Demonstration against the legal revolution, Netibi Ayalon, Tel Aviv, March 18, 2023 (Photo: Reuven Castro)
The letter from the publishers (publishers) has now been added to the wave of protests by people of culture following the regime revolution. The letter, which was created by the initiative of the protest headquarters of the writers and poets and the Book People's Union, emphasizes the importance of freedom as a defining value of their work, and their intention to continue To act in its light. It is signed by the publishers of some of the largest and most important publishers in Israel
Culture is made out of freedom, and the freedom of the creator and creation is essential to the existence of creative life and spirit in Israel.
That is why we, publishers in Israel, are committed to maintaining the values embodied in the Declaration of Independence, including freedom, equality, justice and the brotherhood of nations," the letter reads.
"We advocate for the preservation of freedom of expression and creation and the continued existence of Israeli culture as a pluralistic, diverse and rich culture, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, class, sex, gender or sexual orientation. Our publishing houses will continue to serve as homes for free original Hebrew creation and as a fruitful source for enrichment Hebrew literature in contact with other literatures".
The publishers who signed the letter are Dov Eichnold (Yodiot Books), Nega ElBalach (The United Kibbutz/Sefrit Poalim), Yiftah Aloni (Afik and the Short Story Project), Yitzhak Binyamini and Idan Tulibi (Resling), Gili Bar-Hillel (Oz), Shari Gutman (Household), Eran Zamora and Yoram Rose (Zamora Dvir Kinneret), Hilit Hamo-Meir (The Armchair), Shira Hefer (Locus), Yitzhak Trioux (Meter), Oded Carmeli (Heba Laur), Roni Moden (Ketar), Hanital Suissa (Am Oved), Gabi Silon (Hargol), Yaffe Siman Tov (Signs), Meira Piron (Tal Mai), Menachem Perry (The New Library), Uriel Kuhn (Nine Souls), Amit Rothbard (Babel), Yoav Reiss (Persimmon ), Ilan Sheinfeld (Supra for beautiful literature) and Yael Shekhnai (Pomegranates).
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