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Jonathan Glazer’s Oscars Speech Sparks Jewish Fury: ‘Betrayed His People’

While accepting his award for Best International Film for The Zone of Interest at the Oscars on Sunday, director Jonathan Glazer discussed the continuous attack on Gaza, and not everybody was pleased.

Glazer’s movie follows the life of a Nazi commandant whose home is simply outdoors Auschwitz prisoner-of-war camp. Throughout his speech, Glazer dealt with the Israel-Hamas war.

More than 30,000 Palestinians have actually been eliminated because Israel’s war on Hamas started with the military arm of the militant group’s fatal October 7, 2023, attack, the Associated Press reported, mentioning health authorities in Gaza.

Glazer required to the phase with manufacturer James Wilson, both of whom are Jewish, and stated: “Right now we stand here as males who refute their Jewishness and the Holocaust being pirated by a profession which has actually caused contrast for numerous innocent individuals. Whether the victims of October 7th in Israel or the continuous attack on Gaza, all the victims of this dehumanization, how do we withstand?”

Director Jonathan Glazer, winner of the very best International Feature for “The Zone of Interest,” at the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10 in Hollywood, California. His approval speech has actually divided individuals online, with numerous … John Shearer/WireImage

His speech has actually shown dissentious online, with lots of requiring to X, previously Twitter, to share their ideas.

Newsweek emailed a representative for Glazer for remark.

Media character Rabbi Shmuley is among lots of people who shared their ideas on social networks.

“Absolutely horrible!! Jonathan Glazer who should have a lot credit for his extraordinary holocaust movie “The zone of interest” which I liked, betrayed his individuals and disgraced himself and trivialized the 6 million martyrs of the holocaust, when he stated that Israel’s War in Gaza was pirating the memory of the holocaust,” he composed.

“How attempt you compare the 2? You deceive. The entire function of Israel’s war in Gaza is to make certain THERE ISN’T A SECOND HOLOCAUST so we do not require more of your movies since Jews in fact live. HAMAS HAS ONE INTENTION. GENOCIDE OF JEWS. How is it the Jews in Hollywood have definitely no pride in being Jewish and never ever defend the only Jewish nation in the world, Israel.”

Definitely revolting!! Jonathan Glazer who is worthy of a lot credit for his unbelievable holocaust movie “The zone of interest” which I liked, betrayed his individuals and disgraced himself and trivialized the 6 million martyrs of the holocaust, when he stated that Israel’s War in Gaza … pic.twitter.com/8SVQ6Do2YN

— Rabbi Shmuley (@RabbiShmuley) March 11, 2024

Others shared comparable ideas on the social networks platform.

“Despite the horrible speech from Jonathan Glazer, assistance for Israel will stay strong and unified. Am Yisrael Chai,” another individual composed, with “Am Yisrael Chai” equating to “The People of Israel Live” in English.

A 3rd included: “Just since antisemitism originates from the mouth of a Jew does not make it any less antisemitic.

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