Roseanne Barr Invited to Speak Against BDS at Knesset

Pro-Israel actress is set to tour Israel with celebrity rabbi Shmuley Boteach in late January

The Forward
Alyssa Fisher
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File photo: Actress Roseanne Barr on arrival to the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 7, 2018.
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The Forward
Alyssa Fisher

Actress Roseanne Barr will visit the Israeli Knesset in late January to speak out against the boycott, divest and sanctions movement.

Barr, a pro-Israel activist, is set to tour Israel with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, founder of the World Values Network. She reportedly was invited to speak at the Knesset by Deputy Speaker Hilik Bar and will go January 30.

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The BDS campaign promotes boycotting Israel and its products until the country removes settlements from the West Bank.

Rabbi Boteach is one of Barr’s more ardent defenders. After she came under fire for a racist tweet, which led to her losing her TV show, he said she had a “big heart” and went through the four stages of Maimonidean repentance that are core to Jewish “teshuvah.”

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