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Rabbi:

Jane Fonda Supports Destruction of Israel

9/4/2009 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

An Oscar-winning rabbi is condemning the actions of Jane Fonda, Danny Glover and Eve Ensler -- claiming their decision to boycott the Toronto International Film Festival is "an attack on the heart and soul of Israel."

Rabbi Hier and Jane Fonda

It's all over a program featured in the festival called "City to City" -- which honors Tel Aviv's 100th anniversary by spotlighting 10 Israeli films.

Fonda, Glover and Ensler have decided to boycott the festival and signed their name to a letter sent to festival officials -- a letter that claims Tel Aviv was built on "thousands of destroyed Palestinian villages" and that the program "ignores the suffering of thousands of former residents and descendants."

Now, Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center is blasting the the actors -- and everyone else who signed the letter -- claiming "Whoever would sign on to a campaign like this would support the complete destruction of Israel."

Hier -- who's won two Academy Awards for documentaries -- added, "People who support letters like this are people who do not support a two-state solution. By calling into question the legitimacy of Tel Aviv, they are supporting a one-state solution, which means the destruction of the State of Israel."

"I applaud the organizers of the festival for celebrating on the 100th anniversary of Tel Aviv. If every city in the Middle East would be as culturally diverse, as open to freedom of expression as Tel Aviv is, then peace would long have come to the Middle East."

UPDATE: Jane Fonda just issued the following statement to TMZ:
"I, in no way, support the destruction of Israel. I am for the two-state solution. I have been to Israel many times and love the country and its people.
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mrez golucky    

Yikes!

1845 days ago
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savvydude    

Fonda cant' help herself. She only sees life through a prism pointing extreme left and her protestations are so unimportant now. Danny Glover is a lost cause, too.

1845 days ago
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L    

Jane Fonda - offending everyone? No! That IS news! *rolls eyes*

1845 days ago
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doc murry    

they didnt even rate an invitation to dj-am loser wake ,,a bunch of hasbeens,,so who cares

1845 days ago
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Zach Swan    

Hanoi Jane returns from the dead. Besmirches the great city of Toronto. Shameful.

1845 days ago
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melissa    

so let me get this state - by syaing its unfair that israel gets their own movie section that only supports israeli views is ok but by seeing that its too one sided to do such means you're wishing destruction of israel. thats such a ridculous stretch and completely trying to associate 2 things that are not in anyway meant to be associated with one another.

1845 days ago
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PapDog    

Israel is a military tyrant that the US supports. Do some research they are not as innocent as the popular opinion in America.

1845 days ago
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ZrocK    

I applaud Jane Fonda, Danny Glover and Eve Ensler for not being afraid to stand up for the Truth. The constant Israeli Propaganda is getting really old and all their lies are seeping through for the world to see. If they truly want a two state solution and peace for all, they would have not voted in an extreme right wing tyrant, Netanyahu, who made it so clear that he is not for a two state solution and the Palestinians do not belong in that region. A peace loving people do not drop phospherous to a mass crowd of innocent civilians, literally burning them alive, as they did in their war campaign not too long ago. They do not drop 2 ton bombs on homes resided by innocent families with women and children. They do not suffocate a whole race of people like rats in a cage, depriving them of necessaties such as food, clean water, medicine and other proper medical care. Is this their idea of Peace and democracy? This is what they want the world to celebrate with them? Who are they kidding. Its time more people stand up against their aggression, apartheid and holocaust.

1845 days ago
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greenleaf187    

i applaud Jane Fonda, Danny Glover and Eve Ensler for their stance on this subject...
Dear Marvin Hier: Israel was never in their history of violence a diverse country... check your facts, 50 years of oppression against a country and their religion.

1845 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    



Let me just say this;

Y O U D O N O T W A N T T O M E S S
W I T H I S R A E L !


Rather you believe in God or not, this is one land of people you don't want the vengeance of their/my God coming back on you! Trust me on this one.


Those Who Bless Israel Will Be Blessed, and Those Who Curse Israel Will Be Cursed

In the Book of Genesis, Chapter 12, Verse 1-3, we see what God says about His response to how people treat Israel:

“And I will bless those that bless you and curse the one who curses you. And in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

In the Book of Numbers, where the Bible is telling us about the Nation of Israel that God delivers out of bondage in Egypt, it tells us:

“He crouched. He lay down as a lion, and as a great lion. Who shall stir him up? Blessed is he who blesses you, and cursed is he who curses you.”

1845 days ago
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melissa    

also it should be mentioned that theyre not saying no israeli movies theyre just saying their should be a balanced view - have palestinian movies showing as well. fonda and co are fighting for equal views to be put out there ratehr than one dominant view.

another important note - the majority of people who have signed this are jewish themselves eg Naomi Klein - so this rabbi is suggesting people want to destory their own faiths homeland

talk about a ridculous stretch - shame on him for trying to make 2+2 add to 10

1845 days ago
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Congressman ron paul    

I just sent prove that michael jackson is the father of prince he .

1845 days ago
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mia    

There are two points of view here:

1) Israel had a right to take the Palestinians' land away from them
2) they didn't.

I support #2. Right on Jane, Danny, and Eve.

Btw, Hier is an a-hole to extrapolate this to wishing for "the complete destruction of Israel". No, we just want Israel to treat the Palestinians fairly instead of like concentration camp victims.

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Anthony Anderson    

As an African American man I am objectively disgusted at the way Israel has stomped on and basically become the bully of the middle east. You would think that after what they've gone through they would be more compassionate but they have become what they say they despise. I am now boycotting the festival myself~! Thank you for enlightening me...

1845 days ago
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mia    

WhatAnAwesomeGod, you appear to be mentally unstable. Seek help.

Also, aren't you a little too old to have an imaginary friend?

1845 days ago
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