August 20, 2009, - 3:41 pm
As longtime readers know, I’m no fan of Madonna. When she was tops in pop music in America, she tried to corrupt kids with her slutty single mother lifestyle, dominatrix videos, and nudie book. And her adherence to this fake Kabbalah stuff is ridiculous (though apparently it’s served its purpose–see below). Ditto for the absurd “Co-Exist With Islam” crap she’s pimped at her European concerts (a reason I call Europe, “Madonnastan”).
Madonna’s Less Smart Politics Displayed @ Madonnastan Concert
But, for once, she’s–so far–doing the right thing, according to the always excellent Tom Gross Media Dispatch:
More than 100 Jews and Arabs are calling on pop star Madonna to call off her Tel Aviv concerts, scheduled for September 1 and 2. They have formed an organization called Israeli Support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel, and on Sunday sent a letter to Madonna asking her not to perform at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds.
Tel Aviv University Prof. Rachel Giora [DS: who looks like a female Ronald McDonald grown old], a spokesperson for the group, wrote in the letter to Madonna: “A performance here would imply support for the illegal and inhumane policies [of Israel], described by many as war crimes and crimes against humanity.”
The organization also sent a similar letter to Leonard Cohen, asking him to boycott Israel. However, Cohen has confirmed his appearance at Ramat Gan Stadium (near Tel Aviv) on September 24. (Leonard Cohen’s planned concert in Ramallah in the West Bank has been cancelled by Fatah because he refused to cancel his Israeli appearance.)
Madonna has ignored the letter. Although Madonna is not Jewish, she is known for her strong sympathy with Israel, and her appreciation of Kabbala. This month, Madonna is taking her children to Poland, where they will visit Auschwitz. She said she wanted her children to understand the horrors of the Holocaust.
Rachel Giora: Israel Boycotter of Israel,
& Carrot Top’s Long Lost Sister
I admire her courage on this one. Let’s hope she sticks to it, unlike in the past, when she canceled concerts in Israel to appease Islamic terrorists.
Thanks to my friend, the indefatigable Ruth S. King, for the tip.
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