This letter is an extremely important development and marks a serious challenge to arguments for boycott from This letter artists who are public and active supporters of the Palestinian cause. This is their letter and contains their political views. This broadens the campaign against the cultural boycott – and can attract many others who have similar view. The comments about the “destroyed villages” part are somewhat misplaced. The point of the argument in a North American context is demonstrate the hypocracy of those who focus on Israel while ignoring their own political heritage of occupation, forced migration, settlement and colonialism. That is also critical to seeing Israel as a state like others, not dfferent. Most significantly the letter explains that the boycott campaign is not not about peace but about fueling the conflict. The authors should be congratulated and their views which should be widely known.