April 22, 2008, - 8:47 am

The Clinton’s’ BS a/k/a “The Nose” Snubs Israel on 60th B-Day

By Debbie Schlussel
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.

10 Responses

No great loss but it does show her true colors as you point out. Hollywood . . . Yeeech!

gregoryp on April 22, 2008 at 9:43 am


samurai on April 22, 2008 at 11:04 am

I’d consider it addition by subtraction.

Jeff_W on April 22, 2008 at 11:08 am

Sixty ??
Wow !!
Happy Birthday and Shalom, Israel !!
I’m glad you’re not ‘Bitter’ as you cling to your Guns and Religion !!
Many Happy Returns !!

Shootist on April 22, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Debbie, this seems consistent with her left wing world views. BS may have liked Israel when it was an exciting new experiment in communism, but now that it’s a regional high tech superpower that bombs people who, on average, have darker skin, her friends wouldn’t understand.

Anonymous1 on April 22, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Debbie – Israel’s Independence Day is celebrated according to the Hebrew Calendar – Iyyar the 3rd, which falls on May 8th this year.
Of course, its too inconvenient for Israel’s leaders to have foreign heads of state and others make the country’s birthday on its real date – the Hebrew date of its founding.

NormanF on April 22, 2008 at 2:21 pm

I’m sure many of us also remember movies like Yentl & Funny Lady. Even though they had PC elements (Yentl masquerading as a boy, and of course Fanny Brice was a woman who was, at least in the movie, put down by her husband), they at least gave positive images of elements of Judaism. I guess she figures the older people will stlll like her whatever she does, and none of her current political sidekicks likes Israel. A lot different from the 40s, when lots of stars, including Jimmy Durante and Frank Sinatra showed their support for the establishment of Israel.

c f on April 22, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Babs is just another flaky liberal. Are there actually any staunchly pro-Israel liberals? Seems like the conservatives have cornered the market on that.
I would be interested in seeing a list of the Jewish (and non-Jewish, if there are any) celebrities who are slated to attend.
I’m not famous nor Jewish but I would attend. I would be honored to stand on Israel’s holy ground in honor of her Statehood. But since I can’t I am planning to have myself a Jewish meal on that day. I am looking for a good Jewish-owned place in DC.

Madame Vengier on April 22, 2008 at 8:34 pm

With any luck, she won’t have to face being stuffed into an oven anytime soon but I’d pay good money if I could perform the exercise. My Rabbi use to tell me that I will be Jewish until the end of my life because I had my Bar Mitzvah. I stopped believing in this myth years ago because of stupid liberal Jews who in my modest opinion cannot be Jewish if their hearts aren’t into it. They worship idols and will be punished after their death by the Lord.

warpmine on April 23, 2008 at 9:33 am

Good riddance. And to not even give a reason for pulling out?! To Madame Vengier, I guess Alan Dershowitz is a liberal “celebrity” who is very pro-Israel, that’s the only one that I can recall.

Marc on April 23, 2008 at 2:37 pm

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