LifestyleAngelina Jolie condemns Israeli actions in Gaza, strains family ties

Angelina Jolie condemns Israeli actions in Gaza, strains family ties

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
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6:53 AM EST, November 8, 2023

Angelina Jolie did not hold back in her statements, criticizing Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip. The comment provoked a reaction from her father, Jon Voight.

The relationship between Jon Voight and his daughter Angelina Jolie is complex. The parents of the renowned actress, Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, who were also actors, divorced in 1980 due to Jon's affair. This became the cause of their two children distancing themselves from him.

The relationship between Jolie and Voight was virtually nonexistent, with both individuals speaking unfavorably of each other in the media. Voight accused Jolie of mental illness. In return, Jolie could not forgive him for leaving her mother. This scenario only changed in 2017, hinting towards a more reconciled relationship. However, recent events suggest that normalization is a distant goal.

A few days ago, Angelina Jolie, currently in the role of special envoy of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the United Nations, decided to fiercly criticize Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip.

Jolie's comments upset Voight deeply; he decided to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and respond to his daughter's statement via his own Instagram post.

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