Actor and comedian Jon Lovitz has taken a firm stance in support of Israel, responding with unwavering resolve to critics who have opposed his position. Following the tragic October 7 attack where Hamas terrorists killed over 1,200 people, mostly civilians, in Israel, Lovitz has been outspoken in his solidarity with Israel and his unequivocal condemnation of Hamas.
I appreciate your support during this time of war in Israel and the rise of antisemitism in the United States and around the world. I'm speaking out because I feel I must.
The world doesn't like it when Jews fight back. Tough shit.
The positive responses I get far outweigh the…
— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) November 28, 2023
Despite facing criticism, Lovitz remains undeterred, expressing gratitude to those standing with Israel and recognizing the increase in antisemitism globally. He emphasizes the importance of speaking out, particularly against the backdrop of global disapproval when Jews defend themselves. His defiant response to detractors is blunt and unapologetic.
Lovitz highlights the overwhelming positive reactions he receives, viewing the negative comments as a sign of effectively countering aggression. He likens his outspokenness to ‘punching a bully in the nose,’ inspired by Sylvester Stallone’s ethos of resilience.
I support Israel standing up for itself and destroying Hamas.
So the Palestinians and Israelis can be free from Hamas terrorists who don't care about anyone, Israelis or Palestinians.
It's not genocide.. it's war. A war Hamas deliberately started.
Knowing Israel would… https://t.co/92WVJM6o10
— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) November 27, 2023
Addressing accusations of supporting “genocide,” Lovitz clarifies his stance: he views the situation as a war initiated by Hamas, which indiscriminately jeopardizes Palestinian civilians. His support for Israel’s actions against Hamas, he argues, is not only in Israel’s interest but also ultimately benefits Palestinian civilians by targeting a group he identifies as their oppressor.