LISTEN | The Interview: Seth Rogen Sets the Record Straight

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Seth Rogen in Zoom conversation with Haaretz's Allison Kaplan Sommer.
Seth Rogen in Zoom conversation with Haaretz's Allison Kaplan Sommer.Credit: Haaretz
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Days before the release of Seth Rogen's latest movie – which the Canadian-American actor says is his most Jewish to date – he sat down for a set-the-record straight Zoom conversation with Haaretz’s Allison Kaplan Sommer.

Ever since his comments on the "WTF with Marc Maron" podcast, where he said that "Israel doesn't make sense" to him, Rogen has been at the center of a Jewish twittershpere hurricane. The head of the Jewish Agency even called his mother to kvetch.

LISTEN: Seth Rogen sets the record straight

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And , depending on which news outlet you read, Rogen either gave voice to the ambivalence of many Diaspora Jews of his generation toward Israel – or he crossed over to the dark side and become a self-hating Jew who doesn’t think Israel should exist.

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