April 22, 2008, - 8:47 am
By Debbie Schlussel
**** SCROLL DOWN UPDATE ****
As I’ve noted here previously, May 14th will mark Israel’s 60th Birthday. And all over America, unelected, unrepresentative Jewish community “leaders”–like the ones here in Detroit–are embarrassed by Israel’s history and have pledged to ignore it.
And it looks like a big, formerly pro-Israel celeb is taking their lead. Not that I’m surprised. In the the ’70s, for Israel’s 30th birthday, I remember my parents went to a televised simulcast celebration at a local movie theater. This woman was front and center in that celebration. But since then, this normally loudmouthed woman has remained extremely silent on anti-Semitism and terrorist attacks against Israel.
Now, she’s taken a path close to the Richard Dreyfuss route and snubbed Israel, big-time. Perhaps, no-one should be insulted, since this frequent Clinton White House Lincoln Bedroom guest bagged going on the road with the losing Hillary campaign, too:
BS, Queen of Nostrils, Snubs Israel
Israel says Barbra Streisand has pulled out of a celebration of the country’s 60th anniversary next month.
Streisand was one of the big-name guests slated to appear at a Jerusalem convention hosted by Israeli President Shimon Peres beginning May 13.
The American diva was supposed to perform a rendition of the Hebrew prayer Avinu Malkeinu, or “Our Father Our King.”
But Peres’ office said Tuesday that Streisand has now announced she will not be coming. It says she gave no reason for the sudden cancellation.
She has a prob going to Israel to celebrate a major anniversary, but no prob performing in anti-Semitic, pan-Islamist France, last summer.
So, is “the nose” taking a stand against Israel? Sounds like it, to me. But even if she isn’t, as I noted above the problem is that she hasn’t made a single statement condemning anti-Semitic terrorist attacks over the last 9 years, and neither have many of her fellow co-religionist Hollywood colleagues.
Plop that into the same bloated compartment that holds the rest of their left-wing, anti-American politics.
Misty, water-colored memories of the way we were.
**** UPDATE: A friend reminds me that, at the start of her career, Streisand used her then-support for Israel (then, it was more fashionable), as a way to appeal to Jewish fans and succeed in showbiz. Now,it’s apparently no longer of use to her.