May 23, 2007, - 11:39 am
By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve been the most acute observer of Oprah’s constant pan-Islamist programming and constant denigration of Israel and Israeli victims of terror. She’s deliberately used her show and her magazine to promote Palestinian terrorism and apartheid Islamist Middle Eastern countries (see also here). Read all about it at Oprah Sucks and here and here.
But, now, Oprah has agreed to go see Israel and claims she sympathizes with the suffering of the Israeli people. Sort of. Call me skeptical. But, it’s not exactly like she chose to say this in advance. She was put on the spot at an event honoring Elie Wiesel, Monday Night, in New York. Wiesel called on Winfrey to visit Israel, where “the major war against terror is currently taking place,” according to Yediot Achronot, one of Israel’s two major newspapers.
The paper reports that Oprah
said she sympathized with the suffering of the people of Israel and that she intended to accept Wiesel’s invitation and come with him to Israel.
But the paper merely paraphrased and doesn’t have the quote–so we don’t know exactly what she said.
Given Oprah’s history over 22 seasons of overt anti-Israel and pan-Islamist, pan-Arabist sentiment, I’m not holding my breath. If she ever does go to Israel–and if it’s not just a nice response when being put on the spot at a public event–you can bet the best we’ll get is a moral equivalency show, where she’ll equivocate Palestinian terrorists with innocent Israelis fighting to live in peace. Perhaps that will be an “improvement” from her magazine, which–as I’ve written–used 12 pages to glamorize a Palestinian terrorist and homicide bombing couple and compared them to “Romeo and Juliet.”
If she truly sympathizes with the the suffering of the Israeli people–as she claimed, Monday Night–she certainly has a funny way of showing it. Thus far, for Israel–and for all of us who understand the true extremist nature of the brand of Islam we are fighting, with friends like Oprah, who needs enemies?
So, I’m not holding my breath. Yes, Oprah agreed to go to Israel when Elie Wiesel finally demanded it publicly on the dais at a dinner. But I predict that what comes out of that–if anything does–won’t be ideal. Or even close.
Are pigs flying? Not exactly. And not yet. If ever.
Thanks to reader Alex for the tip.
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