John Voight, an American Oscar-winning actor who is in Israel with conservative political commentator Glenn Beck on a tour to “restore courage” slammed Palestinians in Jerusalem Monday night, comparing the current political situation to a “new holocaust,” the Jerusalem Post reported on Monday.
“How have we come to a time when blowing up babies and cutting their throats are an acceptable means to a political goal?” Voight reportedly asked, referring to the March attack on the Fogel family in the West Bank settlement of Itamar.
The actor, who is not Jewish, continued, saying “I feel complete contempt for anyone not intelligent enough to see that the media propaganda portraying the Palestinians as victims endangers the state of Israel."
Voight reportedly claimed that “we are facing a new holocaust, and people of all faiths must demand that the truth be heard. The Palestinian radicals have only one prayer on their lips: To remove every Jew from Israel.”
The Midnight Cowboy star received a standing ovation for saying “we will not bend to terrorism in any way, shape, or form for the sake of peace,” the report said.
Voight spoke the day after 3,000 people, mostly American Christians, attended a 90-minute show given by Glenn Beck in a Caesarea amphitheater. Glenn Beck is in Israel for his “Restore Courage” tour, to culminate on Wednesday night, when around 2,000 people will join the right-wing pundit in a sold-out event at the Davidson Center in Jerusalem.
Wednesday night's event will "issue a challenge to all citizens of the world to stand with and declare their support for Israel," the handout distributed on the Sunday night event stated
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