Hollywood’s Issue with Israel-Palestine Conflict


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Hollywood’s Thought Police and the Zionist Narrative

It’s that time of year again when Hollywood’s thought police make sure that American celebrity culture stays in line with the Zionist narrative. Recently, actress Melissa Barrera, known for her role in the horror film franchise Scream, was fired from the next installment of the series for posting on social media about Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip. Since October 7, the Israeli military has killed over 16,000 Palestinians in Gaza, including more than 6,000 children. Barrera’s posts called for a ceasefire and quoted Israeli historian Raz Segal, who has argued that Israel’s current behavior constitutes a “textbook case of genocide.”

The Spyglass Media Group production company was responsible for firing Barrera, claiming that her social media posts on Palestine were anti-Semitic. In its writeup of the Barrera episode, Newsweek magazine felt compelled to state that “some critics of Zionism have argued the creation of Israel forced Palestinians off their land in what is called the Nakba.” This is equivalent to stating that “some critics of meteorology have argued that hurricanes don’t exist.”

Barrera is not the only Hollywood star to come under fire for defying the Zionist script. In November, actress Susan Sarandon was dropped as a client by United Talent Agency (UTA) after speaking at a pro-Palestinian rally. Actor Mark Ruffalo has also faced backlash for expressing his opinions on the situation in Israel and Palestine.

Many other A-listers have shown support for Israel. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis shared a photo of Palestinian children fleeing Israeli bombs but mistakenly cast them as Israeli children subjected to Palestinian “terror from the skies.” Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress known for her role as Wonder Woman, has also shown support for Israel.

Gadot has played a significant role in whitewashing the Israeli occupation and predilection for mass killing. She was applauded by Time Magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2018 and was once hailed by former Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as a “true and beloved ambassador” for the state of Israel.

The movie industry is all about making up stories, right? Gadot appeared on the cover of Maxim magazine in 2007 as part of a photoshoot of female Israeli soldiers in bikinis and other scanty attire. Her fame and wealth have propelled her to launch her production company, Pilot Wave, which is now involved in Gadot’s much-anticipated silver screen interpretation of Cleopatra.

Israel’s onscreen image also got a boost in 2022 when Disney’s Marvel Studios announced that the forthcoming film Captain America: New World Order would feature a character named Sabra, a member of Israel’s notoriously criminal spy agency Mossad. This Disney venture amounted to putting a superheroine’s cape on state savagery.

The film industry’s affection for a state synonymous with oppression directly serves US foreign policy goals. The propaganda campaign is so relentless that even brief shows of compassion for the Palestinian cause on social media are quickly deleted.

Supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, whose father Mohamed was born in Palestine in 1948, have also been targeted for expressing solidarity with Palestinians. In 2021, the sisters were smeared in a full-page New York Times advertisement implicitly accusing them of endorsing a “second Holocaust” of Jews perpetrated by Hamas. Bella has reported receiving continuous death threats for expressing solidarity with Palestinians under bombardment.

As the Israeli army conducts a most cinematic apocalypse in the Gaza Strip, one wishes that Hollywood stars and other famous folks weren’t so deeply embedded in the Zionist trenches. But for the time being, at least, the truth is definitely not coming to a theater near you.

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