Roseanne to Address Israeli Parliament In January – Hollywood Reporter

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Roseanne to Address Israeli Parliament In January – Hollywood Reporter

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6:05 PM PST 12/25/2018

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the Associated Press

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Roseanne Barr

The comedienne says the aim of the visit is to “further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history” and speak out “against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement.”

Former television star Roseanne Barr says she will be traveling to Israel in January and has been invited to address the country’s parliament.

Barr announced her visit to Israel on Monday, saying her aim is to “further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history” and speak out “against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement.” BDS refers to a Palestinian-led movement calling for the boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel.

ABC canceled its reboot of Roseanne in May after Barr tweeted racist remarks about former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, whose organization sponsored Barr’s trip, says that “bringing an incredibly proud Jewish woman like Rosanne to Israel will be a great boost to its citizens.”

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