Bardem, Cruz Denounce Israeli ‘Genocide’

    Actors Javier Bardem (L) and Penelope Cruz pose for photographers at a photocall for the film "The Counselor" in London October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY) - RTR3FMC3

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    Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Pedro Almodovar, and other members of the Spanish film industry sent a public letter to the European Union on Tuesday denouncing Israel for “genocide.” Dozens of Spanish actors, writers, musicians, directors, and other entertainment representatives asked the EU to “condemn the bombing by land, sea, and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip.” The letter blamed the latest outbreak of violence squarely on Israel because it “continues to advance into and invade the Palestinian territories instead of returning to the 1967 borders.”

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