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.
Sign up for Our Newsletter
Get updates about the policies and topics that matter the most to you. Progressive news directly to your email.