Jewish actress Mayim Bialik, who has always been a strong supporter of Israel - and especially since Black Saturday on October 7, went live on her Instagram page with Rachel Goldberg, the mother of Hersh Goldberg, who was injured during the Hamas terror attack and kidnapped to Gaza.
"It is easy for us to read articles or scroll through Instagram and think that this is the place to gain understanding - but we are not here to understand the situation of the Jews or the situation in Israel, but specifically to put the focus on bringing the hostages home," said Bialik. "I feel that you are a good person to tell us these things … I actually trust you a lot and so I will say a few things. Today John (Hersh's father) turned to me and asked how does it make sense that there are 240 hostages underground for a whole month and the world does not care? These people are from 33 different countries."
As Goldberg eloquently explained the situation, Bialik struggled to hold back tears and nodded in understanding. "The families are going crazy and the Jewish communities are shouting and making their voices heard, but it's unbelievable that 240 people have been kidnapped and are being held underground right now," she continued.
Goldberg moved on to second topic she wanted to talk about – the misinformation that is being spread all over the world. "No one deserves this. No child in the world, such as Abigail (daughter of Roy and Samdar Idan; AH) should have to watch her parents be murdered and then be kidnapped and held underground for 31 days. No one in the human world, and I mean no one in the universe deserves this. It is possible to be in favor of the Palestinian people when it comes to a safe place and the quality of life and happiness - which, by the way, we believe in! I am for it. All the people in my community are for it. Hershi is for it. You can be for the security of the Palestinians and at the same time you can, in my opinion, you should say that murdering children and raping women and slaughtering their parents is unacceptable."