Hollywood’s Seth Rogen on Monday said he was fed a “huge amount” of lies about Israel, as Palestinians were left out of the narrative.
In the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, Rogen, who is Jewish himself, sat down with Marc Maron to promote his new film An American Pickle and discuss their shared Jewish heritage. The talk turned to the subject of Israel and the Jewish diaspora.
"I also think that as a Jewish person, I was fed a huge amount of lies about Israel my entire life. They never tell you, that oh by the way, there were people there. They make it seem like it was just sitting there, oh the f*cking door’s open!" -Seth Rogen https://t.co/2ZoOqjHiz1
— Jewish Voice for Peace (@jvplive) July 28, 2020
“I also think as a Jewish person I was fed a huge amount of lies about Israel my entire life. They never tell you that ‘oh by the way there were people there’, they make it seem like it was just some land sitting there.”
To which Maron agreed, chiming in: “Ours for the taking.”
“Yeah, they literally forget to include the fact to every young Jewish person basically, like, ‘oh by the way, there were people there’.”
— WTF with Marc Maron (@WTFpod) July 27, 2020
“They just want to make sure you were frightened for your own survival to the point that when you get old enough, you will make sure that money goes to Israel, and that trees are planted, and that you always speak highly of Israel, and Israel must survive no matter what.”
I wasn't taught about the ethnic cleansing… of MENA Jews. That was a surprise to me.
I also didn't know about the second class status of Jews in Islamic lands. The term was "dhimmi". It was like being a black person in the Jim Crow south. pic.twitter.com/nMhffhVLLr
— Archie N. (@ArchieN1966) July 28, 2020
Maron asked Rogen: “Could you imagine living in Israel? Would you ever go live in Israel?” to which Rogen answered no.
Seth Rogen rose to fame for his role in the film Knocked Up. He has gone on to write, direct, star in, and produce award-winning films.
Rogen’s film An American Pickle, which follows the story of Jewish immigrant and struggling laborer Herschel Greenbaum who falls into a vat of pickles in 1920 then wakes up 100 years later in modern-day New York, having been perfectly preserved by the pickle brine, is released on August 6.
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