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Angelina Jolie's Dad Jon Voight Slams Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem's Views on Israel

Angelina Jolie's Dad Jon Voight Slams Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem's Views on Israel

Jon Voight has decided to pen a letter to voice his strong opinion on Israel.

“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,” the 75-year-old actor and dad of Angelina Jolie shared in a column for THR.

He added, “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,” Jon said at the end of the letter.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Jon Voight’s letter??

Click inside to read the letter in its entirety…

My 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 labored for a peaceful relation with its Arab neighbors. 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.

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  • Po

    Who cares what an actor thinks? Besides, if you look outside the US, most people DO think that what Israel is doing is atrocious. It’s nothing to do with anti-semitism. Firing a rocket at a UN-run school and killing children is just wrong, no matter what colour your skin is and no matter who you pray to, if to anyone at all. But as I said, he’s just an actor. That said, I wonder what Mel Gibson has to say on the subject…

  • offtheproperty

    Absolutely right, John Voight.
    This very troubled world needs more leaders like you to point to the most virulent evil — in this case hamas — and call it the enemy of all humanity.

  • dollhouse

    Now I understand why Angelina is embarrassed of him.

  • H

    The only democratic country of goodwill? Lol!!!

    Hence, a democracy is not according to God’s Laws
    Let alone the fakeness of the most if not all democratic countries

  • Maris

    Being against Israel’s attacks is not the same as being anti-semitic

  • Jackie

    And what exactly is Jon Voight doing right here? There’s no word for being against Arabs like there is for Jews (anti Semite) so I’ll just call him anti humane. Ignorant. Foolish. I bet Angelina is holding her head in shame over her father’s racist remarks. I hope she speaks up and against this.

  • joy

    @Po: you have no idea what u r talking about. I deeply advice you go watch on utube ” son of hamas”. maybe you will understand what Israel is deeling with and stop falling for the propaganda of hamas.

  • riri

    What a dumb person !!! being a jew doesn’t mean that you have to defend your “country” !
    Let’s be clear, if america was killing thousands and thousands of people in Canada for litteraly no reason except expanding and the pleasure they get killing and destroying they would get bashed by any other country in the entire world !
    Now just because in this precise case we are dealing with one of the most powerful country, one of the richest, with jews and certainly not A DEMOCRATY doesn’t mean we have to shut up, now as a person I am deeply sadden by the fact that people like him could defends mass massacres, genocides and colonising for the sake of money because let’s be clear what israel wants is more money and nothing else!
    Using your fame to deal with such a big problem without calling for peace like everyone who opened their mouthes on the subject did (except for Joan Rivers and You) is an act of terrorism !!!
    I’m sure all the jews would agree that if people like him acted this way during the 2nd world war, more people would have ended up dead !
    IF WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY COULD CREATE MORE DAMAGES THAN THERE IS ALREADY TO INNOCENT PEOPLE THEN SHUT YOUR MOUTH MR VOIGHT AND I CERTAINLY HOPE YOUR DAUGHTER DOESN’T SHARE THE SAME IDEA

  • joy

    @dollhouse: honey you understand nothing…..as if you did you will be supporting his wise words. islamic terror coming soon your way….mark my words

  • miki

    What an ignorant american!!!! WHAT A SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!
    Keep on being spoon fed by FOX and your pastors the BS they’ve been feeding you and keep sending your children to wars YOUR COUNTRY creates while telling you it’s against terrorism when the real reasons are oil and opium control!
    AMERICANS ARE IGNORANT AND UNEDUCATED!
    Open your eyes, save your kids and leave Palestinians be!!!

  • http://Justjarde Gun

    I support Penelope & Javier #GazaFree

  • miki

    @joy: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Go. To. School. Or at least freakin’ google man!!

  • WellSaid

    I agree 100% with what Jon Voight said. He could not be more correct.

  • joy
  • Gill

    Alright….I see where Angelina got her dark side from.

  • Mcwitch11

    Everyone is entitled to there own opinion, whether u agree with it or not. Israel is VERY FAR from having clean hands. Its horrible to see women and children being killed because of a small population of terrorists. I believe neither side is right, and with a billion practicing muslims in the world, they are not terrorists.

  • miki

    @joy: the palestinians were there in their country and the westerners ‘rewarded’ Jews by aiding Israelites to take Palestine lands from the Palestinians. But of course you’re told that you’re freeing the land of Jesus by Fox news!!!
    The military bases americans have in their region suit them well that’s why they always were pro-Israel no matter what atrocities they’ve done cause they’ve done PLENTY

  • Tsutey

    He should learn the difference between anti-anything and right and wrong. One of the countries is powerful the other isn’t..one is trying to ethnically cleanse the other….he is supporting Goliath in this scenario…. but then again he isn’t well….he is pro invading other countries and killing thousands of civilians; illegal invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan so I guess he would claim anti-Semitism to justify it. Doesn’t matter who is doing it, if its wrong it’s wrong….we all know the difference but somewhere along the way we get indoctrinated by flag waving loonies.

  • Jay

    How was anything said in Penelope Cruz’s letter anti-semitic?
    Using the fear a being labeled anti-semitic to silence people. They were voicing their opinion, at great risk to their careers. I respect them for that. A lot of people feel the same but are scared of being seen as anti-semitic or alienating a whole race. It’s sad, that anyone who speaks out, is immediately attack and shamed. Politicians and celebrity’s alike.

  • dani

    @riri: Amrica didnt killed people in canda but in Bosnia yes’ in Iraq yes, in Afaganistan YES……do you want to continue???????????

  • miki

    @Maris: BRAVO!

  • Taylor

    @dollhouse: You should know why HE was embarrassed of his ex-drugged daughter.

  • Xoxo

    This guy is a racist though

  • joy

    @miki: oh I did go….to university! and did google you fool…..know what I found? “son of hamas”. oh yeah! someone speaking the truth from the inside! keep falling to all the lies hamas wants you to see idiot!

  • Try learning English

    @miki: YOU’RE the idiot, and VERY ignorant about Americans. Foreigners always generalize that all Americans are the same and have the same beliefs, like your moronic comment about Fox News. You also assume that we all follow our government in it’s views of the world, including Israel. Many of us disagree with it, so do your homework before you start preaching. And yes, I probably have more education than you, loser.

  • miki

    @Jay: ONLY in the USA, in Europe every1 is in favour of ending the Palestine genocide

  • zoe

    jon is speaking the truth, no other country would suffer like the people in israel do, to have rocket shooting to their home and children. what they supposed to do? sit in quiet, and do nothing? let the hamas butcherd them, their families? everyone of us should ask himself what he would do insted. we cant forget the 9/11 , we are deeling with organizations of teror around the world.

  • Ki

    This guy just need to shut the f*ck up. As someone said, being against the atrocity Israel is causing is not the same as being anti-semitic. Besides, how can Israel compare their military force with the one Hamas has? this is just an excuse for their crime against humanity and their occupation of Palestine. At the end, everyone is justifying the deaths of so many children, it’s just sad to be part of this unfair world.

  • miki

    @joy: if that is all you have to offer….yeah NOT BELIEVABLE!!! Plus try to read from non-american sites, you’ll get a broader idea/knowledge cause you have none

  • dollhouse

    typical stupid American.
    ignorant and living in his little bubble of fear.
    put him in a home already.

  • dani

    you are all infect from the hamas propoganda against Israel….Israel is fighting against terror not against country….the poeple in gaza are a victim of a terror organization as hamas….israel bomed places where Missiles were there….not for the fun

  • miki

    @Try learning English: No, you don’t. Have a better education that me that is. If you did you would have read the statistics about your country, you people are one of the most uneducated countries in the western world so……

  • riri

    @zoe: it’s funny how rockets are supposedly fired into Israel and only twenty people died, they must run really fast and palistinians must be really slow because thousands of them are dying by a country “only defending” itself
    #FREEGAZA #PRAYFORPEACE

  • Wakeup

    100% agree with you Jon Voight!!! Well said! Everyone who disagreed needs to further their education. Hamas are terrorists attacking Isreal, who have been drawn into a war they didn’t design. And all those “celebrities” supporting the Hamas are illiterate. The only sad thing is the innocents that have died on both sides. But understand this: Hamas are terrorist (of no true governmental body) that are trying to destroy Isreal. Who doesn’t know this should be thoroughly embarassed. Celebrities should keep their third grade educated traps shut!

  • Sam

    Umm.. I didn’t see them “inciting Anti-Semitism” anywhere in their letter… Also they should “ask forgiveness from the suffering people in Israel…”??!! What about the suffering of the people in Gaza?? Last I checked they lost over 1500 civilians!! Are they sub-human!?

  • me

    @Jackie:
    Angelina never comments on her father rants.
    Why should she? They are his opinions not hers
    And everyone knows that Angelina and her father have completely different views.

  • joy

    @miki: miki I hope a terror tunnel is being build under your home, near the school or park near to your home. Live in fear….always.

  • miki

    You americans are pathetically dumb! The. End.

  • dani

    @riri: you are stupid….the diffrence between gaza to israel. is that the israelies are hiding from the rockets and palastinain are not, although israel has warn them….
    the palastinain are not very intellegent they want to be “SHAHID”

  • Carmen

    @joy:

    LOL! Fox and “the truth” are two incompatible things.

  • Carmen

    @Jay:

    I totally agree.

  • joy

    @riri: It is very simple really. while the peoply of Israel build shelters, the people of Gaza build terror tunnels. while the people of Israel protect their children, hamas uses them as shields so they get hurt for the world to see. :son of hamas said it…..not me….

  • dollhouse

    @miki:

    Americans live in a country where CNN and FOX are doing a great job of scaring the shit out of them. They think they should be living in fear of “the Terrorists” yet they have their own problems of being fat, uneducated, and teenagers walking around shooting others whenever they feel like it. But apparently, we should all be scared of the “muslim terrorist” more than the White gun yielding psychopath hilbilly.

  • Nada

    What nobody seems to understand is that Gaza is a friggin piece of land.

    Part of me thinks the only way to stop the killing is to evacuate Gaza and drop a nuclear bomb on it. The radiation will not sustain human life, so nobody will be able to occupy it for decades. It will force both sides to think about something else other than new ways and means to kill each other. The vacuum left by this former purpose will give way to a new national vision. Then, by the time Gaza is clear, both sides will have forgotten about the war.

  • Sam

    @joy: The “shields” argument is absolutely ridiculous. I guess the little Gazan boys playing on the beach only to be purposefully targeted by Israeli soldiers and brutally murdered were also shields right? ALso I guess the UN shelters where civilians were hiding (and then targeted by Israeli soldiers) are also places where civilians are used as shields right? Ignorant fool!!

  • joy

    @dollhouse: actually you shold be afraid…you have no idea

  • Roberta

    The only ones creating anti-semitism: Israel, with the atrocities they are causing to the palestinian people. Bombing of an UN school, killing of thousands of innocent people. I, and basically the rest of the world, support Penelope and Javier, as well as everyone who is against the latest conflict. I know that there is a lot more to this conflict that we will ever understand, but the deaths of 1500 innicent people, including many children, it’s too much for me.

  • dollhouse

    @joy:

    You should go back to your trailer park and keep collecting that welfare check. It’s what you know best.

  • joy

    @Sam: you are the fool….when this terror will hit you, remember me..americans forget very fast..9.11

  • Sam

    @joy: Actually YOU should OPEN YOUR EYES and get your head out of your A**!!! Wake up! Actually look up whats going on dumb**!!

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