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December 8, 2015 3:15 pm

Jewish Actress Mayim Bialik Blasts Anti-Zionist Critics on Facebook

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Mayim Bialik said if people don't want her because she believes in Zionism, "by all means don't." Photo: Hollywood Branded.

Actress Mayim Bialik told Facebook users that if her Zionism causes them not to want to follow her on social media, “By all means don’t.” Photo: Hollywood Branded.

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik took to Facebook on Tuesday to condemn those boycotting her on social media due to her pro-Israel beliefs.

“For those of you who refuse to follow me and discourage others from doing so because I am a Zionist (as if that’s a crime!!), I highly recommend you look up Zionism in a dictionary rather than using the definition perpetrated by anti-semitic media and leaders,” Bialik, who is also a neuroscientist, wrote.

The “Big Bang Theory star said Zionism is defined as the belief that Jews deserve an “autonomous homeland” free of terrorism and threats to their global existence. “If you don’t want to follow me because I believe in that, by all means don’t,” she announced.

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Facebook fans lauded the actress for speaking out in support of Israel and remaining true to her beliefs. One user encouraged the 39-year-old mother-of-two to “stay strong,” while many others might “crumble under the pressure to conform to society.”

Another said: “Thank you, Mayim, for speaking out for all of us Jewish people who don’t have a voice that can reach as many people as you can. Thank you for being such a great supporter of all the Jews worldwide.”

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  • wethepeople34

    You can’t fight racism if you run and hide from it, you meek little sheep.

  • wethepeople34

    ‘Look it up in the dictionary’. I’ve done more than that, I study history. Jewish people are just like you and me, caring, loving responsible people. The illegal land grabbing, Palestinian persecuting Zionists, however,that is a completely different mindset. If she wants to identify with that ugly group then she should be prepared for the fall out. And that is not societal woe, that is ugly history.

  • ZZ.

    Sham of you, using computer, waze, iPhone, and other technology Israel invented, you are disgusting, we all here for a short journey, carful of bad karma…..???

  • BRAVO WELL DONE MAYIM Never Ever Again. Never back down from being a Jew. Never back down from being a Zionist. Never back down from being Orthodox. Never Ever ever back down from being true to yourself & the Nation of Israel.

    • Bette

      Mayim I agree with Faye Sued and the other ignorant people with their horrible comments need prayer. I also agree with Jenifer Bar Lev that someone should be moderating thises comments. I can’t believe David’s comment. Hell is the devil and heaven is with God & The Lord. We Jews/Israel Lights will be with God and The Lord in Heaven. David, Up Huff, Andrafin and some others need prayer & to read the bible.
      I LOVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL AND SO DOES GOD. WE ARE GOD’S CHOOSEN PEOPLE. YEAH JEWS ALL OVER THE WORLD.
      YEAH MAYIM BIALIK
      YEAH MAYIM BIALIK

  • solange silverman

    What does that even mean?

    • Ian McKenna

      Freedom of speech means the freedom to offend. Antisemites have the same rights as anyone else.

      Though I do hope they get terminal, painful and lingering cancer.

  • Up Huff

    And you can continue eating camel and dog excrement.

    • Jenifer Bar Lev

      Why is no one moderating these comments? Unless of course the algemeiner considers them appropriate.

  • Andrafn

    She’d be the first one crying kosher tears if any white Folk were to have their own nation. Oh wait, ZOG is already doing it.we get mongrolized everywhere we go.

    • JJ

      Mongrelized? I haven’t heard that bit of Nazi propaganda in decades. I guess the classics never die.

    • Grafted

      When was the last time you were mongrelized? If you personally have not been, you just lied and misrepresented yourself. It sounds like you have the black chip on your shoulder, and if this is the case, maybe the reason why you haven’t excelled in life because you are weighing yourself down with the heavy baggage of jealousy, envy, and just plain old ignorance.

    • Wonder how you look like

  • sharpin la

    Ba’al worshipers.

  • Axiom

    I guess when you own most of the media and the money supply you pretty much hold the whip hand.

    • Quick2kno

      Please tell me that in this day and age, you don’t really belive this. Rupert Murdock is one of the largest media moguls in the world- non Jew. Most titans in the banking industry- non-Jews. And if you look at the richest people in the world, most are not Jewish and many are from Arabic nations. (They made there money in oil). Before speaking ignorant, outdated views, go on the Internet (you know, that new thing called Google), and do some legitimate reasearch. (Not opinion pieces by others propogating dated stereotypes). I think you’d be surprised.

      • Up Huff

        Seem my comment above should it not be “moderated” out for saying what I’m thinking. If it doesn’t show, let me be the first to agree with you- you ARE a mongrel. I shall refrain from insulting the other dogs and just let your being a mongrel stand alone.

      • Up Huff

        As you might note, there are several people who post here without demonstrating that they possess the mental capacity for doing so.
        As is said: “Consider the source..then discount it fully.”
        Speaks to many here, does it not?

        • Leslie Benjamini

          Very well said. Myaim Bialik deserves a more intelligent conversation.

  • Everyone is equal in the eyes of our Creator, even if you think you are special.

  • Kevin

    Israel is the only Nation established by God. They’re the chosen people of God, out of Zions hills salvation comes. Jews have blessed the world more than any other people on earth.

    • sharpin la

      This I would not doubt. The supreme Creator created the world, Ba’al is the Jewish God and he created Israel. Makes complete sense and it explains so, so much.

      • Cherie

        Where did you learn this? The Jewish G-d has many names, but that’s not one of them. Please study other religions before you comment about them. He is a loving, merciful God, and He says “Revenge is mine, sayest the Lord,” because he knows once we start hating and cause division and strife, we are no longer his heirs.

  • Ellen

    I stand by you 100%. Way to go Mayim!!!

  • Bazinga! Mayim!!! It’s amazing the stupidity of many marchers,and complainers not because they don’t believe in a cause,however because someone else told them to join a cause. I’m not a religious Jew, however I’m proud of the Jewish contributions to mankind and history, and to the Zionist who fought and died to make Israel a reality. Like all religions,politicians and social groups there are good and bad in all of them. To hold a whole group hostage because of the antics of one is just plain stupid. Thanks for speaking out, and for your great acting skills… Wishing your family,friends and fans the best of holidays. Shalom

  • Hoekom Jy My Haat

    I am a BIC (Bronx Irish Catholic), reared in NYC. I grew up with older Jews who had tattoos on their forearms. So many, I didn’t think anything of it. Then when I was older I found out, and was horrified. I also knew people whose parents were survivors who had lost their first families to the Holocaust, and remarried and started new families in either the DP Camps, or met here and married.

    I am an ardent supporter of the Zionist cause. It infuriates me when people minimize the Holocaust, or engage in anti-Israeli rhetoric.

    Whenever I hear these people I speak up (so ok, may I shout…)and tell them I SAW the tattoos, I SAW survivors. Then I ask them if all these people actually tattoo’d their own arms, back in the 30s and 40s, so as to perpetrate a falsehood about the holocaust NOW…?

    The ignorance of some people astound me. Or at least I hope is ignorance and not outright hatred of Jews. I hope it is the former, but believe it is most often the Latter.

    May G-d Continue to Bless and Protect the Land and the People of Israel.

    Gut Shabbes, all. Cheers.

    • Axiom

      Did you see the death gas chambers ?

      • JJ

        Yes, Many are still standing. Also the Germans kept excellent records of everyone they killed. There are millions of pages of documentation for the Holocaust.

      • Karen

        Yes, my family died in them. Go troll someone else. Trash

    • sharpin la

      If six millions Jews died, why has nobody seen a six or seven digit number on someone’s arm? And why is the official Red Cross number but a tiny percentage of six million and the Jewish population pre- and post- WWII also doesn’t jive with 6 million killed.

      • JJ

        The survivors I saw as a child had 8 digit numbers on their arms. The Nazis kept impeccable records of everyone they killed. The Holocaust is the most thoroughly documented mass murder in history.

      • marcella wachtel

        It was only in Auschwitz that we were tatooed with the numbers. There were at least 20 concentration camps.

        Look, whoever you are- don’t exhaust yourselves and us by trying to prove the Holocaust was less of a tragedy than it was. (We would do a lot if someone could make it so;) among the millions there might have been those who would have been able to cure cancer, to heal children born with handicaps, to do miraculous things; just look at our history of wonderful cures, and imagine what muight have been. Think about it.

    • Cherie

      Thank you so much for standing up and supporting Israel with so much energy and passion!

  • We at the zionist organization of America are proud of you for speaking the simple truth about Zionism. We would love to honor you at out next Gala in nyc. You are a special jew. Love.

  • Francis Letec

    Love the Jewish people
    Love the Israel
    Love Mayim
    You may call me Zionist!
    Aussie Gentiles Francis

  • Itzik Moskovitz

    Gut gezogt mayimele. Well said my little mayim. I only wish others had the guts you have to say it fearlessly out loud. We need more of you. Thank you and your yiddise kop for you courage. Yoy can be my granddaughter anytime.

  • Janie

    I am an atheist. I have read both the bible and the Quran and I am well-read in the atrocities that have dogged their heals for thousands of years. Jews are a people, not a religion. Whether or not they “deserved” their own country is irrelevant. Many nations have both ceased and been created over our history. The fact is that Israel exists, it is a country, it operates through law, and religion is is not part of its politics. I don’t care if the bible gives them the “right” to the nation since as an atheist I don’t believe in any of it nor do I think it circumvents the laws of men. It is irrelevant. The fact is that it exists. israel is their country, and they have every right to be proud of their nation and protect it at all cost. People need to stop looking backwards and live in the present while thinking of the future. The Jews do not hate or preach hatred. They simply want to live in peace and try their best to protect the people of Israel, and those people include all religions and ethnicity. Anyone who thinks for even one minute that if the Jews surrendered Israel there would be peace are kidding themselves. And why should they? It is theirs, and is the place of their origins. Israel represents the only sanity in an insane part of the world.

    • Tallulah

      I agree 100% Janie. It is beyond bizarre that so much of the world – including many who consider themselves to be “liberal” – views Israel as a villain and Israel’s enemies to be victims, when it’s better and safer to be any of the world’s special groups, such as LGBT people, women, Christians, etc., and, yes, Jews, than in any other countries in the Middle East or North Africa.

    • Hoekom Jy My Haat

      Very interesting perspective, and one with which I agree whole-heartedly. Cheers.

    • Virginia

      Jews are s race, not a religion.

      Full Definition of Zionism
      : an international movement originally for the establishment of a Jewish national or religious community in Palestine and later for the support of modern Israel

      How about the definition of the Balfour Declaration?

      1917 Lord Rothschild went to Lord Balfour with a proposal. Rothschild would bring America into the war as Britain’s ally in exchange for Palestine. Britain had no legal rights to Palestine whatsoever!

      Full Definition of Bolshevik
      plural Bolsheviks also Bol·she·vi·ki play \ˌbōl-shə-ˈvi-kē, ˌbȯl-, ˌbäl-, -ˈvē-kē\
      1
      : a member of the extremist wing of the Russian Social Democratic party that seized power in Russia by the Revolution of November 1917
      2
      : communist 3

      Now I know you’ll delete all negative comments, so I’ll just re-post my response to Facebook.

      • Leslie Benjamini

        Jews are NOT a race. There are Jews of every color & many ethnicities. We are a NATION.

    • Jaclyn Barnes

      Jamie,You may be an atheist but your very smart.
      No other country would have given land away,like Israel has.In the name of peace do we have it no the Palestinians (Arabs),still hate us.
      Until they realize that this land belongs to us,that the.United Nations General Assembly on November 29,1947,voted to partition.Israel into a Jewish state and Arab but they did not want that.
      Mayim thank you for standing with Israel and being such,a great Jew and strong supporter.

      • I don’t care how long ago you posted your opinion on this site. It’s absolutely necessary to note that it was not the United Nations land I the first placed to give away to the Jewish people!!!!!!!

    • Matthew L

      Actually, you are incorrect. It is not their place of origin. You claim to have read the books but fail to remember in the books that they lived in Babylon before migrating to Egypt and then to Canon. Education on the subject is necessary to have an opinion that is relevant.

      • julie m.

        I find it amusing the lengths people will go to to insist the Jews are not from Israel and then claim they have no right to a state there. Do you demand the English leave England? They’re originally from Saxony. The Celts are originally from Russia. And where are Palestinians from? Syria. The name Palestinian is a misnomer, adopted in the 70s to foster the impreesion they’re from Israel. They ain’t. and the Jews were in Israel long before your people came to the US. I suggest you pack your bags…

      • marcella wachtel

        You are right- our history is an open book because of our Book, our Torah. And so, you will note that we entered our land of Israel, before Mohammed made up his religion.And you also might check out what we have accomplished since then

    • It would be so nice if you would tell that to the “Palestinians”. A recent quote tells it all–“If the Palestinians lay down their arms there would be no war. If the Israelis laid down their arms there would be no Israel.”

    • Leslie Benjamini

      Thank you from a proud Jew.

    • Leslie Benjamini

      Yes there is room for Israel & the made up Palestinians. Just not in the borders of Israel. Jordan & Egypt are where they belong. Israel will cease to exist if all the Palestinians were to move there. You probably are unaware that 800,000 Jews were thrown out of all the Muslim countries. All were absorbed into Israel. There are 22 Muslim countries that could do the same for the Palestinians, but none want them. The few that left Israel at the time the Arab world declared war on Israel at its independence were planning on returning in a few days after the new state was destroyed. Which of course never happened. The number of Palestinians that exist today are the descendants of those 68 years later. There never was a Palestinian state with borders, a language, a culture or political system. Arafat, an Egyptian created the Palestinian myth which has grown to epic proportions. Israel’s mistake was & is going along with the fiction to be ” liked” by the world. It hasn’t worked & now the world hates Israel because the lies have become the truth as often happens if you repeat it often enough & the UN is a Muslim dominated organization along with the retarded EU. Now the one country in that insane neighborhood is the pariah.
      SICK.

  • Shelley Gross

    As a Jew, you are a wonderful role model for us all.

  • Mayim,

    Not only are you brilliant, you are a great Jew and a brilliant actress. Thank you!

  • saturnx311

    I suggest you watch this video with an open mind, Mayim. It’s made by a Jewish American woman who traveled to Israel and Palestine, because she wanted to see first hand what was happening there. It is not full of wrath or hate; it’s merely trying to educate. Please watch calmly and watch the video in its entirety:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch5XlEZoi1c

    Thank you

    • Daniel

      Watch the video. The truth and the whole truth about the lies of the Palestinians under the auspices of UNRWA you pay your money. French More video clips in which will give the world Where did understand one thing. Israel’s destruction.

      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZp5CQNZfDc
      2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7Lwy2yKCg4
      3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFog6W59w5Y
      4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-u2jPH6vGk
      Now see the video with an expression of gratitude for accommodation of Muslim countries give them. No place in the world that Muslims have no problems with them
      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csGusl_ahUI
      2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV0lDAzfGUQ
      3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7euFj-RMHY

      • Michael D Corby

        The History Of The House Of Rothschild
        By Andrew Hitchcock
        10-31-9
        THE REST OF THE TIME LINE CAN BE FOUND ON RENSE . COM
        The Rothschilds have been in control of the world for a very long time, their tentacles reaching into many aspects of our daily lives, as is documented in the following timeline. However, before you jump to the timeline, please read this invaluable introduction which will tell you who the Rothschilds are as oppose to who they claim to be. The Rothschilds claim that they are Jewish, when in fact they are Khazars. They are from a country called Khazaria, which occupied the land locked between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which is now predominantly occupied by Georgia. The reason the Rothschilds claim to be Jewish is that the Khazars under the instruction of the King, converted to the Jewish faith in 740 A.D., but of course that did not include converting their Asiatic Mongolian genes to the genes of the Jewish people.
        You will find that approximately 90% of people in the world today who call themselves Jews are actually Khazars, or as they like to be known, Ashkenazi Jews. These people knowingly lie to the world with their claims that the land of Israel is theirs by birthright, when in actual fact their real homeland is over 800 miles away in Georgia.
        So, next time you hear an Israeli Prime Minister bleating about the so- called persecution of the Jews, consider this, every Prime Minister of Israel has been an Ashkenazi Jew. Therefore when all these Prime Ministers have curried favour with the West for their re-establishment of a Jewish homeland, they have knowingly and deliberately lied to you, as they were never from that region, and they well know it, because it is they who call themselves Ashkenazi Jews.
        The Book of Revelation, Chapter 2, Verse 9, states the following which would appear to be about these Ashkenazi Jews:
        “I know thy works, and tribulation and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, butare the synagogue of Satan.” The most wealthy bloodline in the world bar none and the leader of the Ashkenazi Jews in the world today is the Rothschild family. As you will see in the timeline, the Rothschilds have obtained this position through lies, manipulation and murder. Their bloodline also extends into the Royal Families of Europe, and the following family names: Astor; Bundy; Collins; duPont; Freeman; Kennedy; Morgan; Oppenheimer; Rockefeller; Sassoon; Schiff; Taft; and Van Duyn. However, these are not the only bloodlines to worry about. You are probably aware of the centuries old pratice undertaken by many Ashkenazi Jews whereby they would change their name, in order for them to appear part of the dominant race of the country in which they lived, so as they could obtain influential positions in that country, which they would then exploit to serve their real masters elsewhere. There is plenty of evidence to prove the Rothschilds continue that deceptive tradition.
        Furthermore the Rothschilds are known to sire many children secretly that they can put into positions of power when required. This started with the very first man who took the name Rothschild, who had a secret sixth son. Finally, remember the world is a diverse place, I could if I wanted change my name to Rothschild, or any of the names listed above, and that would not make me part of this family anymore than converting to Judaism in 740 A.D. will make these Ashkenazis Jewish.
        Please, therefore, do not automatically assume someone you see with the name Rothschild or any of the names listed above are part of the Rothschild criminal network. Furthermore and most importantly, the majority of Ashkenazi Jews are innocent and not part of this network. Check the facts out for yourself first, this article is designed to inform people who the enemy is, not single out people of a particular race or people with a particular surname, who may have nothing to do with this Rothschild criminal network.
        1743: Mayer Amschel Bauer, an Ashkenazi Jew, is born in Frankfurt, Germany, the son of Moses Amschel Bauer, a money lender and the proprietor of a counting house.
        THE REST OF THE TIME LINE CAN BE FOUND ON RENSE . COM
        American Civil War General in 1871…
        When Did WW I & II Start Again ?
        1871: An American General named, Albert Pike, who had been enticed into the Illuminati by Guissepe Mazzini, completes his military blueprint for three world wars and various revolutions throughout the world, culminating into moving this great conspiracy into its final stage.
        The first world war is to be fought for the purpose of destroying the Tsar in Russia,as promised by Nathan Mayer Rothschild in 1815. The Tsar is to be replaced with communism which is to be used to attack religions, predominantly Christianity. The differences between the British and German empires are to be used to forment this war.
        The second world war is to be used to forment the controversy between facism and political zionism with the slaughter of Jews in Germany a lynchpin in bringing hatred against the German people. This is designed to destroy fascism (which the Rothschilds created) and increase the power of political zionism. This war is also designed to increase the power of communism to the level that it equalled that of united Christendom.
        The third world war is to be played out by stirring up hatred of the Muslim world for the purposes of playing the Islamic world and the political zionists off against one another. Whilst this is going on, the remaining nations would be forced to fight themselves into a state of mental, physical, spiritual and economic exhaustion.
        On August 15th of this year, Albert Pike writes a letter (now catalogued in the British Museum) to Guiseppe Mazzini in which he states the following,
        “We shall unleash the nihilists and the atheists and we shall provoke a great social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to all nations the effect of absolute atheism; the origins of savagery and of most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the people will be forced to defend themselves against the world minority of the world revolutionaries and will exterminate those destroyers of civilization and the multitudes disillusioned with Christianity whose spirits will be from that moment without direction and leadership and anxious for an ideal, but without knowledge where to send its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer brought finally out into public view. A manifestation which will result from a general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and Atheism; both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”
        Pike, who having been elected as Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry’s Southern Jurisdiction in 1859, was the most powerful Freemason in America. He would retain that post for 32 years until his death in 1891. He also published a book on the subject in 1872 entitled, “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry,” in which he candidly states the following, “LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darknesss! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual or selfish Souls? Doubt it not!”

        • Jenifer Bar Lev

          This is a bunch of nonsense.

          • Leslie Benjamini

            Boy is it ever! Such nonsense about the Khazars. Every antisemite brings out this old canard. Sorry I couldn’t read any more after that. I am sure it was a diatribe of lies.

    • Daniel

      My words are directed to the same American Jewish Americans and those bleeding hearts. Internalize all the world’s Muslims hate the United States. You like the State will ask hated by Muslims. Stop being naive.

    • ronen

      What a truth !!! amazing .
      not 1 word why ISRAEL do so ….
      totally biased REPORT …
      A shame to its creator…
      When ISRAEL surraunded with enemies who want destroy her , how can anyone blame the security forces for being too cautious ?
      “Enjoy” slandering the jewish people but remember…..you and all your friends and this world lives a greater life with an ISRAELI inventions all around you.

      • carole

        You are so right, without the inventions and discoveries of the Jewish people..my people…there would be many millions not alive today. I’m sure you know of these inventions, very easy to look up on google. Israel has every right to protect itself. My daughter and her husband and three children are under fire as we speak in Nahariya. However, we can rest assured that Israel will never fail. Thank you for your kind words x

  • Daniel

    In all the history books, and wherever archaeological discoveries were found and there was no mention or evidence of the existence of the State of Palestine. Proofs are only Jewish state. The funny thing is that the Palestinians want all of Israel to them. That’s how they start in Belgium, France, Germany and all of Europe for short. The Koran states clearly who did not convert to Islam … one shall be liable to death.
    It Palestinian Islam, ISIS, al-Qaida in short all Muslims. One of Muslims Koran. Every day the State of Israel has experienced terrorism. There is no day without a number of terrorist attacks. Today Europe begins to understand what is happening to the State of Israel. But this is the beginning. In the United States, particularly the universities still do not understand the connection between Palestinian terrorism. Students have to do something small. Find out who is behind all the local organizations. This will be a big surprise turns out that some terrorist organizations appointed to these bodies.

    • Lauren Goldman

      The vast majority of ‘palestinians’ are arabs from Jordan, Syria and Egypt, and I use this comment when dealing with pro-‘palestinians;

      If ‘Palestine’, the country, goes back through most of recorded history, one should be able to answer a few basic questions about that country of ‘Palestine’:
      When was it founded and by whom?
      What were its borders?
      What was its capital?
      What were its major cities?
      What constituted the basis of its economy?
      What was its form of government?
      What is the name of at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?
      Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?
      What was the language of the country of Palestine ?
      What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine ?
      What was the name of its currency? For any date in history, what was the approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the currency of any foreign nation?
      And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

  • Love you as a person, actress, but most of all for standing up for Israel, may you always be blessed.

  • a yid

    How about the full truth? that the Jews are the true indigenous people of the area, not the arabs. we have a well documented 4,000 year history there. “arabs are from arabia, Jews from Judea”— most of the arabs there now migrated in when the Jews began to return– they came for work and they also came to displace us–to prevent us from re-establishing our country. Zion means Jews, Israel, Jerusalem– it’s all in the Torah. That is why we are there.

    • Steve Baby

      Did the jews “DESERVE” a country and to have it simply taken from the Palestinians? and more so again with force? please explain

    • Judd Belson

      By that standard the U.S. would be all native Americans. Not against Israel but do you get to leave for thousands of years, come back and kick out the people living their. Jews were a minority until the last century and living in peace with the Arabs or ottomans as they were called back then. Israel was important for taking in eastern European Jews when the U.S. Wwas restricting immigration. Need to accommodate the Arabs per the U.N 1948 resolution that created Israel.

    • ronen

      it’s very difficult to explain truth to anti jews people (arabs mostly) …this conflict between the jews and the arabs will stay here “forever” ( untill messiah arrival ).
      that’s the reason ISRAEL must not transfer any area of this land to anyone !!!

      • It’s not difficult at all to explain the truth. Even after the Diaspora, some Jews remained in Israel. There has been a Jewish presence there since the 40 years wandering in Sinai. In the late 1800s, The Jewish National Fund was started to buy parcels of land in Israel from those who held title to it. Some of this land had been rented to tenant farmers, who, after their parcel was bought, were evicted. These are the so-called “Palestinians”. Much of the land bought under the Jewish National Fund (JNF) was either uninhabitable swampland and desert. Jewish settlers on this legally purchased land drained the swamps and irrigated the deserts, making both habitable again after centuries of neglect by the so-called “Palestinians”. As more land was purchased and more Jews came back home, the land, given by G-d to the Jews, taken away by the Greeks and bought again by the Jews blossomed as it never did for those tenant farmers. Now the descendants of the evicted tenant farmers want this land back again. It’s not theirs to have and it never was. THAT is the truth.

  • Wolff Alterman

    Todah rabbah, and chag Chanukah sameachm, Mayim. May you go from strength to strength!

  • I am proud you stand for the Jewish homeland Israel and will continue to stand against all odds; However those “odds” include the United Nations which is today’s strongest body of anti-Semites and represents the entire world of nations.

  • Pamela Mundling

    This Christian Zionist supports you! Stay true!

  • Cara

    Thank you Mayim Bialik for coming out about your faith, observance, and how you relate to Israel. You are a brave hero who compares to the ancient Maccabees, an army of 6 Jews who fought off a Greek army of thousands, thanks to their bravery with G-d’s help. G-d will be with you. Your politics, and views will not affect your career, as those that stand up for what is right and just for the Jewish nation are greatly blessed. Thanks for standing with Israel, and standing out in Hollywood! Happy Chanukah!

    • Sheila Sontz

      One correction – speaking up WILL affect Ms. Bialik’s career…I just became a fan 🙂

  • Shalom-Hillel

    The entire Mishpoche is giving you a big hug, Mayim!

    CHAG SAMEACH!

  • I just read a comment by a person that said no country should be founded on religion. However, lets take a look at Europe. Most of the countries up until late 19th century and early 20th century were based on religion. How many times did you read that certain people were not allowed certain positions because of their religion. Jews were Ghettos and later came World War II. So good for Mayim and G-d Bless her for her stand.

  • Adam Smith

    As a white, 63 year-old American male, I am proud to support Isreal! You go girl, there are many like me that agree with you.

    • ronen

      let me join to blesses .

  • Benjamin Ashton

    I don’t agree with the belief that Jewish people DESERVE a homeland. But that doesn’t make me anti-semitic. I don’t believe anyone deserves a homeland based on religion. And I really disagree with Jewish people trotting out the an58-semitic claim. Arabs are also a semitic people. Therefore, any Israeli government policy that hurts Palestinians or Jordanians or any other Arab nation is anti-semitic.

    • Just as America tried to make reparations and apologies to the Negroes that had been devastated by slavery at the end of the Civil War…it is good that we try to say we’re sorry for the thousands of years, the so-called Christian nations of the world, with their “inquisitions” and “holocausts,” have battered the Jews. If you know nothing of this debt that the world owes them, then do your homework. Any decent person would have trouble holding down his or her lunch after learning the things that can be learned about how inhumanely they were mistreated before they were given their homeland by the nations of the world in 1948.

      • Leslie Green

        Thank you. Yours is a voice of sanity and kindness in a world sorely lacking when it comes to Jews.

      • ELEANOR

        So well said.

      • ELEANOR

        Not to mention that after being given this land, it has become the number one country on the nasdaq for entrepreneurship. It has done so much with such a small land and offers the world its fruits of labor. You CANT say that about ANY of its much larger neighboring countries with money making oil etc. It builds schools for children to grow and learn to better the world, NOT to insight killing innocent people, you cant say that either about any of its neighboring countries.

      • M. Ross Adams

        Thank you for you most thoughtful and well-stated comment. It brought tears to my eyes. Not many people truly understand that the Jewish people have been terrorized for thousands of years – for what – for simple beliefs and nothing more. Thank you.

      • Hi Brian,

        I get what you are saying although I strongly disagree. Just remember how if you are israleli you are BANNED to go to most arab countries. Plus, for what I know if you are not muslim you cannot live in Saudi Arabia unless you are there for business and live in a specific part of the city. So, I do believe Israel should be the land of the jewish people. Even though, there are a lot of arabs and christians. Israel does nothing but help Palestine but instead of live in peace some Palestinians go and kill jews, so they have to fight back. Please do not watch CNN it is full of B.S against Israel.

    • Scott M.

      Sorry dude, but back 70 years ago when the Europeans murdered Jews who were not religious, but just because they had Jewish heritage- your argument went out the window.

    • Diane

      I guess Arabs don’t have their own country.

      • Mary E Barreras

        Arab has about 50 countries, they are Muslim countries, why don’t you get some education. They want one more country Israel, so they can kill all the Jews and destroy it. Let them keep the 50 countries they have and leave Israel along.

        • ronen

          they (pala’s) live on goring the state of ISRAEL … nothing else is intresting them .

    • Mark Kennet

      Trivial response tbat (a) does not recognize the genetic component of Jewish peoplehood or the long-term connection of the Jewish people with the land of Israel; (b) trivializes the actions of the Palestinians in rejecting an accommodation; and (c) pretends to reject nationalism as legitimate but seems to recognize it for Palestine (but not Jews, Druse, Kurds, Circassians, etc.) I suggest you educate you educate yourself before commenting.

    • Anemone

      a person should be extremely careful to know their facts from propaganda before they start spewing stupidities.

    • Adrian Lee

      You’re correct. It’s not about ‘deserving’ as if the Jews were well behaved kids needing parental consent. It’s ours by right. The UN conjoured up any number of Islamic states. This Is the one Jewish state and we have returned there.
      However, 1/5th of the population are Arabs.
      Find one Arab nation with a similar ratio of Jews. You won’t.
      Nearly 1m Jews fled their homes in Arab countries but you don’t see any refugees.
      If the Arabs were interested in the first Palestinian state in history they could’ve had one in 1948 but political and military objectives trumped (!) that.
      Egypt was in Gaza and Jordan in Jerusalem, and Judea/Samaris (West Bank ) for 19 years until 1967.
      Did the Arabs make any attempt to create a home land for refugees there ?
      Nope.
      What say you to that ?
      The Arabs couldn’t have cared less about so called Palestinian Arabs.
      Destroying Israel was more important.
      The end game of anti Zionism is the destruction of Israel.
      It has nothing to do with Palestinian rights.
      If you are anti Zionist you are ignoring the consequences of your misplaced sense of ‘justice’
      which should be obvious to you

      • Lois F Weiss

        You are so right. Why have Palestinians languished in camps for so long? Were they forced out of Israel? No, they chose to go. And where were their Arab brothers and sisters? Did they welcome them? No, they did not. Generations have grown up in the camps with a hatred of Israel but their anger is misplaced. They should be angry at their fellow Arabs.

    • Scott

      Jews deserve a nation not because of religion, but because they are a people- an actual nationality. Jews don’t spread their religion and very few non-Jews become Jews. So, moreso than many or most other nationalities, Jews have a very longstanding peoplehood and most current Jews are probably identifiably, genetically related to Jews throughout history. That’s what makes a nation.

    • Scott Rose

      Saying that Jews don’t deserve some sliver of their ancient homeland to be able to defend themselves is like saying that the Greeks don’t deserve some portion of ancient Greece.

      Israel is not based on a “religious” homeland any more than Greece is based on Zeus. Atheists are perfectly welcomed in Israel. Israel built a mosque in the Ben-Gurion airport so that traveling Muslims would be able to pray there.

      What’s more is that prior to the formation of modern Israel, the Jews living in the remaining portion of the British Mandate were subject to endless verbal and physical violence; they had no safe place to go.

      In response to the then-ongoing Muslim v. Jews civil war in the territory, a two state plan was offered in the form of the U.N. Partition Plan of 1947.

      It foresaw an Arab state, a Jewish state and Jerusalem as an international protectorate with no one religion dominating the other.

      Middle Eastern Jews accepted that two state plan — Arabs overwhelmingly rejected it. Had the plan been accepted, there would have been no conflict, no wars and no refugees. There would have been peaceful coexistence and mutual prosperity. It is not Middle Eastern Jews’ fault that that two state plan was not accepted and implemented.

      If you would prefer to substitute the term “Jew haters” for “antisemites” that would be OK with me.

    • Arthur Normanson

      Why is it acceptable for there to be Islamic states, even for the Palestinian Authority to declare that Islam is the official religion of the state (much to the chagrin of the Arab Christians who are slowly being forced out of ancient communities such as Bethlehem) but not for the Jewish people to have a state? There are nations that identify as Christian without any problem for doing so. Religion is one aspect of the Jewish national identity that has existed for thousands of years.

      By definition, the phrase “anti-Semitism” means hatred of the Jews. It also includes specific aspects such as the historic Christian belief that the Jews are inherently bad or evil in specific ways. While Arabs are also Semitic peoples, the idea of saying that therefore Arabs cannot be anti-Semitic is word-play.

      Facts are that the Arab world have picked up on the old Christian hatred in many ways, including accusing the Jews of using children’s blood to make matzah and “Purim pastries” (this was broadcast from Saudi Arabia). Imams frequently preach such hateful stereotypes about Jews controlling the world, starting all wars, being the source of all evil, that was historically only heard in Christian anti-Semitism. Hamas’ charter, aside from calling for the genocide of the Jews, includes many statements that would be right at home in “The Protocols of the Elders of Ziyon” and “Mein Kampf”, and there are those who have researched the relationship between Nazi ideology and the presence of such material in the Arab world.

      Out of curiosity, does any Hamas policy that hurts Palestinians (such as the placement of rocket launchers in civilian areas or the co-opting of building materials and other resources for use in attacking Israel rather than building homes, hospitals and sewers) also qualify as being “anti-Semitic”?

    • Pinny Ohayon

      Maybe if you read more you will have a better understanding.

    • Elad

      Benjamin, Jews are considered an Ethnic group and a nation, that is why they “deserve a homeland”.
      Antisemitism literally refers to Semites as you said, but nowadays (the last 100 years) it is a synonym to anti-Jew.
      I agree what you said doesn’t make you anti-jews, but would you dismiss any other nation right for a country so easily as you did just there, without reading about it without doing the smallest of research? think about it.

      (1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jews
      (2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitism

      • Leslie Swan

        Does no one remember that GOD gave this land to the Jews as an inheritance? Check the Old Testament!

        • Fisherman

          Low quality bait.

    • Phyllis Kosen

      What makes you an anti-semite is your lame attempt to redefine the dictionary and historical definition of anti-semitism. BTW, Jews are a nation, Judaism is the religion of Jews. But you don’t have to practice the religious aspects of Judaism to be a Jew. Got it?

    • walt kovacs

      im sorry, but despite what you believe, jews have a homeland, have had it for 3000 years, so whatever you believe, matters not

      as for your anti semitic canard about arabs being semites

      open a dictionary look up anti semite, then look in the mirror and stfu

    • Evan

      Jews were DENIED a right to home and a right to live based only on their religion, which is why the U.N. and the western world largely felt they “deserved” a homeland that would remedy this gross injustice.

      This seems to elude humanitarian posers who get their facts, history and logic from Facebook slogans.

      In other words, Jews deserve commenters to be more educated before glibly parroting more hoary anti-Israel tropes.

    • Schmuel

      You are wrong about the term “semitic” and “anti-semitic”.
      I suggest that you research its origins.
      The Jewish people have more right than any other nation to Isreal. It is in or history and has never left our hopes and prairs.
      I suggest you read about that too.
      Starting with the bible.

    • Fay

      Mr. Ashton,
      You have the right to believe that the Jewish people don’t deserve a homeland. We have the right to disagree.
      The world has a number of countries/states that are based on religion. Check the Vatican,Saudi Arabia etc.
      The term anti-Semite is directed towards Jews and not Arabs.
      Will you apply your opinion towards any other religion?

    • Luthor

      I believe that, when you don’t believe in something you will fall for anything. I say good for her because although shes a TV star she refuses to let the media dictate her in anyway. So you don’t believe in her beliefs, good for you instead of being a dick try reading the bible you will understand her statement about the homeland, will be fully justified.

    • Elliott

      Benjamin, your definition of “semitic” may be technically accurate(though debatable)but your understanding is clearly simplistic. First, Jewish people are more than a religion and have always had a homeland in Israel/Palestine, even though our previous governments had been dismantled by invaders.To say that Jews don’t deserve to live in peace in that homeland after so many years of being slaughtered (yes, even before the Holocaust), then I ask where is your sense of justice and humanity?

    • jay

      OK, so you’re not anti-Semitic. You’re just an old fashioned Jew hater.

    • Adam Krongold

      I agree with you Ben. I think of Zionism as nationalism. Americans are nationalistic to America, Australian- Australia, Israeli’s and Israel.

      You are also right about your definition of Semite. But it’s really just semantics saying it refers to Arabs too.

      As for anyone deserving anything…no one deserves anything. In life you have to make it happen. The UN vote to partition The British Mandate of Palestine didn’t just happen…The divide of the Middles east by Sykes/Picot in 1917 didn’t just happen. The explorers moving around the world and pitching flags in other people countries didn’t just happen.

      Israel is Israel now.

    • Mother Nature

      Jews are a People. Judaism is a religion. Because of Christianity, with its Jew hating screeds in the NT, and the lie that Jews killed their god, antisemitism riddled Europe for 1800 years, and is still going strong, with the new Nazis and the Muslims. The crimes against the Jewish people form a list far to long to iterate here. Jewish presence in Israel/Judah goes back over 3500 years. Despite expulsions, many Jews remained in Judah (renamed Palestena [Philistine] by Rome as an affront to Jews, some 2100 years ago). Jews have a homeland, Israel, eternally. It is not a theocracy, but a democracy, where people all faiths live in freedom, and freedom of worship. The Israeli government underwrites both mosques and churches. Where are Christians protected in the mideast? In Israel.

    • Michael DeMartino

      Jews are an ethnic group.

      • Leslie Swan

        And all Jewish lives matter!

        • Evelyn.

          Why do people hate.. Love is the answer to all good.. Drunvalo Melchizedek.. he has a school.. is a quantum physics scientist.. he’s got the real story on the Jews people have been misled for hundreds of thousands of years on this subject.. the Illuminati is much more dangerous than anything on this planet does the one that caused all the wars every single one of them.. that people in every country causing horror causing hate.. causing the war, that is their plan.. to kill steal and take over and control the whole planet but they’re playing why cant people wake up and see what’s going on for real… they love it when you sit here and fight back and forth.. you give so much energy to the dark powers.. unconditional love is the answer to everything.. people don’t even realize that they possessed the same powers the Jesus Christ possess.. Look up Drunvalo Melchizedek.. read his work is very powerful in his knowledge

    • Phil

      You are entitled to your opinion, even if it is dead wrong. They do deserve a homeland because G-d promised it to them and brought them back to the very place He designated. Arabs already have numerous homelands they can live in. Also, antisemitism has always been defined prejudice against, hatred of, or discrimination against Jews as an ethnic, religious, or racial group. A person who holds such positions is called an antisemite. Which would make you an antisemite.

    • Mother Nature

      “Arabs are also a semitic people.” Do you know what semitic means? It is a language group under the umbrella of AfroAsiatic group of languages, which includes Hebrew and Arabic. This does not make either peoples “semitic.” The term “antisemitism” was coined by 19th century German Jew haters to replace a term considered low class, Judenhassen (Jew hate). It is clear that it only targets Jews, not Arabs, who are themselves the premier antisemites on earth.

      Arabs have an indigenous homeland on the Arabian peninsula. With the advent of Islam in the 7th century, they colonized the entire mideast and north Africa with jihad, displacing and enslaving indigenous populations, still going on today in Sudan. Surely you know that Arabs are not indigenous to any bit of Africa.

      • Leslie Swan

        Last I knew Semites are the descendents of Shem, Noah’s son.

    • Deborah Guth

      Not a convincing argument. Peoples may not DESERVE a homeland in the literal sense of the word, but if all/most other peoples have homelands there is no reason why the Jewish people shouldn’t have one too. But it has nothing to do with deserving – other nations forged themselves a homeland, and the Jews are in the process of doing the same. Some countries survive, some don’t – that’s the flow of history.
      As for the antisemitic sophistry, it doesn’t get one anywhere. Yes, Arabs are a semitic people. But the word ‘anti-semitic’ in its accepted contemporary use means ‘anti-Jewish.’

    • Vicky Timmerman

      Dear Mayim ~ I am a Christian and stand by Israel. I wish someone could tell me why so many Jewish celebrities go against Israel. They have money and influence and won’t stand up. Why?????

    • Gary Winston

      Bengamin, to be Jewish is a RACE, to practice Judaism is a religion. Jewish people come in all flavours, colours and textures. Hitler did not make any allowance for non observant Jews when he set about the final solution.
      The Jewish people have returned to their homeland, Israel. It is a bright and vibrant country where it’s citizens are also very diverse in their make up.
      All religions are supported in Israel and many religious worshipers enjoy freedom that is either non existent or threatened in neighbouring countries.
      Also, you surely must hold the PA and HAMAS responsible for the never ending cycle of incitement and violence against Israel. The latest cycle of violence has been targeted against the Jews of Israel and at its core an undiluted hatred of Jews manifested long before the birth of Israel in 1948 and long before the first settlement. Don’t blame Israel for the pain that the Palestinian Anti-Semitic leaders have heaped on their own people.
      Jordan has a peace treaty with Israel by the way.

      • Leslie Benjamini

        Gary Winston, as a Jew I agree with everything you said except the statement that Jews are a race. We are not a race or we could not come in as you said in so many colors & ethnicities. We are & have always been a NATION although we were not in our land after the diaspora for thousands of years in any large number until 1948.

    • david shayne

      If you think that the Jewishness is simply a religious affiliation, like being Catholic, then you have no real understanding of the Jewish experience, history or culture. Zionism has no direct connection to the Jewish religion, and Judaism is not why Israel has the right to exist as a sovereign state. And what ever Israelis “do” to Palestinians has nothing to them being Semitic, Arab or any other status, it has only to do with behavior, as in break the law, get arrested. That certainly is not “anti semitism. You would probably deny being “Anti-Semitic” which really means anti-Jewish. I believe you, I’m sure you just incredibly ignorant. Perhaps you should actually acquire some knowledge about a subject before you spout off pathetically.

    • Philip Setnik

      Benjamin, you are laboring under a common misconception. The word “antisemitism” did not exist until 1871, and refers specifically to animosity and hatred towards Jews.

      http://www.britannica.com/topic/anti-Semitism

    • Ilana Goldstein

      You agree that Muslims and Christians can have their own countries but not the Jews? and why is that? Jews do not hurt Arabs in Israel it is the other way around. Palestinians are Arabs from other countries in the Middle East Names like Al Masri(from Egypt) Al Mugrabi from Morocco Al Urdoni from Jordan etc. The British purposely flooded Palestine with Arabs from neighboring countries. Palestinians as Arabs is a new invention. Arafat was born in Egypt he was not a refugee. When will you hold the Arab countries responsible for the Palestinian refugees? The Palestinians have a whole UN agency entirely for them to perpetuate their victimhood. What about the nearly Jewish refugees who were fored out of Arab countries. Please educate yourself.

    • Jordan

      Don’t be a moron. Antisemitism is anti-Jew.

    • Yehudis Schamroth

      Read the bible- but if you are an atheist- don’t bother

      • CONNIE

        Wait a minute … go talk to some Athiests and you will be surprised. They know the Bible better than most people. Which is how you will lose a debate with an Athiest on religion.

      • Daniel

        I don’t understand your comment and ask that you elaborate or, at a minimum, consider this.

        I grew up in a Jewish family, and am passionate about all civil rights, with a special place in my heart for Jews that have and continue to endure such discrimination. As we’ve all learned over the years, this stems primarily from ignorance and propaganda. Unless I’m mistaken, your comment, while benign on the surface, hints to a similar ignorance towards Atheism?

        I more appropriately consider myself a secular humanist, but labels aside, I believe in the power of humanity. My Atheism leads me to seek information and question everything (similar teachings in Judaism, by the way), so why exclude Atheists from your invitation to read the bible?

        While I can’t speak for all Atheists, I imagine most would, without hesitation, stand with Israel.

    • Byorn

      The claim for Jewish land is not based only on religion, but also based on historic rights.
      This country was ruled by Jewish people long time ago, before the Arabs invaded here.
      Please, check it out.

    • Neil Chamberlain

      Sorry you are confusing Semite languages with the term anti-semitism. There is no connection between the two. Semite languages which consist of Arabic, Amharic Tigrinya and Hebrew are spoken 220 million people worldwide.The term Semitic people (from the biblical “Shem”, Hebrew: שם‎) is an obsolete ethnic term for the people who speak or spoke the Semitic languages. Anti-semitism is defined as “prejudice against, hatred of, or discrimination against Jews as an ethnic, religious, or racial group.

    • Evan

      Jews were DENIED a right to home and a right to live based soley on their religion, which is why the U.N. and the western world largely felt they “deserved” a homeland that would remedy this gross injustice.
      Dismissing “anti-semitism” based on “semitic semantics” rather than the actual definition of the term is disingenuous if not self-deluding.

    • Sharon Sharpiro

      Jews first and foremost are a PEOPLE and NATION descended from their forefathers and foremothers Abraham, Isaac, Jacob , Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah. This is our lineage dating back in a direct line 4,000 years. Yes, the homeland of this PEOPLE is the Land of Israel.
      Judaism is the the belief and and Code of conduct of this nation.
      So its not simply adopting a belief system i.e. Judaism that entitles this people to the Land; it is their ancient people-hood, nationhood, and ties to the Land of Israel.

      • Yael

        My opinion is that we owe the Palestinians “something” for displacing them. Not that they were generous to us , but because it is the right thing to do. I also feel that the US owes reparations to the African-Americans descended from enslaved people- because it is the right thing to do.

      • Yakov

        Mythological mumbo jumbo.

      • Leslie Benjamini

        Beautifully said.

    • Ellen Gershenbaum

      Benjamin, you have a lot of history to learn. The Arab people have had multiple homelands for centuries. At the time Israel was created, it was the only place where Jews were openly welcomed and were guaranteed safety. I suggest you start by reading “the case for Israel”. You will be enlightened. We most certainly DO deserve a homeland, and will always have one, regardless of how you feel.

    • Kitra

      You’ve taken part of Mayim’s statement and chose to disagree with it. Her entire stem entry talked of an autonomous homeland free of terrorism. The homeland was established in the 4th. The people of Israel have a right to autonomy and peace- like any other nation. You may disagree with nations based on religion but take a look at the number of countries whose flags have religious symbols on them. Also please consider the number of countries where Judaism and Christianity are outlawed. Antisemitism is based in historic fact. You may disagree with the term antisemitism but I suggest you read up on it. As far as policies hurting a particular Groupon of people, please give us facts rather than trot out some baseless drivel you read in the New York Times. Thanks.

    • ellee celler

      yes, semantics can be a weapon, too. But we Jews are the semites who don’t hate our enemies and don’t cut off their heads!

    • Dave

      By the same token, using your argument, Muslim people do not deserve to have their own home lands. Right? Right? Think before you respond.

    • KBS

      Can you please name for me an Israeli policy that hurts Arabs?

    • Mark

      Who cares if you don’t believe that Israel has a right to exist Benjamin. It does and it will continue to exist. Why are you on this page to begin with?

    • Cara

      Not so Mr. Ashton. You are correct that Jews and Arabs are Semitic, however in the last century the term anti-Semitic has come to describe Jews. There are other terms to describe anti–Arab. Besides, Jews have a right to their own country simply due to the constant persecution they have suffered throughout history and that we still wiitness today.

    • Respectfully, you are incorrect that Jews are defined only by their religion. They are an ethnic race. There is DNA to prove it. If you believe these people are not entitled to their homeland then you should say the same for all other nationalities, not just Jews. If you do feel that way only about Jews then you are definitely an anti-semite.

    • SteveHc

      Most if not all of us Jews really don’t care what you think.

      Just sayin’…

    • Jordan

      Then you clearly do not understand that Judaism is a religion followed by the Jewish people from Judea. You can be ethnically Jewish but not religious. It’s genetic. So you argument of belief of deserving a homeland based on religion is void. It’s more so, do the people named after the original name of the region deserve to live there? It’s like telling Arabs they have no right to live in Arabia.

    • jan shulkind

      the 49 muslim majority countries in the world, most of who want THEIR countries Juden Frei – no Jews allowed – only Muslims agree with you. Unfortunately, many of their policies hurt Palestinians. Israel is the only country where Arabs are given the opportunities and freedom that most of the muslim countries deny them.

    • Adam

      For 2000 years Jews were thrown aside in society because of their religious belief. Much like any minority in any country.
      Do you say that, after half of the Jewish population was wiped for no apparent (REAL) reason, they should not have a country where they are not a minority?
      I would agree with you if the circumstances were different and Jews were not treated badly, and other countries were not religiously-controlled (they all are! Even the atheist ones persecuted religions), but reality is not so.

      If you are talking about the price, well, Palestine is not what it seems today, do read up about the subject from sources that predate the conflict, and I mean written ones, not ones that can be easily manipulated…

    • Stas

      Jewish people are also an ethnicity, not just a religion. It’s hard to see why you’d deny only these people a state.
      The word antisemitic , although in strict sense should include some Arabs (and Iraqis for that matter) in practice for the last many years (a century ? ) only means hatred to Jews. Try to find any example of its usage not towards Jews.
      However you have one point – whoever is accusing Israel in racism is quite stupid since Arabs in Israel belong to the same race as Jews, and Jews are very well aware of that.
      In many cases people from abroad (or even locals) won’t be able to tell Arab from Jew.

    • Ok, so you are just anti Jewish. Not anti semitic. Feel better? And ok, if the Jews dint have a homeland, they should just be subjected to the whims of anti Jewish waves of governments and continue to be persecuted or expelled from the nation’s of the world. You should be happy that they could be all in one place and far and way from you. And don’t worry about Israeli law. People who chose not to be Israeli are not. They don’t pay any heed to Israeli law so no need to worry about the effect of Israeli law on them. And Jordan, how and way re Jordan ins impacted by laws j Israel? Just nonsense. Like I said, you and way are just anti Jewish. How’s that?

    • jeffinjlm

      The Jewish People are an ethnic group (a People) with an associated religion. “Anti-Semitism” has as much to do with “Semites” as butterflies have to do with butter; the word “anti-Semitism” has always meant hatred of Jews, not “Semites”. The European Union and the United States State Department both define the belief that the Jewish People do not have a right to a homeland of their own as anti-Semitic.

    • Oren

      First, of all, Bialiik didn’t accuse anyone of being an antismite. She merely said, they’re misunderstanding Zionism. Second, Judaism is more than religion, it’s a people with a common culture and history. You said it yourself; “the Jewish people.” And by the way, you’re misusing the word antisemitic. It was a word popularized in the 19th century by the Jew-hater, Wilhelm Marr to refer specifically to mean anti-Jewish, and that’s the way it’s been used ever since. Literal meaning aside, you can’t decide it also refers to pther semites any more than you can decide that homophobia refers to all men and not just homosexuals.

    • Homer Jones

      We all know about the Asston’s, and we are not interested in your family’s opinions. Butt out.

    • Muhammad Ahmed

      Israel’s government offers equal rights to all its CITIZENS. This is why there are members of the Knesset that are Jewish and Muslim. Israel protects Muslim shrines and treats all religious aspects with the same respect.

    • Jacob

      Fool! Judaism is not just a religion. Jews are a people, a nation with a 4,000 year old homeland. You can be an atheist and be a jew. You think you aren’t anti semitic, but u are a victim of antisemitic propaganda. You think that jews are the only people in the world that don’t deserve a homeland. This makes u antisemitic. Meaning u hate jews and u think of them being lower than others. And saying arabs are semites is just an excuse for terminology. If u aren’t, i can easily call u a jew hater. Which is the same. And when u choose to, keep in mind Jewish contributions to science, culture, philosophy, art, education, health and safety.

    • Ted Jarrolf

      Strange remark. She says nothing about people like you beeing anti-semitic. (But I think I would.) Forget about the religion. We jewes are a people. Don’t the germans or the americans deserve a homeland? And back to your fixation on anti-semitism: The word means hatred of the jewish people. And you seem to be anti-semitic.

    • Robert X

      What is it about you anti-Semites that makes you think anyone other than another slithering anti-Semite actually cares about what you believe?

    • We don’t claim we deserve our own homeland on the basis of our religion, but on the basis of our nationhood. You don’t seem to understand that being Jewish is more than belonging to a particular religion.
      As for antisemitism, although the Arabs are also a Semitic people, the term “antisemitism” was specifically coined to mean hatred of Jews and has always been used that way. Language, as you know, has a life of its own.

    • nineweh

      Arabs are not Semitic. Assyrians are Semitic and our language of Aramaic is the closest to Hebrew. Arabic is not even close.

    • Evan

      Jews were DENIED a right to home and a right to live based soley on their religion, which is why the U.N. and the western world largely felt they “deserved” a homeland that would remedy this gross injustice.
      Dismissing “anti-semitism” based on semantics rather than the actual definition of the term is disingenuous if not self-deluding.

    • David Stiefel

      The Palestinians’ Arab brothers and sisters are the ones who have done them the most harm. While Israel absorbed 850,000 Jews facing persecution in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Egypt and other Arab countries, Palestinians were kept in camps by their fellow Arabs to create a persecuted underclass and avoid their absorption into societies that remain basically indistinguishable from their own. Today, there would be no Palestinian problem, if the Arabs loved one another more and hated Jews less.

    • Sharon

      All jews know and have always known that other nations like the lebanese are semitic!! The fact that you found out only 2 days ago and have to use it in your superficial arguement is proof of your ignorance and refysal to understand that the term anti semitism has always been used in reference to jews…and not arab populations. Of course the jews, like other people’s should be entitled to a homeland, esp as their was robbed by occupiers like the romans, the brits amd of course the arabs, who do not originate from Israel. It is the Israelites/Hebrews who originate from these lands…if you deny the jews the right to go back to their ancient homeland, then you are nothing but a modern anti semite (in it’s traditional sense and please don’t call yourself anti nazi…you are not!!

    • Wolff Alterman

      Perhaps you need to look up the actual meaning and origins of the term “anti-Semitism”. Actually, no. There’s no question you need to. Many nations around the world were founded and are based on faith traditions. You may be unaware that half the Jews in Israel are refugees or descendants of refugees who were expelled or fled from Arab lands. Sorry you disagree with claims of anti-Semitism, or more accurately “Jew Hatred”. It’s very real and deeply ingrained in the cultures of the Europe and the Middle East. Tell me, how do you feel about policies of Jordan and many other Arab nations that are harmful to Palestinians and keep them as second class citizens?

    • Beth Humphrey

      Thank you Benjamin, from an American Jew who wholeheartedly agrees with you!

    • Bernard Gottlieb

      Israel,the homeland of the jewish people, and is home to 1.5 million people of various religions and beliefs: Muslims, Christians, Druze, and various other minorities. The jewish people is very diverse and comprises people practicing the jewish religion (in its various forms, from ultra-orthodox to liberals), but also agnostics and atheists. To reduce the jewish people and its culture(s) solely to religion is, as far as I’m concerned, a fundamental mistake.Under thses conditions, if the jewish people don’t deserve a homeland, why would the Palestinians deserve one?

    • NotBen

      Ben wrote: ” I don’t believe anyone deserves a homeland based on religion.”

      HEY BEN, then go undo a few dozen Arab countries, a few dozen Muslim countries, etc. before you bother the ONE TINY little Jewish state which is composed almost entirely of Jewish refugees who fled persecution elsewhere.

      And after you’ve undone about 80% of the world’s countries that favor one religion or one religious group or one ethnicity or one nationality etc. then we’ll talk about Israel.

      Until then, f*ck off!

    • Daryl

      that is the dumbest thing I’ve ever read!

    • The Jewish people don’t deserve a homeland? Maybe deserve is not the right word. It is their homeland given to them by G-d. Based on religion there are plenty of countries where the majority religion is recognized. Jewish people were persecuted in just about country in which they lived. So I guess you would want that to continue. Ghettos, pogroms and other violence against Jewish people is why they wanted to stay in the land G-d gave them. And maybe you should read about where the Jewish people originated.

    • Ira Grann

      Would you not say that all the surrounding countries (all based on Islam) should then be anti-semitic. Is it OK for the government of Syria, Iran, Iraq, etc., etc,. etc,. should made to meet your definition?

      However, when asked they deny it. They say that they are anti-Israel. Why?

  • Tony P

    I stand behind Israel!
    I’m proud to follow Dr. Bialik. She is by far the most courageous woman in our country to be a spokeswoman (Dr.) for her faith.
    She is a great actor, and a wonderful mom, as I have read.
    I also follow her website Groknation.com.

  • Lauren Goldman

    I admire her strength and self-assuredness in the face of some strong criticism. Girls could use her as a model of a strong, intelligent woman. Every time she is in the news, she says something to rise even higher in my esteem. Would that there were more like her.

    • Cynthia

      Jews are not only a religion.
      We are a people.
      The Irish have a homeland. The Italians have a homeland. The Germans, Swedish etc
      ….a country……..A land that is HOME,
      The Jewish country/ homeland is israel!
      We have a culture and a philosophy by which we try to live and behave
      (Yes, I know, not ALL Jews are good)
      We are the commanded people. We do the right thing because it is the right thing to do!
      ………not out of fear, or some promise of reward in an afterlife.

      But because we must all treat one another with dignity and kindness.

      Each person must make the world a better place
      THIS world matters!
      All of life matters

      • Jews are not only a religion.
        We are a people.
        The Irish have a homeland. The Italians have a homeland. The Germans, Swedish etc
        ….a country……..A land that is HOME,
        The Jewish country/ homeland is israel!
        We have a culture and a philosophy by which we try to live and behave
        (Yes, I know, not ALL Jews are good)
        We are the commanded people. We do the right thing because it is the right thing to do!
        ………not out of fear, or some promise of reward in an afterlife.

        But because we must all treat one another with dignity and kindness.

        Each person must make the world a better place
        THIS world matters!
        All of life matters

  • Ronit Y.

    Thanx a lot Mayim.
    I am so happy to read since i do not hear/read from well-known american jews except Adv. Dershovitz say as clear as u did.
    Thanks again.

  • Mimi Barohn

    Good for you in standing up for all Jews throughout the world. We are very proud of you!

  • Sam Omekara

    Mayim Bialik remains true to her belief and faith. I admire her resoluteness. We Zionist are motivated by same spirit.
    You don’t have to be a Jew to stand on the right side of truth. Gentiles too are Zionist if they share in this truth.
    May HaShem reward Mayim.

  • arne normann

    It is good to read of someone who is curageous enough to stand for ones beleife. And of course this have to happen in Israel. To many of the peoples in f.inst. Europe turn their minds acording to the directions the wind is blowing….

  • diane roberts

    You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike P.

    Kol HaKavod, Mayim!

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    Thanks for being yourself, sharing yourself with the world, and speaking out about the truth that is Zionism for the Jewish people.

  • Mayem
    You are completely right! Stand your ground and be strong there are many Christians like myself that stand behind you and Isreal!!!
    God Bless

  • BRUCE HABER

    jew sare good people

  • BRUCE HABER

    jew s are great

  • steven L

    Time to boycott FB moral relativism.

  • MICHELE NAGODA

    Mayim is a very strong…..very brave individual speaking out from a place in a society not so very friendly to Israel. She is a great woman!

  • Barbara Gerstein

    Way to go, Mayim. Enough is enough already. Here in Manhattan we had our menorah desecrated by vandals twice in 2 days! I have always been a Zionist in that I truly believe we deserve our own homeland where we are free to be Jewish….

  • Susan VanRiper

    I also believe that Jews deserve their own, safe homeland. I am not a Jew but a Christian. The country of Israel is a beautiful country and I pray for the safety and contentment of the Jewish people.

  • Thank you, Mayim, you’re not alone. You speak for many, including myself, a feminist, zionist, grandmother of 4. All my life I’ve loved Israel. Have two sabra grandkids. My son, Ya’acov lived and died in Jerusalem. BDS and et al, are intolerant, dangerous and hateful. Keep on trucking, abby

  • Steven Woody

    Stay with your faith. I back Israel. And your pretty good on “Big Bang Theory”.

  • ART

    I too thank her for having the courage to speak up. Ms. Bialik has been a consistent voice supporting and defending Jews and Israel. She has shown others the beauty of Judaism

  • robin millett

    I just want to let you know Mayim how proud I am of you for standing strong for your Jewish faith.I am a Christian who loves Israel and God. It is so sad how ill informed most Americans are. Satans army is marching through every nation and we need more people to stand up for their faith. God Bless you and your family

  • I also believe in Israel right to exist I love Israel and the Jewish people God’s blessings to you

  • Kerry M. Berger

    I completely concur with the sentiments expressed by actress Mayim Bialik. There is way too much propaganda and revisionist definitions of the word “Zionism” that are completely at odds with what Zionism is all about. The definition that “Zionism is … the belief that Jews deserve an “autonomous homeland” free of terrorism and threats to their global existence.” Unfortunately, the Palestinian Arabs have long misquoted and deliberately revised the definition to delegitimize the goal of an “autonomous homeland” which is precisely the same goal that the Palestinians seek — the right of self-determination. The time has come for Americans and others to stop disseminating the fabrications purposely spewed by the Iranians, Saudis, Egyptians, Jordanians, Syrians, and others nations that also are predominantly Muslim and accept the fact that Israel is here to stay and it is up to the Palestinians and Israelis to negotiate in earnest a two-state resolution.

  • Carolyn K. DINOFSKY

    Ah Gezunt aff dir Mayim!
    Chag Sameach….Happy Chanukah!

  • Ann

    Mayim is a woman of valor!

  • deja que la gente sin inteligencia hable,que no te importe sigue, estas en lo correcto, B.H

  • Carol

    Well said: “Thank you Mayim for speaking out for all of us Jewish people who don’t have a voice that can reach as many people as you can. Thank you for being such a great supporter of all the Jews worldwide.”

  • noel1234

    they are not worth talking to

  • raina

    Thank you Mayim and may Hashem bless you forever Long live Israel and the USA..Facebook Jew hater zuckergberg should be ashamed!!!!!!!!!!!! He will be judged soon enough and it wont be pleasant. We all are with you!! Israel only wants to be left alone, instead, the world condemns her, but soon, very soon, ..WE are the light unto all nations, and it will be evident, Please G_d soon. we love you

  • Joshua Becher

    Those who boy cut you because of your personal beliefs must be the dust left over from the Big Bang no shortage of Hippocrates on this earth all of us need to stay strong to overcome this

  • marlene

    From one proud zionist to another: The land of Israel belongs to the Jews, by covenant, purchase, and deed!

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