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Anti-Netanyahu Italian Actor Quits Milan Jewish Community

By: JTA

Italian actor Moni Ovadia resigned from the Milan Jewish community with accusations that it is a “propaganda office” of the Israeli government.

The announcement by Ovadia, 67, in an interview published last week in the daily Il Fatto Quotidiano sparked a row in the Italian Jewish world. “I don’t want to stay in a place that calls itself a Jewish community but is the propaganda office of a government,” he said. “I am against those who want to ‘Israelianize’ Judaism.”

A longtime left-wing critic of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policy toward the Palestinians, Ovadia also said he had been barred from taking part in a major Jewish culture festival in Milan at the end of September because of his views.

Milan Jewish community spokesman Daniele Nahum said assertions by the well-known actor were “full of falsehoods.” He stated, “We represent Milanese Jewry and are not the agency of anyone.”

Ovadia describes himself as Jewish but agnostic.

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8 Responses to “Anti-Netanyahu Italian Actor Quits Milan Jewish Community”

  1. Who needs the Italian actor so badly? Let him go and live in his misguided lies.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ms. Rita. Only Jews have a right to get involved in this discussion

  3. True Jewish will be known as time passes! Keep focusing on the Almighty God.

  4. I DID NOT KNOW THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT COULD BAR SOMEONE FROM THE FESTIVAL DUE TO THEIR PROTEST OF GOVERNMENT. IN THE US WE HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT OF PROTEST, AND CAN NOT BE PUNISHED FOR SPEAKING OUT, PROTESTING, DEBATING, OR EXPOSING OUR GOVERNMENT. WE HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHTS TO DEBATE ANY ISSUE, IN OUR FIRST AMENDMENT TO OUR CONSTITUTION. SOME COUNTRIES ARE NOT SO LUCKY. WHETHER THE MAN IS RIGHT OR WRONG IS REALLY NOT THE ISSUE, IT IS HIS LEGAL RIGHT TO DISAGREE PUBLICLY WITH GOVERNMENT POLICY, AND POLICY MAKERS. I PRAISE GOD FOR OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

  5. TELLING US THIS CONVERSATION IS ONLY FOR JEWISH PEOPLE, WELL… TECHNICALLY, I AM CHEROKEE REGISTERED ON THE LEE REGISTRY OF THE CHEROKEE NATION, THERE IS A WALL ON MY FAMILIES FARM OVER 4000 YEARS OLD WITH PALEO HEBREW WRITINGS ON IT, SHOWING WE ARE HEBREW DESCENDANTS. SO THAT SHOULD COUNT FOR SOMETHING.

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRxsMy-rzJoXEnS23ABPtwbdC8WfP9d_v

  6. Sylvia Bendavid says:

    Actor Ovadia may like very much the modern Jewish ghetto, times have changed…very understandable. Affluence, liberties, sincerity between nations, technology advancements, religious freedoms, tolerance. All these, not to be confused with the state Israel?!By the way, his laugh is contagious!

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