Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem are a married couple best known for their ability to pretend to be other people, a talent for which they are paid millions. I wonder, then, who they were trying to be when they wrote an open letter published in the Spanish press, denouncing Israel’s actions in Gaza. Political leaders? Aid workers? Saints who walk among us?
“Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air,” they explained in last month’s missive, which was co-signed by a host of Spanish cultural figures including the director Pedro Almodóvar. “Palestinians’ homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does nothing.”… Seguir leyendo »