Ari Emanuel Strongly Criticizes Benjamin Netanyahu, Blaming Him for Vulnerability to Recent Terrorist Attacks
Hollywood’s Nya Studios, October 11, 2023 – Ari Emanuel, CEO of Endeavor, made a powerful statement at Bloomberg Media’s Screentime conference on Wednesday evening, openly condemning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for leaving Israel vulnerable to heinous terrorist attacks that began on October 7, 2023. Emanuel, known for his outspoken advocacy on issues of Jewish identity and antisemitism, accused Netanyahu of moral corruption and irresponsibility.
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A Stark Condemnation
Emanuel’s condemnation came during a discussion moderated by Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg’s Managing Editor of Media and Entertainment. When asked for his thoughts on the recent devastation in Israel, Emanuel did not mince words. He stated, “A morally corrupt Bibi Netanyahu exposed Israel to rape and beheadings of babies, children.” His statement garnered strong applause from the gathered crowd.
Accusations and Concerns
Emanuel went on to detail the recent events in Israel, including Netanyahu’s legal battles and his efforts to avoid jail time, which Emanuel characterized as an abuse of power. He emphasized the urgent need to remove Netanyahu from power and stated, “It’s time we get rid of this man.”
The CEO likened the recent Hamas-led terrorist attacks in Gaza and southern Israel to the shock of the 9/11 attacks in the United States. He mourned the loss of more than 1,000 Israelis, including women and children, as a consequence of these devastating attacks. Emanuel attributed this tragedy to Netanyahu’s political and personal problems, which he believes have left Israel unprecedentedly vulnerable.
Calls for Action
In addition to his strong words against Netanyahu, Emanuel also addressed recent developments involving his rivals at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). He referred to the lawsuit filed by actor Julia Ormond against CAA, alleging that the agency failed to protect her from abusive behavior by Harvey Weinstein. Emanuel suggested that there have been previous warnings about Weinstein’s behavior within CAA’s leadership, implicating Bryan Lourd and Kevin Huvane, CAA chiefs. He called on them to take a leave of absence and urged the agency to conduct a thorough investigation.
Emanuel raised questions about the silence of high-profile Hollywood actors, including Margot Robbie and Meryl Streep, in the face of the allegations against CAA. He also called on SAG-AFTRA to investigate the matter and highlighted CAA’s size and industry stature as potential reasons for the issue not being adequately addressed.
Representatives for CAA have not issued an immediate response to Emanuel’s statements. However, in response to Julia Ormond’s lawsuit, the agency released a statement denying the allegations. CAA stated that Ormond’s claims are “completely without merit” and that their review found nothing to support her accusations.
A spokesperson for CAA said, “CAA takes all allegations of sexual assault and abuse seriously, and has compassion for Ms. Ormond and the experience she described in her complaint. However, the claims that Ms. Ormond has levied against the agency are completely without merit.”
The situation continues to develop as stakeholders in both Israel and the entertainment industry grapple with the aftermath of Emanuel’s powerful statements and the allegations against CAA.