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Penelope Cruz Clarifies Statements Made About Israel: 'I'm Not an Expert'

Penelope Cruz Clarifies Statements Made About Israel: 'I'm Not an Expert'

Penelope Cruz has clarified her statements on Israel after using the word “genocide” to describe her views in a statement provided to Just Jared.

“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,” the 40-year-old actress said in a statement to “My only wish and intention in signing that group letter is the hope that there will be peace in both Israel and Gaza. I am hopeful all parties can agree to a cease fire and there are no more innocent victims on either side of the border. I wish for unity, and peace… I believe in a civilization that can be capable of bringing the courage to have a world where humans can live side by side.”

If you missed it, read what Penelope and her husband Javier Bardem wrote in their open letter about the situation back East.

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81 Responses to “Penelope Cruz Clarifies Statements Made About Israel: 'I'm Not an Expert'”

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  1. 1
    dieter Says:

    She is so right !!! She probably has an IQ of 140 !!!! Somebody needs to stand up !!!

  2. 2
    Hedley Says:

    Then shut your yap! Actors should act, not inflict their ill conceived thoughts on current events on us.

  3. 3
    Sarah Says:

    She shouldn’t have to justify or explain her comments. People should be allowed to say the truth of the situation without being labeled as anti-seem tic or a supporter of terrorists.

  4. 4
    Randal Says:


  5. 5
    rasel Says:

    Some celebs have huge egocentrism

  6. 6
    Lauren Says:

    Where are all these celebrities when Israeli civilians are constantly slaughtered & deliberately targeted on a daily basis by cowards that don’t wear uniforms? They’ve always been silent when it comes to Israeli women & children & the calls for their annihilation!

  7. 7
    One who knows Says:

    She shouldn’t have made that statement at first place if she’s not an expert.. It’s very easy to side with the ones with more deaths but if you check your facts you realize the reality is entirely different. I will not go into details on this matter because it’s not relevant, I will just say that I was personally disappointed in her, as a person who lives in the Middle East and knows what is really going on here, without the media’s partial truth and so called statements. If you are not here or from here, you don’t know what’s going on, period. Don’t make a fool of yourself.

  8. 8
    gloria Says:

    Oh girl, you are living in Spain now I think. Not in the Olympus.

  9. 9
    heidi Says:

    If it wasn’t for Woody Allen, who happens to be Jewish, she wouldn’t have been cast in his movie and won the Oscar for her part in it. She needs to shut her stupid mouth and be grateful she was even hired by him. And maybe if she studies this situation she’ll learn that the charter of Hamas calls for the total and complete destruction of Israel. Anyone who supports such a terrorist organization is beyond moronic.

  10. 10
    Dan Says:

    If she isn’t an expert so she sould SHUT UP

  11. 11
    rasel Says:

    I dont know why she gives her opinion when mostly everyone knows/thinks the same as her and why the hell she got many comments here about that. Sometimes the egocentrism is understandable but please, we still watch the news everyday or read the newspaper probably more than you so keep your feet on the ground.

  12. 12
    csa Says:

    FU CKING Israel! They are killing little children!!!

  13. 13
    yulie Says:

    you are SO stupid. an idiot. just like selena. just like rihanna. you girls represent everything idiotic in this world. that’s right. you’re not an expert. you never will be nor none of you who doesn’t live here. i’m not saying she should pick israel’s side (which would be the right thing to do), i’m saying she doesn’t need to pick any side. you have no clue what’s going on in israel or gaza. you want peace???? oh! well okay let’s just do it the easy way!
    ugh. i swear all these girls are embarrassing to women kind. to human kind, even.

  14. 14
    chad Says:

    she has the right to her opinion, but the use of “genocide” is absurd and frankly ignorant, and an insult to real genocides. like 1200 people have died in a population of 1.8 mil. the Armenian genocide over 1.5 mil were killed out of a population of 3 million.the population of gaza has gone up like almost 800,000 people from 1990 if thats genocide the Israeli government is really bad at it

  15. 15
    adam Says:

    she shouldn’t have to apologize for saying the truth israel committed war crimes in gaza and everyone knows that, but it seem every time someone speaks against nazi israel the jewish lobby aipac pressures them to the keep them quiet

  16. 16
    veronica Says:

    no one needs to be an expert to see that israel did genocide in gaza.shame she backtracked but aipac is so powerful .and hollywood is basically run by jews, in the end of the day these people need to work. i guess its on us normal people to stand for palestinians

  17. 17
    SOS GAZA Says:

    one word free palestine and F.U.C.K ISRAEL

  18. 18
    CTH Says:

    man the jews controls america when did we become israel b,i,tch .this evil country needs to be destroyed for the sake of our national security

  19. 19
    Lily Says:

    @yulie: you and your words are an embarrassment not only for women but for mankind. No matter how complex the problems are, nothing can justify death of civilians, this goes for both sides.

  20. 20
    David Mathers Says:

    Israel is not committing genocide, just ethnic cleansing and mass murder. And reducing the living standards of millions of Palestinians to one of starvation, deprivation and a ghetto-like existence where they can be controlled (no access or egress, or commerce, even medicine unless the fascist zionists agree), or leave to become stateless wanderers in the bordering lands to which Israel does not yet lay claim, And where millions of their brothers and sisters have been driven since 1948. Interesting how much you hear about Israel’s right to ‘defend’ itself, and NOTHING about that of the Palestinians. Look at the numbers of dead, homeless and stateless and decide who has the greater need and right!

  21. 21
    Paulie Says:

    “Where are all these celebrities when Israeli civilians are constantly slaughtered”

    Huh? Link to back up this statement. The death toll is very lopsided.

  22. 22
    adam Says:

    @Lily: hamas killed israeli soldiers only soldiers israel killed 1348 civilians therese big frigin difference

  23. 23
    CTH Says:

    @Paulie: stop spreading lies you piece of israele ****

  24. 24
    Valerie Says:

    Why shouldn’t she be allowed to have an opinion. As every other citizen we have a right to vote and a right to voice an opinion. To bad she retracted her statement.

  25. 25
    corea Says:

    You don’t need to be an “expert” to be against the violence and the killing that is going on. I love Penelope and Javier for what they said and I don’t think she needs to walk it back. I am tired of being bullied and told I am antisemitic just because I think Israel is going way overboard with all of this bombing.

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