Dustin Hoffman Slammed for Agreeing to Present Award for Anti-Israel Film
Dustin Hoffman is taking heat from the Jewish community, and for good reason. The actor has agreed to present a media award for an anti-Israel film at the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s 22nd Annual Media Awards on April 27 in Los Angeles.
MPAC has a history of making anti-Israel statements and is headed by Salam al-Marayati, who has called for Israel’s destruction, and has said that Israel may be responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
The Zionist Organization of America criticized Hoffman for his double standard, noting that in July 2010 he backed out of attending the annual Jerusalem Film Festival. ZOA National President Morton A. Klein released a statement that criticized Hoffman for his decision:
“Muslim extremist organizations that endanger America become much harder to combat if celebrities legitimize them. Dustin Hoffman should admit he has made a mistake and withdraw from this event.
“Those who care about decency, human rights, truth, justice and Israel should consider never seeing another Dustin Hoffman film.”