Actor says the President “does not love Israel,” in message voicing support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Jon Voight is stepping into Israeli politics and blasting President Obama in the process.
In a video (below) posted on JustJared.com titled “
“I love Israel. I want to see Israel survive and not be overtaken by the mad men of this world,” Voight says.
Israelis head to the polls on Mar. 17, and Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party is facing a serious challenge. Polls show a coalition led by Isaac Herzog leading the Likud Party, and Voight believes President Obama is partly to blame.
“President Obama does not love Israel. His whole agenda is to control Israel,” the 76-year-old Republican says. “In this way, he can be friends with all of Israel’s enemies. He doesn’t want [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Bibi Netanyahu to win this upcoming election. America has not been the same since his presidency. I beg all of you to understand the truth.”
Voight has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration in the past, including at the 2012 Republican National Convention. “This country’s been downgraded for the last four years,” Voight warned at the time, rallying his audience by adding, “We have this little window of time to do something about it — to get it back on track.”
The “Midnight Cowboy” star and father to globe-trotting humanitarian Angelina Jolie endorsed Republican Mitt Romney, who went on the lose the election.
Voight, a legendary Hollywood actor, won a Golden Globe in 2014 for his role as Mickey Donovan in Showtime series “Ray Donovan.” He also received a Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 1978 film “Coming Home.”