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Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem Write Open Letter About Israel's 'Genocide' on Gaza

Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem Write Open Letter About Israel's 'Genocide' on Gaza

Penelope Cruz, her husband Javier Bardem, and director Pedro Almodovar, are just a few of the stars that have written an open letter in local Spanish publications slamming Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip

“Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air. Palestinians’ homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does nothing,” the open letter read (via E! News).

The letter also urged to “lift the blockade, which the Gaza Strip has suffered for more than a decade,” and “open border crossings to facilitate the mobility of the population, the entry of medical equipment, medicines and food.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem’s open letter??

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  • MK

    This is an example of why actors should just shut up and act. I ask Javier and Penelope if their home countries were under constant bombing over their boarder, would they still advocate for the protagonists? Granted the people of Gaza are paying the price, it is their support of Hamas letting them launch bombs from mosques, homes, schools, etc.

  • adam

    thank god there’s are some sane people in hollywood zionist propaganda machine,people like them make me believe in humanity once again

  • veronica

    @MK: i think u should shut up and get the hell out of palestine and let these people live a normal life free from humiliation and occupation you little racist israele pace of S.H.I.TT

  • nemo

    ignorant fools.

  • ****

    Wonderful words. More people need to realize that Israel is committing genocide, killing Palestinians because they are not Jewish/Israeli. They are doing what was done to them by H!tler.

    Shame on Israel!

  • Who Cares

    Interesting read .. too bad, it’s all a bunch of crap! When the people of Gaza stop tunneling into Israel and when they lay down their weapons .. the war will be over! Penelope and her husband don’t know the facts…if they did, they would have STFU long ago!! If Israel lays down it’s weapons, Israel will cease to exist .. When the Palestinians lay down their weapons there will be peace!!!! When the Palestinians love their children, more than they hate Israel…there will be peace!!!!

    BTW…who does she think runs Hollywood???? Guess she won’t be working for awhile!!

  • christy

    FINALLY! Celebrities start talking about this conflict! What palestinians are supposed to do? Let Israel steal their entire land and do nothing about it? Submit to israel’s domination, humiliation?
    And yes what is happening right now is a genocide everyone knows, sees it but do nothing about it! What a shame! Why the ONU is not sending troops like it was the case in libya? Syria? Etc…

  • david

    @MK: man israelis are the scum of the earth and you are a big proof of that,give them back the land that you stole from them and let them live in peace ,the nerves on you people you kill their children and bom them day and night and you try to play the victim of the situation

  • J H

    I hate Israel. Disgusting.

  • Denver

    So much respect for them. I’m so glad there’s people out there speaking out about this.

  • mar8

    someone needs to wipe Israel off of a map. horrible people

  • Thank you penelope

    Thank you Pénélope Cruz at least you have enought courage to raise your voice againt those israeli animals and no she won’t shut up she has every right not agree your propaganda and to stand with whom she wants to

  • ED

    It’s a really crappy situation for both sides. How do you let people come and go freely and keep the terrorist which govern these innocent people out?

  • LoMo

    While the situation is definately not black and white, at least someone is not starting an idiotic hashtag-action on twitter.
    It is hair-raising that seemingly no efforts are made to negotiations or peace terms.
    Noone reasonably expects a solution but less blood sheding should be negotiated.

  • swiftie

    That conflict has nothing to do with them. They are neither Israeli nor Palestinian. They are Spanish. Some people will do anything to make themselves relevant again. Soon we will be hearing Madonna and Sharon Stone sharing their thoughts on Gaza. The only celebrity who has any business giving an opinion on this conflict is Natalie Portman, who is actually from Israel.

  • david

    @ED: man ed hamas is no terrorist group it’s all israel propaganda dont fall for it man be more clever

  • Many

    Finally some famous people who are not afraid to speak their mind and Stand for what is right!!!

    @mk just stfu and crawl into the ignorant hole you came out of

  • Selma

    @MK: You’re a F_king idiot. FREE PALESTINE SAVE GAZA
    Seriously are you blind ? Thousand of Palestinians are killed everyday and you’re are saying that’s their fault. Innocent children are killed how can you call this ? Terrorism
    Israel are terrorist and you’re are an idiot.

  • Talo

    @swiftie: Are you dumb? You must be. Trying to think of a response to your stupid post but I can’t figure out how to dumb it down for you.

  • maria

    @swiftie: thats the most stupid thing ever said so nobody can comment on the killing of innocent people on both sides just cause we are not from the country, you sound terribly ignorant.

  • adam

    @swiftie: IDIOT they are human beings not animals like you probably seeing all these children dead and hospitals and schools bombed moved some emotions in them.and natalie portman the israele her opinion will probably favors israel but even she has more brains to know that israel is committing war crimes in gaza so she wont open her mouth anytime soon

  • argh

    @MK: Oh so you support murdering innocent school children? Wow you Israelis are so blinded and have zero morality and humanity. Stop being so biased and think like a human being!

  • just_me

    @MK: I don’t like Penelope or Javier, i think they’re fake and arrogant people. BUT they are right in this matter. It’s insane what is hapening there right now. And let me tell you we, in Spain had some sort of terrorism from a part of the country and we never bombed that land to “protect ourselves”. You can’t blame an entire country because some of them take awful decisions like killing people and kill them way back without stopping to consider there might be innocent ones.

  • jboy

    Would make my day if Muslim terrorists would build a terror tunnel under Cruz & Bardems family home or if they had rockets flying into their town…threatening them and all those Spanish Idiots…I wonder what letter they would write then… Just wait 15-20 years when the Muslims take over Europe… I wonder if Cruz will be allowed even to write a letter let alone give an opinion…

  • Bravo

    Gaza is an open prison. Everyone is using the crisis as a political tool, and sadly children and women are paying the ultimate price for it.

    Watch this exclusive documentary on what took place in Gaza just a few days ago, it was a massacre.

  • argentina

    Just give Palestinians their land back! Stop keeping them prisoners all because you don’t like the fact that they aren’t Jews. Disgusting!!!! This is the real Holocaust!

    Only monsters support Israeli terrorists. Sc(_)M!

  • Lisa

    To quote Dr. Norman Finkelstein, “if you had ANY heart in you, you would cry for the Palestinians”.

    Peace & Love, x

  • Dam

    Bravo, bravo That’s not anti-Semitism, it’s a sensible letter,

  • adam

    @jboy: Would make my day if Muslim terrorists would build a tunnel into your bedroom beat the shi.t.t out of your israle a.s.s

  • my opinion


    Just because they aren’t involve directly in the conflict does not mean that they should not raise their voice against a genocide. All around every big city in the world from chile to Japan, in every capital of Europe, every big cities of Oceania, even in Iceland, Japan and South Korea there have been protest to support Palestine against Israel. So please stop with the bs the whole world is sick of Israel and them manipulating people, having themselves looking like the victims while they are nothing but bunch of bullies . If Israhell is among the 5 countries most hated in the whole world today it’s not for nothing.

  • Josie

    But it’s ok for Hamas to throw bombs constantly on Israeli women and children, right? And it’s ok for them to build tunnels and smuggle weapons and bombs to use against Israeli’s. They’re taking a very one sided stance here and it’s disturbing.

  • swiftie

    @Swiftie No, you’re wrong. ANYONE with a conscience. Before the divides we create, we are first human, and this is inhumane. Every man has the right to speak out against wrongdoing. Because the idea that only Israeli’s and palestinian’s care is stupid. This is the age of globalisation, we are closer than ever before and I don’t care what belief you hold or what part of the world your from. It is cowardly to witness this, and say nothing.

  • Lisa

    Bravo never said it was anti-semitism. Dam, read before you accuse.

  • veronica

    @Josie: and its ok for you to steal their land and humiliate them in their own country and what about the gaza siege 8 years old siege face it you’re country that bullies its way around the world you are no different from iran or south korea

  • Rita

    THANK GOD people are speaking out in support of Palestine. It’s absurd to continuosly see people blindly supporting Israel who have done leaps and bounds more offense damage. Bravo Penelope and Javier!

  • Celes

    Thank you Penelope, thank you Javier

  • adam

    @me: amen to that brother maybe then he will feel the pain palestinians families feel everyday

  • sid

    1000000% agree with Penelope and Javier

  • an opinion

    I believe Israel has the right to protect it self but….
    The US wanted to kill Osama Bin Landi. They knew he was living in a place where women and children lived. Thus they decided to not send a bomb into their home. The US put boots on the ground and went in and as long as the women and children did as told nothing would happen to them.
    Israel actions show they don’t give a damn about the Palestinian women and children. They send bombs tearing right though these peoples homes and killing everyone in it’s path.
    Israel can get rid of those tunnel by different means than bombs. Mexican drug runners build tunnels to the US. We don’t us bombs.
    Please don’t tell me a Hamas. Hamas are terrorist group. Israel is suppose to be better than them.

  • Celes

    Are you crazy?

    Javier said: “Yes, my son was born in a Jewish hospital because I have very dear close friends who are Jewish and because being Jewish does not automatically mean you support this massacre, just like being Hebrew does not mean you are a Zionist, just like being Palestinian does not automatically make you a Hamas terrorist. That’s just as absurd as saying that being German makes you Nazi.”

    Ignorance Is Bliss, I guess

  • an opinion

    @veronica: Bombing Israel will not get your land back.

  • shame on you monsters

    Jews and H!tler… Pot calling the kettle black.

  • an opinion

    @@: You are disgusting

  • Truthie

    Good for them.

  • Susie

    Israel is committing genocide in 2014 and the world is just standing by. Sad times we live in. Our grandchildren will look back and wonder.

  • Randi

    More idiot, uneducated “stars” sticking there noses where they don’t belong….please shut up now and go act somewhere,,no one cares about your personal politcial views and you have zero influence in the matter.

  • Emma

    JustJared needs to do something about verifying comments on there site. It’s obvious there are comment-robots typing in the same thoughts and pushing Hamas propaganda here. Only, they are using different names.

  • Human

    Israelis are worse than Hitler!
    Thanks Obama for all the weapons youve given them!

  • LOL

    There’s alot more sane people in Hollywood (and I even suspect some are Jewish) who think that the onslaught of bombs on Gaz killing women and children is getting to the point of genocide. Yes we will always have wars but what’s going on now is past men fighting men. Hamas is in the wrong but these attacks on the women and children is sad.

    Penelope and Javier are brave to speak out because there are people in Hollywood who control the industry and it goes without saying they will make an example of them for speaking out against the attacks.

  • Kellerman

    The Middle East is a waste of effort, wish we could wipe it all away…they have all killed in the name of religion since the dawn of time and will do so until the ends of time….worthless group of war monger animals who have wasted millions of lives on all sides based on silly religious beliefs….maybe they will just kill each other off so we won’t have to hear about it anymore….