Hard-Left Hulk Mark Ruffalo, Who Called America Apartheid, Calls For Sanctions On Israel

By Hank Berrien May 14, 2021 | Image Source: Daily Wire

On Tuesday, hard-left actor Mark Ruffalo, most famous for playing a huge green-skinned superhero and embracing left-wing causes, issued a tweet calling for sanctions on Israel, writing, “1500 Palestinians face expulsion in #Jerusalem. 200 protesters have been injured. 9 children have been killed. Sanctions on South Africa helped free its black people — it’s time for sanctions on Israel to free Palestinians. Join the call. #SheikJarrah.”

As Israel National News reported of Ruffalo, “He linked his tweet to a petition from website Avaaz that states, ‘The treatment of the Palestinian people has become a stain on the conscience of the world’ and endorses ‘sanctions on key Israeli industries until Palestinians are granted full and equal civil rights.’”

The petition also claims, “In Jerusalem, hundreds of unarmed protesters are being attacked, including elderly people and children. This is just another example of the racist brutality of Israel’s military occupation over Palestinians, an injustice that has lasted for decades.”

Israel National News points out that Ruffalo retweeted a post by pro-BDS activist and former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters on May 6 that accused Israel of being an “apartheid state.”

Asked in an interview in October 2020 why he “touched Palestinian issues” in the way he did, Ruffalo boasted, “For whatever reason, I have a love of justice. It really means something to me. Anywhere there’s injustice in the world, I think, as an artist, we have a responsibility to speak up about it.”

Ruffalo then somehow decided that all warfare ought to be symmetrical, arguing, “My connection to Palestine came through Palestinians and hearing their stories and then watching this asymmetrical warfare being acted upon them and violence being acted upon them. And who pays the price? The citizenry.”

Perhaps Ruffalo should speak to the Israeli families who lost relatives during the terrorist campaign of the Second Intifada, when hundreds of Israelis were murdered by homicide bombers or other Palestinian terrorist acts. According to the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, during the Second Intifada, 887 of the 1,137 Israelis murdered in attacks from September 2000 – 2005 were civilians.

Or perhaps Ruffalo should speak to the relatives of the Fogel family, which was brutally slaughtered in their home in 2012 by two Palestinian terrorists, including the decapitation of a three-month-old infant.

Ruffalo continued in the interview, “And there’s no reason that an ally of America should not be held to the same standards that we would any other nation in the world. Especially an ally. What I see there is wrong.”

Perhaps Ruffalo might want to explain why the IDF, unlike other armies in the world, often phones ahead before it bombs a building to make sure the occupants can leave.

“And I spoke out about it and I was called an anti-Semite about it,” he smiled, “for doing that, which was tough to hear. And the fact that so many people will take it to that extreme, when you’re talking about that kind of inequality, that kind of oppression, that kind of apartheid, really. And here we are in America, and we’re looking at the very same thing. I mean, this is kind of an apartheid system. There is (sic) two Americas; there’s the BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) America and there’s the white America. And that’s an injustice.”

He bragged, “And for some reason, I don’t know if it’s my calling here on Earth, but to fight these injustices is something that’s important to me.”

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Author: Hank Berrien

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