Shalom Life | June 18, 2015

Michael Douglas “Very Concerned” About BDS, Iranian Nuclear Program

The actor expressed his concerns regarding Israel’s future while visiting the Holy Land

By: B. Shane Morganstein

Published: June 17th, 2015 in Culture » Film » News

Photo: Michael Douglas meets former Israeli President Shimon Peres in Israel

Credit: Jerusalem Post


Actor Michael Douglas, speaking in Israel earlier today, says he is “very concerned” by international efforts to boycott Israel.

The Hollywood star, who is currently in Israel accepting the Genesis Prize (also known as the ‘Jewish Nobel prize’), expressed his concerns in a statement to the press.

“I respect the fact that I am not Israeli, but I am very concerned about the attempts of boycotting Israel and I am not comfortable with the response at the moment,” began the actor.

“I hope that the Knesset parties will overcome internal; differences and work together.”

Douglas also expressed his concerns regarding the Iranian nuclear program.

“I am a UN ambassador for peace and I would like to say that from my experience the biggest problem in the world is nuclear weapons. However, I am optimistic when I look at former president Peres. I knowthat the world can lead to good directions, but I’m still very concerned,” the Academy Award winning actor, speaking alongside former president Shimon Peres, said at the Peres Center for Peace.

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