Jon Voight Really, Really Loves Israel…Alot

GLENN: Are you more concerned about the economy and spending or are you more concerned about, for instance, the Middle East and Israel?

VOIGHT: Well, I’m concerned about all of that but I really, I’m really concerned about Israel. His attitude toward Israel really reveals that he knows nothing but the history of Israel and its importance to the United States. He spoke at Cairo University in a speech on June 4th and then he said there will be no dictating to other countries, you know, only forging partnerships and yet he certainly dictates to Israel to freeze all settlement activity which, you know, means no natural growth and that means strangling these towns to death, these thriving towns close to the 1949 armistice line that everybody, every negotiation over the past decade has envisioned Israel retaining. So he’s really destroying their ability to negotiate and to give and recommending that Israel gives more land away. Hasn’t he understood that every time Israel has given land in order to secure peace that all of the response has only been violence? Hasn’t he understood all of this? That Gaza has attacked Israel, they gave Gaza as a peace gesture and, you know, Hamas has used it to attack the south of Israel? It’s one wonders where he gets his information from and what his point of view is.

GLENN: John, why you’re awfully passionate about Israel. I am as well.

VOIGHT: I am indeed, yeah.

GLENN: Why?

VOIGHT: Well

GLENN: Because there’s a lot of people that will say, geez, these people having warring for 5,000 years, why should we even get involved? Why should we even care?

VOIGHT: Well, you know, certainly they are arguably our greatest ally in the world. We depend on their intelligence. We depend, we’re very tied to them, and they are the only democracy in that part of the world. And there are other aspects as well. But when we look at, you know, what Hitler said, Hitler in Mein Kampf laid it all out, didn’t he? There are some people who read Mein Kampf. Winston Churchill said, you know, they said, well, how did you know? He said, well, I read his book.

GLENN: Yeah.

VOIGHT: Well, we have heard Ahmadinejad and the Imam speak from Iran, wipe Israel from the geography of the land, from time. Israel is going to die they say. Aren’t we listening? Are we taking them seriously or not?
You know, it’s funny that you bring this up today because I was just meeting with the writers for television earlier this morning and I said this is where I’m headed today. And it’s that very point. I was driving in this morning and I’m hearing all of the news and I keep seeing these signposts pass. Nobody has everybody is in denial on everything.

VOIGHT: Yeah.

GLENN: They are, “Oh, well, we’re going to be able to grow our way out of it. Well, we’ll have to spend some money temporarily here. Well, we can just make friends with these people and we are denying everything that people are actually telling us. Somebody said it was Gretchen Carlson from Fox News who I adore. She is going to be on later. She was on yesterday’s show and she said, you know, Obama never said he would do these things. I said, yes, he has. Yes, he has. Nobody wants to say that the man is a Marxist. Okay, so he’s not a Marxist. He’s a progressive! This is semantics.

VOIGHT: Yes, it is.

GLENN: If you go back and you read what they said. What they said they were going to do in the early 20th century which Hillary Clinton in her own campaign speech said, you know, “I’m an early 20th century American progressive.” If you read what they said they were going to do, they’re doing it right now, and I feel like I read Mein Kampf as well, and when I read Mein Kampf, I read it because I wanted to know, did the German people know. Yes! Yes, they knew. Unless they were like, “Oh, well, no, he doesn’t mean that,” which is exactly what we’re doing now. Everybody’s just saying, “Well, no, they don’t… Ahmadinejad really doesn’t mean that.” Or, “He’s really not going to actually destroy the free market system.” Yes, he is. Yes, he is.

VOIGHT: Oh, yes.

GLENN: So how do you wake people up, John?

VOIGHT: I don’t know. I’m doing my best and you’re doing your best for sure, Glenn. It really is frightening. I mean, when Obama says you don’t know if you’re hearing properly when he says that Iran is perhaps entitled to nuclear power. And after all of these statements

GLENN: Yet we’re not.

VOIGHT: We’re seeing him head down this road. And you say, well, wait, we’ll check in December and see how far it’s gotten. It’s so alarming, it’s quite it’s almost unbelievable that we’re witnessing this kind of behavior.

GLENN: John, what is your life like

VOIGHT: Pretty good.

GLENN: Because you are in you’re in the hornet’s nest. You might as well just be covered in the honey.

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