Over 450 Jewish Entertainment Figures Denounce Jonathan Glazer for ‘Drawing a Moral Equivalency’ Between Nazi Regime, Israeli Nation

The Oscar-winning “Zone of Interest” filmmaker came under fire last week for his divisive acceptance speech

Jonathan Glazer attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards
Jonathan Glazer attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards (Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

More than 450 Jewish creatives, executives and other Hollywood professionals have signed an open letter denouncing the speech “Zone of Interest” director Jonathan Glazer made while accepting the Oscar for Best International Feature.

Glazer’s speech included comments on Israel-Hamas war and what he said was a misuse of Jewish identity and the history of the Holocaust.

The signees include Debra Messing, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Amy Pascal, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Eli Roth and Sherry Lansing. Many of the signees have signed other open letters in support of Israel following the Hamas attack on Oct. 7, 2023.

Many observers have focused on a particular line from Glazer’s speech: “We stand here as men who refute their Jewishness and the Holocaust being hijacked by an occupation which has led to conflict for so many innocent people.”


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