Z-List Actor David Clennon Suggests He is Unfairly Labelled an Antisemite, Before Showing Why It Is a Fair Label
Remember when actor David Clennon declined an audition for a new Netflix series because he didn’t want to work with two Israeli producers previously involved with Fauda?
Probably not, given your likely response was “Who the firetruck is David Clennon?”
I was actually hoping the next time we heard from him, he’d be saying “Would you like fries with that?” Alas, he seems to want more publicity and has penned an op-ed entitled I’m a Hollywood Actor. I Support BDS. Will I Be Blacklisted?
In it, he claims allegations he and others are antisemitic are
“yet another example of how the charge of “anti-Semitism” has been widely employed by defenders of Israel’s expansionism and its crimes against the Palestinian people. Legitimate criticism of Israel has been strategically and unfairly labeled “anti-Semitism,” often drawing attention away from the many very real instances of actual anti-Semitism that exist in this age of rising white nationalism.”
Yet the piece serves to show just how he really is an antisemite.
Take this, for example:
Since the Israeli massacre of 2,200 residents of Gaza in 2014, I have supported the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel under the larger umbrella of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Israeli sources estimated almost 50% of the casualties were terrorists, not mere “residents” as Clennon claims. But even if you believe, say the left-wing B’tselem, 63% of this amount were civilians, and military experts acknowledged Israel used huge restraint to minimize such casualties. The fact Clennon ignores all of this and accepts the Hamas narrative speaks volumes about his true motivation – the destruction of the Jewish state. And he is even clearer about this later on when he says
A state founded upon multiple acts of violent ethnic cleansing and maintained by a system of racial apartheid stands as a moral contradiction to centuries of Jewish theological reflection and ethical reasoning.
Note he is not against the so-called “occupation” from 1967 but rather the very existence of the Jewish state of Israel from 1948.
Of course, no antisemite is doing his job without mentioning Jewish Zionist power in Hollywood.
More recently, the ties that bind U.S. and Israeli entertainment enterprises seem to be getting tighter, even as the grip of the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee is, very gradually, slipping over the hearts and minds of American politicians. As the mask of democracy slips from the face of the Israeli state, it seems some in Hollywood are joining forces with Tel Aviv to repair Israel’s image.
So yes, Clennon is an antisemite and I’d suggest he stick to acting instead of opining. Alas, his acting career isn’t anything to write home about. Perhaps he can get a part in Hamas’ next propaganda video?