Jon Voight Blasts Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz for Fanning Flames of Anti-Semitism
Jon Voight won't sit still while fellow Oscar winners slam the state of Israel.
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz recently called Israel's current military actions against Hamas "genocide" in a signed statement, even if the married couple backpedaled days later.
That wasn't enough to satisfy Voight, an ardent supporter of Israel and vocal conservative. Voight penned an open letter, published at The Hollywood Reporter, savaging what he calls an attempt to fan the flames of anti-Semitism.
Voight recalls the history of the Jewish state, how many enemies it routinely fights off to ensure its survival and why his fellow stars are simply wrong in their proclamations.
I am 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 have been able to become famous and have all your monetary gains because you are in a democratic country: America. Do you think you would have been able to accomplish this in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, et cetera? 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.
You should 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.