See who signed the Musicians for Palestine letter below, and read it here.