Jerry Seinfeld Moved to Tears Recalling Post-October 7 Israel Trip

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Comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld was overwhelmed with emotion when he recalled his trip to Israel in the wake of the Oct. 7, attack against the Jewish state and the subsequent anti-Israel protests breaking out across the U.S., including at Duke University in North Carolina, where he delivered the commencement address.

During his graduation speech on the Durham campus, the “Seinfeld” star was heckled by angry protesters who shouted “Free Palestine” before walking out of the ceremony.

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The emotional moment came when podcaster Bari Weiss asked Seinfeld on her show, “Honestly,” about his trip to Israel, which he described as “the most powerful experience” of his life.

“Really?” she replied.

At that point, the 70-year-old star was visibly emotional, quietly responding, “Sure, yeah.”

When Weiss asked why, the celebrity tried to answer, but was only able to say, “You know, you just … you know.”

“Are you thinking of someone in particular?” interjected the podcast host.

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Seinfeld was only able to nod. He then pulled a handkerchief out of his pocket and said, “Sorry,” as he held back tears.

The well-known actor has faced intense scrutiny from the left as he has been outspoken in his support of Israel since the country was attacked by terrorists in October of last year.

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