You have come to Israel, ostensibly to promote your new film, but instead we are hearing you spread the most pernicious propaganda about this country that has so graciously hosted you.
You speak out about the “occupation” of our own indigenous lands. Yet you played King David once. Surely, you did not just read the script and your lines without internalizing the rich history of the Jewish people in their homeland – including in Jerusalem, where David reigned as king, and where his son built the First of the two temples that stood there well before the Muslims conquered the area and placed the gold dome there?
You call our Prime Minister one of the “bad guys” and blame rising antisemitism on Donald Trump. Yet you are buddies with Hanan Ashrawi, who runs the antisemitic MIFTAH organization. And you were more than willing to meet and receive a gift from Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas, whose Fatah party disseminates antisemitism to this day.
Richard, you may have played an officer and a gentleman once, but you truly are neither.
I know it is sometimes hard to
masking tape mask your true feelings, but why the propaganda? Gerbils Goebbels would be proud.