The Celebrities Who Get it Wrong – and Right – About Israel

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.


Penelope-CruzOnce Israel’s military operation got underway in Gaza, celebrity actors, who desperately want to be taken seriously, predictably took to social media to express their very special concern. An article in The Hollywood Reporter (THR) examined the differences between American and European celebrities’ positions on the conflict, and concluded, unsurprisingly, that European celebs are much harsher and more vocal about their opposition to Israel.

As partial evidence, the article noted that husband-and-wife stars Javier Bardem (in No Country for Old Men, most famously) and Penelope Cruz (The Counselor, most recently) joined more than 100 other Spanish actors and directors to issue a statement urging the European Union to formally condemn Israel for waging “genocide” in Gaza. THR reports that the letter essentially lays the blame for the entire conflict on Israel, because it “humiliates, detains, and tramples on the rights of the Palestinian population in all of the West Bank every day, also causing many deaths.”

In response to that statement, European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor criticized its “gratuitous use of the term ‘genocide’” and pointedly suggested that

Rather than outrageously attacking a fellow democracy for defending itself against radical terrorists, the time of Spanish public figures would be better put to use fighting against the rapidly growing hatred of Jews in their country, which according to recent surveys is one of the highest in Europe.

Bravo. He concluded that the statement “demonstrates grave ignorance or extreme malice.” I suspect it’s a combination of the two. When Bardem, for example, writes, “This is a war of occupation and extermination against a whole people without means, confined to a miniscule territory without water and where hospitals, ambulances, and children are targeted and presumed to be terrorists,” there is so much grave ignorance there that one must assume extreme malice as well.

After taking some heat for their position, Penelope Cruz followed up with a statement trying to walk it back a bit: “I’m not an expert on the situation and I’m aware of the complexity of it.” Well, kudos to her for that admission – it has to be the first time in Hollywood history that a celebrity has acknowledged his or her own ignorance about an issue. She went on to plead that

My only wish and intention in signing that group letter is the hope that there will be peace in both Israel and Gaza. I am hopeful all parties can agree to a cease fire and there are no more innocent victims on either side of the border. I wish for unity, and peace… I believe in a civilization that can be capable of bringing the courage to have a world where humans can live side by side.

That sounds nice, but if Mrs. Bardem really wishes for unity and peace, if she truly yearns for no more innocent victims on either side, if she really believes in a civilization capable of rising above this conflict, then her only logical choice is to support the civilized Israel unequivocally, because it is there and nowhere else in the Middle East that her dream of Jews and Arabs living and working side by side as equals exists.

They aren’t the only European celebrities to jump on the anti-Israel bandwagon. In May, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Nick Mason sent an open letter to the Rolling Stones urging them not to perform in Israel:

Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid; regardless of your intentions, crossing the picket line provides propaganda that the Israeli government will use in its attempts to whitewash the policies of its unjust and racist regime.

To their enormous credit, Jagger and the Stones ignored the boycott letter and went forward with their concert in Tel Aviv.

American celebs who have spoken out against Israel have been, as THR put it, “careful to note that their sympathy for the civilians should not be equated with anti-Jewish sentiment.” Thus former actress Mia Farrow tweeted: “We can passionately protest Israel’s assault upon Gaza without descending, even remotely, into the hideousness of anti-Semitism.” That would carry more weight if, among her dozens of tweets about the Gaza hostilities, Farrow ever tweeted about Hamas’ assaults on Israel. Later, she added: “To be clear I do not support Hamas. I care about children everywhere.”

If she and other celebrities care about children everywhere, why do they consistently reserve their condemnation for Israel and not tweet their outrage about Arab terrorists targeting Israeli children, the deaths of Syrian children, or the hundreds of poor Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram (not to mention the boys slaughtered by those savages) who merited only some temporary “hashtag diplomacy” and photos of posers with scribbled “Bring Back Our Girls” signs shared on Instagram?

Daily Show host Jon Stewart took a similar tack: “Just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.” Actually it is, if you’re not also condemning Hamas for brainwashing their children to become Jew-killers, for creating a culture of martyrdom, for purposefully incurring the deaths of their own civilians in order to smear Israel in the media war. If you’re not openly condemning them for that, if you’re condemning only Israel, then whatever your intentions, you are supporting Hamas.

Act0r Mark Ruffalo clung to the same excuse, tweeting a link to an article entitled, “Empathizing w/Gaza does NOT make me anti-Semitic, nor pro-Hamas or anti-Israel. It makes me human.” If you are an empathetic human, then your only rational choice is to support the Israelis, who love life, unlike the death cultists of Hamas.

It’s easy to dismiss celebrities who decide to weigh in on current events as uninformed and irrelevant, but unfortunately their opinions carry significant weight among their untold numbers of fans – not because those opinions are necessarily insightful or even correct, but because celebrities are cool, and fans don’t want to be uncool by having a different opinion.

And what about the celebs who do support Israel? Rosanne Barr, of all people, tweeted some stone cold truth about Hamas to her 250,000 followers: “They say they won’t stp fighting Israel til evry Jew there is dead. They say it everyday, repeatedly. If ur ignoring/excusing that-yr sick.” Bravo, Rosanne.

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  • David

    I’m confused. I thought Roseanne hated Israel and has participated in pro-boycott events.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      I wish roseanne bar went to be a Human Shield.

      Actually she could be a Pig Shield.

      • laura r

        anti semite lately?

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          anti islamofascist recently.

    • Crassus

      It really depends upon what medication Roseanne is on as to what she thinks about an issue. She could change medications and be pro-Hamas next week but this week she’s pro-Israel.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        LOL!
        Maybe roseannes anti-psychotics are now from Teva.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    roseaane barr is a pig.

    There is nothing that pig can do to undo the damage she has done in the past.

    As Howard Stern said of Tom Arnold, oseanne barrs husband at the time,

    Tom Arnold is the most heterosexual man on the planet – because if he can do the fat pig roseanne barr, he is more of a man than i.

    • Arf

      What’s with you and pigs? You keep using the term as if it actually defines something other than a 4-legged farm animal — and Rosanne Barr for all her loony statements is not a 4-legged farm animal. Stop quoting Howard Stern as if he is some brilliant philosopher. He isn’t exactly high on the totem pole of class and refinement or intelligence so if he is your role model, what does that say about you? If you have a problem with something Rosanne Barr has said than state what it is and why you object to it. Calling her a pig and quoting Howard Stern’s adolescent and gross locker room humor makes you look worse than Rosanne Barr.

      • tagalog

        The term “pig” is commonly used idiomatically for a woman who is unattractive, often a fat woman. The term “pig” may also be a term used to describe a gluttonous person. In some circles, the term “pig” also is used to describe the M60 machine gun. Similarly, the term “hog” is sometimes used to describe a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

        I hope this helps.

        • Akmed Bernie Madoff IV

          Roseanne Barr is a fat dirty fat white woman oops I mean
          fat dirty JewPig ! Now Get over yourself !

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Helen Thomas, crawl back to your crypt.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM
        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Ms. Barf,

          Find any truffles lately?

    • bob smith

      my only problem with your comment is that i love pork, especially bbq’ed…much better to equate her to a flaming piece of shit…and never be down wind of her. :-)

      • tagalog

        For myself, I’m content to lump her in with other specimens of b*tches and leave it at that.

        Despite the fact that she obviously isn’t a female dog.

    • laura r

      roseanne has changed. hello??

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “I’m not an expert on the situation and I’m aware of the complexity of it.”

    That should be the first and last word we hear from any of them on the topic. Period.

    • s;vbkr0boc,klos;

      What complexity? I have NEVER seen such a clear case for just war as Israel’s.

      • tagalog

        Yeah, the “Palestinians” agree to a peace proposal, then they attack peaceful Israel, then Israel fights back, and Israel becomes the world villain. Too weird.

        The French say, “This creature is vicious: when it is attacked, it defends itself.” That is the world we live in today.

        • Moa

          Well, in 1938 the French and British were telling Czechoslovakia to just submit to Hitler and that defending themselves was “unreasonable”.

          Same deal from the insufferable smug (and massively historically ignorant) political (self-declared) ‘elites’ today.

          Go Israel. Even Egypt and Jordan and Saudi now agree with you. It is the Obama Regime and the European anti-Semites who do not.

          • PATRIOT.WW48

            well said, THX

          • DVult

            They thought Czechoslovakia would be the end of Hitler’s ambitions. Instead they made him stronger and even more ravenous. Many today seem to think that Israel is the obstacle to ME peace and that sacrificing it or it’s interests will advance peace. Imagine for a second if all the Jews and Christians disappeared from Israel/Palestine. Islamic triumphalism would have a field day, random victims would be killed and dragged around behind motorcycles, the place would be trashed from one end to the other. Hamas gangsters would fight ISIS gangsters who would fight Al Qaeda gangsters. The place would be a mess. Then they would stick their hands out for cash from whichever suckers would supply it until the end of time. Finally everyone would have second thoughts and lament that maybe letting all the Jews and Christians be driven away or killed was not such a good idea.

      • El Cid

        I think with obj is saying is that, in the absence of a real opinion, they should shut up!

      • DB1954

        That should still be the last word we hear from Spanish celebrities on the subject of Israel’s war for survival. In any case, it’ll be the last time I will listen to them.

    • tom_billesley

      Maybe they should stick with the facile “world peace”.

  • Jakareh

    It’s especially disgusting for the Spaniards to be condemning Israel. Much like Israel, their country only exists because of the bravery of men who wrested inch by inch of it from the hands of Muslim aggressors. And for what? For an ignorant, spoiled punk like Javier Bardem to take the side of the enemy.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      We can all vote with our wallets.

      Boycott any movie, commercial product endorsed by Javier Bardem or Penelope Cruz.

      • PATRIOT.WW48

        will do.!!

      • laura r

        now your ridiculous. who gives a damn what they think? ill see any film i choose too.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          You are free to spend your money in any self defeating, foolish way you choose.

          • laura r

            who spends $? youtube is free! i also buy pirate dvds for $3.00. whe a film is good i lose myself in it. last thing i think about is the personal thoughts or life of the actor. if i did i would ban most music mostly everything. i DONT want to know thier stuff.

      • garyhope

        Count me in. I hate to give up Penelope Cruz, she’s so gorgeous.

    • Moa

      Agreed. Note, the plans of the ISIS Caliphate are to reconquer Spain by 2020. They could well do it too.

      • Jakareh

        The likes of Javier Bardem won’t stop them, that’s for sure.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Javier and Penelopie will roll out the Red Carpet for Al Qada.

    • SoCalMike

      That’s what I’m saying.
      Jakareh, you nailed the bull’s eye and split the arrow already sitting there!

    • DB1954

      It’s particularly disgusting also because of the history of the people of the Iberian peninsula from at least 1492.

      • pepita

        Very interesting from a country where lots of people
        had their relatives killed during the Franco regime
        and only for a big er part of the the +herencia+ and
        still today don’t want to talk to let know what happend to their
        relatives>

    • StukaPilot

      silverback forgot to mention what El Cid and his successors did with the Spanish Jews: kicked them out too, since they were the Moors’ tax collectors and enforcers. In fact, until the Zionist seizure of Palestine drove a wedge between Muslims and the right-wing of Organized Jewry, Jews and Islam were in league against the Christian West for nearly 1,300 years. As recently as 1923, at Smyrna on the Turkish coast, Jews and Muslims joined hands to massacre 200,000 Greek Christians. Still, once America de-couples from Israel, I’m sure that most of our neo-conz will rediscover their Inner Trotskyite, and Jews and Muslims will once more be happy together.

      • Jakareh

        I’m not trying to sway you, because hard-core Jew haters are a lost cause, but for the record:

        The enmity between Jews and Muslims actually began when Muhammad massacred the Jews of Medina in the year 627. Some time later, he massacred those of the oasis at Khaybar as well. However, a Jewish woman from Khaybar named Zaynab bint al-Harith—truly one of history’s great unsung heroes—poisoned the “prophet”, who had often boasted Allah would save him from just such a fate. The poison caused Muhammad excruciating pain for the rest of his life and eventually killed him.

        This video about the whole issue of Muhammad’s death is very informative but also hilarious:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6st_tFj6ouM

        As for the rest of your post, it’s mostly bullshit, and even if some of it isn’t, no one ever said Christians and Jews have never been at odds. I’m sure some Jews collaborated with the Muslim occupiers in medieval Spain, as did many Christians, but as Muslims prefer their infidels unarmed I very much doubt they were “enforcers”. Evidently, there were also wrongs committed by Christians, at least nominal ones, against Jews. There was, for instance, that small matter of the Holocaust.

        In any case, many once-inimical nations have reconciliated. The U.S. and Britain come to mind, as do Germany and France. Reconciliation with Muslims, however, is not possible as their belief system dictates both enmity toward infidels and constant treaty-breaking, as Americans understood during our very first foreign war, against the Barbary pirates. If Muslims were to abandon those beliefs they would no longer be Muslims.

        But all that really matters is that today Muslims remain an existential threat to every civilized country on earth, including Israel and every Christian one, so civilization should unite against the darkness they represent. In light of that, worrying about who collected taxes in Muslim-occupied Spain 1,000 years ago is downright silly.

  • DaCoachK

    I think it’s a law all over the world that to be a Left-Wing-Kook you have to hate Jews in Israel and love homos.

    • Akmed Bernie Madoff IV

      Dude that made me laugh but do not forget you Gotta love
      Slutz also. They have devastated the USA the last 50 years!
      All are treasonous to the core!

    • laura r

      as a jew i second the motion. so bad for the jewish image.

      • DB1954

        A third hand here. You would think that prior to the vaunted Age of Emperor B. Hussein, Master and Lord of the Universe, the average and typical American spent every day of his life lynching black people, beating up homosexuals,and slapping their wives around, and that such conduct was somehow regarded as a heroic and patriotic duty.

  • http://johnnyangeladvocacygroup.net JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group

    Uncool should be cool, but then you can’t be noticed by the”cool”. Let’s rename it The Foolish Cool.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Actually it is, if you’re not also condemning Hamas for brainwashing their children to become Jew-killers, for creating a culture of martyrdom, for purposefully incurring the deaths of their own civilians in order to smear Israel in the media war.

    Uhm…I hate to rain on the writer’s parade, but there are no civilians in Islamic totalitarian society, as waging jihad in one form or another, either through violence or via non-violence, is a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims, including women and children, and volunteering to serve as human shields is one of the primary ways that women and children fulfill their holy obligations to wage jihad.

    Furthermore, Muslims are also not terrorists either. Instead, they are jihadists that employ only “total war” tactics according to the dictates of Sharia, as attacking innocent civilians is the weak underbelly of the infidel world. Thus, Muslims don’t target and attack innocent civilians because they are terrorists. Rather they target and attack innocent civilians because they employ only “total war” tactics per the dictates of Sharia.

    Moreover, jihad is astronomically far more substantial than mere terrorism, as jihad is a holy war waged both violently and non-violently by all Muslims against all infidels in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam and Islamic totalitarian society supreme throughout the world. Indeed, besides just the infidels in Israel, the Islamic totalitarian world is also waging jihad against all infidels and all infidel states throughout the world.

    Therefore, all infidels currently condemning Israel are exceedingly gullible useful idiots, because whether they know it or not, they are in the exact same boat as Israel. Indeed, the Islamic totalitarian world is also waging jihad both violently and non-violently against them as well. For instance, here in the USA and in Europe, that jihad takes place non-violently through mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, which is really non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad for the nefarious purposes of mass Muslim infiltration of our societies and for eventual demographic conquest.

    • joe

      They’re still loons. Doesn’t matter how “astronomically more substantial than mere” terrorists they are. Hitler had a book. That didn’t make him any less a pig. Jihadist, pig – same difference. My advice, read the label before using. Anyone who subscribes to a celebrity’s blather simply because he/she is cool deserves to be duped by jihadis/pigs.

    • Joe The Gentile

      Good points, and now only unnecessarily obnoxious in your first two lines. If you can kick the unnecessarily obnoxiousness habit, you might have uses as a counterjihad writer. The ability to win friends and influence people is useful in any cause.

  • Raymond_in_DC

    Rather than quote the loathsome Roseanne Barr, you could have quoted the eminent (and non-Jewish) actor Jon Voigt, who’s been a fierce defender of Israel and friend of the Jewisj people.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      G-d Bless Jon Voigt!

    • PATRIOT.WW48

      yes indeed.!!!

    • laura r

      she is not loathsome. israel needs all the good PR it can get. joan rivers can be disgusting- but she did a terrific interview about israel. she really explained the issues so well that anyone could get it. im beginnig to like her again. its the selfhating jews who are irreshensible.

      • DB1954

        I’d agree that Cruz isn’t herself loathsome, but her notions are. She’s salvageable perhaps, but only to the extent that her comments are probably born of ignorance more than a conscious hatred.

  • Bernie

    Clearly, many celebs cannot be considered among the great minds of the world. In fact, outside of their particular vocation, their opinions are not worth more than those of anyone else. Unfortunately, the ill informed masses fawn on every word that comes out of the mouths of these individuals as if it were the gospel. Once again the age old axiom that ” a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing” is proved again.

    • Moa

      Actually, the Cultural Marxists go to celebrities precisely because they know nothing. Imagine if they went to (less-photogenic) experts instead and actually learned the reality of Israel’s situation viz supremacist jihadis! unthinkable!

      Much of our modern culture is designed as a distraction. Why bother with real geopolitics when you can conquer the galaxy and defeat Zerg on your PlayStation? [disclaimer: I have nothing against video games, and even occasionally play them, but if all your time is spent on these then you are not really participating in the real world, are you?]

  • Thor’s Hammer

    Penelope Cruz should stick to talking about what she knows – BJs in the back seat of the limo, for instance… Otherwise learn something about the situation or shut the eFF up…

  • KyraNelson

    Please don’t waste time or space on roger waters. He is already doing that for himself.

  • tagalog

    These entertainers are all right when they stick to their craft, but are no smarter than anyone else when they depart from it. That is well known and goes without saying.

    What is highly disturbing is the number of people who accept their ignorant word as knowledgeable.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Actors RECITE the words of others – WRITERS.

      Anyone can act. Children prove that fact.

    • laura r

      people are ignorant. there are 2 kinds of people those who are on television & those who watch it.

  • Madame_deFarge

    Once an avid movie goer, I decided a few years ago that it’s best not to help Hollywood destroy our culture. The vile dreck they put out through their special effects productions is shocking in the extreme violence that is portrayed. I realize it’s hardly a new complaint that Hollywood is running on empty, a complete waste of time and money. I admit to seeing
    both of Dinesh D’Souza’s films in the theater. His latest love letter to America was refreshing, uplifting, thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable. Will “America” be shown at Canne, be a voters choice for any awards at all? That is meant to be laugh provoking.

    As for Penelope and Javier, seeing their faces even on the small screen would leave an unpleasant taste so why bother?

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      CGI and computers and socialists have ruined movies.

      Best to stick with TCM – Turner Classic Movies and DVDs of the greats.

    • laura r

      if i want to see a good film i see a good film. i dont pay attention to the opinions of the actors or their personal habits. they are entertainers artists song & dance people. why cut yourself short? you shouldnt care what they “think”- they are not politicians. in many cases they dont even know the basic issues, they just yapyapyap.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        I can not ignore an actors, musicians work from their politics.

        And any American actor who hates America will never get my money. Let them move to Frawnce or wherever.

        That includes scum like sean penn, michael moore, oliver stone, harry belefonte, roseanne barr, danny glover, vilenessa regrave…

        • laura r

          i try not to ever pay attention. they arent my friends, have no special meaning other than to entertain me. dont give them power in your head. roseanne is changing, give her a chance. you know more about who thinks what, then i do!

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    I can’t stand bruce springsteen.

    He’s from New Jersey but affects a southern drawl.

    • bob smith

      true enough, only makes him phonier than he already is…

    • laura r

      bob dylan is a jew who did a exteme hillbilly drawl. its show biz.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        True, as does Brit Mick Jagger who tries to sound like a black guy from the south.

        • laura r

          not in speaking, hes not that pretentious

  • SCREW SOCIALISM
  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    steelraptor from Saturn AKBAR!

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Where is Steven Spielberg???

  • El Cid

    By attacking Israel, they are giving Hamas legitimacy. We have heard virtually no criticism of Hamas, nor reporting on their policies. We have seen Kerry and Obama grant Hamas legitimacy despite the fact that Hamas is an illegal terrorist organization according to US law.

  • knucklehead

    wow, Rosanne Barr actually saying something intelligent and right. Imagine that!

    • laura r

      see her tweets, she dosnt fool around.

  • Moa

    Ha, it is funny that Spanish are anti-Israel. They do not know that ISIS’s plans have Spain being reconquered as part of the Caliphate in 2020. And those plans are currently running like clockwork.

    • laura r

      spain is anti semitic, especially the people who are more white.

      • DB1954

        I have a neighbor with relatives back in her native Spain. She tells me that the Spanish, if anything, are cowards. According to her, all they want is for “the violence to stop.” They mean the violence of the jihadists since Spain’s 3-11.

        There was an old myth that circulated among the Spanish themselves. Ever since the Muslim conquest of Spain, they saw themselves as “los conyos” of Europe. Figure out the translation.

  • Metatrona

    Please issue a list of all so-called celebrities with poisonous views of Israel and Jews, so that we never spend time or money on them. Thank you.

  • laura r

    be glad they have spoken. im sure rosanne has apologized. dont under estimate howard stern, hes very intelligent.

  • Rebel Rico

    Occupation 101 on you tube.
    Explains why America is israel’s B*tch.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      9/11 explains why Islamofascism is a Crime Against Humanity.

      Who would have thought that socialists would side with fascists, again, as they did in 1939 in the SHlTler/Stalin non-aggression pact.

      Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact – AKA hitler-Stalin Pact
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov%E2%80%93Ribbentrop_Pact

  • rosewood11

    Simon Cowell donated well over $100,000 to a support fund for the IDF. Supporters of Hamas have actually sent him pictures of dead Palestinian children, and asked him how he’d feel if it was his child!!! He might be well advised to consider that as a threat. May God (the REAL one) bless Simon for his courage, and keep his entire family safe!!!

  • YehudiMeofef

    After the end of WWII there were 500000 displaced Jews in Europe (about
    100000 from the concentration camps and the rest in between countries).
    Some tried to return home, to Poland for example but the Poles organized
    a pogrom in Kielce where 42 Jews were killed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kielce_pogrom .
    The displaced Jews were cleansed and went to Israel. To cover up the fact that the Europeans finished the work of her hitler they blame the Jews for defending themselves. Cruz and Bardem sucked hatred of Jews with the mother milk and inquisitorial education. Europe is now the driving force on the way to the next Jewish Holocaust and Cruz and Bardem are part of the red fascist propaganda for killing the Jews. The reality is that what the Jew haters complain about is that there are not enough dead Jews in this conflict!

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      People who oppose islamofascism, SHlTlerian fascism, need to remember who their friends are and who their enemies are.

  • Simon

    The only question a sensible person need ask themselves is this:

    Would I rather have the civil rights of Israel or Palestine?

    The answer is Israel.

    No further discussion is required.

  • Ron Fisher

    Mark Tapson knows that anyone who agrees with him is right and anyone who disagrees with him is wrong. Perhaps he thinks he is an infallible sage, well he is not in my opinion. But unlike him I am sometimes wrong.

  • DB1954

    It’s not surprising that Penelope Cruz and other Spanish actors and directors would condemn Israelis for defending themselves from the genocidal foe, Hamas. Spanish anti-semitism is, of course, legendary. Elites every where often live in a bubble of unreality. It seems Spanish celebrities have embraced a ‘kinder, gentler’ Jew-hate.

  • Guido

    Wha f***ing idiot wrote this absolute garbage? Is this some pro-Israeli agitator publication? Zionism and the human trauma and upheaval it causes is morally indefensible.

  • StukaPilot

    yeah. These entertainment industry bimbos mostly walk-back their anti-Zionist screeds. Especially when they remember who it is that controls their paychecks

  • Jennifer Orange Chantrill

    Cruz sounds like a weak echo of her husband….if she gets another husband, maybe different attitude!

  • Jennifer Orange Chantrill

    Spaniards should be very careful about criticizing Jews or Israel….maybe they are persecuting family members…..DNA studies estimate that 20% of modern Spaniards have Jewish ancestry.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/12/08/study-20-percent-spanish-portuguese-have-jewish-ancestry/

  • Lanna

    I really think that Hollywood starlets should go and live in an Islamic country, so they can understand what the women go through from female genital mutilations, to beatings, or even death under sharia law…Then go and live in Israel and see how people are treated there, and experience a few days of the continuous rockets from Hamas….then make your analysis on who is to blame for the continuous hateful antisemetism that the Jews have withstood for thousands of years.

    • Iwazaru

      Thankfully your suggestion is in the right order, they’d have their yappers shut pretty quick and then some.

  • Matthew Johnston

    Who cares people only clarify because they believe in the elders of Zion. Jews control everything crap. If that was true none of this would be happening. In relation to we all bleed, some more than others, obviously.

  • Erik Johannessen

    More Zionazi propaganda.

  • rosewood11

    As a matter of fact, Simon was raised Catholic, so I can see him giving money to Christian charities very easily. I also don’t believe he is married yet. I would only be disappointed if he supported muslim charities–after all, it’s the muslims that are killing Christians in all the Arab countries. Ever heard of ISIS?

  • CronoT

    You truly are an idiot, aren’t you? For the good of all humanity, you need to stop breathing. You’re obviously wasting oxygen that could be put to far better use by someone else. Hopefully these words of wisdom will reach you in time because your own brain rots due to lack of use.

  • garyhope

    Excuse me, but who are the “Ziopigs”? That’s a new one for me.

  • Lorilu

    Miramax is owned by Qatar.