Why Jon Voight is speaking out on Gaza and Hollywood activism

August 4, 2014 9:19 PM

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Actor Jon Voight criticized comments by Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz condemning Israel's operation in Gaza. As some celebrities take sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, controversy erupts.

Hollywood celebrities on both sides of the political aisle are alternately supporting – and condemning – Israel's month-long military operation in the Gaza Strip as the death toll climbs to more than 1,700 Palestinian and 67 Israeli casualties.

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