It seems as if you have your priorities twisted. These "artists" are not being targeted by the state but should be targeted by the people. The "totalitarian" state was elected by the people and is following their mandate. What 2,000 year old book are you referring to? The Christian Bible? Your intellect is showing.
Palestinian sources: Israel holding secret talks on arrest conditions of hunger-striker (Haaretz)
from the article: 150 academics, artists back actors' boycott of settlement arts center