The Belgian action movie icon Jean-Claude Van Damme accidentally set off a firestorm on his Facebook page when he posted “Shalom from Jerusalem, Israel!”
The Jerusalem Post reports that “Within minutes, a torrent of angry postings flooded the page denouncing Israel and Van Damme for referring to its capital as Jerusalem.”
One commenter told Van Damme he “should say salaam from Palestine,” and the thread devolved from there with pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel camps waging a flame war on the Muscles from Brussels’ Facebook page.
Van Damme edited the post to a much more anodyne: “Hello from Jerusalem!!” appending the hashtags: #TeamJCVD, #JCVDm and #MEGAPOSITIVE.
[h/t The Blaze]
[image via Facebook]
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