Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino recently dropped by a Southern Israel military base to encourage the troops during the country’s war with Hamas. The international nonprofit Israel education organization Stand With Us shared that the Inglourious Basterds director took tours around military bases and spent time with the soldiers there. On X, Israel War Room shared a photo of Tarantino visiting Israeli troops.
Quentin Tarantino recently visited Israel Defense Force soldiers to boost morale.
Stand With Us, a nonprofit antisemitism organization, posted an image showing Tarantino visiting the troops, calling it a bright moment during a dark time.
Quentin Tarantino’s visit to the troops follows the October 7 terrorist attack by Hamas, which was utterly devastating to the region and resulted in the deaths of more than 1,400 people. There are also reports of at least 199 people being held by Hamas in Gaza as hostages.
Quentin Tarantino has previously expressed his love for Israel and its people, saying that they are kind to him and seem to be very enthusiastic about his presence.
The demonstration of solidarity from Quentin Tarantino was a significant show of support for Israeli troops, garnering a great deal of attention online via social media. The visit was not only a direct encouragement to the troops but also a very public statement that will continue to draw attention to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The terror attack against Israel has been a major blow, both physically and spiritually, to the country and has drawn comparisons to the terrorist attack against the United States on September 11, 2001.
Quentin Tarantino’s wife, singer Daniella Pick, is Israeli and the pair have been reported to have been living in Tel Aviv.
An Israeli fan of Quentin Tarantino got to meet the director, a moment that was shared on TikTok.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are currently making plans for a possible ground incursion into Gaza in response to the attack. The atrocity has been noted as the worst mass killing of Jews since the Holocaust, and troops are also hoping to enter the country to rescue hostages taken by Hamas, including those among the elderly and even children.
Quentin Tarantino’s wife, singer Daniella Pick, is Israeli and the pair have been reported to have been living in Tel Aviv. Pick and Tarantino first met in 2009 during a stop in Israel on the Inglourious Basterds promotional tour. They have two children and have been married since 2018.
Quentin Tarantino has previously expressed his love for Israel and its people, saying that they are kind to him and seem to be very enthusiastic about his presence. He also compared Tel Aviv to a microcosm of Los Angeles, saying it has many wonderful restaurants, along with great bars and clubs.
While Quentin Tarantino has also stated that he would not make a movie about the political climate in Israel, this recent move shows that he is more than happy to make a public statement about it.