Director Who Won Oscar For Holocaust Film Smears Israel Over War Against Hamas
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: Jonathan Glazer (R), winner of the Best International Feature Film award for “The Zone of Interest”, poses with James Wilson in the press room during the 96th Annual Academy Awards at Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California.
Rodin Eckenroth / Getty Images

The director of a Holocaust film that won an award on Sunday night at the Oscars used his moment on stage to slam Israel with false claims about what is going on inside of Gaza.

Jonathan Glazer — who directed “The Zone of Interest,” a film about the life of a Nazi commandant who lived next to the Auschwitz concentration camp that won the Academy Award for Best International Film — first thanked all the institutions that helped him create the film.

“All our choices were made to reflect and confront us in the present, not to say look what they did then, rather look what we do now,” he said. “Our film shows where dehumanization leads at its worst. It shaped all of our past and present.”

“Right now, we stand here as men who refute their Jewishness and the Holocaust being hijacked by an occupation which has led to conflict for so many innocent people,” he continued. “Whether the victims of October the 7th in Israel, or the ongoing attack on Gaza, all the victims of this dehumanization, how do we resist?”


Hussain Abdul-Hussain, research fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), slammed Glazer’s remarks.


“In reality, it was the end of Israel’s occupation of Gaza in 2005, and the dismantling of settlements, that led to several rounds of conflict culminating in the Hamas massacre of 1,200 Israelis on October 7,” he wrote. “Why not stick to acting or whatever he does in Hollywood?”

Max Abrahms, an international security professor who specializes in terrorism, posted on X: “Someone should do a psychological study on Jews who support Hamas.”

“If your received lesson from the Holocaust is to support Hamas then you haven’t drawn the right lesson,” he continued. “And the award for drawing the completely wrong lesson about the Holocaust goes to… Jonathan Glazer.”

Political and economic analyst Jake Novak posted: “To the horrible human being who just won the Oscar for his movie about the Holocaust: Jews are neither aggressors in Israel (your delusion) nor victims anymore (your fantasy). You enable the deaths of your fellow Jews by promoting that blood libel.”

Science professor Gad Saad wrote “From the annals of: ‘If I engage in sufficient self-loathing, perhaps they’ll spare me.’ A clown who knows nothing about the relevant realities.”

“Hamas commits mass murder against innocent Israeli civilians as part of a master plan to wipe Israel and Jews off the face of the earth,” former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker posted on X. “Apparently this fool knows nothing of substance about the Holocaust. The ignorance of the elite is breathtakingly dangerous.”

Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) wrote: “The blatant anti-semitism at the #Oscars tonight was beyond disturbing. From the pro-Hamas red pins to the attacks on #Israel, these Hollywood useful idiots are carrying water for murderous terrorists who ban their films.”

New York Post reporter Jon Levine posted: “Where is Will Smith when you need him?”

Newsweek Opinion Editor Batya Ungar-Sargon wrote: “I simply cannot fathom the moral rot in someone’s soul that leads them to win an award for a movie about the Holocaust and with the platform given to them, to accept that award by saying, ‘We stand here as men who refute their Jewishness.'”

This is a developing news story; refresh the page for updates.

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
Download Daily Wire Plus

Don't miss anything

Download our App

Stay up-to-date on the latest
news, podcasts, and more.

Download on the app storeGet it on Google Play
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  Director Who Won Oscar For Holocaust Film Smears Israel Over War Against Hamas