Celebs Weigh in on Israel and Gaza

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Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta Jones, Hollywood stars and power couple
Supports: Israel

Brought their children to Israel for son’s Bar Mitzvah. Planning future trip to celebrate their daughter's bat mitzvah.

Emma Thompson, Actress
Supports: Gaza

Advocates boycotting Israel.
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Zayn Malik, Singer (One Direction)
Supports: Gaza

“#FreePalestine”
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Selena Gomez, Actress and singer
Supports: Gaza

“It’s about humanity. Pray for Gaza.”

Rosie O’Donnell, Actress and talk show host
Supports: Gaza

Uses social media to promote the Gaza perspective.
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Russell Simmons, Music mogul
Supports: Israel

Prays and kisses the Western Wall wearing a kippah.
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Naomi Wolf, Author, political consultant
Supports: Gaza

Challenged below for why I am mourning genocide in Gaza. I mourn genocide in Gaza because I am the granddaughter of a family half wiped out in a holocaust and I know genocide when I see it. People are asking why I am taking this 'side'. There are no sides. I mourn all victims. But every law of war and international law is being broken in the targeting of civilians in Gaza. I stand with the people of Gaza exactly because things might have turned out differently if more people had stood with the Jews in Germany. I stand with the people of Gaza because no one stood with us. I went to synagogue last Friday night and had to leave because I kept waiting for the massacre of Gaza to be addressed. ..nothing. where is god? God is only ever where we stand with our neighbor in trouble and against injustice. I turn in my card of faith as of now because of our overwhelming silence as Jews...I don't mean Israelis, a separate issue...about the genocide now in Gaza.. I want no other religion than this, that is, seeing rather than denying my neighbor under fire and embracing rather than dismissing those targeted with annihilation and ethnic cleansing.
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Vanessa Williams, Singer, actress, model
Supports: Israel

Goes to Israel during current Israel/Gaza war, uses Twitter to promote Jewish state.
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Simon Cowell, Record and television producer
Supports: Israel

Donated $150,000 to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.
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Justin Timberlake, Biggest star in the world
Supports: Israel

“The Holy Land… What an experience. I will never forget this day.”
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Ashton Kutcher, Actor
Supports: Israel

“Israel is near and dear to my heart.”
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Handsome Dick Manitoba, Dictator
Supports: Israel

"Get rid of the tunnels, get rid of Hamas … more help from America … this is war … Jews lay down no more … who cares if the Jew haters hate us … they hated us for being successful businessmen, shopkeepers, citizens in Germany, and elsewhere forever… Now! … Now!!!!??? They have a reason!?!??!? Fuck you Jew haters ... keep hating. We will win this war against these American/Jew haters."

With war once again raging in one of the world’s most treacherous regions, it’s difficult to fathom right from wrong. But celebrities know! Here’s a guide to who’s supporting Israel and who’s supporting the Palestinians in Gaza. — Compiled by Paul Miller