More than 450 Jewish figures in Hollywood slam Jonathan Glazer’s Oscars speech in open letter

Over 450 Jewish creatives, professionals, and executives working in Hollywood criticized The Zone of Interest director Jonathan Glazer in an open letter after his Oscars speech in which he refuted his own “Jewishness” in a critique of Israel’s war against Hamas.

Glazer accepted the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film for his work, which tells the story of Auschwitz Commandant Rudolf Hoss and his family as they live outside the concentration camp.

During his speech, the director appeared to compare the actions of Nazi Germany to those of Israel in its war against Hamas following the brutal terrorist attacks on Oct. 7.

#TheZoneofInterest wins best international feature film at the 2024 #Oscars

— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 11, 2024

“Right now, we stand here as men who refute
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