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Gala attendees boo, walk out after Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel demands Netanyahu ouster

Outspoken Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel this week demanded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be ousted, condemning him for not looking for extra peaceable options to the battle in Gaza following Hamas’ horrific Oct. 7 assault on the Jewish state.

“Israel will never be truly secure with Bibi Netanyahu in charge,” the Endeavor Group Holdings CEO mentioned whereas accepting an award Wednesday from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

“For the good of Israel, he should go,” added Emanuel.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands with a grim face while two Israeli soldiers behind him salute.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to seek out extra “peaceful” options to take care of Hamas terrorists, claims Ari Emanuel. AMIR COHEN-POOL/SIPA/Shutterstock

The stunning remarks threw each applause and boos from attendees of the Beverly Hills gala, and a few walked out as Emanuel was accepting the Jewish group’s Humanitarian Award, its highest honor, in line with the New York Times.

“Netanyahu doesn’t want a peaceful solution,” mentioned Emanuel. “And it’s become clear that getting to a political solution and Netanyahu remaining in power are irreconcilable paths.”

“As for his responsibilities to keep the people of the state of Israel and Jews across the globe safe, he has obviously failed spectacularly,’ he said. “But he has succeeded wildly in using division to stay in power.”

The viewers on the Beverly Wilshire Hotel included an array of different leisure giants, together with Larry David, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

Considered one among Hollywood’s most outspoken execs, Emanuel two years in the past referred to as on companies to finish ties with Kayne West after the rapper made antisemitic remarks.

Hamas terrorists using motorized paragliders -- the same they've driven to attack Israel.
Hamas terrorists utilizing motorized paragliders — the identical they’ve pushed to assault Israel. Hamas

Emanuel, who performed a key position within the mixture of WWE and UFC into the TKO Group final 12 months, is the brother of Rahm Emanuel, who’s now Joe Biden’s ambassador to Japan after earlier stints as mayor of Chicago and Barack Obama’s White House Chief of Staff. Rahm Emanuel’s Michigan house was defaced with antisemitic graffiti in November.

A tudexo-wearing Ari Emanuel smiles as he poses with fashion designer Sarah Staudinger during the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March.
Ari Emanuel is all smiles posing with gal-pal designer Sarah Staudinger throughout 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March. Getty Images for Vanity Fair

In 2006, Ari Emanuel wrote an open letter calling for the movie trade to boycott Mel Gibson after the “Lethal Weapon” actor went on an antisemitic rant throughout a drunk-driving arrest, however a 12 months later, Emanuel accepted an apology from Gibson and supported his return to the trade.

Emanuel dropped Gibson from his William Morris Endeavor Entertainment 4 years later, after Gibson was accused of assaulting an ex-girlfriend. The two have since reportedly once more mended fences, due to the intervention of Wahlberg, who befriended Gibson after they labored collectively.

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