Woody Allen Weighs In On Gaza

From an interview with The Daily Beast:

Woody_AllenJews from New York are a very different brand from the Israelis. What’s your take on the situation in Gaza right now?

More terribleness. Ever since I can remember, when I was 21 years old, they were telling me, “Peace is around the corner between the Arabs and Israelis. The next generation. Right now, there’s a lot of bitterness, but with time, new generations will grow up and be more peaceful with each other.” This would go on and on and on, and in the end, nothing’s changed. This situation remains tragic and terrible, and the leaders in Israel and the leaders in the Arab world have not been able to come to an agreement. It’s a terrible, tragic thing. Innocent lives are lost left and right, and it’s a horrible situation that eventually has to right itself—but I say that without knowing that it will. I hope that it will, but it seems, at this point, that nobody on either side is ready, willing, and able to.

But I feel that the Arabs were not very nice in the beginning, and that was a big problem. The Jews had just come out of a terrible war where they were exterminated by the millions and persecuted all over Europe, and they were given this tiny, tiny piece of land in the desert. If the Arabs had just said, “Look, we know what you guys have been through, take this little piece of land and we’ll all be friends and help you,” and the Jews came in peace, but they didn’t. They were not nice about it, and it led to problems, and over the years, both sides have made mistakes. There’ve been public relations mistakes, actual mistakes, and it’s been a terrible, terrible cycle of mismanagement and bad faith.

Wow, that was actually a lot better than I was expecting (granted, the bar was low).

And way better than the views of his ex-wife.

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  • unpluggged

    Seems he is of the same leftist kind that believes that Jews received the land as some compensation for the Holocaust. What about the massacres of 1921 and 1929, for instance?

  • unpluggged

    Seems he is of the same leftist kind that believes that Jews received the land as some compensation for the Holocaust. What about the massacres of 1921 and 1929, for instance?

    • juvanya

      If I had a shekel for every time someone thought Israel was created by the UN or britain…

      • Sulaiman Arsalai

        if I had a shekel for every time a zionist tried to magically erase history like the way the palestinians were magically erased from their homes

  • Hard Little Machine

    In the same way that Michael Chabon’s “The Yiddish Policeman’s Union” is really a thinly veiled celebration of the extermination of Israel and ultimately all Jews.

    • walt kovacs

      its an alternative history novel based on a real initiative that called for putting all the jews of europe into alaska, post ww2

      the novel is not wishful thinking by chabon

      anymore than the man in the high tower, was wishful thinking by dick that japan and germany should have won the war

      • Hard Little Machine

        I guess you don’t know much about Chabon or his insane Jew hating hag of a wife Ayelet Waldman.

        • walt kovacs

          guess i dont,

          why dont you link to some examples…cuz ive never seen them

  • walt kovacs

    agree with unplugged

    an unlearned jew says something unlearned

    jews werent given the land as the result of the holocaust….there is no connection

    it is our homeland…..for 3000 years

  • a

    Yea, right. Yor soldier kills innocent palestinian women and children, and you laugh about it. You can go to hell with it. You have no heart nor brain to see what’s right. No wonder, you are one nation who will always betray your Lord.

  • Luca

    Does he not realise that the “little piece of land in the desert” was already a country with people living there or……..

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