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Published On: Wed, May 14th, 2014

Danny Glover doubles down on anti-semitic stance, calls for Israel boycott

Danny Glover is under fire again for his stance against Israel, featured in American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs in a statement lamenting the documentary film’s screening at the DocAviv festival in Tel Aviv on Tuesday and again tomorrow.

Danny-Glover“We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine, and support their call for cultural and academic boycott of Israel,” stated the signatories, who said they “immediately took action to have the film withdrawn from the festival,” to no avail.

Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congresshas harshly attackedDanny Glover after the Hollywood star affirmed his support for the cultural boycott of Israel. Lauder accused Glover, famous for his roles in Lethal Weapon and other movies, of “fan[ning] the flames of anti-Semitism in America.”

“Danny Glover supported a boycott of Israel in 2009, and it therefore comes as no surprise that he does not wish the movie to be screened in Israel. We call on  America’s film industry to speak out against the growing campaign to boycott the Jewish state. Just like anti-Semitism, unfair criticism of Israel should be condemned,” he added.

Glover is just one of the latest celebrities to call for a boycott of Israel. One of the most prominent voices has been musician Roger Waters, who last week called on the Rolling Stones to cancel plans for their upcoming Israel debut concert because of “Israel’s policy towards the Palestinians.”

In December, Waters compared Israel to Nazi Germany, saying in an interview, “The situation in Israel/Palestine, with the occupation, the ethnic cleansing and the systematic racist apartheid Israeli regime is unacceptable.”

 

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  1. SAS says:

    Danny Glover is right and should be commended for his courageous stance in favour of Palestinian rights.

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