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Jewish Actress Mayim Bialik: Don’t Be Ashamed to Voice Support for Israel

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Actress Mayim Bialik urged Israel-backers not to be apologetic in voicing their support for the Jewish state, The Canadian Jewish News reported on Wednesday.

“I think what’s important about speaking out is that I don’t even think of it as ‘speaking out,'” the Jewish Big Bang Theory star, 40, told the publication. “I don’t think you should be ashamed to talk about your support for a country where Jews can have an autonomous existence.”

The mother-of-two lamented that “Israel” has become a “dirty word” to use. She explained that “although there are very, very difficult politics surrounding Israel, and I don’t agree with everything the Israeli government or the people in the State of Israel do, it’s not a dirty word to talk about a country amidst dozens of Arab countries in that region of the world.”

The actress, who speaks Yiddish and has raised her children to learn the language, recently made headlines for a Facebook post in which she blasted critics who boycott her on social media because of her Zionist beliefs.

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  • Stephanie Smith

    I agree with your feelings. My family lived in Holland during the war and had first hand stories of the suffering. My oldest sister died of tb and the second one had rickets because of the malnourishment. Although we weren’t Jewish they saw and experienced the same things. I will always comment “we must never forget”

  • Tommy Kelly

    I have been a fan of her for some time. I hope all American’s love Israel as much as me. Israel has been our one true friend. I love the USA, the only other nation I would call home is Israel. Hope to one day visit this holy land. I will always support the Jewish faith.

  • Jim Austin

    Excellent. It takes courage for an actor to stand up to Hollywood leftists in support of Israel. Such leftists have been known to retaliate against those who wander outside their insular world of groupthink.

  • Sharon Epstein

    When a Muslim outright MURDERS a group of innocent people, the WORLD backs them with cries of “it’s Israel’s fault”. WHY? Israel is the ONLY country in the Middle East that has TRUE freedom of religion and FREELY ALLOWS MUSLIMS ~ yes, Palestinians ~ to integrate in society with them. So, WHY DO THEY STILL MURDER? Is it because they want the FREEDOM that they ALREADY HAVE? Is it because they want the PEACE that they could have [if they’d stop knifing innocent children & the elderly passerby]? NO! They murder because THEY ENJOY IT ~ and they know — with Abbas’ Hitler-learned propaganda– that the brain atrophied idiots [like Roger Waters] will believe all of their American-European Hating lies.

    I am NEVER ashamed to support PEACE & ISRAEL. As a Jewish person or ~ as my MANY CHRISTIAN friends agree ~ ANY RELIGION. It’s a matter of COMMON SENSE, INTELLIGENCE & supporting the country — and the PEOPLE– that would support OUR COUNTRY in a time of need. After 9/11, the Israelis cried. The Palestinians THREW A PARADE OF CELEBRATION. That, my friends, is not worthy of ANYONE’S support — that is SICK!


    • Judy Auer

      Sharon Epstein, I find that all Israelis say the same thing, as though rehearsed, when defending Israel. That Palestinians are free to come and go as they please, that Israel is a democracy and allow Palestinians to integrate into Israeli society. That Palestinians, whom Ayelet Shaked refers to as cockroaches and rats run around Israel madly stabbing innocent Israelis. Nothing could be further from the truth! Palestinians in Gaza are walled in and cannot move about freely at all. Palestinians living in the West Bank are terrified of the very violent settlers that continually attack them or their children on their way to school. The IDF bang on Palistinian doors in the middle of the night dragging the children off to prison. Water, electricity and other necessities are withheld. Homes demolished and olive groves destroyed. Trucks sent through Palestinian neighbourhoods spraying foul skunk water on their homes and hospitals. All this and the fact that thousands of civilian Palistinians have lost their lives or been maimed for life as opposed to a small number of Israeli soldiers. The Palistinians without weapons don’t have a hope in Hell against the powerful Israeli army! Watch some of the videos of the atrocities perpetrated on the Palestinians and learn the truth. Videos don’t lie!

  • JoseDuran

    You are awesome

  • Di Marsh

    God Bless Israel and the Jews. I love hem both!

  • Sister M. Michele S.C.M.C.

    There are many in America who support Israel and all Jewish people no matter where they live. If we can do anything to show support and solidarity please let us know.
    Stay strong, be proud of you heritage, be true to who you are, and who God calls you to be. The world needs the witness of a faithful people, both Jews and Christians, as well.
    God bless you, protect you, and keep you safe.
    Sister M. Michele

  • Patricia Thomas

    God bless the people of Israel I stand with them and their Prime Minister Netanyahu

    • I bet you loved Hitler Too !

  • michael corby

    perhaps you can explain why Israeli’s admit they were at 9/11
    “Recording The Event”

  • rufina laws-lozano

    Israel has a right to be a part of the World Family of Nations.

  • Lauren Goldman

    I have been a fan of hers ever since ‘Blossom’, and every time she says something I find another admirable thing about her. As she stated; there are things about the government and in the populace that I may not agree with, but at the end of the day, Israel is our only true home. Every country where we have lived has at some time mistreated us and expelled us. The only exception is America, so far.