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Hollywood used to love Israel, then this happened

Palestinian terror attacks like Hamas’ nightmarish assault on Israeli civilians are sadly nothing new. They filled the news roughly 50 years ago, but what has changed is how Hollywood has gone from defending Israel to becoming a major critic. 

Some celebrities have continued to side with Israel, but the opponents are getting more vocal as ground combat in Gaza seems imminent. “The View” host Sunny Hostin bashed Israel’s response to terrorism, claiming it was “going to launch an offensive against those 2.2 million people, half of which are children.” She declared Israel had “to look at some restraint” in another broadcast, despite the barbarity of the Hamas attack which used zero “restraint.” 

Actress Tilda Swinton was one of the big names of more than 2,000 who called themselves, “Artists for Palestine.” Other celebrities, such as Charles Dance, Steve Coogan and Miriam Margolyes, joined the effort that called on nations to stop supporting Israel. “Our governments are not only tolerating war crimes but aiding and abetting them.” 

Now, Israel has been attacked with the worst and most-deadly butchery since the Holocaust. Even before Israel launches a ground offensive into Gaza to kill terrorists and rescue hostages, the narrative is already written among the Hollywood elite. 

Israel is in the wrong. No matter what it does. 


Dan Gainor is a freelance opinion editor for Fox News Digital.


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