Monday, November 27, 2023

Why is Steven Spielberg Silent About the Hamas Pogrom in Israel? Because he's a Liberal first and foremost

Why is Steven Spielberg Silent About the Hamas Pogrom in Israel?

As the Academy Award-winning director of Schindler’s List and founder of the USC Shoah Foundation, which records the testimonials of Holocaust survivors, the Jewish Steven Spielberg has been surprisingly silent about the barbaric October 7 Hamas pogrom in Israel.

Silent about the 1,200-1,400 Jews who were raped, mutilated, and murdered.

Silent about the thousands of Jews who were injured.

Silent about the hundreds of Jews taken hostage.

Not. One. Word.

Many have asked Spielberg to say something…anything…but have been met with (yes) silence. David Schaecter, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor and the president of Holocaust Survivors’ Foundation USA, wrote an open letter to Steven Spielberg. As you read the following heartbreaking excerpts, understand that Spielberg won his Academy Award in a movie detailing the story of Jews whom the Nazis raped, mutilated, and murdered. From Schaecter’s letter:

“…I, along with countless other Survivors, are so heartbroken that, since October 7, 2023, you have not spoken out and publicly taken a stand against terrorism, against Hamas and the millions who celebrate the shedding of Jewish blood.”

“Jews will never be safe until Israel is safe and secure.”

“Mr. Spielberg, Schindler’s List was about one man having the moral courage to risk his life to save others. We are not asking you to risk your life. We are asking you to use your voice.”

Schaecter’s anguished letter closes with:

“We do not need another film in three years about the horrors of October 7th. Instead, we need you and others to speak out NOW, when it truly matters.”


Image: Steven Spielberg in a video from four years ago about the Legacy of Schindler’s List, the movie. YouTube screen grab.

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