Are the ‘Pro-Israel’ Scales Tipping in Hollywood?


by Katie Zehnder

While there continues to be a great divide in Hollywood over the ongoing situation in Israel, it seems that Hollywood celebrities are leaning more in favor of Israel.

Those denouncing Israel include Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Pedro Almodovar, Lola Herrara, Eduardo Noriega, Rosa Maria Sarda, Montxo Armendariz, Benito Zambrano, Amaral & Nacho Campillo as well as dozens more Spanish actors, directors, musicians and writers. In an open letter, they describe Israel’s actions as genocide and call upon the EU to condemn Israel’s bombing of Palestinian civilians that is occurring in the Gaza Strip.

Actor Jon Voight called out his peers in a column featured in the Hollywood Reporter, where he expressed his support for Israel, and condemned his peers for their criticisms of Israel. Voight was not the only Hollywood celebrity who expressed his support for Israel. Joan Rivers also defended Israel and called out CNN and BBC saying that they should be “ashamed of themselves”.

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