2019-08-19 12:15:47

Actor David Clennon Explains Why He Honors the Israel Boycott



GUEST: David Clennon is an Emmy award-winning actor, appearing in the feature films Being There, Missing, The Thing, Syriana, and Gone Girl. His television credits include thirtysomething, HBO’s From the Earth to the Moon, Netflix’s House of Cards, and HBO’s Dream On.

He wrote an article in Truthout entitled, "I Said No to a Netflix Series Audition Because I Support Palestinian Rights".

BACKGROUND: The news of Israel's decision to ban American lawmakers critical of its treatment of Palestinians has drawn attention to the political battle within the US over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The two major parties have for decades joined forces to unconditionally support Israel and provide billions of dollars in military aid in spite of systemic Israeli oppression and occupation of Palestinian people and lands. But the movement to call Israel out for its crimes and even boycott it over its policies is gaining ground.

David Clennon Democratic Party Free Speech TVIsrael GOP HBO Ilhan Omar Netflix Palestine Rashida Tlaib Republican Party Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar United States

Politics

Democracy Now!

A Look at How Electoral Chaos Could Divide The United States

A Look at How Electoral Chaos Could Divide The United States

Democracy Now!

Donald Trump Is Hellbent on Undermining Democracy to Win Reelection

Donald Trump Is Hellbent on Undermining Democracy to Win Reelection

The Thom Hartmann Program

DNC Prepares For Trump's Election Shenanigans

DNC Prepares For Trump's Election Shenanigans

Rising Up With Sonali

Remembering John Lewis (1940-2020) in His Own Words

Remembering John Lewis (1940-2020) in His Own Words

Democracy Now!

Chomsky on Israel’s Hindering of Palestinian Pandemic Response & Threat to Annex Occupied West Bank

Chomsky on Israel’s Hindering of Palestinian Pandemic Response & Threat to Annex Occupied West Bank

The David Pakman Show

Authoritarian Nightmare Grows: Trump Deploys Troops to Chicago

Authoritarian Nightmare Grows: Trump Deploys Troops to Chicago

Democracy Now!

Paramilitary-Style Tactics in Portland Mirror Decades of U.S. Violence on the Border & Abroad

Paramilitary-Style Tactics in Portland Mirror Decades of U.S. Violence on the Border & Abroad

Democracy Now!

Trump to Send Federal Troops to Protests in Chicago & Seattle Amid Violent Crackdown by Local Police

Trump to Send Federal Troops to Protests in Chicago & Seattle Amid Violent Crackdown by Local Police

Related

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! 08/03/20

Democracy Now! 08/03/20

Democracy Now!

A Look at How Electoral Chaos Could Divide The United States

A Look at How Electoral Chaos Could Divide The United States

Rising Up With Sonali

Remembering John Lewis (1940-2020) in His Own Words

Remembering John Lewis (1940-2020) in His Own Words

Rising Up With Sonali

How Big Tech CEOs Fared In Congressional Hearing

How Big Tech CEOs Fared In Congressional Hearing