The Hollywood actor, Seth Rogen, who attended Jewish schools and camps growing up in Canada, opened up this week about his heritage, his views on Israel and antisemitism.
“[As] a Jewish person I was fed a huge amount of lies about Israel my entire life,” Rogen told comedian and actor Marc Maron in an episode of Maron’s WTF podcast.
“They never tell you that, ‘Oh, by the way, there were people there’. They make it seem like it was just like sitting there, like the f—ing door’s open,” Rogen told the author.
Rogen, 38, and Maron, 56, also Jewish, connected to discuss Rogen’s latest comedy, “An American Pickle” for HBO Max, which centers on a Jewish immigrant from the 1920s who is transported into present-day Brooklyn, N.Y.
More than 700,000 Palestinians fled during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel.
‘To me it just seems an antiquated thought process,’ he said, Daily Mail reports.
‘If it is for religious reasons, I don’t agree with it, because I think religion is silly.
‘If it is for truly the preservation of Jewish people, it makes no sense, because again, you don’t keep something you’re trying to preserve all in one place – especially when that place is proven to be pretty volatile, you know?’