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Gaza Carnage: Actress Accused of Anti-Semitism by Angelina Jolie’s Actor Dad — For Speaking Out Against Israel's Slaughter of Gaza Civilians

Jon Voight Pulled the Anti-Semitism Card on Penelopé Cruz and Quotes Lots of Bogus Israeli 'History'

Actor Jon Voight could care less about Palestinian civilians.
(Photo by Kristin Dos Santos)
By Jenn Selby
Jon Voight has accused Penelopé Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem of 'inciting anti-Semitism' after they signed an open letter condemning the Israeli government’s Palestinian 'genocide'.

The couple, along with some of Spain’s biggest entertainment names, signed a group letter calling for a stronger response by the European Union to stop Israel's military operation – ‘Protective Edge’ – in the Gaza strip.

It stated that Israel "humiliates, detains, and tramples on the rights of the Palestinian population in all of the West Bank every day, also causing many deaths" and destroying homes while "the international community does nothing".

After receiving a barrage of criticism and being labelled an ‘anti-Semite’ for pledging their support, Cruz and Bardem issued a clarifying statement a day later, explaining that her "only wish and intention" in signing the group letter was to promote "peace in both Israel and Gaza".

But Voight, the veteran actor and father of Angelina Jolie, is yet to have been appeased by their comments.

The screen star, who is pro-Israel, decided to pen a strongly worded open letter of his own in response to the acting couple, published in full on Variety:


"My name is Jon Voight and I am more than angry," it begins. "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."

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