Hollywood Executives Condemn 'Hamas Terrorists' in ADL Ad

Ryan Kavanaugh Headshot - H 2014

Ryan Kavanaugh Headshot - H 2014

Ryan Kavanaugh, Amy Pascal and Haim Saban were among those who lent their support to the ad, appearing in this week's Hollywood Reporter magazine

The Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday placed a full-page ad calling upon world leaders and "decent people everywhere " to make sure that "Hamas terrorists" cannot be rearmed so the "people of Gaza and Israel can move toward a more peaceful future."

Among those signing the letter were MGM chairman Gary Barber, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, Nu Image/Millennium Films co-chairman Avi Lerner, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal and Saban Capital Group chairman and CEO Haim Saban.

The ad, which was placed in The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and The Jewish Journal, invokes the words of Golda Meir from 1957: "We can forgive [them] for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with [them] when they love their children more than they hate us …"

View the ad here.