‘Jeopardy’ Host Mayim Bialik Defends Israel As Her ‘Homeland’ – Slams Alma Mater UCLA For Anti-Semitism

Mayim Bialik
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The “Jeopardy!” host and former “Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik took to social media last Friday to post a lengthy video in which she gave her thoughts on the Israel-Hamas war.

Bialik Sounds Off On Israel

Bialik, 47, prefaced her rant by saying that her video was “not scripted” and that she was speaking from the heart. She then threw her support behind Israel before lashing out at her alma mater UCLA for allegedly turning a blind eye to anti-semitism

“Imagine if there was a massacre of an ethnic group or religious group, the equivalent of 50,000 Americans,” she said. “And imagine if what happened after that was that all over the world, there were marches of tense of thousands of people calling for further massacre of those people…That’s what it feels like right now as a Jewish person.”

“There has not been an experience in my lifetime that has prepared me for this,” she continued. “The swiftness with which the global population has seized upon the massacre of Jewish civilians living inside of a border. The swiftness with which the world has stepped up to redefine terrorism, to redefine statehood, to redefine the right of a people to exist.”

Bialik went on to say that she has supported a Palestinian state and has “spoken out against injustice, persecution, and suffering of the Palestinian people.”


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Bialik Slams UCLA For Anti-Semitism

Bialik then shifted her focus to the spread of anti-semitism, zeroing in on UCLA, where she earned a BS in neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish studies as well as a PhD in neuroscience.

“It is clear that there is a strain of antisemitism that is alive and well,” she said. “It is thriving at my Alma Mater (UCLA) where the chant ‘We want a Jewish genocide’ was echoed in the quad in front of Royce Hall.”

“There is no excuse for calling for a genocide of an entire people. Period. Full stop,” Bialik added. “I’m no longer afraid to draw comparisons to the global attempt at an elimination of the Jewish people, which my grandparents escaped eastern Europe to flee.”

“I’ve always believed that Israel was my homeland, and now I understand it more deeply than ever before,” Bialik concluded, ending her video by thanking those who have been supporting Jewish people.

Check out Bialik’s full comments in the video below.

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Bialik’s Previous Comments On Israel

Bialik had previously given her thoughts on this conflict earlier this month.

“My heart is big. My heart can hold love for Israel, the homeland of the Jewish people,” she wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “My heart feels the immense pain and horror the Israeli people are experiencing and I share that pain. My heart feels fear because of the anti-Semitism moving through this world with no end in sight.”

“My heart feels rage for the lack of unanimous global support for a swift return of the hostages taken by Hamas, the terrorist organization terrorizing Israelis and Palestinians alike,” she continued. “My heart can hold all of this. Can yours?”

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