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Jun
17

my article in huff post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathleen-wells/roseanne-barr-says-israel_b_615482.html

Comments

  1. I don’t really know what to write except that i’m Palestinian and I felt very moved by your article. It was probably the most logical yet sensitive take i’ve seen on the matter. Thanks.

  2. what do you mean? Am i more appalled at the murder of jewish babies than any others by insane men who are addicted to the blood of innocents?

  3. Hi Roseanne. Please tell me your view about the slaying of the Fogel family in Jerusalem??

  4. There is a thread where she says where her glasses and attire on Oprah came from. Just type “glasses” into the search bar!

  5. Oh boy Roseanne do you really answer these? I relate to you so much,just wish I was your BFF and I just turned 65 last week.I am married to a SABRA FOR 40 YEARS.
    I was also a birth mom at a young age and have 4 grown kids
    Not much else would make me happy..But would love to email w u.Sound Dumb?I have searched the internet for your red glasses I want some so bad.
    L.

  6. i’ve written a lot about israel here and about zionism and judaism. I simply do not believe in theocratic states, or nations. i don’t like countries that are run by the religious–they are warmongerers and not problem solvers.

  7. The very core of me believes that too, but how do you see a two state solution coming about without the Jews losing more land? It’s so tiny already. Do you really believe it’s possible when the majority of the Arab world, so strong in numbers, just wants to see the annihilation of the whole Jewish race?
    What about the recent and very rampant rise in antisemitism we are feeling here in the US from drunken actors to ordinary folks? For instance, my son’s 11th grade hockey team felt the sting at a recent game played between our High School with a very high population of Jewish kids against a school with almost no Jewish kids. Hockey games get heated up and kids get a little wild anyway, but how do you explain a 16 year old boy shouting out on the ice to our goalie, “MY ANCESTORS KILLED YOUR ANCESTORS, YOU KIKE” Just like that, there it was. (Uch I can’t even stomach typing that word let alone think about it, my family lost so many members during the Holocaust). Where did this child even learn this word? It obviously could only have been taught to him by his parents. This is Long Island, it’s not some redneck area of the country. If a little local hockey game can bring a child to say such a disgusting thing, where do we go from there? I think it’s an example of something much larger and a sign of bigger problems to come.
    Anyway, can’t we just have that one little piece of land to call our own? I feel so strongly about it. I know you aim for peace as a main goal in your own life and about your own Judaism. What does your Jewish heart tell you? I want to make sure that as an Israeli citizen I would be backing the right candidate for Prime Minister!!
    Best Regards,
    Carolyn

  8. Occupation is illegal.

  9. Hi! Perusing your blog and wanted to get an insight into your political views of Israel.
    I read the above interview in the Huff Post you gave to Kathleen Wells back in June. I was shocked. Occupation of any kind, forced on any people, anywhere, is a horrendous concept, I agree. However, in the big picture of Israel’s safety it is tantamount to it’s survival.
    When I made Aliyah, I started my new life in Israel as a person who leaned to the left when it came this tiny piece of land we claim as ours. Everyone, Jews, Arabs, Christians all have a stake in that land, but none more than the Jews. After awhile, when you FEEL the life there, talk to the people, friends, soldiers, mothers who lost sons and daughters you can’t help but feel their sense of urgency. I was there, Intifada 1 Intifada 2, the gulf war with the sirens and gas masks we all had to carry around and run into sealed rooms many times a day, all of which I lived through you and DIDN’T run back to the states to my concerned parents. I was in it for the long haul. All of that and your political views start to change. I started to move past the middle and inched my way to the right, not a hard right though. Still had mixed feelings.
    97% of Jewish Israelis pose this deep seated thought. Palestine is a made up concept.
    Dennis Miller’s words:
    “The Palestinians want their own country.
    There’s just one thing about that: There are no Palestinians.
    It’s a made up word. Israel was called Palestine for two thousand years.
    Like “Wiccan,” “Palestinian” sounds ancient but is really a modern Invention. Before the Israelis won the land in war, Gaza was owned by Egypt, and there were no “Palestinians” then, and the West Bank Was owned by Jordan, and there were no “Palestinians” then. As soon as the Jews took over and started growing oranges as big as basketballs, what do you know, say hello to the Palestinians,” weeping for Their deep bond with their lost “land” and “nation.”
    So for the sake of honesty, let’s not use the word “Palestinian” any more to describe these delightful folks, who dance for joy at our Deaths until someone points out they’re being taped.”
    Some of my closest friends live right on the border of Gaza in Israel in a town called Sderot. Nobody took notice of Sderot, even most Israelis, until the Kassam rockets started raining down on there heads on a daily basis, many times a day. There was no reason for this action by the Arabs of Gaza, it was totally unprovoked by Israel, borders have to be in place for safety. It went on for more than 2 years. Kids couldn’t go to school because every few minutes the sirens would blare and they would have to run into their shelters at home and at school the days they could get to school with all the chaos. Mandatory shelters, by law, in every house, every building in Israel.
    I am very well connected in Israel. A friend in Sderot is the head of the entire security system of the Gaza border. He took me to the site, he showed me the shards of exploded Kassams on shelf after shelf at the police station. Hundreds of them, hurled into Israel and I say again unprovoked.
    These Arabs can be absorbed into Jordan so easily. Jordan doesn’t want them. In the south they can be taken in by Egypt, the Egyptians don’t want them (let’s not forget they got the Sinai. In the North, same thing with Lebanon.
    I do however have more mixed feelings about any new settlements built in the West Bank. It just provokes more trouble, but there are security concerns as to why the extremists do it and why the Israeli government lets them slip in a little at a time.
    What say you Rosanne??
    Love and Peace,
    Carolyn from NY