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The Passion Of Jon Voight

Hollywood actor Jon Voight has already done enough to prove just how much he loves Israel.

But a few weeks ago, he did a bit more.

jon voight israelThings got a little heated when Jon Voight showed up April 3 at UCLA to speak at a Bruins for Israel event. After he vocally aligned himself with Newt Gingrich’s hard-line views on the nation, a Jewish student approached him to politely offer his dissent in favor of a two-state solution.

Voight became animated, eventually grabbing the student’s collar and lightly shaking him. When THR reached the actor, he insisted it was merely a playful moment.

“Between the boy and I, I was making a joke,” says Voight. “It wasn’t serious.”

Yet the Bruin, who wishes to maintain his privacy, is unappeased. “I still don’t think he should have put his hands on me.”

I wish I knew more Jews with Voight’s passion for Israel.

In the meantime, the student can thank his lucky stars Jon only lightly shook him.

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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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