Rabbi invites Roseanne to speak to Israelis
Controversial sitcom star Roseanne Barr is getting another opportunity to speak her mind, this time before the Israeli parliament.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach – founder of the World Values Network and a personal friend of Barr – announced Monday that the actress was embarking on a trip to Israel in Jan- uary and has been invited to address parliament by Deputy Speaker Yechiel Hilik Bar.
“I very much look forward to my trip as a lover of Israel,” Barr said via a news release on Monday. “While I intend to further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history, I have important work to do as a voice against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement.” (According to its website, “The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement works to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.”)