Israel-Hamas war sows division within entertainment industry

Israel-Hamas war sows division within entertainment industry

October 22, 2023, 12 p.m. ET

An argument mid-show between an actor Dave Chapelle and a fan. Division within the writers’ union after months of solidarity. Private discussions between Hollywood leaders and stars on anti-Semitism.

The entertainment industry is grappling with the same debates over the October 7 Hamas attacks and Israel’s response that are playing out on college campuses, in offices and among friends.

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