Hollywood executive and Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel blamed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the recent Hamas attack on the country, which claimed the lives of 1,200 Israelis.
During a Bloomberg event in Beverly Hills, Ari Emanuel didn’t mention Hamas leaders has he touched on the horrific events of the past five days.
“From my opinion, a morally corrupt Bibi Netanyahu exposed Israel and its people to rape, death, beheadings of children, murders of fathers, mothers, grandmothers — and he did it to stay in power,” Emanuel said.
“I just think it’s time that we get rid of this man.”
If you're exploiting mass murder for politics, you might be … a bad person. I don't really care. But no one has to listen to you ever again.— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) October 12, 2023
Hollywood superagent Ari Emanuel Calls for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step downhttps://t.co/XWl4ORHjfB via @bpolitics
“It’s not the same as 9/11, but I had that same feeling,” he said during the event.
“As a Jew, what happened in Israel this past weekend was one of the worst pogroms in history, not including the Holocaust.”
“From my opinion, a morally corrupt Bibi Netanyahu exposed Israel and its people to rape, death, beheadings of children.”
As the head of Endeavor, Emanuel runs one of Hollywood’s biggest talent agencies, and alos oversees a gargantuan media company that includes the UFC, WWE, and Endeavor Content.
He is also the brother of former Chicago Democrat mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as Barack Obama’s White House chief of staff.
Emanuel’s comments come just days after Israeli jets launched a massive counter airstrikes against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip following yesterday’s terror attacks on the country, which left 300 Israelis dead.
The attacks are reported to be the deadliest in Israel in 50 years.
Smoke could be seen rising from Gaza’s Burc Vatan shopping mall after the Palestine Tower in the Al-Rimal neighborhood was reduced to rubble.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced it is carrying out artillery strikes in Lebanon in the disputed area of Mount Dov following mortar fire from there directed toward Israeli territory.
Others blaiming Israel for the Hamas attacks included Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who issued an apparent one-sided statement regarding the recent attacks on Israel by Hamas terrorists, blaming it on the “horrendous living conditions faced by so many Palestinians.”
“It is no secret that Gaza has been an open-air prison, with millions of people struggling to secure basic necessities.”
The socialist Senator then blamed Israel for laying siege to the Gaza Strip, which is governed by Hamas, after the initial attack.
“The targeting of civilians is a war crime, no matter who does it,” Sanders wrote.
“Israel’s blanket denial of food, water, and other necessities to Gaza is a serious violation of international law and will do nothing but harm innocent civilians.”
My statement on the continuing violence in Israel and Gaza. pic.twitter.com/WE4o5a6rLl— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 11, 2023