“I’ve resisted tackling the complexity of the situation in Israel for quite some time,” she captioned her post which included an image of the Israeli flag. “As a liberal Zionist, people are often confused by my politics. Suffice it to say, the events surrounding Jerusalem Day are devastating.”
“Israel deserves to live as an autonomous free and safe nation. The Palestinian people deserve the same. What is happening now by extremists on both sides is tragic. It’s horrendous. It’s unacceptable. And I have to hold out hope that peace and justice will prevail,” she concluded.
The Palestinian militant group Hamas launched rockets into Israel this week, targeting Jerusalem, southern Israel, and Tel Aviv. Israel responded by launching a sequence of airstrikes, killing a high Hamas commander and several other different senior Hamas militants.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu added that they’ll use “an iron fist if needed” to cease accompanying violent protests by Arab residents. Over 30 folks have been killed within the escalating violence, which marks their most severe battle for the reason that 2014 Gaza War.
Bialik, greatest recognized for her function on “The Big Bang Theory,” beforehand got here below scrutiny for her assist of Israel.
In 2015, she told Fox News about a trip to Israel that prompted fairly a stir on social media.
“I’ve gotten a lot of negative attention for visiting Israel,” she instructed us on the time. “That’s what’s amazing…simply by going to Israel this summer and saying nothing more than, ‘I’ve gone to Israel,’ I got the same amount of hatred and threats and anti-Semitism for actually making a statement trying to support people whether I like it or not are serving in an army.”
She continued, “That reveals the truth. It really doesn’t matter what I support or believe the fact that I’m Jewish and go there is enough – that should be alarming to most people.”
While the threats she obtained had been from followers, Bialik mentioned the leisure trade is not pleasant to folks of religion both.
“I think in general it’s never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles,” she mentioned candidly. “There are people I know of faith and we tend to congregate together. I study Jewish texts weekly. That’s something really positive to me when you’re a person of faith, it stays with you all the time.”
Fox News’ Morgan Phillips and the Associated Press contributed to this report.