Javier Bardem And Penelope Cruz Could Get Blacklisted For Speaking Out Against Israel

By: Val Powell - August 12, 2014

Spanish actors Javier Bardem and his wife Penelope Cruz are receiving flak from Hollywood after they signed an open letter that states that Israel’s actions in Gaza are tantamount to “genocide”. The Spanish letter contained the signatures of 100 film professionals, including director Pedro Almodovar, calling for the European Union to end all actions by Israel against Gaza. However, many Hollywood executives are seeing this move by Bardem and Cruz as anti-Semitic and some are threatening to never work with them again.

Ryan Kavanaugh, chief executive of Relativity Media, was the only executive who went public about his opinion on Bardem and Cruz. He said, “As the grandson of Holocaust survivors, I know that anyone calling what’s going on in Israel ‘genocide’ versus self-defence is either ignorant and shouldn’t be commenting, or is truly anti-Semitic.”

He further related that within 24 hours of making this statement, he had received over 500 calls, text messages and e-mails of support, which implies that his is a popular sentiment in Hollywood.

Other unnamed execs have spoken to The Hollywood Reporter against the Spanish couple. One questioned whether he would ever be able to work with Bardem or Cruz again, and another who had worked with Cruz before privately vowed that it would not happen again.

Actor Jon Voight weighed in by writing his own open letter, saying that Bardem and Cruz should “hang their heads in shame” for contributing to the “anti-Semitism that is raging all over the world,” but added that the couple shouldn’t be blacklisted for work.

Meanwhile, both Bardem and Cruz have sought to clarify their positions, with little success. “My signature was solely meant as a plea for peace. Destruction and hatred only generate more hatred and destruction,” Bardem said. “While I was critical of the Israeli military response, I have great respect for the people of Israel and deep compassion for their losses.”

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  • radarcontact

    So Hollywood’s pro-Israeli dominance will squash any dissenting voice. Not a big surprise. I think Cruz and Bardem are probably well enough off that they won’t be in any financial trouble. Hollywood purports to stand for lofty ideals, but I guess free speech isn’t one of them.

    • mikeyboss

      They used their free speech, and stupid and incorrect actions also have consequences. If someone is critical of Jews to defend themselves against Hitler-like actions (i.e. Charter of Hamas calls for exterminating ALL Jews, just like Hitler), I’m guessing you wouldn’t have a problem with a severe penalty being levies against that person, so how is this different?

      • Moviesforlife

        So it’s okay for Joan Rivers to utter hateful comments against the Palestinians because she’s pro-Israel?

        • TimAZ

          She is entitled to her opinion just like the anti semites as well as the self hating Jews are entitled to their own. I have no doubt that some of the anti semites and self hating Jews may decide to never work with her again.

          • carlitos

            The last time I check, palestinians are Semites

        • mikeyboss

          At last check, Joan Rivers isn’t calling for the extinction of all Palestinians, as Hamas has called for, continuously.

          • Nas

            Does Hamas has means to execute what they have said, the simple answer is No. Stop making fool of yourself guys, people who can’t defend themselves can do nothing against such a military power like Israel. I am feeling bad for the Hollywood actors who spoke against the actions of atrocities against Palestinian civilians especially children. Criticism of Israel’s actions does not automatically means anti semites and could someone explain to me this very vague term Anti semites…..

          • mikeyboss

            Get a clue. Hamas has fired over THREE THOUSAND rockets into Israel, indiscriminately. And what do you think those 30+ tunnels were built for? Go get some remedial history, then look at the CHARTER of Hamas, and see what they stand for.

            Why is it every cease fire is ALWAYS BROKEN BY HAMAS?

          • TimAZ

            Where is your criticism of the UN that allowed the hamas holes to store their rockets and other weapons inside the UN schools and other UN buildings? Your beloved UN doesn’t seem to mind that the hamas holes shield themselves and their weapons with women and children. The feckless UN has as much culpability in these human rights violations as the hamas holes they adore.

          • obamabeenlyin

            Boy ru an idiot. Arab much?

      • Maggie

        Israeli charter is Hitler-Like, not Hamas. The Jews of Israel having exterminating Palestinians for 70 years no, just like their charter intended to do.

        • chad

          Israel’s charter says NOTHING about killing or extermination. HAMAS has the “DEATH OF ISRAEL” as their stated GOAL

          • mikeyboss

            True. The only question is if Maggie knowingly lies about her claims (due to her obvious anti-Israel/Jew stance), or if she is simply astonishingly ignorant?

          • Bro

            Ignorant? Um, what about the time Israel bombed the USS Liberty killing Americans?

          • obamabeenlyin

            U & GUEST r 2 stoopid assholes. He’s not an Indian & u r a dunce. both a u eat bullshit!

          • Bro

            Write about it? They just do it. They kill babies, bro.

        • mikeyboss

          You’re a moron, and obviously you are willfully lying about Israel’s “charter” and intent, along with denying what a blind man can see: the open charter of Hamas to destroy Israel and kill ALL Jews. Prior to 1948, although the Jews were willing to sit down and negotiate a two-state solution, ZERO ARAB CONTINGENTS were willing to even sit down, as NONE WANTED ANY JEWISH STATE. (And why consequently it was ONLY MULTIPLE ARAB STATES WHO STARTED THE WAR.)

          The only predictably consistent sentiment with 9 out of 10 anti-semites/anti-Israel simpletons, like yourself, is their/your utter idiocy is so apparent.

          • Frederick Schenk

            I doubt that she is deliberately lying. Her father or boyfriend probably told her that story and of course she believed it.

          • FreePeople

            FREE GAZA. LET THE PASLISTINE PEOPLE BE FREE. GIVE THEIR LAND BACK. GET OUT!!!

          • obamabeenlyin

            Right! Give the PALISTINE people back their land. People like u make it so easy for Israel to win. Thank God for the left-Arabs & their sympathisers

          • Bro

            Israel is nothing more than a military base in the guise of a country. Ashkenazi jews have no semitic ties whatsoever. Go look it up. All of Europe ostracized them, then ARABS, mostly MUSLIMS took in these jewish people when NO ONE wanted anything to do with them. Who bombed the King David Hotel in Jerusalem? Who Bombed the USS Liberty? It wasn’t the Palestinians.

          • JEAN PIERRE LAFORCADE

            This is anti-Semitic and ignorant ranting. No wonder you choose Bro as your nickname…

          • mikeyboss

            Two words: ANCIENT HEBREWS. Where did they all go?? Insofar as European Jews go, how do you think they got there in the first place? Oh that’s right, various groups (Romans, etc.) forced them to give up their religious beliefs, die, or leave (present-day Israel).

            Tiny Israel isn’t allowed to have a homeland, but 95% of the surrounding Muslim Arab lands are allowed to have countries? Puuuuleaaase. Learn some history.

        • Dave

          you idiots who replied to this… this chick is just a troll and you fell for it.

      • Realist

        They are talking about the innocent Palastines that are being used as human sheilds. Not all Palatines are Hamas Just like not all Germans are Natzis.

        • chad

          Israel is not firing as innocent Palastinians.

          • obamabeenlyin

            u little wise-ass

        • Frederick Schenk

          Who is using the innocent Palestinians as human shields?

          • Realist

            Hamas but that does not make killing innocent children correct. I understand that this happens in War but it does not make it correct. These people have been fighting for ever & will continue to fight. Maybe the USA & Russia should quit arming both sides & let them fight with hand weapons instead of Missles but there is alot of Money to be made in conflict

          • obamabeenlyin

            I’ll fight YOU with hand-weapons. I live in L.A. How bout u?

        • JEAN PIERRE LAFORCADE

          First one states Palestinians, second in Gaza, they elected Hamas the same way the Nazis got to power through elections. Additionally civil war victims occur in every war, the US killed over 100 000 civilians when it invaded Iraq so let ‘s take a break with the single focus on Israel which basically defends itself against a bunch of Islamic fanatics that do not represent true Islamic values anyway…

          • Realist

            Selling Weapons such as Missles are not Christian Values either & I am not even a Christian & I know that. Alot of Money to be made in conflict is the bottom Line.

        • obamabeenlyin

          U r a stupid dufus,UNrealist. U cant spell,u cant reason,u probably cant fight. GIve up or get dead.please.

      • Eric Planas

        It differs in that you are a brainwashed douchebag. A real suppository repository.

        • mikeyboss

          Spoken like a true moron who has nothing of substance to say.

      • Bro

        They’re being occupied and massacred on their own land. Also, they took back parts of their original charter. Also, article 51 of UN law states you can defend yourself against the actions of what Israel is doing. I didn’t hear anything about Israel bombing the USS Liberty killing Americans. Now that’s a story.

        • mikeyboss

          Who ALWAYS breaks the cease fires? Hamas. Go look at the CHARTER OF HAMAS. Israel gave Gaza to the Palestinians, and if you knew the history leading up to the creation of Israel, the Jews were willing to sit down to negotiate a SMALLER Jewish homeland, while the Palestinian homeland was to be bigger.

          But guess what happened? ZERO ARAB CONTINGENTS were willing to sit down and negotiate a Jewish homeland. It has been/continues to be Israel who is always on the defensive, and has been forced to have a strong military to stand up to the barbarian Muslims who want to see them destroyed.

        • obamabeenlyin

          ur officially a lying POS. U cheered when the Liberty was bombed. Admit it,loser,stupid asshole. America kicked ur ass & the Jews r kicking it. ESAD,Bro-bitch.

    • TimAZ

      They exorcised their free speech. Free speech does guarantee that the speaker is absolved of all consequences of their speech. It is far more likely that movies that these anti-semites may appear in will be shunned by the public. This alone will force Hollywood execs to avoid employing these two. Movies are still made for profit in U.S.A., unless of course a producer sees fit to foot the bill for propaganda that supports the democrat socialist regime. Even so. Profit must be gained before the propaganda is produced.

      • Frederick Schenk

        I think you meant that free speech does NOT guarantee that the speaker is absolved of all consequences of their speech. It only means that the government can’t come after you.

        • TimAZ

          If only that were so. If you post the right words in the proper order. You will have the secret service on your door step at the same time the nsa will be compiling your resume for entry into Leavenworth prison.

    • 728732

      Definitely, I found this awesome article that breaks down what’s actually happening- it’s hilarious : http://www.buzzfeed.com/haquefiraasa/the-voight-for-truth-w0ft

  • Moviesforlife

    Jon Voight is a douche,whatever happened to freedom of speech? It’s obvious that the big names in Hollywood are the ones who call the shots and think they have the authority to blacklist any actor who criticizes Israel even its military is killing civilians who can’t leave Gaza by land, sea or air. It reminds me of McCarthyism.

    • independent

      Voight is correct. Maybe you are the douche and the racist. Hollywood is entertainment not directing world events and the Arabs use the media to spread hatred and Antisemitism, I guess like you!

      • Moviesforlife

        And you’re a right wing nut.

      • guest

        You are the racist you spineless dick.

        • obamabeenlyin

          GUEST;u havent a dick or a spine

      • Bro

        If Jon Voight had the guts to mention how Israel bombed the USS Liberty I’d have much more respect for him.

        • obamabeenlyin

          R u black,Bro? Ur dumb enough to be. Dickless,spineless POS. Die slow,please. Make the Earth smell better.

    • TimAZ

      You seem to have this silly notion that freedom of speech comes with a guarantee that no consequence will ever befall the practitioner. There has never been a no fault freedom.

    • obamabeenlyin

      A “douche” is likely how u emerged from your mama. I’ve met Voigt. He’s 10 times the man u or Obama r.

      • guest

        OMG! you must of really stuck up really deep in his butt hole. LOL!!! is that why you are defending him, because had your private time with him. While your mama watched LOL!!

        • obamabeenlyin

          Thats right GUEST; hide behind your computer,like the girl-man u r. U r a coward & a weakling,like so many Obama supporters. U folks r so blatantly,hypocritical,cowardly & stupid (I include Obama) that I must believe in abortion,in the hope that all leftists will be killed before they grow into female -donkeys (like u). I’d be glad to confront u in a masculine perogative,despite the fact u havent a clue what that is. I live in L.A. Call me.

        • obamabeenlyin

          GUEST,u bitch-coward!

      • Moviesforlife

        I’m not a guy you douche.

        • obamabeenlyin

          You’re a guy,a liar & a douche. Just like Odickhead.

  • Fore Right

    You have plenty of anti-Semites in Hollywood, you just can’t be stupid enough to do it on social media. Except Mel Gibson, he has more money than all of Hollywood.

  • Felipe

    So people in Hollywood react like nazis when they don;t agree with critics, Interesting.

    • TimAZ

      People react according to their moral proclivities. Just as you are reacting in accordance with your own proclivities.

    • http://batman-news.com/ Kullikoff

      Hollywood reacts like Nazis just like Israel does. They’re all one in the same.

      • Frederick Schenk

        Commie Pinko Mo Fro

        • http://batman-news.com/ Kullikoff

          You confuse me, sir, as communism and Zionism are both bred from the same evil source.

  • Callis

    If they get so-called “blacklisted” for having an OPINION on the whole Israel/Palestine mess, then their point would have been proven and Hollywood can stop the façade! Freedom of Speech, as someone else said! Learn it, blacklisters….lol.

    • TimAZ

      Who stopped them from expressing their opinion? Only a child could conclude that freedom of speech would allow them to assault their parents with profanity and avoid any consequence.

      • guest

        Get a life!

    • Frederick Schenk

      There is no such thing as “Freedom of Speech”. There never has been and hopefully there never will be. There is something that in various languages and locations says that you are not going to be screwed with by the government for saying what’s on your mind. You might get sued by the guy you bad mouthed. You might get fired by the employer who is afraid of losing customers. You may get your nose broken by the woman you called a prostitute but the government won’t come after you. It’s amazing how many people don’t even know what “Freedom of Speech” means.

  • maggie

    So Hollywood IS controlled by Jews, just like Mel Gibson said it was, and countless others before him, who’ve been labelled anti-semetic, a TRICK used by Jews everytime someone criticizes Israel, like the former Prime Minister of Israel Shulamit said. Every actor should come out in support of Penelope and her husband, and END this FUCKING blacklisting/FASCIST TACTIC of threatening working actors for having an opinion other than the obviously completely Jewish One in Hollywood. DISGUSTING. If one more actor is EVER blacklisted over the freak ISraHEIL the world should boycott Holywood and every JEWISH movie/TV series made from now on. Enough of this GANG mentality.

    • sophie

      Penelope doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Israel has every right to defend themselves. It is hamas that uses it’s own people as human shields. I seriously doubt liberal hollywood will blacklist Cruz or any other actor for not backing Israel. I just wonder if Ms. Cruz would be so quick to speak out if her birth country was trying to defend themselves AND being attacked for it. Actors should stick to what they do best..in her case coffee commercials.

      • Realist

        Sophie do you know the history of this conflict & why they are fighting.

        • sophie

          Yes, I am well aware of the history of this conflict. Israel has every right to defend itself, and hamas has no business using their own people as human shields. I am not jewish, either, but I have been to the region a number of times. I am not going to bash the jews because they want to exist. They are surrounded by those who would annihilate them..given the chance.

      • Moviesforlife

        She’s entitled to her opinion but if she said anything about another country practicing genocide that would be a different story and it’s hypocritical how Israel’s supporters shout anti-semitism and justify violence against the Palestinian people.

        • Frederick Schenk

          It makes sense to me. If you shoot at me, you can bet your bottom that I will shoot at you. What would you do?

          • Moviesforlife

            Why would I shoot you?

          • Vladimir Cuellar

            Ok then reverse the question if he shoots at you what would you do? well assuming you’re still alive 😉

          • Moviesforlife

            Only cowards would resort to violence.

      • Bro

        Israel is trying to exterminate all the Palestinians to occupy more land especially in the gas-rich areas of Gaza. The PALESTINIANS have right to defend themselves as it states in article 51 of the UN. Palestinians do not have an army, navy and air force or nuclear weapons like Israel. Israel bombed the USS Liberty killing Americans — where do your loyalty reside?

    • Boofalicious Washington

      Choke on a bag of cocks, maggie

      • mikeyboss

        LMAO. Well said.

      • guest

        Like your daddy did. LOL!!

        • Boofalicious Washington

          That’s cuz your tranny mom paid so damn well :)

    • Frederick Schenk

      If you want, you can always make your own movies with anyone acting in it that you want.

    • obamabeenlyin

      Hey Maggie;congrats for supporting the likes of Mel Gibson. U stupid douche. R all leftists as moronic & ill as u? Of course! If so: no wonder Israel will defeat uforever. Morons like u make jewish survival possible.

  • CB

    gen·o·cide
    ˈjenəˌsīd/
    noun
    the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

    Now we all know what the word means.
    I know 2 things.
    A guilty conscience has no accuser.
    People that make blacklists are douchebags.

    • Frederick Schenk

      If you blacklist in such a way that you shoot yourself in the foot, i.e., people stop going to your movies because you are blacklisting the actors they want to see, then you are, as you said, a douchebag. Otherwise, you are employing those people you like…which is fine with me.

  • independent

    Dump Cruz, let her speak about ISIS and how they slaughter and murder Christians in Iraq. Let her stay home with the Spanish Inquisition, she likes that. Keep her in Spain and out of America. She wants popularity, stay in Europe, maybe she would like bombs dropped on head as well.

    • Realist

      Hey Independent you are aware that we in America Slaughtered millions of American Natives in the Name of Christ.

      • TimAZ

        American natives were slaughtering each other and enslaving the survivors long before the Spanish arrived and killed them for their gold and silver offering catholicism as a fair trade. That’s right! Native Americans engaged in slavery after they conquered their fellow native Americans. Then the Europeans arrived and the natives and the Europeans attempted to conquer each other until a govt. was formed for the first time in history that abandoned conquering as the way to gain wealth and power without casteism. It was a republic with capitalism as its engine that allowed anyone to become as wealthy as their hard work would allow them. Now we have too many that are content to elect politicians to take money from their fellow citizens and give a small portion of that taking to the non-achievers that voted the politician into office. Learn American history.

        • Realist

          First of all the Spanish did not slauter the natives. They used them as slaves but were actually more humane than the English. Secound Yes American natives had conflicts but the winners would take the people they concord and absorb them into there own tribe. By the way the Spanish are Europeans also. This Capitalist goverment went across the land making treatys & breaking them & killing many Natives along the Way. You do not even know that Spain is in europe & you are trying to teach me American History. You sound like one of those toothless people I see at the Tea Party Rallies saying stuff like Tell the Goverment to stay out of our Medicare.

      • obamabeenlyin

        How many folks did ulefties kill,stupid? U like living on stolen land,dont u,Hypocrite?

        • Realist

          I am Native American. Land is not something that can be owned in my culture. You just cannot deal with the facts so you hide behind your religion to justify your actions. Educate yourself & quit talking nonsense

          • Frederick Schenk

            But land can be owned and maybe your culture should be updated. Back in the time when your culture was relevant, my culture didn’t appreciate daily showers. That stunk but my culture has since changed…until we run out of water and will have to back to stinking.

          • TimAZ

            I bet you’re one of those Cherokees guilty white people call themselves. Come on admit it.

          • obamabeenlyin

            lying idiot

          • Realist

            Uneducated Dummy. You cannot deal with the truth. Thats the best argument you can make. Typical Extream Right Winger.

          • obamabeenlyin

            “EXTREAM”? I’M uneducated? U turd-brained jackass! Typical left-wing monkey-ass. GO join Obutthead on vacation.

          • obamabeenlyin

            Uneducated dipwit. It’s EXTREME,not EXTREAM;stupid. Join Obutthead in Marthas Vineyard.

          • obamabeenlyin

            uneducated dummy. U cant spell EXTREME. Its not EXTREAM,stupid.

          • obamabeenlyin

            Fuck the punk who censorsthis. FUck u,Obama &Holder. Fascist pig-shit! FIght me,coward!

          • obamabeenlyin

            U call me dummy & spell EXTREAM wrong. Ur the liar & idiot. I know u dont have the male hormones to say that to my face,so retire from this stupidity now,fool.

          • obamabeenlyin

            U stupid pig. FUck u & the faggots/fascists @ Disqus. U stupid asshole. U call me dumb & cant even spell. Kill yourself slow,please. Fuck the coward censoring this. Fuck the cowardly lib & his mama!

          • obamabeenlyin

            STUPID ASSHOLE. SPELL-CHECK,IDIOT. FUCK DISQUS LYING COWARD CENSOR

          • obamabeenlyin

            uneducated dummy. u cant even spell extreme. leftie asshole

          • Realist

            I am Left handed but I am an indendent voter & thinker. Yes I am your worst nightmare an educated voter who looks at facts. You should go live in the middle east with most of the garbage on the planet. Have a nice day.

          • obamabeenlyin

            ur left-handed & no-brained. Right! ur my worst night-mare;an idiot who cant spell but calls folks dumb. I’ve been to the mid-east. They got their problems but the dumbshit libs who claim not to be libs r uglier & stupider. Most of the garbage on Earth voted for Obutthead here. Did u? The garbage is on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Ever heard of it? It was stolen from Indians. By the way;r u 1? If so: now I know why u lost your land. So dumb. So sorry. Have a God-awful day(I’m not religious,stupid).

          • obamabeenlyin

            U poor idiot. Youre Indian? NO wonder u guys lost USA. Sorry bastard.

          • obamabeenlyin

            U stupid pig. No wonder u Indians lost the USA. U retard. Go back to 13th grade.

          • obamabeenlyin

            Coward-pigs @ Disqus eat shit. Whoevers censoring this;fuck u,fascist & fuck Obama

          • obamabeenlyin

            stupid loser. Go play with Obama,moron. Ask him to tell u how manystates there r

          • obamabeenlyin

            ur a liar. Both liberal & NOT Indian. pathetic,pig-asshole. Go on vacation with Obautthead,then kill yo’self

      • http://batman-news.com/ Kullikoff

        Bull-f#ckin-sh*t…

    • jesus

      well said. she is a pretty but dumb women.

    • fred

      You MORON can’t handle the truth. She is pretty inside and out and has the guts to speak the truth, which you coward moron cant say because you are slave to ignorant, hypocrites in Hollywood .

      • Frederick Schenk

        Who are you slave to ?

    • guest

      Shut up! fruit cake!

  • Urbane

    Typical Hollywood hypocrisy, squashing free speech and endorsing the criminal Zionists and their crimes.

  • ryan serring

    They should be penalized for being ignorant fools

  • George

    The discontinuation of the film careers of Señor Badem and Señora Cruz will be a great loss to international cinema. I suggest they put as much thought into signing a political petition as they do into signing their contracts with filmmakers.

  • commenter783

    wow, nice ‘free speech’ that the US supposedly loves to promote. it’s so hard to actually find a voice of reason amongst all the pro-Israel blather. Check out this hilarious article putting things in perspective: http://www.buzzfeed.com/haquefiraasa/the-voight-for-truth-w0ft hollywood is such a joke

  • Henry Hughes

    Americans seem to have little awareness of how the great majority of the world’s people views Israel. In fact, Americans seem to have little awareness of their general myopia w/r/t how they are viewed around the world. Mr. Bardem and Ms. Cruz should be lauded.

    • mikeyboss

      Please “enlighten” this American about Hamas, as I have apparent “little awareness” and am suffering from “myopia” of what’s happening.

      • Max Aleron

        I’ll enlighten you… Hamas is controlling Gaza. Hamas is a terrorist organization following a political ideology called islamism which uses religion to further its goals and hold on to power. However, Israel bombs civilians. Israel is no less guilty of war crimes than Hamas is. Israel itself is following a political ideology rooted in religious bigotry, called zionism. You are so brainwashed by the media into thinking whatever they want. You are so protective of the jews and think that they can do no wrong, which is a result of the media. The Europeans that were invaded by Nazis and suffered the most because of them, are not that radical when talking about WW2. If somebody draws a swastiska or even mentions the Nazis as a joke, the Americans go bananas. All this is the media. Israel, however, is a state that is very controversial. Its creation itself with immigrants from Europe and by immigrants from Europe is controversial. Their policies are controversial. The history of that country is controversial. For example, many people Americans laugh off the Lavon Affair or the USS Liberty incident, when it is a well documented issue regarding Israel manipulation of the situation. However, the media has brainwashed you so hard, that you will laugh it off and think it is not a big deal or that is history. However, that is not history, but the present. In what world, does a presidential nominee of a so called superpower have to assure he protect Israel at all costs. In what world, does a presidential nominee of a so called superpower, go to a little ”helpless” state to get funded and get the blessing of the heavyweights over there. In what world does an organization with foreign interests have so much power in the congress of a so called superpower. But, despite all this, you are blinded and you live in your own fantasy world, where you think the jews are the victims and that it is WW2 all over again.

        • mikeyboss

          Right off the proverbial bat, you show your myopia and anti-Israel bias about Israel’s position (obviously from reading your words), and you’re also VERY wrong what Zionism is about. While you are right about Hamas, you (not coincidentally) didn’t mention the fact that the MO of Hamas is to launch rockets from within civilian areas, as Hamas also tells civilians not to leave their homes, because Hamas doesn’t care about the lives of Palestinian people themselves.

          All Hamas cares about–as their Charter CLEARLY states–is the armed destruction of Israel. And it is RADICAL ISLAM who has the CLEAR case of religious bigotry, which is not only evident with Hamas, but also playing out now with ISIS slaying Christians in Iraq, to all corners of the world that have to regularly face with convert-or-die radical Islamists.

          Insofar as Zionism is concerned, the literal definition of Zionism is one who supports the state of Israel’s existence. And for you to say that Zionism is about “religious bigotry” is laughably moronic, because as Israel is a Jewish state, it not only allows other religions Druze, Christians, etc.) to practice freely, Judaism itself is the antithesis of forcing their religion onto ANYONE. In fact, a would-be convert to Judaism is turned away THREE TIMES, prior to being accepted into Judaism. So again, you’re completely off base, but then again, anti-Jewish/anti-Israeli types, like yourself, almost always lie and make up nonsensical arguments to mask over their irrational fear and/or hatred towards the Jews and Israel.

          Lastly, your summation of WW2 and somehow blaming the Jews for Hitler’s actions is soooooo outrageous, that it doesn’t even warrant the mockery and ridicule that it deserves.

          When I asked you to “enlighten” me, the truth is I knew you not only wouldn’t be able to, but I asked because I knew the inflammatory, asinine “logic” you would reply back with. And sure enough, you most certainly did.

          • Vladimir Cuellar

            Thank you Mikey I am still vomiting by the so call ‘enlighten’ piece of, well you know…

        • Vladimir Cuellar

          And you call that enlightenment???? Is only you’re opinion my friend, and quite pathetic opinion indeed.

  • olbiketech

    Considering the Jews run Hollyweird without any challenge it’s a pretty safe bet they’ll be blacklisted.

  • Guest

    Put these idiot racist directors on a blacklist. Reverse the script, do not watch their movies ever again. We are the majority not these fools. Let them feel the true impact of world opinion

    • http://batman-news.com/ Kullikoff

      I gave up Hollywood years ago. I only see a movie if Mel Gibson is somehow involved.

  • TimAZ

    I won’t be watching anything these two appear in from here on out. As far as apologies. They are actors so I won’t be fooled by any apologies they can come up with.

    • http://batman-news.com/ Kullikoff

      I never cared for them before, but now I will go to every one of their movies.

  • GanjaSeed

    Right; if you get a Jewish paycheck you keep your mouth shut about Israeli genocide of Jews will stop you from ever getting a job in America.

  • GanjaSeed

    The Israeli argument about Hamas firing rockets is so transparent to be laughable. Has Israel figured out that just maybe Hamas is firing rockets, because Israel has Palestinians living in concentration camps?

  • John Rosenbaum

    I defend to the death Ms. Cruz and Mr. Bardem’s right to speak their mind and their opinion that Israel is committing genocide. But, by that same standard I also defend Hollywood producers and writers their constitutional right to hire or in this case refuse to hire anyone they choose. If Ms. Cruz and Mr. Bardem have the right to be anti-semetic the people who would hire them certainly have the same rights to hire or not.

    • http://batman-news.com/ Kullikoff

      I agree, that’s why I would never hire anyone who doesn’t believe Jesus Christ is Lord.

    • Vladimir Cuellar

      I concur with you, so the same goes with the KKK, all kind of White, Asian, Black, Latino, Eskimo, Hindu, Muslin, Mongoloid, Siberian supremacists wait I forgot and yo mama too. Hey don’t get mad I am agreeing with you hahaha

  • Butterfly

    Why not focus on issue at hand – Cruz & Bardem like many others have the choice/right to say what they wish…..does it mean they hate anyone, probably not they just voiced a thought….. We all at one time or other have said something which others disagreed with does it mean we or Cruz & Bardem are hateful …… I don’t believe so……. There are many things in this world I’m sure we don’t agree with, does it mean we are bad people and should be banned from society….I don’t think so, WHY? We all have ideas/opinions……. Not to mention it’s HOLLYWOOD not the United States Government…….

  • Johnny

    They’re not gonna get blackballed, they’re liberals.

  • Imjustsayin

    This video needs to be shared and shared and then shared some more! Enough with the endless violence!

    http://www.globetoday.com/one-of-the-most-beautiful-accurate-and-true-cartoons-ever-a-masterpiece/

  • Dr. Joseph Brownrigg

    The core issue for ALL in israel/Palestine is the equation of the state of Israel with Judaism. This type of merging has ALWAYS led to disaster…for the religion AND the state.
    The people of Gaza are the ones attempting to defend themselves. They are the ones sealed into a small area with not land, sea, or air export/import. When people are backed into a closed system, they HAVE to fight back.
    End the occupation and save lives on all sides!

    • Vladimir Cuellar

      Obviously you just wake up after being AWOL since you were borne. Hey go back to school….Dr??? of what????

    • Lana

      gaza was sealed because hamas was elected….daaa

  • Jimmor

    The pro-Israeli media moguls continue to bully actors with their ‘if youre not Israel’s puppy then you’re an anti-semite’ routine. I hope they didnt buckle under the pressure as they have the potential to change the tides and give courage to others. Besides, Israeli media moguls have their own share of gimps who are ‘ready to swallow’ like Jon Voigt

  • guest

    Jon Vioght is an idiot. Who is he to judge. He cheated on his wife, used his daughters health issues to get attention when she was trying to adopt. He cried on camera which showed he sucks as an actor. But hey! it’s ok for Woody Allen to screw his daughter while married to the mother and these celebrities would sale their soul to start in a Woody Allen movie. But OMG! nobody speak against GAZA because you have caused so much damage. What an idiot!!!!!!! He’s is a moron! He only speaks because Angelina Jolie is an advocate for other countries. He now has to suck up to his daughter who is now more successful then him.

    • TimAZ

      Woody Allen is self hating Jew. So why would incest and pedophilia be outside the bounds of his own self hate.

  • tangoinsight

    go back to spain and run head on into a running bull in Pamplona in july and if you survive get a kick in the A**** by a torero

  • tangoinsight

    the Israelis did not kill not three teenagers which started this whole event

  • tangoinsight

    the hamas may love your kid maybe

  • tangoinsight

    and the gutless wonder that you married take that puuto with you

  • campb michael

    Before Kavanaugh should know that the Palestinians are also the descendants of Shem the son of Noah. This means that they are also Semitic and that would means Netanayahu’s hatred of Palestinians makes him an anti-Semite as well.

    • Klue

      Complete and utter bllsht.

      Stuff the religious idiocy up your arse (especially since it isn’t even accurate).

      • campb michael

        Sorry Klue but it is a fact that Arabs and Jews are both Semitic people, one cannot be antisemitic if one is defending one Semitic people from the abuse of another Semitic people. By the way I’m not really very religious I just don’t like to see a modern army blast away at women and children indiscriminately. As a person who has many Jewish friends and great respect for Jewish culture I can’t help but think Netanyahu is hurting Jewish people more than he is protecting them. So please don’t be offended by my words but accusing Penelope Cruz of antisemitism smacks of McCarthyism to me.

    • TimAZ

      There was no country called Palestine until the British empire created it out of thin air by royal decree. What you call palestinians originated from Syria. Their ancestry is Syrian.

      • campb michael

        The name Palestine was given to the region by the Romans not the British, Syrians are also people of Arabic origin. None of this matters to the people of Gaza being mercilessly slaughtered by the IDF

  • Klue

    I read the comments from many on here…

    …and just got laugh at the Nazi-trash posting in support of another Islamic-flavored Reich.

    Eat an Israeli bullet, Nazi-btches.

  • Rg Schmidt

    Hollywood personalities should stick to acting, instead of looking for a soapbox to make statements with no real knowledge of history or facts.

  • mela

    it’s the same ideology in Hollywood…you cannot criticize Israel without backlash. isral free speech is alive and well in america
    ies think if one of theirs is killed then killing hundreds in retaliation is ok.we as a country need to get beyond the guilt over doing little to stop hitler initially and look at this objectively.

    • TimAZ

      It was the hamas holes that came up with that formula to value many hamas holes two one Jew. Now you cry when the Jews except the formula of the hamas holes and use it in reverse application to the hamas holes. Three boys they sodomized and then killed plus there future generations that have been denied adds up to quite a large figure.

  • Tasneem Malik

    Go against the Antichrist New World Order and you get blacklisted.

  • Natalia

    These stupid people don’t know all the facts to make a judgement. I’d like to see them criticizing what is happening today in arab countries. They only criticize Israel based on their antisemitism and knowing that they will not be punished for that. Another hypocrites that afraid to say anything about muslim world, but have an “opinion” on Israel.
    http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2014/08/10/the-truth-about-the-un-the-worlds-most-pathethic-organization/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGYxLWUKwWo

    • mikeyboss

      Natalia, BINGO! You hit the nail right on the proverbial head. I have found that almost all rabid anti-Jew/anti-Zionist types are nonsensical, irrational morons (see a few of the anti-Jew/Israel types that I’ve interacted with below), who purposely twist their warped version of history, to mask their overzealous hatred for the Jews and Israel.

      If it wasn’t so dangerous, it would be laughable.

  • Natalia

    I hope they are not live in US, they should use their influence and go to support “palestinians” from the Gaza’s side
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/12/isis-members-threaten-to-attack-america/

  • FreePeople

    Javier Bardem And Penelope Cruz. I will watch any movie you are in. F#$@ Hollywood and Jon.

  • daniel ortega

    Silly sad thing…an example of two celebrities with little education and obviously people who do not read about history. I am not a movie goer so it does not matter if they get blacklisted…they will just get richer and more stupid but that is the price of many celebrities today…no thought, no reading, just silly comments.

  • shekel_trader

    There’s lot’s of money out there to make movies without Israel First Jews and their useful idiots involved. Go talk to Mel Gibson and get something going.
    I’ll pay to see every movie you make.
    Start with making a movie about the plight of the Palestinians.
    $1 Billion gross, easy.
    Put the Israel First Jew movie makers out of business.
    -S/T

  • Loimli Jkji

    They should definitely get blacklisted for speaking out against Israel…. I bet they’ll do just fine making movies in France or Europe.

  • Guest

    Anyone that get’s blacklisted in Hollywood is OK by me. I always remember how the jews crucified ST. MEL . A jew once nastily told me that Spain would pay for the expulsion of those parasites. Today Spain is being torn apart by independence movements. DIVIDE AND CONQUER !! They learned well from the Romans . AMERICA…..YOU’RE NEXT and NOW !!!

  • Bro

    I hope not. They both did the RIGHT thing. If Hollywood supports genocide, then maybe people should stop supporting Hollywood and their tawdry films.

  • Tired of war

    Without Peace there will only be DEATH for both sides. Are Jewish people becoming what they hate????

  • MR. P

    They have a right to comment on anything they choose because everyone plays more than one role in life.
    They are actors, parents, cousins to someone, daughter, son and in a general sense they are human beings with human feelings. No one with human feelings could have looked at the slaughter in Gaza without feeling it.
    Anyone with human feelings would have found another way to deal with hamas and israel deserves to be investigated by the ICC and America should not run interference this time.
    America has some responsibilty for this slaughter. They made sure that the state of Israel was founded and then worked toward having these western and eastern europeans plopped down in a predominately arabic area, diferent language, diferent religion, culture and race. There were those leaders from France and great Britain who saw this for what it was, stupidity, with no foresight for the future of the creation of the state of Israel. What happened in Gaza is just what the French and British leaders saw.

  • KC614

    I don’t think they should be blacklisted. Hollywood people always say stupid crap. What they said was ignorant. They should spend sometime over there with HAMAS and see if it’s to their liking.

  • obamabeenlyin

    He y REALIST. I have no religion. Educate yourself,dumbass. Fuck Obama & the Cherokee douchebag Liz Warren(D-Ma)

  • greg

    GUEST is a typical left-wing dude: a cowardly faggot. Why does his kind & Obama hide behind machines? I’d fight GUEST any day,if he was man enough to confront me. Anytime,GUEST;my bitch

  • obamabeenlyin

    GUEST,u punk,coward,bitch. Dont hide behind your machine like Obama. Come out likie a man & fight me. Im in LA. Where r u? In Marthas Vineyard up Obama’s butthole?

  • Mindy Salvage

    Shame on you Javier & Penelope. Israel is simply defending itself from the ruthless Hamas terrorists who hide their bombs & explosives in the homes, schools & places of business of the Palestinians. What about the Islamic extremists of ISIS in IRAQ killing Christians including children. You two had better be careful or they will be killing & bombing where you live.