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Believe All Women? Susan Sarandon Denies Hamas Raped Israelis

Pro-Palestinian actress ignores testimonies, 'Silence Before Screams' doc

Susan Sarandon isn’t letting cancellation curb her pro-Palestinian views.

The Oscar-winning actress lost her representation late last year after uttering this tone-deaf comparison at a pro-Palestinian rally

“There are a lot of people that are afraid, that are afraid of being Jewish at this time, and are getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country.”

She also shouted along with the crowd, “Long live the Intifada,” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” according to The New York Post. Both comments are steeped in violent, antisemitic tropes.

She quickly apologized.

More recently, a pro-Israeli activist confronted her about her strident views. That exchange didn’t get much media attention at the time.

It should have.


Social media user Keren Picker walked with Sarandon during yet another pro-Palestinian protest in late April. Picker pressed the star on her positions regarding the Israeli/Hamas war. That included the mountains of evidence that Hamas did more than butcher hundreds of women.

The terror group sexually assaulted them in the most barbaric ways possible. 

Sarandon dubbed those assaults mere “myths.”

“We know that all of those myths about babies in ovens and the rapes,” Sarandon said in response to Picker’s interrogation.

“It’s not a myth. You’re denying, you’re denying the terror actions made on October 7th to so many innocent civilians,” Picker countered. She shared the exchange on Instagram.


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Sarandon, 77, may need to watch “October 7,” a new verbatim theater production from Phelim McAleer. That New York-based play recalls the horrors of that day, including the sexual assaults Hamas committed against its victims.

Better yet, she should screen “Screams Before Silence.” The documentary, available for free on YouTube in multiple languages, lets Oct. 7 survivors detail the systemic sexual abuse committed against them.

Screams Before Silence

The latter has been summarily ignored by many media platforms and film critics.

Sarandon, too.

More recently, the “Bull Durham” star posted a message on Instagram suggesting Israel’s ongoing war against Hamas amounted to a “genocide.”

Right or wrong, Sarandon took a professional hit for her earlier comments. Her more recent musings never got the media’s full attention.

For more background, here’s another look at Sarandon’s role in the roiling pro-Palestinian protests in New York City.

Sarandon isn’t the only famous person to deny reality when it comes to Hamas’ savagery against women.

Comedian Bassem Youssef similarly suggested several months ago that Hamas’s sexual crimes never happened.

Editor’s Note: It’s a brutal time to be an independent journalist, but it’s never been more necessary given the sorry state of the mainstream media.

How many mainstream news sites shared Sarandon’s noxious comments?

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  1. A has been, and even in her prime, not a great actress. As was stated by others, hey go live in Gaza, wear your pride clothes, support womens rights, etc. and after about an hour we’ll come get the body.

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