Welcome, new inductees! Your hateful comments and actions against Israel and the Jewish people have earned you a star on 4Zion’s very own Anti-Israel Walk of Shame!
American author, political commentator, and filmmaker Michael Moore directed four of the top-ten highest grossing documentaries of all time.
Michael Moore’s not only super-critical of America – he’s not a fan of Israel either. Never one to shy away from controversy, Moore is often found at anti-Israel events, and even attempted to prevent his documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, from being shown in Israel. He dedicated his 2003 book, Dude, Where’s My Country?, to Rachel Corrie, an anti-Israel activist who was accidentally killed by an Israeli bulldozer when she tried to stop its destruction of tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists to smuggle weapons. In the book, he wrote:
“Of course many Israeli children have died too, at the hands of the Palestinians. You would think that would make every Israeli want to wipe out the Arab world, but the average Israeli does not have that response. Why? Because in their hearts, they know they are wrong, and they know they would be doing just what the Palestinians are doing if the sandal were on the other foot.”
Mr. Moore, we highly doubt that Jewish people, whose tradition and faith places the ultimate value on human life, would strap on suicide vests and launch rockets out of civilian areas — and we’re not sure you honestly think that either. But for that, and much more, you’ve rightly earned your spot on our Walk of Shame!
American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter.
Mel Gibson is a well-known Holocaust denier who hurls anti-Semitic remarks freely, as he did during one well-publicized incident when he drunkenly yelled at his arresting officer, “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world!” And Gibson’s rage against Jews isn’t simply the result of having had a few too many cocktails. Long accused of being a rabid anti-Semite, a new book by Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas alleges that Gibson frequently hurls derogatory epithets at Jewish people including “JewsHebes,” “oven-dodgers,” and “Jewboys.”
Mel, thanks to your numerous tirades against the Jews, raging anger, and sexism, your Hollywood stardom is waning. But not to worry, your star still shines bright on our anti-Israel Walk of Shame!
American author, poet, and activist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple.
When Alice Walker refused to let her renowned novel The Color Purple be translated into Hebrew, the national language of the Jewish people, she showed us how easy it is to cross the line between misguided political opinion and blatant anti-Semitism. She must have been delusional when she said, in a 2012 letter to an Israeli publisher explaining her decision, that Israeli policies are even worse than that of apartheid South Africa. Walker, a supporter of the BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement, has also called Israel “the greatest terrorist” in the Middle East.
Ms. Walker, for your demonization of Israel, open expression of Jew-hatred, and support of the BDS movement, we welcome you to the Walk of Shame.
British actress, comedian and screenwriter.
In 2012, Emma Thompson joined the ranks of other Hollywood stars who seem to think that by expressing their ill-informed opinions on Israel they’re striking a blow for justice.
Thompson joined with 36 other prominent figures in the English theater to protest the inclusion of Israel’s prestigious Habima Theater Company in a dramatic festival taking place in London. Habima’s unforgivable sin, it seems, was its acceptance of an invitation to perform in Ariel, an “illegal settlement” built on “stolen Palestinian land.” Meanwhile, Thompson was silent about the presence of Chinese human rights abusers and Palestinian terrorism supporters at the festival.
Emma, for your support of the ineffectual, hypocritical, and rabidly anti-Israel Boycott Divestment Movement, you have earned your star on our Walk of Shame!