Jackie Mason Joins Jon Voight in Slamming Penelope Cruz Over Anti-Israel Letter

August 05, 2014 07:27:13 GMT

Following Jon Voight's open letter, the 83-year-old comedian also slams Penelope and her husband, Javier Bardem, who previously blamed Israel for the crisis in Gaza.

Jackie Mason Joins Jon Voight in Slamming Penelope Cruz Over Anti-Israel Letter
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Jackie Mason slams Penelope Cruz and her husband, Javier Bardem, in an inter view with FOX 411. Penelope and Javier were previously slammed by Jon Voight following the release of their open letter which described Israel's actions against Palestinians in Gaza as "genocide."

Jackie tells the site, "How come there was no disagreement anywhere in the world by celebrities after the attacks on September 11th, when we decided to take action against Al Qaeda and the Taliban for unprovoked attacks on innocent people? This was after only one incident. Can you imagine how furious these celebrities would be if we were being attacked by thousands of missiles, killing innocent people hundreds of times."

He continues, "Would anybody question our military for taking every conceivable action to put a stop to it? Only in the case of Israel, are the terrorists treated as victims and Israel the aggressor."

On "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" show which aired on August 3, Jackie said that the celebrities, who signed the anti-Israel letter, came "from these kinds of anti-Semitic, low-class backgrounds where a Jew is the most disgusting thing in the world to them."

He added, "The ironic thing is that it's Jewish people who own these Hollywood studios. And they all hire these people and they depend on them for a living. Every penny they made is made from Jews and they hate every Jew just by nature."

Another person who recently shared an opinion on the controversial letter was Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity Media. Ryan told The Hollywood Reporter, "It makes my blood boil. As the grandson of Holocaust survivors, anyone calling it Israeli 'genocide' vs. protecting themselves are either the most ignorant people about the situation and shouldn't be commenting, or are truly anti-Semitic."

Meanwhile in previous news, Jon said that Penelope and Javier were "obviously ignorant of the whole story of Israel's birth." He even told them to "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."

Although Penelope and Javier have not made any comments on the latest criticism, the couple has issued a statement to clarify their intentions after receving backlashes for the controversial letter. Javier wrote, "My signature was solely meant as a plea for peace. Destruction and hatred only generate more hatred and destruction. While I was critical of the Israeli military response, I have great respect for the people of Israel and deep compassion for their losses. I am now being labeled by some as anti-Semitic, as is my wife - which is the antithesis of who we are as human beings. We detest anti-Semitism as much as we detest the horrible and painful consequences of war."

Penelope added, "I don't want to be misunderstood on this important subject. I'm not an expert on the situation and I'm aware of the complexity of it. My only wish and intention in signing that group letter is the hope that there will be peace in both Israel and Gaza."


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posted by DrDan on Aug 05, 2014
If a small town in Mexico, near the border with Texas, started launching hundreds of missiles over the border to a US city. How long would it take for the US to blow them up? Who would care for the casualties?
posted by Grouchy on Aug 05, 2014
Just shut up and act! No one wants to listen to what entertainment ppl have to say unless it involves entertainment. why publicly squabble about your leisurely armchair opinions? None of you are living in it.
posted by N29EL on Aug 05, 2014
Jackie Mason's real name is Yacov Moshe Maza. Jon Voight: I am and I always have been in total awe of the Jewish people. They are the conscience of the world. They hold the greatest gift to man: the Torah. "the conscience of the world" is killing innocent children.
posted by Odin on Aug 05, 2014
Israel has been under constant attack for who knows how long. It finally got pissed off and bit back. The IDF kicked some serious booty.
posted by Unbiased on Aug 05, 2014
Everyone wants peace, however Hamas fires wanting to kill innocents and Israel fires back to protect their innocents. Hamas uses human shields of women and children in hope of their death while the Imans hide underground , israel protects the women and children while their soldiers risk their lives to kill the cowardly terrorists
posted by JohnQPublic on Aug 05, 2014
How does Jackie Mason live with himself after endorsing the mass murder of close to 2000 palestinians. Many of the children and almost allbof them civilians. If one jew dies, he like other zionist lose their minds. But close to 2000 dead palestinians die and they celebrate.
posted by Regular Joe on Aug 05, 2014
"I've got another friend who is half-German and half-Polish. He hates Jews but can't remember why!" - Jackie Mason. And we're supposed to care what this guy thinks?
posted by thinkingblue on Aug 05, 2014
"MY EMPATHY for the suffering in Gaza does not make me anti-Semitic, nor does it make me pro-Hamas or anti-Israel. IT MAKES ME HUMAN" ~David Harris-Gershon~
posted by Ciboney on Aug 05, 2014
People like Mason and Voight are fanatical individuals who refuse to accept what the world (including the United Nations and the USA's White House) has termed as "illegal," "massacre" (400 children murdered by the Israeli armed forces)and "disgraceful" actions.
posted by thinkngblue on Aug 05, 2014
"MY EMPATHY for the suffering in Gaza does not make me anti-Semitic, nor does it make me pro-Hamas or anti-Israel. IT MAKES ME HUMAN" ~David Harris-Gershon~
posted by garnet on Aug 05, 2014
True dat
posted by truehatter on Aug 05, 2014
Jews keep it to themselfs. stop crying like babies already. in history jews have not been the only ones threated horrobly. you cant be the victims forever. suck up like other races have done it in the past.
posted by L Peps on Aug 05, 2014
So Mason openly admits that Jews run Hollywood. How anti-Semitic of him.
posted by L Peps on Aug 05, 2014
So Mason openly admits that Jews run Hollywood, but if any of us "goy" say it then we're anti-Semitic.
posted by FriedaDeadman on Aug 05, 2014
Genocide in 2014 is not pretty to watch, and I don't think using the USA's model to take over a continent really is the wisest thing to do, these days, but Israel keeps on, keeping on. But, hey, it is interesting watching nations attempt to kill each other's children...and I often wonder which countries are providing them with means to do so?
posted by clickAway on Aug 05, 2014
Of course any and all criticism of Israel is Anti-Semetic. These are God's Chosen, and above all reproach, forever and ever.

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