The ongoing conflict in the Middle East between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas has become shockingly polarizing. One would think the barbaric, calculated manner in which Hamas attacked Jewish civilians in Israel would land folks in the West squarely on the side of Israel, but apparently, one would be mistaken.
The prevailing logic should dictate unless you are directly impacted, i.e., a Jew, you should sit this debate out, at least in terms of being vocal on social media. However, as Hollywood has proven time and again, celebrities will use their undeserved pulpit to say things they shouldn’t.
One Hollywood superstar sounded off, only to get shouted down by her equally famous dad. Angelina Jolie, daughter of the legendary actor and outspoken conservative Jon Voight, had to have Daddy chime in and give her some perspective on God and the ramifications of the conflict in the Middle East.
Voight released a video on Friday criticizing his daughter for failing to understand the conflict in Israel. He said Jolie had “no understanding of God’s honor” and went on to suggest Israel’s retaliation was “Justice for God’s children of the holy land.”
Voight went on to say that Israel’s army is tasked with protecting their land and, despite the protesters from the far-left, must shield their citizens from the “inhuman terror” of Hamas. Echoing most Americans, the actor noted that anyone seeing Israel as the “problem” should look inward and seek God’s “truths.”
Voight went on to argue that the Palestinian people have been given large sums of money, only to have Hamas use it for purposes of war, and the claim that Palestinians are being somehow held hostage by Israel is a lie, and they are free to go. He also correctly pointed out that Hamas regularly uses Palestinian civilians as human shields.
When discussing that, Voight said: “These children of Palestinian soil are being used by these animals to make all think that Israel is taking lives, when indeed this was Hamas’ plan to create the war of evil versus good.”
Voight correctly pointed out that Hamas started the war, and the Jewish people have the right to defend themselves from extermination. He continued that Israel is “the land of purity God’s promise” and is destined to win the war.
Meanwhile, others in Hollywood have been using their voices in an effort to persuade Joe Biden and the White House to secure the release of American hostages in Gaza. Still others, like Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot and Jerry Seinfeld, signed an open letter condemning the Hamas terror attacks of October 7.
There appears to be no end in sight for the conflict, and an apparent unwillingness by the Biden Administration to exert pressure on Hamas to release any American hostages. Meanwhile, uninformed Hollywood elites and leftists on college campuses march in favor of a terror regime that would surely kill them, given the chance.
It is a complicated situation, one that most people would be well served to hold their opinions on. Fortunately, some, like Jon Voight, aren’t afraid to speak truth in defense of Israel and human rights.
Featured image screen grab from embedded YouTube video
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