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September 20, 2017 1:06 pm

Oscar-Winning Producer Harvey Weinstein at Algemeiner Gala: ‘I Am Israeli in My Heart and Mind’

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein, right, joined by artist Ron Agam, speaks on the red carpet at The Algemeiner’s fourth annual gala, held on Sept. 18 in New York City.

Oscar-winning film producer Harvey Weinstein expressed his deep love and appreciation for the Jewish state on Monday, saying, “I am an Israeli in my heart and mind.”

Speaking on the red carpet at The Algemeiner‘s fourth annual gala in New York City, Weinstein emphasized, “I love that country, I love what it stands for, I am proud to be Jewish.”

The Hollywood mogul recounted his appearance at The Algemeiner’s gala in 2013, when he presented Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel with the “Warrior for Truth” award. Wiesel served as chairman of The Algemeiner’s Tribute Committee until his passing in 2016.

“This is one of the most influential presses we have, not only in [the] Jewish world, but all [the] world,” Weinstein observed.

He also spoke of his upcoming movie “Mila 18,” an adaptation of Leon Uris’ acclaimed novel on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

“When people see ‘Mila 18,’ they can subtitle it ‘Jews with guns,’ because this is not about going into the night quietly,” Weinstein said. “This is the birth of the modern Israelis, these were the guys in the ghetto who said we are not going to walk into the concentration camps and get herded like cattle. They said, we’re going to kill some Germans instead.”

A video of Weinstein’s remarks can be viewed below:

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  • Judy Goldschmidt

    Does this mean he’ll move there and fight extradition for charges of sexual harassment, etc? Wouldn’t surprise me a bit. I am sure Israel would love to have this wealthy Jewish man as a citizen!

  • Honest Abe

    With friends like him Israel doesn’t need enemies. Another phony liberal, limousine Jew who always supports the anti Israel candidates here in the USA. He and his fellow travelers love to make movies glorifying dead Jews during the Holocaust but never any movies supporting real live, vibrent Jews and Israel (apperently not P.C enough for him and his Hollywood ilk) So spare us the platitudes, Weinstein, and go kiss up to Obama some more.

    • brynababy

      You sound ridiculous and uninformed.

      • Honest Abe

        Oh really, who do most of these Hollywood so called Jews vote for? Did most of them not support the horrible Iran deal? Do they not constantly berate Israel when it tries to defend itself? Do any of them make any movies that treat Islam as the aggressive, retrograde religion it is? or do they pretend Islamic terror, and anti Semitism does not exist (just like most liberal Democrats do) . With friends like him and his ilk Israel does not need enemies. For once in your life brynababy, be honest, not a groveling PC coward.

    • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

      Absolutely right.