Thursday, August 17, 2006
Hollywood Whitewashes Israel's Terror or Sorry, Ms. Kidman, Wrong Ethnicity
Eighty-four Hollywood personalities signed a full page ad appearing in the Los Angeles Times today. The ad makes no distinction between the inordinate amount of Lebanese civilian deaths as opposed to Israel's forty civilian deaths although Robert Fisk writes in today's Independent that the Lebanese civilian toll has climbed to 1300 as whole families "their arms wrapped around each other in the moment of death as their homes were beaten down upon them by the Israeli air force," continue to be pulled out of the rubble.
In addition to leading one to believe Israel's deaths are commensurate with Lebanon's, Hamas and Hizbollah are singled out for admonishment from the Hollywood luminaries:
"We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas."
According to Australia's Herald Sun the signatories include Nicole Kidman, Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Danny De Vito, Don Johnson, James Woods, Kelly Preston, Patricia Heaton and William Hurt.
Directors Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Dick Donner and Sam Raimi also signed their names.
Others signing the ad included Sumner Redstone, the chairman and majority owner of Paramount Pictures, and billionaire mogul, Haim Saban.
Boycott these Hollywood personalities. The following resources provide much documentation of Israeli terror one may include in informative blog posts or e-mails although I'm not having much luck finding email addresses for the Hollywood pundits.
Enlighten them: Israel's forces dismembered one hundred Gazans from June 25-August 12.
Inform them: Israel's forces killed 203 Gazans and injured 800 in the same period.
Brief them: Israel's ethical troops killed 58 kids under 18 during this time.
Educate them: Maysoon Zaid, a handicapped Palestinian-American comedian, was left naked in a room to bleed on herself by Israel's airport officials.
Shame them: Erica Silverman's excellent "Plain Genocide."
Also express that the core of the conflict is Israel's refusal to let Palestine's refugees return home in contravention of international law. Ask Nicole Kidman how she would feel if she couldn't escape Hollywood for her native Australia. Explain Israel's concern for maintaining a majority of Jews in historic Palestine and ask why she supports a country that has institutionalized bigotry.
Is there anything worthwhile that any arab country exports, besides jihad and bullshit claims of oppression?
Every muslim country has the following in common: it is oppressive, barbaric and pathetic. Who needs another one?
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