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Morgan Freeman: Don't Glorify Israeli Apartheid!

On May 6, 2013 Morgan Freeman received the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University (CFHU) “Key of Knowledge Award.” CFHU is an institution complicit in Israeli apartheid.

More than 8,000 people emailed Freeman's agent asking him to decline the award. Letters were sent from Palestinian students at Hebrew University, the Dorothy Cotton Institute Civil Rights Delegation, Israelis, and South Africans including Ahmed Kathrada, who had spent 26 years in prison alongside Nelson Mandela, whose role Freeman played in the movie Invictus. 

Check out the links below highlights from the campaign and media coverage. 

Global opposition in wake of 'Key of Knowledge' award to Morgan Freeman in Toronto
May 21st, 2013
Press release from the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid.
Video: Palestine solidarity activists protest Toronto awards gala featuring Morgan Freeman
BDS groups protest: Morgan Freeman pull the plug, say No!
US Campaign Appeal to Morgan Freeman
Our letter to Freeman asking him to decline the CFHU award.
Palestinians ask Morgan Freeman: Don’t accept an award tarnished with apartheid and colonialism
Letter from Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Letter to Morgan Freeman from Ahmed Kathrada, imprisoned alongside Nelson Mandela
South African politician and former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist asks Freeman to decline CHFU award.
Israeli Citizens Asking Morgan Freeman to Turn Down Hebrew University Honor
Statement from Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within
A Letter from Dorothy Cotton Institute 2012 Civil and Human Rights Delegation
Friends and colleagues of Martin Luther King, Jr., rabbis, and others who visited the West Bank appeal to Morgan Freeman
South Africans Write to Morgan Freeman
Letter from BDS South Africa
Watch this great video from filmmaker John Greyson.
Tutu, Kathrada take film star to task
May 8th, 2013
Article published in mainstream newspapers in South Africa.
Palestinian students at Hebrew University call on Morgan Freeman, Jian Ghomeshi to skip Canada fundraiser
May 3rd, 2013
Article from The Electronic Intifada
Morgan Freeman and Jian Ghomeshi, say no to Israeli apartheid on May 6!
April 28th, 2013
Coverage of Morgan Freeman campaign by The Electronic Intifada.
Hebrew University discriminates against Arab citizen visitors
In 2006 Hebrew University demanded a police character reference from visitors who are Palestinian citizens of Israel as condition for entrance to its campuses.
Sign this Letter to Morgan Freeman Asking Him Not to Legitimize Occupation & Apartheid!
More than 8,000 people sent this email and letter to Freeman urging him not to glorify those supporting abuses of Palestinian human rights.
Take Action on Twitter and Facebook!
Join our online actions and tell Morgan and Jian to Say No to Israeli apartheid!
Organizational Endorsements
Endorse letter to Morgan Freeman on behalf of your organization.
"Say No" To Israeli Apartheid Morgan & Jian! Turn down Hebrew University Honor
Join the Campaign Facebook page urging Jian Ghomeshi not to emcee the event.
Morgan Freeman: Refuse the Keys of Apartheid
"Like" the campaign Facebook page by Don't Play Apartheid Israel
Tell Morgan Freeman: Don't Glorify Israeli Apartheid!
by Anna Baltzer & Ramah Kudaimi
April 25th, 2013
Help Stop Icon Morgan Freeman from Legitimizing Occupation and Apartheid!