May 16, 2013, - 1:00 pm

Angelina Jolie’s BRCA Gene Mutation Means Anti-Israel Actress Likely Has Jewish Roots; Heroine? ObamaCare Won’t Cover Gene Test

By Debbie Schlussel

For years, I’ve written about actress Angelina Jolie’s anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian, pan-Arabist activities, and now I know why she hates Israel and the Jews so much: she likely comes from Jewish ancestors. Jolie’s recent disclosure that she had the BRCA1 gene mutation linked to breast, ovarian, and other cancers is common in Ashkenazic Jews (Jews of European descent). And since Ashkenazic Jews–or those who descend from them–are more likely to have a BRCA mutation (one in forty of them have it), it’s also likely that one or more of Jolie’s ancestors were Ashkenazic Jews. (Even though Jolie’s mother, Marcia Lynne “Marcheline” Bertrand, died ovarian cancer, it is possible that both of Jolie’s parents had Jewish ancestors.)


Several years ago on this site, I noted news reports of a study showing that American Hispanic women were also more likely to have the BRCA1 gene mutation. I surmised that this was probably because many of them likely had Jewish ancestors (who were forcibly converted away from Judaism in the Inquisition or otherwise intermarried and were lost to Judaism). Later, when I read the study, I saw that the medical researchers came to the same conclusion about the likely Jewish heritage of these Hispanic women with the gene mutation (although most Spanish Jews tended to be Sephardic Jews (Sephardic literally means “Spanish”), not Ashkenazic Jews in whom the gene is more common). Since I wrote about that, I’ve heard from many Mexican-American women whose mothers and grandmothers had breast cancer and discovered Jewish roots.


Angelina Jolie at anti-American, anti-Semitic, pro-HAMAS Arab Children’s Conference Hate-Fest in Jordan, 2004


Anti-Israel Palestina Jolie and Jordanian Queen Noor Exchange Wet Kiss at Arab Children’s Conference Hate-Fest, 2004

As I’ve noted over the years, Jolie has shown her hatred for Israel and the Jews in spades in a way–now, I get it!–that is usually only displayed by self-hating, anti-Semitic Jews. Jolie wrote about how she clapped with and cheered on Palestinian Muslim “refugee” children in Jordan as they sang, “We will take our revenge” on the Jews (ie., by murdering them), and, “We will take back” Jerusalem (through war and Islamic terrorism). Jolie called this experience “very moving.” Yes, there is a reason I call Angie Voight, “Palestina Jolie” (though I’ve also called her, “Skankelina”).

She has visited almost every Arab Muslim country in the Middle East. The one place where she has never and will never visit is Israel, despite the fact that her (still estranged?) father, Jon Voight (who is very pro-Israel) has asked her to join him on a trip there. She did say, however, that one day she will “visit Palestine.” Jolie has defaced herself with Arabic tattoos, and for a time, she looked into adopting a child from HAMAS Gazastan.

And, now, her disclosure that she is afflicted by the BRCA gene mutation explains it all. She’s–at least, ancestrally–likely a self-hating Jew.

And is she really heroic, as the chorus of gushing mainstream media groupthink talking points declares? I’m not so sure. Her own move was designed to save her life. And as for publicizing it? Most other women who might be at high risk for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations cannot afford to take the gene test she did. The cost is nearly $3,500 and not always covered by insurance. And not all insurers will cover a double mastectomy before cancer appears and the preventative properties are gone. Then, there is the question of whether the insurer will cover the best of plastic surgery for lifelike reconstruction. Under Obamacare–and Jolie was a big supporter of Barack Obama–the likelihood that insurance will cover any of this will shrink significantly.

Too bad Jolie didn’t speak out about any of that. It was all, per usual, about “me, me, me . . . and my partner Brad Pitt.” Oh, and about the precious children of “Palestine” who need to get their “revenge” on the Jews.

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42 Responses

This woman is totally nuts!

And, a desperate pathetic lost soul…

As goes Israel, so goes the World... on May 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm

And Jewish medical concerns are not high on Obama’s list.

Little Al on May 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm

As Goes, you are right, Angelina Jolie is truly a pathetic woman, and when I was reading between the lines in this link, she said that she’ll visit “Palestine” after her father, John Voight demanded that she and her father both visit and vacation in Israel.

I got news for Ms. Jolie, there is NO country on earth today called “Palestine”, sure there are Palestinian areas, they are Gaza (occupied by the Egyptian government) and the West Bank (occupied by the Jordanian government). And when there was a place named Palestine it was a region and NOT (and never) a country, also that region never had it’s own independent government, they were governed by the Turkish government and the British government before the Zionists movement in that region got permission by the UN to name the area “Israel” (when Palestine was a region, it consist of Israel, Lebanon and Syria).

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on May 16, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Angelina Jolie has no (relatively recent) Jewish ancestors.

The gene she carries is also common in women of French-Canadian and Dutch descent, and Jolie has both lineages on her mother’s side.

D: That link has many people whose first names only are listed (and no further info on them). And it does not trace their true religions or those of their ancestors way back when, so it’s actually irrelevant. In fact, the BRCA1 gene mutation is NOT common in French-Canadian and Dutch women, as any medical study on the gene mutation will note (although a scant few studies mention that there is a Dutch “founder” gene back in the 1600s. The particular gene mutation that she has, the BRCA1 gene is MOST common in Ashkenazic Jewish women (and those who have Ashkenazic Jewish ancestors), as any medical study on the gene mutation will also note. That’s why it’s often nicknamed, “the Jewish gene.” My theory is still likely on the money. DS

dee on May 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm

No search engine on the web will find ya a more pure political puncher than this site-host.

So gratifying to witness the knockout power– in both hands– when the target is as worthy of contempt as Jolie.

lee of the lower case "l" on May 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Think health costs are bad now.
Wait till Obama care kicks in.

any time on May 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    To paraphrase Al Jolson, “You ain’t heard(SEEN) nothin’ yet.” With obamacare being run out of HHS, headed up by Kathleen (Eva Braun) Sebelius and enforced by the politicized IRS, the handwriting is on the wall for us “Peons.” Of course, Congress, and others, are EXEMPT from this law. Naturally, the sheeple think obamacare is FREE. Just wait ’till these cretins see how expensive “Free” can be. FYI, the leftist governor of Vermont has signed off on a bill permitting “Assisted” suicide. That makes three states where this genocidal act is legal….Vermont, Oregon and Washington State. This will be pushed in the same manner as homosexual marriage until it becomes a nationwide practice. The mantra will soon become a parody of “Cradle to grave.” The new expression will be, “Kill ’em in the womb…..then plant ’em in the tomb.”

    Victoryman on May 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

Voight’s dad Elmer had been given a job as a caddy at the first Jewish golf course in the US, Sunningdale in Yonkers. The members were extremely kind to Elmer (“Whitey”) over the years, and he might have become a top golfer had it not been for an injury. This may explain Jon’s affinity for the Jewish people.

adam on May 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Jon learned his golf at Sunningdale, where he had many Jewish friends. He’s without a doubt the best golfer in the history of Hollywood.

adam on May 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I am only marginally aware of what these ridiculous pop culture people are doing. The only reason I even know about any of them, past the late 1980’s is because people splash them all over the internet. Most of them have personal lives so disgusting, it would spoil lunch or dinner just thinking about it. And, most of them support the Obamanation, which makes them totally non persons in my eyes. Most of the people that post to this blog are more qualified to discuss politics, world events and social issues than those pop culture pukes are.

RT on May 16, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Mindless generalities will get you nowhere, RT.

    Seek on May 16, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      Yeah, mindless generalities like those are completely absurd. Hollywierd celebs are always the pillars of their communities and the vast majority of the jerks didn’t line up to suck up to the most corrupt administration in history. Seek a little knowledge and try and post something intelligent when trying to correct somebody. Troll.

      samurai on May 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

“And not all insurers will cover a double mastectomy before cancer appears and the preventative properties are gone.”

Too bad she didn’t go for a preemptive lobotomy to ward off brain cancer.

DS_ROCKS! on May 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm

That picture of her kissing Noor never fails to nauseate.

CornCoLeo on May 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Totally crazy. I’m sic of her and her hen pecked boy too. Maybe she will adopt another couple of kids for the photo ops to draw attention away from her body.

samurai on May 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm

the whole thing is being misrepresented.

i tried to have testing since i’m of that same background. the geneticist said that it was NOT breast cancer in the family that determined the issue but instead, or along with having women in the family who had uterine cancer. with no cases of uterine cancer in the family, one’s mother or aunt having breast cancer didn’t matter, brka or not.

i think jolie and the media are unnecessarily scaring women and giving them false information/or half truths.

sally on May 16, 2013 at 10:33 pm

The Inquisition?
“the infamous Spanish Inquisition, started in 1478, a state institution used to identify conversos—Jews and Moors (Muslims) who pretended to convert to Christianity for purposes of political or social advantage and secretly practiced their former religion. More importantly, its job was also to clear the good names of many people who were falsely accused of being heretics. It was the Spanish Inquisition that, at least in the popular imagination, had the worst record of fulfilling these duties.”

DPShow on May 16, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Hey, here’s an idea. If it is going to become trendy to cut off breasts to avoid breast cancer, how about liberals get their heads removed to prevent stupidity?

RT on May 16, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Good for you in going after her, Debbie. She is not only setting a terrible example for young women, but is wayyyyy off the mark with the needless supposition that such drastic measures need be taken. What about the correlation between the “morning after pill” and cancer, or abortions and cancer? You won’t hear about that from the medical community or Hollywood, especially now that RU 486 is being made available for young girls. Follow the money, narcissism and self congratulatory fiestas/award shows these people routinely engage in.

I have despised this woman since the moment I first saw her face. She has the pinned eyes (constricted pupils) and arms of a junkie, who knows if it’s street or prescription. No one can tell me this woman isn’t and hasn’t been on something for at least the past 12-15 years. As for Hollywood types, . . .

I ran a resume service with a best friend/business partner from late 1989-1998 in NYC, catering almost entirely to the young and occasionally not so young acting community. At least two of our customers went on to become pretty famous, perhaps others. Many went on to do TV, Broadway, movies, some did all three. Almost everyone cut their teeth in black box theaters and NYC acting schools. We didn’t write the resumes for people, just typed and formatted them nicely based on the information supplied to us, with occasional suggestions based on our experience.

My partner was at one time on the verge of his “big break” and nearly got one of the major parts on a cop show which is still running and has spawned several namesakes since. Unfortunately, for certain reasons, the door was slammed on him, and today he is the IT Director for a certain law firm, somewhere in the NYC area.

What Skankelina (I love that!!! LOL!!!) Not So [Jolie] (means pretty in French) epitomizes is something I discovered in my daily interaction with customers and many others in the NYC acting community. From the smallest black box theaters to the plushest bedrooms in Hollywood, this is a pretty sick, self-involved bunch, these acting types. Not 100% mind you, as I got to know many very decent, down to earth, quite normal types as well. But by and large, it really is all about me, me, me, and this (UGH!!!) woman is the queen of such.

Shame on her for this attention grabbing gesture. Keep your chin tucked in and your fists swinging, Debbie, this was a great column, especially pointing out her blatantly anti-Jewish stance.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on May 17, 2013 at 2:07 am

Debbie whilst I agree with you (sure you provide the evidence) that Jolie has strong anti-Semitic tendencies (unlike her wonderful pro-Israel father), I don’t agree with the reasons you give. I think for whatever reasons – group think, fashionable herd hysteria – she’s a Leftist, and so she hates the Jews. How to explain all the liberal women of her generation, tens of millions of them, who are also anti-Semitic, from Europe, to the UK to the US and Canada?

I still think it’s terrible that she had a double mastectomy for no good reason! It’s horrible. There is a lot of controversy about the so-called BRCA genes, that the general public who don’t know the first thing about genetics and cancers, don’t have a clue about. And this is as censored from the media (and medical journals that are beholden to Big Pharma are only a little bit better, if at all), as is the truth about Islam. What you think the only big thing we are being lied to about is Israel, the Middle-East and Islam?

This whole thing about BRCA genes, well the mutations may be more correlative/symptomatic than causal, that is they are not the cause of cancer, but a correlation with it. The causes/etiologies may lie elsewhere. We may be mistaking the surface branches for the roots. Also PLENTY of women who get breast cancer, don’t have these genes (yet this is largely ignored or swept under the carpet, the data is cherry picked). All this may be a big case of pseudoscientific blunder, incompetence, tunnel vision, and confusion of cause and effect. The gangsterism of the medical ‘science’ profession is something else and it is getting worse and worse. Cancer research and ‘treatment’ is a long disastrous history of blind alleys and worse; and it is not letting up, and pervasive corruption doesn’t help. And since the public are clueless, well the butchers in high places literally get away with murder and maiming. And yes I do know what I’m talking about.

Larry in Tel Aviv on May 17, 2013 at 2:12 am

Yes, you do Larry, good post. Mike Savage got in to some detail on this earlier tonight, regarding the medical community. Thanks.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on May 17, 2013 at 3:02 am

I will never understand why people would hate their ancestors or the blood flowing in their veins. My great grandmother was an Ashkenazic jew and I am very proud to have her blood flowing in me. She spoke 5 languages, was brilliant and taught at a college 80 years ago. There is no doubt in any of our minds that many in the family who have very high IQs have her to thank for that.

Ashkenazic jews are not only known for their brilliance but their beauty as well. If you traced their genes, many in Hollywood share this heritage and have this heritage to thank for their looks that earn them millions.

Yet there they are being anti Israel and antisemitic. I just don’t understand.

jimmyPx on May 17, 2013 at 11:15 am

Just part of the history of self mutilation she has. No surprise here. She could have just opted for more frequent checkups.

jake49 on May 17, 2013 at 11:24 am

From Wikipedia:
Jolie suffered episodes of suicidal depression throughout her teens and early twenties …
She found it difficult to emotionally connect with other people, and as a result she started to self-harm; later commenting, “I collected knives and always had certain things around. For some reason, the ritual of having cut myself and feeling the pain, maybe feeling alive, feeling some kind of release, it was somehow therapeutic to me.” She also began experimenting with drugs; by the age of 20, she had tried “just about every drug possible,” including heroin.

Dale Zalaoras on May 17, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Well, decades ago, I tried every drug possible as well, but I didn’t stay on them, and I never became addicted. I saw many around me become so however, and unfortunately, have recently watched one person very close to me become a crackhead. There comes a time to grow up, get some perspective and live a normal life. I know that using the word normal as much as I do makes me seem like an oddball, but no one could be odder to me than Ms. Jolie.

Hey, that last line rhymes! Maybe we can write a musical called Skankelina In Palestine.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on May 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm

We can only hope that her genetic daughter meets a nice Jewish chap and rejoins the faith.

Medan on May 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    yes, there is hope. We are the products of our ancestors .

    Aron B on May 17, 2013 at 6:39 pm

My first impression, when I heard the story, was that it’s fabricated. Not sure why, but again, with her strange history, I wouldn’t put it past her to lie for some oddball selfish reason. A search of the internet shows her to be very disliked by most people, not just Debbie & Co.

@Alfredo from Puerto Rico on May 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm
‘Skankelina the Palestina’?

theShadow on May 17, 2013 at 9:26 pm

After hearing how much Jollie hates isreal, i have started to respect her a little bit. The banal invention of isreal has been one of mankind’s biggest mistakes and has brought pain to millions.

Moshelle on May 19, 2013 at 9:34 am

Until you’ve walked in the shoes of someone who is BRACA positive or who has breast cancer, you really don’t know what you’d do if you were in the same situation. I always thought the women who did this were Crazy! Then I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The day I was diagnosed, I knew I wanted a bilateral mastectomy. I didn’t mourn the loss of my breasts, in fact I was relieved when they were gone. In addition to Angelina’s mother dying of ovarian cancer, her aunt just died of breast cancer today.
Oh and your theory about she must be Jewish because she’s BRACA positive is a huge leap!

Jen on May 27, 2013 at 2:36 am

As an amateur genealogist, I can’t help hoping some interesting story comes out of this. Like you, I cannot stand her politics, but think she is right for speaking openly about her surgery.

Andrea on June 2, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Are you really sure BRCA is only in Ashkenazi Jewish genes? I mean even Tay Sachs is also in other select populations; Eskimos, and the Irish for example….

DG: No one said it’s “only” in Ashkenazi Jews, but it is most prevalent among them. DS

D. Gabriello on June 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm

BRILLIANT! finally someone tells it like it is!

Silvana on July 18, 2013 at 2:16 am

Jolie does not have to be Jewish to have the mutated gene, this whole story is based on ignorance. Any person, male female, can have this mutation. We ALL have this gene, it is the mutation that is passed down. It is not only the jewish people who have this, although the mutation is much more common in Ashkenazi Jews.

So, the basis of this story?

Crapola. Nice try. FAIL.

WhatThe on July 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Debbie…you are the sick and racist…your article is trash and full of lies…shame on you…the festival you are calling hate and anti-jewish event…is actually jerash festival…you cant attend it yearly in ancient city jerash in jordan…the festival’s theme is…peace in world…you idiot.

deema on September 26, 2013 at 7:18 am

This woman Debbie is an ignoramus. BRCA genetic defects are NOT common among Ashkenazi Jews, they are simply more common among Askhkenazi Jews than the general population. These same defects are found in the general population albeit at a lower frequency (about ten times less likely).

Moreover, the defects in question are not just ore common among Ashkenazi Jews, but other populations as well, two of which being people of Dutch and French Canadian ancestry, both of which Jolie has. Having a BRCA gene is not an indication in and of itself that one is Jewish; although it is more common (though still uncommon) in Ashkenazi Jews, the fact is the vast majority of people with this fatality genera are NOT Jewish.

M.L. on September 30, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    You need an edit button, “fatality genera” was a bizarre autocorrect typo; I intended to type “faulty gene”.

    I think this article is very juvenile. Skankalina? I think it’s a bit if a leap to conclude that Jolie hates Israe and Jews. Sure, she’s a trendy Hollywood lefty, as was her now conservative dad Jon for many many years; until quite recently actually.

    Basically what is at play with the trendy leftist types is that they take the side of whoever seems to be more in the role of the downtrodden. The current narrative of the left is that the Israelis are white oppressor colonizers and the Arabs are brown, oppressed “people of color”, so the take the side of the Arab (sounds silly, but their thinking really doesn’t go much deeper than this). In actuality, both Arabs and Jews are Caucasian, and non-Ashkenazi Jews are often as swarthy as Arabs, but that is irrelevant,

    The way the trendy left works is like this. If a pale white guy named “Jones” or something is being anti-Jewish, they will support the Jew. However, if a black or Arab or Hispanic is being anti-Jewish, they will generally either keep mum or support the anti-Jewish side. So I really don’t think they are anti-Jewish, it’s just the social algebra of political correctness; the darkest/more ‘ethnic’ person is always the side to support.

    I think by the way there are plenty of legitimate reasons for which Israel can be criticized with respect to the way it treats the Palestians; someone who criticizes Israel or voices support for Palestinians isn’t necessarily expressing anti-Jewishness or even anti-Isrealness.

    I prefer to characterize Jew hatred on the part of Arabs as anti-Jewish rather than a anti-Semitic, since it’s kind of absurd to call Arabs antisemites ( they’re more Semitic than the Jews, who are a mixture of Semtic and non-Semitic heritage).

    But I digress…

    M.L. on September 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Who’s the Zionist who wrote this article ……shame on you Debbie….

il Mediterranean on December 1, 2013 at 5:45 am

I had no idea she made such a stance against her people. But she still a Jew and I pray that The God of Israel open her eyes and bring her Home to her people.

Steven DeNoon on June 23, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Respect for Joli has risen greatly after reading this

xena on July 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm

But MOST with the BRCA gene ARE NOT JEWISH!including Angelina’s mother. She was a frebch catholic and jon who I know from sunningdale is german catholic. They have no jewish roots.

I worked at sunningdale country club as a waiter and bartender for eight years. Its in Scarsdale not yonkers and is not the 1st

paddytruth on July 31, 2014 at 2:06 pm

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