Monday, 4 August 2014

Jon Voight on the luvvies’s denunciation of Israel

Actor Jon Voight penned this Open Letter to the “dozens of Spanish film stars, directors, musicians and writers, led by Oscar winners Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar,” who denounced Israel's actions in Gaza in an Open Letter of their own.

imageMy name is Jon Voight and I am more than angry, 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.

They are obviously ignorant of the whole story of Israel’s birth, when in 1948 the Jewish people were offered by the UN a portion of the land originally set aside for them in 1921, and the Arab Palestinians were offered the other half. The Arabs rejected the offer, and the Jews accepted, only to be attacked by five surrounding Arab countries committed to driving them into the sea. But the Israelis won. The Arabs tried it again in 1967, and again in 1973, launching a sneak attack on the holiest Jewish holiday. Each time the Jews prevailed but not without great loss of life. And when Israel was not fighting a major war, it was defending itself against terrorist campaigns.

And yet Israel has always laboured for a peaceful relation with its Arab neighbours. It voluntarily returned the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt in return for peace, and gave the Palestinians all of Gaza as a peace gesture. What was the response? The Palestinians elected Hamas, a terrorist organization, and they immediately began firing thousands of rockets into Israel.

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.

You have forgotten how this war started. Did Hamas not kidnap and kill three young teenagers for the sake of killing, and celebrated after the killing? What a travesty of justice.

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.

[Pic by Scott Olson/Getty Images]


  1. Good on him. A good man.

  2. Oh dear. A clearly senile Jon Voight clearly has no idea about the Israeli land theft and oppression of Palestinians for decades that is the actual beginning of this conflict.

    It was sad seeing senile Charlton Heston as a spokesman for the NRA and now we have outspoken senile Hollywood icon take 2.

  3. oh, sad, ben ... another dick who hates guns and israel. Voight has got his moral compass in order. Yours is just spinning.

    - monas yuan

  4. Is collective punishment and the murder of innocents a libertarian principle now? You're only individualists when it comes to shrieking about seat-belt laws and tax, obviously. Stay classy.

  5. if Israel was interested in collective punishment it would just carpet bomb gaza. and that would be much easier too.

    - monas yuan

  6. Nah, as much as it would like to, if it did that the US might come to its senses and stop giving Israel billions in foreign aid to buy weapons. Even crazies like Voight would struggle to applaud it.

  7. Chaz, the problem is you don't understand the advanced logic Objectivists use.

    Objectivists believe it is immoral for US tax dollars to be spent on healthcare for US citizens, but moral for US tax dollars to be given to Israel to buy artillery to bomb schools full of children.

    No doubt you think this is batshit crazy, but only because you haven't studied Ayn Rand and therefore don't have the reasoning faculties to understand objective reality.


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