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Luke on the Offensive

Mark Hamill, the actor who played “Luke Skywalker” in Star Wars, takes a subtle jab at Jewish Hollywood personalities.

“I don’t mind the Hollywood caste system. I know the tenuous position I’m in on the entertainment food chain. I don’t get invited to A-list affairs. Me? I’m listless,” he says. “If anything, it hardens my resolve to say, ‘Ah, you’re wrong. I’m going to show you by doing this or that or the other.”

“But when you do it to my children, that makes me go berserk. And she started being excluded from this one’s birthday party or that one’s bat mitzvah because I’m not A-list. It really burns my hide when it comes through because they’re not in show business – I am.”

I hope the ADL do not give him a hard time about this comment, which is clearly not anti-Semitic. Hamill is disappointed with Hollywood snobbery, and criticizes Hollywood players, Jewish and non-Jewish alike. He was probably not even thinking in terms of “Jewish” and “non-Jewish”, but merely in terms of the types of events from which his children are excluded. And you can bet there are plenty of bat mitzvahs!

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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