Jon Voight Rips Into Anti-Israel Celebs

Mark Tapson, a Hollywood-based writer and screenwriter, is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He focuses on the politics of popular culture.


Steve GranitzAmong the celebrities I wrote about last week who are speaking out for and (mostly) against Israel during the Gaza conflict were Spanish husband-and-wife actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. They, in addition to dozens of other Spanish artists, signed an open letter condemning Israel for its “genocide” of the so-called Palestinians. In response, Jon Voight, Hollywood’s most vocal conservative actor, penned a strong open letter of his own for The Hollywood Reporter, advising Cruz and Bardem to “hang your heads in shame.”

In a statement on Wednesday Penelope Cruz tried to walk back her denunciation of Israel. After prefacing her clarification with an acknowledgement that she is “not an expert on the situation,” Ms. Cruz explained that “My only wish and intention in signing that group letter is the hope that there will be peace in both Israel and Gaza.” Well, that’s what we all hope for, but some of us understand that peace is not going to come from the hatemongering terrorists of Hamas, and some of us, like Ms. Cruz and her husband, seem to believe that Israel is the problem.

Bardem released a statement as well, in which he tried to clarify his position and complained of the backlash against him and Cruz: “I am now being labeled by some as anti-Semitic, as is my wife — which is the antithesis of who we are as human beings. We detest anti-Semitism as much as we detest the horrible and painful consequences of war.” Bardem went on to try to make a distinction between his criticism of “the Israeli military response” and his “great respect for the people of Israel and deep compassion for their losses.”

As I wrote last week, that distinction would carry more weight if Bardem and others like him didn’t always direct their condemnation toward the one nation in the Middle East that holds the values which liberals like Bardem and Cruz claim to cherish: human rights, women’s rights, gay rights, equality between Jews and Arabs, religious freedom, freedom of speech, and all the rest.

Instead, in addition to his signature on the open letter, Bardem had also written an op-ed for a Spanishnewspaper, in which he unjustly labeled Israel’s military operation “genocide” and “a war of extermination… where hospitals, ambulances, and children are targets and presumed to be terrorists.” “Right now,” Bardem wrote in the op-ed, “there is NO place for distance or neutrality.” He’s right about that, but unfortunately he chose to throw his support behind the terrorists.

In his more recent statement, Bardem noted that “Too many innocent Palestinian mothers have lost their children to this conflict. Too many innocent Israeli mothers share the same grief… There should not be any political reason that can justify such enormous pain on both sides.” But there is a reason for the enormous pain – the Palestinian leadership’s relentless determination to kill Jews and wipe Israel off the map. Any further pain would cease overnight if the terrorism ended and Palestinians demonstrated a willingness to coexist in peace.

Incensed by what Jon Voight calls their “ignorance,” he lashed out at the couple in defense of Israel. “I am more than angry,” his open letter began. “I am heartsick that people like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem could incite anti-Semitism all over the world and are oblivious to the damage they have caused.”

Voight proceeded to deliver a thumbnail history of the Arab-Israeli hostilities and to remind his readers that the current conflict began after the “travesty” of Hamas kidnapping and murdering three Jewish teenagers. He concluded thusly:

After years of trying to make peace, the wars they had to fight, being attacked by their enemies, and still being attacked, and finally after years of running into bomb shelters and having hundreds of civilians killed by suicide bombers, civilians being killed in their sleep, stabbed to pieces, finding enough is enough and finally retaliating, instead of my peers sticking up for the only democratic country in that region, they go and take out poison letters against them.

Voight didn’t let his acting colleagues get away with claiming no ill will against the Jewish people, asking

all my peers who signed that poison letter against Israel to examine their motives. Can you take back the fire of anti-Semitism that is raging all over the world now?… You had a great responsibility to use your celebrity for good. Instead, you have defamed the only democratic country of goodwill in the Middle East: Israel.

The actor concluded by admonishing Bardem, Cruz, and the rest to “hang your heads in shame. You should all come forth with deep regrets for what you did, and ask forgiveness from the suffering people in Israel.”

As is typical of artists, Bardem and Cruz believe that violence is always wrong, that fighting back against terrorism only breeds more violence, that the Arab-Israeli conflict is a “cycle of violence” which it is incumbent upon Israel to end, that 1400 years of religious enmity can somehow be erased by a simple plea for coexistence, and that Israel is an oppressive occupier and the Palestinians are helpless victims. “My signature [on the open letter] was solely meant as a plea for peace,” Bardem tried to explain. But Israel has tried such pleas for decades. The time for pleading for peace with an enemy who will not rest until you and all your kind are violently eradicated is over. Now the time has come for the extermination of the Jew-hating Palestinian leadership. That way lies peace.

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  • Yehuda Levi

    The left has made common cause with the Muslim jihadists and these people are leftists. Totalitarians recognize each other.

    Jon Voight speaks for the vast majority of Americans who are not leftists. As Margaret Thatcher stated, “The facts of life are conservative.” Conservatives, like Voight, recognize the “facts of life” and know that utopian ‘peace’ is unachievable when you have a religion that has declared war on the world.

    Everyone want peace, the difference is how we get there, and we don’t get there by just dreaming of peace or putting bumper stickers on cars.

    • Dallasyaherd

      . Saudi Arabia has quietly become the 4th highest spender on military on earth that’s a lot of money. Those Arab springs were expensive. That’s why it and UAE (14th on earth) are not being vocal in their condemnations.

      • IslamDownpressesHumanity

        I wonder if their fear of Iran is being made quietly manifest? A Sunni pre-emptory strike on Shi’a Iran maybe?

  • Anamah

    Intelligent and strong reaction from a formidable man.. that knows what it takes.
    So timely and appropriate answer to this Islamist antisemitic manipulation. People can be stupid and coward, but the collective reaction is simply sick.
    Thank you Jon Voight, you have made my day.

  • Bob uk

    Muslims are kidnapping Christian girls in Nigeria literally by the truckload and are wiping out anyone who is not a Muslim throughout the Middle East, and yet we are expected to weep for the so called Palestinians when someone fights back.

    Well, Israel is not going to turn the other cheek and nor should the Egyptian Copts or the Assyrian Christians or anyone else

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raGzGbROCDU.
    Pope Francis: I weep for crucified Christians

    It’s so blatant even the BBC reported some of it
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27245852

    Human shields. Take a look at what these so called fighters are doing to their own kids. They would run a mile if they had to fight real MEN
    http://www.barenakedislam.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Bt-ij0ECIAAt7Rd.jpg-large.jpg

    • John Pallyswine

      SIr, you are so right. From this point on, when I read that Israel is killing Muslims without context I say good and I am proud they are.

      • Phil

        He weeps when Christians are crucified, he weeps when child abuse cases are brought against his clergy, he weeps, and weeps and weeps. When does he find time to use twitter and social media for his quasi-Left-wing and anti-Israel messages, one wonders.

        • PATRIOT.WW48

          VERY WELL SAID & Amen, if you’ll pardon the pun. ;o

        • Libertyman

          I at first thought it appropriate that a pope would name himself after a talking mule (from old movies). Now I think he is insulting the mule and should just be quiet. Central planning in religion works about as well as in socialism & communism.

          • Dallasyaherd

            Great comment because you don’t dismiss all religion which I love, that is the mistake of enlightened people today, religion and a search for the supernatural is the best thing man ever did, it led to science.

          • Phil

            Actually the set-up caters to both kinds of planning: central organisation via Rome and from-the-bottom-up organisation via the religious orders; in fact he belongs to the Jesuit order although has taken the name of the leader of another order; a diplomatic decision, also because his predecessor, the ‘Rottweiler’ of ‘true doctrine’, may have offended the Franciscans by naming their teaching of ‘voluntarism’ as originating from a Jewish article of faith – which it could, since the so called St Francis of the order spent time in the ‘holy land’ as a young man; their logo/s seem to be eerily similar to, if not exactly the same as, the Kohen sign too.

  • John Pallyswine

    Badem and Cruz ( meaning Cross in English) make me dream of a Muslim occupied Spain if not a Muslim occupied Europe. ISIS wants Madrid and I wish they occupy it for a 1,000 years!!!!!

    • Marsha

      It must be difficult to live with a split personality. It was said that Bill Clinton was able to compartmentalize various issues but still I don’t see how people can lead normal lives that way. Take yourself for example. You hold conservative views in one and only one area — Israel vs Hamas/Palis. Every other comment you make is ultra-leftist, batshit crazy. I don’t see how you can live with a warped and psychologically split personality.

      • Suzie

        Your approach to diagnosis (or lack of it) is making a mockery of psychiatry.

    • gerry

      We are back there,this was the words of one of their leaders.As for those hollywood low lives,just go back to snorting drug.The drug that according to the President of Honduras is the cause of all the problems his country is facing.

  • Bob uk

    Israel is using a Missile system to protect it’s citizens
    HAMAS is using it’s citizens to protect it’s Missile system

    That is the truth of it

    • Lanna

      The cement tunnels built by Hamas are another way for Hamas to sneak into Israel and kidnap citizens and soldiers too…. they used the money given to them for other purposes and humanitarian reasons to buy cement and add other resources to their war machine. Why is the US government funding terrorism?

    • Evermyrtle

      And anti-Christians and anti-Israel fools, disapprove of Israel defending herself. I wonder if they are attacked if they would approve of protecting themselves!! I’m betting the would be the first to rise up against their enemies.

      • Dallasyaherd

        And Voight’s daughter is much much more beautiful than Penelope, and Penelope is pretty beautiful. But Jon’s daughter is the prettiest actress alive today.

        • Keith Patton

          Jolie is a bi-polar nut case, and is anything but pretty. Even her father thinks she “needs help”. What she looks like lends credibility to Jon’s argument how?

    • Dawn – Naturally Texan

      A most excellent summation of the situation!! I will be borrowing this, I hope you don’t mind. =)

      • Daniel Rubio

        He shouldn’t mind at all. This quote is taken from an appearance on U.S. TV by Netanyahu a couple of weeks ago

        • Dawn – Naturally Texan

          Great! I’m sorry to see my ignorance having missed that. I will find and reference the quote properly. Thanks!

        • Bob uk

          I didn’t steal the phrase. I just quoted the words of a great man. ……….enjoy

      • hyedenny

        Ask Bibi Netanyahu, since that is who “Bob” stole it from.

    • PATRIOT.WW48

      Short and to the Point. THX

    • hyedenny

      Since you won’t cite your quotations, OR recite them correctly, I’ll do it for you:

      “We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.”

      Bibi Netanyahu, July 13, 2014 on Fox News Sunday.

      THAT is the truth of it.

    • Marcus777

      he multicultural kibbutzim envisioned by early Zionist utopians had to evolve into the Israeli Sparta of today. Zionism is a form of religious nationalism predicated on a strategy of colonization, conquest, and expulsion of indigenous peoples. What Leibowitz rightly labeled “Judeo-Nazism” was festering at Israel’s core from day one. And as Leibowitz famously put it, “Religious nationalism is to religion what national socialism is to socialism” – which is precisely what we are seeing emerge, full blown, in Israel today.

      Roaring its obscene defiance at an outraged world – “Don’t you ever second guess me!” barked Netanyahu at his American allies when they registered the mildest of protests at his murderous tactics – Israel continues its blitzkrieg with no end in sight but the one proffered by Feiglin.

      While we have gotten quite used to the sight of Israel conducting a shooting-gallery “war” in the open air prison that is Gaza, there is something new about this latest exhibition of state terrorism. There is a kind of murderous glee in the Israeli leadership’s inversion of all moral and international legal standards in its conduct of this “war,” as if they take special delight in upending centuries of “just war” doctrine regarding proportionality and the killing of innocents, and are eager to replace it with their own ruthless nihilism that owes more to Nietzsche than to Thomas Aquinas.

      Remember the genesis of this war. In the wake of the horrific murder of three Israeli boys by a rogue clan known for going against the Hamas leadership, a Facebook page calling for a war of “revenge” was set up by Israeli right-wingers: one photo shows a group of girls with a sign saying “Hating Palestinians isn’t racism, it’s values”!

      Yes, the nw values of the new Israel – or, perhaps, the old values finally realized.

      • Keith Patton

        What you describe sounds more like the US response in like situations. The thing is we fight our wars in the relatively sterility of far off distant lands, using drones to kill on command, nice sterile, and really, who gives a fuck how many Afghanis civilians are killed as collateral damage? The TV cameras are not rolling. The displaced Muslims from the area of Palestine (I won’t dignify them by giving them a national identity) would still be sitting in a pile of sand playing with their own filth if the Jews had not moved in, built toilets and showed them how to use them. Need I remind you that they are like vermin, all the neighboring countries that have given them shelter in the past ended up having to use armed force to evict them. Instead of trying to live with their neighbors, the want to destroy them. Imagine the lives those people could have if they had devoted the same energy they have expended over the last 66 years to destroy Israel, to building a better life where they are peacefully. No, they are poisoned with the disease of Islam and death to Jews is as an important a part of their “religion” as communion is to a Christian.

        • Dallasyaherd

          Remeber it was this same troublemakers who went to war on Ottoman Syria under Ali Pasha Mohamed who tady lie and call themselves “palestinians” who founded the terrorist group Al Qaeda therough Abdullah Azzam, who shot RFK, who killed 287 MArines in their sleep, but the through the worl of Roger Ames that got credited to Hezboleh rather than the PLO who had done it, and many many other violent actions against the US.

        • james

          ‘You’…are definitely ‘vermin’. I think someone should wipe ‘you’ off the face of the earth and do us all a favour. :)

          • Keith Patton

            Nice intelligent reply there James. Did you finish the 12th grade or go right to flipping burgers from Jr High?

      • isaac newton

        You moron!! Israel isn’t colonizing anything. Israel is defending herself against barbaric savages. Moron!!

  • IslamDownpressesHumanity

    Does anyone know if Voight’s co-star from Midnight Cowboy has ever said anything in support of Israel? Ever?

    • steelraptor from Saturn

      Dustin Hoffman, being an American liberal Hollywood Jew (well I don’t know where he resides exactly but you know what I mean) doesn’t appear to have anything to say on Israel, politically that is. He actually speaks pretty good Hebrew (it’s not fluent), but so what. So do the staff at the anti-Israel Ha’Aretz newspaper. So do all far Left Israeli Jews.

      Voight is as I write above (if my comment has been let through), more of a Jew than many of his Jewish film colleagues he has worked with and associated with during the course of his career, Hoffman included.

    • PATRIOT.WW48

      NO, I don’t really know, but I’m betting he NEVER has.

  • Filly

    I wonder if cruz and bardem read documents before signing. Or don.t they know the mélanine of the word genocide?

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    G-d Bless Jon Voigt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lanna

    Jon Voight has been a very good voice for freedom and Israel…glad to see him out there speaking to the people!

  • Loupdegarre

    I would love to see Mr. Voight run for president so at least he could participate in the debates and be heard by the whole nation.

  • montlasky

    Who in the world are the “celebrities”? Celluloid idiots who love to act their way through life- as if the world gives a damn

    • Sheik Yerbouti

      It’s weird the influence they do have. As the US population is effectively dumbed-down by infiltration and government indoctri-schooling, voices on the screens take on more and more importance. Look at the way focus groups have revealed that most Americans “trust” a British voice above all others.

      While there is a clear agenda, it is not being implemented with a clear plan. In order for a clear plan to work, everyone has to be in on it. Easier to dissect it and deliver it according to intellect.

      Look at the effect it has had on central American tribes!

      • montlasky

        You walk out of a well presented movie on whatever subject and you walk out duly impressed. How long does this impression last? Surely you don’t change your life or your thinking by this movie? Unless it’s subluminal indoctrination-if you believe there is such a method!

        • Sheik Yerbouti

          I agree, a single movie wouldn’t make much of an effect. It would take hundreds over many years. It would be augmented with skewed news coverage and targeted advertising campaigns.

          And it would start very early in life with compelling shows that create an electronic baby sitter. Anyone patient could see a payoff in far less time than allowing public opinion to form itself naturally.

  • chelmer

    “We detest anti-Semitism as much as we detest the horrible and painful consequences of war.’ Uh, that doesn’t buy you any credibility. Would you have written during the American Civil War, “We detest slavery as much as we detest the horrible and painful consequences of fighting this campaign against the South?” Hey, if you’ve got a solution for ending slavery other than fighting a war, share it with us.

  • Doc

    Bob uk has hammered it these soulless animals value a piece of equipment capable of destruction more then value of human life. They promise the men 72 virgins and rivers of honey . What do they promise the woman . That they give up there men to jihad and there lives for equipment ? Anyone know

    • PATRIOT.WW48

      Doc, They are not promised ‘virgins’, it’s VIRGINIAS. They will spend eternity being beat-up by The FOUNDERS of this Country from the state of Virginia. ;o) ;o)

      • Doc

        That works fine for me

    • PatnTrucks

      I read the koran and no number was mentioned that I could find. The koran drivel said jihad murderes (my word) were promised” limped eyed beauty houris” – check out the ACTS17Apologetics answeringmuslims.com with Dr. David Wood talking about the HOORIS in Paradise – its hysterical satire by the way – along with the wine included. Koran section on Paradise reads like a script for a sex-film for a 13 year old boy.

      • Dallasyaherd

        The Koran comes at a time when Arabian Aramaic was turning in to Arabic, with the colonization of all non-Arabs of the Middle East, Arabs prior to them were a tiny minority in the Middle East. Subsequently erasing all forms of spoken western nAramaic, and Babylonian Aramaic, even adding Arabic the new languages words in to Persian, Zoroastrians were the dominant religion of the Middl East before Islam today they are a nearly dead monotheistic religion, like the Arabs and many Christians wanted the Jews to be, like Syriac and the langueage of the Talmud which is a variant of Syriac called Judeo-Aramaic or I would like to think Syriac is a variation of Judeo-Aramaic but who cares.

  • Volodya4

    Bravo Jon Voight. Cruz/Bardem couple must learn to read as well as understand what they sign. They appear to be quite ignorant. Bravo Jon Voight.

    • Dallasyaherd

      Where was there’s or any leftists voice at the skyrocketing murder rates in these Communist countries? Venuzuela and Guetemala still had more murdered than Israel in the past decade, counting the war.

  • William

    Bardem noted that “Too many innocent Palestinian mothers have lost their
    children to this conflict. Too many innocent Israeli mothers share the
    same grief… There should not be any political reason that can justify
    such enormous pain on both sides.”

    That is what voight calls being anti-Israel? Whata nut. He believes Obama is a secret socialist too. Another celebrity wingnut is Pat Boone, who claims Obama is an illegal alien from Africa.

    • Headed4TheHills

      Yeah, everyone knows Obama is not a secret Socialist. He’s a blatant Socialist.

      • William

        He’s pretty conservative, and makes Richard Nixon look like a left wing liberal. I guess it’s all relative. US has moved far to the right politically since the 1980s.

        • Dawn – Naturally Texan

          Haha… What crap are you on? Its moved you to an alternate dimension.

          • William

            I am old enough to remember Nixon. Policy-wise, Obama is no more left wing than Bush or Clinton were. Like I said, it’s relative.

          • UCSPanther

            You are old enough to be a hippie too.

            The 1960s ended over 50 years ago…

          • William

            I’m STILL waiting for the Age of Aquarius.

          • IslamDownpressesHumanity

            I’ll bet you took the brown acid didn’t you?

          • UCSPanther

            There was no age of Aquarius and there ain’t never gonna be one either.

        • Headed4TheHills

          Obama a Conservative? Seriously, put down the crack pipe and go to rehab.

    • iluvisrael

      enlighten us billy – and take off those silly earrings – how has obama improved this country and the world since he’s been squatting in the WH?

    • StanleyT

      Read all of what Bardem wrote before you make a fool of yourself. Fool.

  • Carla Chamorro

    For some unknown reason “Artists” stopped being what they are: jugglers who travel from town to town or screen to screen entertaining people. Anything else is just their very personal opinion, basta.
    If I wouldn’t take it this way, I tell my family, I would be only highly dysfunctional or surreal closer to insane than not.

  • William

    Jon Voight reminds me of that film Idiocracy, about a distopian future in America where people have been dumbed down by corporate propaganda. And of course, the only news on TV is FOX News. loL!

    • reader

      William, your posts are embarrassing in its primitiveness and ignorance. It’s also bad taste to try to project your idiocy on normal people.

    • iluvisrael

      your college professors did a good job indoctrinating you

    • IslamDownpressesHumanity

      Idiocracy, is that another fauxcumentary by Michael Moore?

  • Dawn – Naturally Texan

    It’s incredible to me that America doesn’t call out our leaders and the media for their lies and propaganda supporting terrorists that are invading a sovereign country through tunnels that does nothing but plan and scream for Jewish and Christian annihilation.

    There is no compromise with jihad… The quran leaves no room for coexistence or peace. It is a cult of death and destruction, rape and torture. Anyone defending it hasn’t read it or understood it… Which is hard to do as it reads like the rantings of insanity or demon possession that Muhammad himself claimed he suffered from.

    This world has gone upside down. Our government persecutes Israel and allows God’s people to be slaughtered world wide (Christian and Jews alike) while funneling money and arms to the Muslim brotherhood and Hamas.

    God bless you Mr. Voight. A brave and true soul amongst the soulless in Hollywood.

  • DontMessWithAmerica

    Yes, a number of South American banana republics have recalled their ambassadors from Israel, too. So what’s behind all this? What do the Spanish speakers have in common? Catholicism. Nothing new here. The church has a 2000 year history of Antisemitism. Some years a bit less so, some years more. Ironically, they side with Islamists who are presently butchering Christians throughout the Muslim world. Don’t look for logic among religious folks.

  • Dallasyaherd

    People are not aware of the seriousness of the threat. The Gulf is being quiet, because it is quietly becoming the most advanced armed place in the world. With CIA and especially British secret service help. Saudi Arabia has quietly become the 4th highest spender on military on earth that’s a lot of money.

  • PATRIOT.WW48

    Jon Voight, THX MUCH for all you do. My favorite movie of yours is ‘ROSEWOOD’ you nailed it. THX again

    • Brahim Guevara

      He is but a dirty zionist just like you and many in this article.

      • IslamDownpressesHumanity

        So is the dung heap of delusional Jew hatred you wallow in found in Nazism or islam?

  • Marcus777

    If anyone thinks this weekend’s strong words from Washington offer hope for change in the US-Israeli relationship, think again. This isn’t the first time the Obama administration has denounced Israeli crimes. Early in his first term, the president repeatedly demanded an immediate freeze on the construction of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded by announcing a major settlement expansion while visiting the White House in 2009.

    Remember Obama’s response? He angrily cancelled a planned dinner date with Netanyahu, then dropped his settlement freeze demand, allowing what some observers, like Jewish-American UN human rights official Richard Falk, have called Israeli ethnic cleansing to continue.

    The last time the United States actually sanctioned Israel for its barbarism was in the 1950s, when the Eisenhower administration suspended economic aid after an IDF commando unit led by future prime minister and “man of peace” Ariel Sharon massacred scores of innocent civilians, including many children, in villages in Jordan and Gaza.

    Since then, even when Israeli warplanes attacked the US Liberty, killing 34 sailors in an attack that the secretary of state, NSA director and many victims believed was intentional, the United States has stood by Israel, right or wrong.

    Ultimately, the American people are complicit in Israel’s crimes against humanity. America counts a racist, fortified, paranoid and aggressive state as one of its best friends in the world. American taxpayer dollars are funding the slaughter of Palestinian children. American bombs, bombers, bullets, bulldozers, guns, missiles, jets, helicopters, tanks, artillery and chemical weapons are used to kill, maim, terrorize, repress and humiliate the Palestinian people.

    Meanwhile, we keep electing the same leaders who perpetuate this madness, forever pledging our undying friendship to a nation whose leader has said that 9/11 was good for Israel and who has boasted about how easily he can manipulate America.

    Until we, the American people, condemn Israeli aggression — and disgraceful US hypocrisy — in the loudest and strongest possible language and demand an end to military aid to the murderous Israeli regime, we all bear some responsibility for the slaughter of innocents in Gaza.

    Read more: http://tinyurl.com/m349ez4

    • Brooklyn Farmer

      Cut and paste spam Flag the troll

    • Isaac Newton

      You dumb azzzzz!! Israel is fighting against savages that want Israel destroyed. Israel has been trying to make peace for decades with absolute savages. Israel has no choice but to utterly destroy the Palestinians. Why don’t you go join the terrorists you loser??

      • Marcus777

        he multicultural kibbutzim envisioned by early Zionist utopians had to evolve into the Israeli Sparta of today. Zionism is a form of religious nationalism predicated on a strategy of colonization, conquest, and expulsion of indigenous peoples. What Leibowitz rightly labeled “Judeo-Nazism” was festering at Israel’s core from day one. And as Leibowitz famously put it, “Religious nationalism is to religion what national socialism is to socialism” – which is precisely what we are seeing emerge, full blown, in Israel today.

        Roaring its obscene defiance at an outraged world – “Don’t you ever second guess me!” barked Netanyahu at his American allies when they registered the mildest of protests at his murderous tactics – Israel continues its blitzkrieg with no end in sight but the one proffered by Feiglin.

        While we have gotten quite used to the sight of Israel conducting a shooting-gallery “war” in the open air prison that is Gaza, there is something new about this latest exhibition of state terrorism. There is a kind of murderous glee in the Israeli leadership’s inversion of all moral and international legal standards in its conduct of this “war,” as if they take special delight in upending centuries of “just war” doctrine regarding proportionality and the killing of innocents, and are eager to replace it with their own ruthless nihilism that owes more to Nietzsche than to Thomas Aquinas.

        Remember the genesis of this war. In the wake of the horrific murder of three Israeli boys by a rogue clan known for going against the Hamas leadership, a Facebook page calling for a war of “revenge” was set up by Israeli right-wingers: one photo shows a group of girls with a sign saying “Hating Palestinians isn’t racism, it’s values”!

        Yes, the new values of the new Israel – or, perhaps, the old values finally realized.

        • Iwazaru

          Yawn

        • IslamDownpressesHumanity

          You missed one talking point: the “genocide” of paleswine being committed by Israel.

      • Marcus777

        no one wants israel destroyed, and they can not, as Israel knows it so, this baby killing turned me off from this new leaders of Israel,

        • isaac newton

          “No one wants Israel destroyed” WTF?? Are you on glue? Hamas and the leaders of Iran have repeatedly stated that Israel should be wiped off the face of the Earth. Where ya been the last few decades??

  • IslamDownpressesHumanity

    Jon Stewart spent several months in the islamic repugnant of Iran. I suspect he wasn’t commiserating w/the persecuted religious minorities who reside in that islamic-fascist state. So what was he doing there? I wouldn’t be surprised to learn he’s a revert to the religion of peace.

  • bifatjac

    God bless him…I just love Jon Voight! Never lets fear of criticism get in the way of truth!

  • Brahim Guevara

    Down with Israel the TERRORIST STATE who stole palestiniens’ land.

    • Iwazaru

      Arrest All terrorists in our midst and deport them to their utopia.

  • Iwazaru

    Bravo Mr. Voight. You have taken the high road throughout your life as a result of your ethical and moral background, not to be confused with the low road of cruz and bardem dabblers.

  • BMS

    Thank you Jon Voight. You are a necessary and most welcome voice of reason in this crazy world. You are also a strong supporter of Israel and the Jewish people. I wish other Hollywood celebrities, Jew and non-Jew, would lend their support to Israel now when it is most needed.

  • Danny

    More morally bankrupt celebrities. Can anybody really claim to be surprised? Part of being a Jew is developing an awareness of how many people hate your people. And how an endless stream of celebrities, (some of which you might have been a fan of) keep coming out as Jew-haters. Dennis Prager once said that Hollywood is the least courageous place in America. I thank God for John Voight, a man who is not afraid to suffer for his love of Israel and for his love of the Jewish People.

  • mary-ann

    remember Spanish speaking are not all from Spain, these celebs mentioned are South Americans and that is not Spain in europe, South Americans are different from Spanish in Spain

  • Nova

    Although there is much to comment about, and while Mr. Voights comments are certainly welcomed by those who would “allow” Israel to defend itself against a nihilistic ideology wrapped in religious garb, the more fundamental question is why would anyone alter their thinking based on what these folks say? While they are entitled to their opinion, just as anyone else is, unless they’re particularly qualified to speak on a particular topic it would be well to remember most of these people live in a highly insulated bubble that has very little relationship to real life the way most of us experience it. As a general rule, their pronouncements should have little or on effect on the way we consider any of todays important issues unless, as alluded to above, they have some special qualification to expound upon it.

  • sdva

    Jon Voight for President!

  • SAD

    Mr Voight said that this war started because Hamas Kidnapped 3 Israelis and killed them.
    Lets be clear about that Hamas did not do that, it was Israel who claimed that they did to start this war. and to be clear Israel Started kidnapping and killing Palestinians long before this claimed incident

    in my book Hamas is not a terrorist organization. Hamas is simply people like me and you who are defending their rights of getting their lands and homes back. Israel occupies Palestine not the other way around.
    Hamas Founder Sheikh Yassin, who was killed by Israel in 2004, Said: We do not hate Jews, we are simply fighting for our rights aggainst an occupation. If you take my land and steel my home I have the right of defending it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvnXR_X-TX0

    I simply do not understand how anyone could see what is happening in Gaza and still believes that It is ok for Israel to kill more than 1800 Civilians (not soldiers) and more than 9000 Injured and still look at it as not a genocide. and still they defend Isarel and their acts and go ahead and give them more weapons to kill more and more …

    Israel has no right to occupy Palestine, The world just decided that because poor Jews suffered the Hulicost under the Nazis hands (NOT Arabs or Palestinians) just to give them land and that land is Palestine. Arab and palestenians never oppressed Jews and they lived together for thousand and thousand of years so why Palestine.

    I look at the killing of children in Gaza and cant help but cry of what is happening there; and wonder what happened to humanity? that allows this to happen?. its heartbreaking and people like you Mr Voight makes me sad because you and so many others like you lost your humanity. I am not anti-semitism I am simply a human. It is not about Jews and Judism IT IS about Zionism.
    Jews, christians and Muslims to me are the same. Peace is all what we all looking for but to believe that Israel is a country of peace is crazy. I have seen videos of what they teach small children in Israel that it is an honor to kill Arabs not just Palestians. They are killing innocent children. comments I saw all over are sickening asking for more killing … Israel Is not a country of peace … ask those children who died and dying every day…. It is simply Sad …

  • SAD

    Mr Voight said that this war started because Hamas Kidnapped
    3 Israelis and killed them.

    Lets be clear about that Hamas did not do that, it was Israel who claimed that
    they did to start this war. and to be clear Israel Started kidnapping and
    killing Palestinians long before this claimed incident

    in my book Hamas is not a terrorist organization. Hamas is simply people like
    me and you who are defending their rights of getting their lands and homes
    back. Israel occupies Palestine not the other way around.

    Hamas Founder Sheikh Yassin, who was killed by Israel in 2004, Said: We do not
    hate Jews, we are simply fighting for our rights against an occupation. If you
    take my land and steel my home I have the right of defending it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvnXR_X-TX0

    I simply do not understand how anyone could see what is happening in Gaza and
    still believes that It is ok for Israel to kill more than 1800 Civilians (not
    soldiers) and more than 9000 Injured and still look at it as not a genocide.
    and still they defend Isarel and their acts and go ahead and give them more
    weapons to kill more and more …

    Israel has no right to occupy Palestine, The world just decided that because
    poor Jews suffered the Holocaust under the Nazis hands (NOT Arabs or
    Palestinians) just to give them land and that land is Palestine. Arab and Palestinians
    never oppressed Jews and they lived together for thousand and thousand of years
    so why Palestine.

    I look at the killing of children in Gaza and cant help but cry of what is
    happening there; and wonder what happened to humanity? that allows this to
    happen?. its heartbreaking and people like you Mr Voight makes me sad because
    you and so many others like you lost your humanity. I am not anti-Semitism
    I am simply a human. It is not about Jews and Judism IT IS about Zionism.

    Jews, Christians and Muslims to me are the same. Peace is all what
    we all looking for but to believe that Israel is a country of peace is crazy. I
    have seen videos of what they teach small children in Israel that it is an honour
    to kill Arabs not just Palestinians. They are killing innocent children.
    comments I saw all over are sickening asking for more killing … Israel Is not
    a country of peace … ask those children who died and dying every day…. It
    is simply Sad …

  • celador2

    Hollywood is made up loud mouths who read lines others wrote for a movie script with a pre planned ending. Their words are make believe and we all know that. Entertainment is not what is going on in Israel though. Words matter so Hollywood should keep its mouth shut being so biased.

  • safia

    What do an hollywood actor and failure of father know about historynor poltics. Secondly Defination of stupidity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting d different outcome. Isreal has not tried making peace since 2000.hence they still live in fear.I promise all the idiots on this website that in 20 year ur children will ask u why are these 2 groups fight. ..u will have no answers. Hamas might be extreme but guess what..they are still alive and kick.the us government gave up the fight in afghanistain and ended up negotiating with al-Qaeda. After 14 years of war on terror I dont think anyone will thank usa for afghanistan or Iraq. Groups like Isis are spreding all over the world and we are still unsafe. Isreal tried killing all Palestinian. Where able to kill them all.No .why dont try negotiation before killing 2000 people who are mourned by 1million who will probably never forget their horrendous suffering who are gona become easily recruited by Hamas. Trust me before the war many Palestinian were getting fed of Hamas and just wanted to have decent living. For gods sake give them normal life and Hamas will ha w no supporters.

  • samira

    My EMPATHY for the suffering in GAZA does not make me anti-Semitic, nor does it make me pro-Hamas or anti-Israel. IT MAKES ME HUMAN

  • samira

    After reading some of the comments here and there, I found out there are many criminals mind living in this world. If they got the weapons and power they will kill their own mother not only Muslims.

  • samira

    Please get some educations and please research about what is going on in the world. Mr. Jon Voight apparently got some Jewish friends and wants to please them.

    • Isaac Newton

      Moron. Israel is defending herself against savages that have repeatedly called for her destruction. You’re a tool. Get a job!!

  • Aterg

    Penelope Cruz should not comment , she does not know the background why is Israel forced to act in its own defense,Also Penelope admits to her lack of knowledge,I guess she just like to hear herself ! Not to mention to call this a genocide just really underlines her stupidity to the point that she is not aware of her and her husbands ignorance, Penelope and husband , there is such a thing as a dictionary, look up the words that you intend to use the’

  • Homer

    Jon Voight is crazier than you, Adolf?

  • Softly Bob

    In what way? Back up your accusations with facts. If you don’t agree with the SENSIBLE and FACTUAL things that he said then please explain why. Please give reasons for why you think he said something wrong. Bring facts and counter-arguments to the table and discuss them instead of just being a useless buffoon who doesn’t like what he is hearing and instead lashes out like a toddler who is completely out of his depth.

  • AbsolutelyRight

    Ron Paul is that you?

  • Arf

    And of course, you are familiar with shithouse rats.

  • Webb

    I love the little words of Jew haters crying in the morning! Cry louder, addie!

  • Evermyrtle

    Hatred of Jews and Christians is what is destroying the world. That is what causes all the wars, the bomb makers, who are striving to figure out how to destroy all the good in the world, of course Satan has such a hold on you that you do not know good from evil, and accept and support evil.

    What surprises me is that people like you, do not that the world can destroy itself, but GOD will not allow that. It belongs to GOD, HE made it and HE will get rid of it and give HIS people a new heaven and anew earth/ Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 Revelation 20-22. If you do not believe that, it makes no difference in what GOD is going to do to the evil against HIS people

  • IslamDownpressesHumanity

    Hey don’t denigrate his family like that.

  • gerry

    This is is abode.

  • reader

    uncle adolf is a shithouse rat, and it thinks that shithouse rats are it.

  • gerry

    I love it.I also love the peoplein Newark dancing and chanting after 9/11.How does this fact grabs you.Same with Boston.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    You mean Patterson NJ.

  • Crassus

    No, I think it’s Pat Buchanan.

  • reader

    shithouse rat, you’re running the risk of being blacklisted by your ward nurse. pace yourself.

  • iluvisrael

    but, imbeciles like you says it’s we JEWS that control the world – so which one is it you sick turd?

  • IslamDownpressesHumanity

    “You don’t bring the world to its knees if you aren’t”. Does that screed make more sense in Arabic? Or Urdu?