George Clooney is Pro Palestinian? His support and talks with Obama

Published by Unkown sourse: 8/12/08

Don’t write off Hollywood just yet. ‘How Clooney offers good friend Obama advice on issues from body language to Iraq,’ report Caroline Graham and Sharon Churcher.

George Clooney once famously declared he could never run for public office because he’d ‘slept with too many women, done too many drugs and been to too many parties’.

But now the Hollywood heart-throb has entered the political arena at
the highest level – by becoming an unofficial adviser to US Presidential front-runner Barack Obama.

Oscar-winner Clooney, 47, is said to be helping the Democratic candidate to polish his image at home and abroad.

But he is also sharing with Obama his strong opinions on Iraq and the Middle East.

Sources say the actor has tried to hide the pair’s friendship for fear his Left-wing views and playboy image would hurt the Presidential hopeful’s bid for the White House.

But Democratic Party insiders have revealed that Clooney and Obama regularly send texts and emails to each other and speak by phone at least twice a week.

One said last night: ‘They are extremely close. A number of members of the Hollywood community, including Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, offered to help raise funds for Barack but it was with George that he struck up this amazing affinity.

‘George has been giving him advice on things such as presentation, public speaking and body language and he also emails him constantly about policy, especially the Middle East.

‘George is pushing him to be more “balanced” on issues such as US relations with Israel.

‘George is pro-Palestinian. And he is also urging Barack to withdraw unconditionally from Iraq if he wins.

‘It’s a very risky relationship. His hope of becoming America’s first black President depends heavily on winning over conservative voters and it would be suicidal for him to be perceived as a tool of a Hollywood Leftie, which is how they regard George.

‘But they text and email each other almost every day and speak on the phone at least a couple of times a week, often more.’

The Ocean’s Eleven star is among many Hollywood figures to have endorsed Obama, including Barbra Streisand, Scarlett Johansson, Warren Beatty and Steven Spielberg.

One of Clooney’s trusted acquaintances said: ‘George is a master at crafting his own image and he is helping Obama to hone his image both domestically and abroad.

‘He told me he feels Obama is a once-in-a-lifetime leader. He is doing everything he can behind the scenes to bolster support in Hollywood, not just with other celebrities but with the money men at the studios.’

The acquaintance added: ‘He has tried to keep the true extent of their involvement out of the Press because he is frightened of alienating voters.’

Clooney himself has admitted in an interview: ‘I’ve had the conversation with him saying, “Look, I’ll give you whatever support you need, including staying completely away from you.”’

The star has never tried to hide his liberal views and last week announced he is making a £15million film about the lawyer who defended Osama Bin Laden’s former driver, Salim Hamdan, on terror charges.

Clooney’s spokesman Stan Rosen-feld said last night: ‘I know they have spoken. I view it as a private conversation.’ Obama’s Press office did not comment.

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What we want to know from you:

What do you think about George Clooney and Barak Obama’s relationship? Would it help Obama, or hurt Obama?

What do you think about George Clooney being “Pro-Palestinian,” do you believe it? Or do you think its just media talk?  Also: do you think that it will help the cause? Or make it worse but for Palestine, and for him?

What do you think about Barak Obama? Do you think that hes all talk? Or do you think that he will actually take that step to changing things in the world?

Many people have said that Obama secretly supports the Palestinian people, yet only rally talks about supporting Israel to get him elected.  Do you believe this?

Please explain and be specific. Feel free to answer as many questions as you would like. Your opinions are very important.  Let your voices be heard!

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9 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    mike said,

    i think that the dnc is full of shit the got nothing to run on and no
    expecine

  2. 2

    maha said,

    i think it’s grrrrrrrrrr-eat!
    forreal, this is awesome if it’s the truth. i do believe clooney has the possibility of being pro palestinian. i believe obama secretly supports palestine – after all, he stated himself that their struggle is incomparable to others.

  3. 3

    ammal said,

    Why is it bad if George supports Palestinians, you talk as if we are not humans, and we dont deserve to live and we are not supposed to have our land. You make it sound as if it is a crime to support Palestine, We did not invade Israel in 1949 they invaded Palestine in 1949. We didnot kill its children in Dier Yassein in 1949, we did not make a deal with the devil in 1982 in Lebanon to kill of thousands of innocent people in the refugee camps in Palestine which is called Sabra and Shatilla. You people are blind in what u see. It should be a crime to support Israel for killing all those poor innocent Gazans. Whta is Hamas a nation that only wants to exist.

    • 4

      palestinianvoice said,

      If you have not looked at this blog, this is a pro-Palestinian blog.

      What you read was an attack on the fact that Obama was friends with someone who was pro-Palestinian…

      I personally think its great that George Clooney is Pro-Palestinian, I think that if this is true, it could be a great way to get the message out, and help gain support for the Palestinian People.

      Please read well through the blog.

      peace-

      PalestinianVoice.

  4. 5

    max benser said,

    George Clooney is Pro Palestinian?
    1. Bravo Mr. Clooney! You liked palestinian people, me to!
    2. Palestina – New Warshawghetto!
    3. Gazawar! Every Day die inocent palestinian people! Nobody do something.
    4. For christian criminal World is a normal. Who help Israel today: Christian
    Churchs, Christian Education, Christian Company,s Weaponsindustry,
    Bibleindustry!
    5. I am an Palestinier to! I am an Atheist, and Palestiner to!!! And I want say:
    Israel is today Nazi-Country! Israel is today criminal “Holy Country.” With more
    as 3.800 Tenks and to much U.S. Weapons!
    6. We must stoped with Killings from Childrens, Womans in Palestine!!!
    7. I am an Palestiner!!!
    Atheist!!!

  5. 6

    max benser said,

    George Clooney is a Hollywoodsstar,
    he is for Israel. Because Hollywood is jewish Factory. If You don,t believ to me, look
    Barbra Streisand, Paul Newman, Steven Spielberg, and to much Filmstars, witch play
    ing only for Israel and money. Hollywood is jewish 100%, and american Politic to!!!

    You dont, like Israel, You can not well be american Filmstar or Actor! Look Tom Cru
    ise, he is a best Friend of Steven Spielberg. Redford and Newmen two best Friends,
    why, because Newmen, he was jewish! You want make a money, say just: I like Is
    rael and Genocid in Gaza! Madona, she like Israel to much, special Jesus! Not Jesus from Rio, Jesus from Nazareth.

    You like Jesus, do not worry, be jewish!!!

    Atheist 100

  6. 7

    Fayez said,

    The grim reality is all governments are about power, and clooney nor Obama are going to do anything. Both are tied down and doing what is said, and that is Israel stay on top. Look people, we can be nice as we like, but the reality shows this and history taught us this also. But no-no more, because regardless of all the power they have, they will never compete with GOD’s power. Allahu Akbar

  7. 8

    Lisa said,

    Clooney stick to booze and women

  8. 9

    Mdow said,

    This is not about who’s God is stronger or more powerful? God is God, there is only one and it is the same God among all men. God does not hate one man, only the sins of which he commits. Whether Jew, Christian or Muslim, the land of whick we kill our brothers over will not exist in heaven, we can’t take it with us…regardless of who controls the land they have an obligation to show kindness and humanity to all that live there….there is no doubt that man has commmited sin against God and man with hate and murder of innocent people. Land is a possesion and it can be won, lost, stolen and destroyed. Why can’t everyone see that fact. It truly saddens me.


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