Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Cannes film festival. Photo by Georges Biard/Wikipedia
Nobody ever accused Israelis of subtlety.
During Angelina Jolie’s and Brad Pitt’s visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C earlier today to promote Jolie’s directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” Gil Tamari, the Washington bureau chief for Israel’s Channel 10, pressed the most famous movie stars in the world for their two-cents on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Snagging some on-camera time with Jolie, Tamari went right in with his Big Question.
Tamari: I wondered, do you see yourself in the future doing also a story about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Jolie: Israel and Palestine; I have not spent time there. I would like to spend more time.
Tamari: Would you like to come and visit and see the situation yourself?
Jolie: Of course, of course. There’s no good reason I haven’t been.
Tamari: Do you have any idea about the current situation and maybe some ideas how to solve the conflict?
Jolie: Do I? Oh my… (she laughs, nervously) I wish I had the perfect answer for you. I wish I knew how to solve it. If I feel that I could help in any way, if I felt like I could be a part of the solution I’d like to help be a part of the solution, not just visit..
Then Tamari asked Pitt what he thought of his “wife’s” movie:
Pitt: I’m really proud of her. It’s difficult subject matter, it’s something I think stands above the normal movie fare.
Tamari: Do you see her doing stories about other conflicts, maybe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Pitt: It’s really her main interest. She works on it everyday, diligently. Yes, absolutely.
Prior to their Holocaust Museum stop, Jolie and Pitt popped by the Oval Office to visit with President Barack Obama.