Seth Rogen says he was 'fed a huge amount of lies' about Israel

Seth Rogen says he was ‘fed a huge amount of lies’ about Israel when he was child attending Jewish schools because he didn’t know the state was created where Palestinians were living

  • The Hollywood actor, who attended Jewish schools and camps growing up in Canada, made the comments about Israel this week
  • He was interviewed by Jewish comedian Marc Maron for his podcast 
  • Rogen said he was fed a ‘huge amount of lies’ about Israel when he was a child because he was never told there were people already there
  • More than 700,000 Palestinians fled during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel 
  • Both Rogen and Maron, who is also Jewish, said they would never live in Israel 

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

Seth Rogen says he was fed a ‘huge amount of lies’ about Israel when he was a child because he didn’t know the Jewish state was created where Palestinians were living.

The Hollywood actor, 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 said in an interview on the WTF with Marc Maron 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.

‘They forget to include the fact to every young Jewish person.’

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. 

‘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?’

The 38-year-old actor was being interviewed to promote his new film The American Pickle. The comedy centers on a Jewish immigrant in the 1920s who falls into a vat of pickle brine, is preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern-day Brooklyn

Both Rogen and Maron, who is also Jewish, said they would never live in Israel.

Maron acknowledge: ‘We’re gonna p**s off a bunch of Jews’. 

The 38-year-old actor was speaking to fellow comedian Maron to promote his new film The American Pickle.

The comedy centers on a Jewish immigrant in the 1920s who falls into a vat of pickle brine, is preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern-day Brooklyn. 

Rogen spoke at length about Israel and his Jewish heritage during the interview.

They also touched on how they learned of antisemitism and how it is still prevalent today.  

‘I remember my dad frankly telling me, ‘People hate Jews. Just be aware of that. They just do’,’ Rogen said.  

‘And it’s honestly something that I am so glad was instilled in me from a young age. Because if it wasn’t, I would constantly be shocked at how much motherfuckers hate Jews.’ 

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