Aragorn has this to say about Israel

OK, not Aragorn, but the actor who played him in The Lord of The Rings trilogy - Viggo Mortensen.

In an interview with the Daily Beast the 55-year-old accused Israel of "state terrorism against Palestinian civilians".

Mortensen, who signed the Toronto Declaration back in 2009 that opposed the Israeli occupation of Gaza, was asked for his assessment of the situation in Israel and Gaza today:

Sadly, very little has changed in terms of the free rein that the government of Israel is given by the U.S. and other influential governments in terms of their handling of the Palestinian question. Sadly, too, the violent acts from a small minority of Palestinian terrorists also continue unabated. No one in the media seems to have a problem with anyone criticising Palestinian terrorism, but if anyone dares express any objection to the Israeli government’s acts of state terrorism against Palestinian civilians, one is rapidly vilified and censored. Truly even-handed reporting and diplomacy are the only way to peaceful coexistence, in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world. Unfortunately, we are nowhere near seeing either of these happening in the mainstream US or European media as regards the state of Israel and its behaviour.

As an aside, when asked for his thoughts on Fox News, he was succinct, saying: "They lie—that would be the word for it."

Read the full interview here.

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