Power of Story Send a Tweet        
OpEdNews Op Eds

Roseanne Barr's Hatred of People in the BDS Movement

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Bob Johnson       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 5/8/18

Author 43751


Roseanne Barr interviewed at Jerusalem Post convention
(Image by YouTube)
  Permission   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -

This past weekend actress and comedian Roseanne Barr was a guest at the Jerusalem Post convention in New York City. In an onstage interview she said, "I hate BDSers." She was referring to the people who work in the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement that is attempting to end Israel's illegal and cruel occupation of Palestinian land in the Palestinian West Bank and in Palestinian East Jerusalem. The BDS movement is working to bring this important change through peaceful means.

During Barr's interview she made the root cause of the Israeli occupation and its brutal nature evident: Judaism. She did this when she was talking about the Jewish-American actress and producer Natalie Portman. Natalie Portman, who holds dual citizenship in the US and Israel, recently refused to go to Israel to accept the Genesis Prize. The Genesis Prize is considered the Israeli version of the Nobel Prize. The mission statement of genesisprize.org is:

"The Genesis Prize honors individuals who have attained excellence and international renown in their chosen professional fields, and who inspire others through their dedication to the Jewish community and Jewish values. The Prize, in the amount of $1 million, is endowed by the Genesis Prize Foundation and awarded annually. Through a worldwide nomination process, the Genesis Prize inspires unity throughout the global Jewish community and the State of Israel by recognizing the many faces and forms of Jewish nationhood in the modern world."

Natalie Portman said the reason she refused to go to Israel to accept the Genesis Prize was because she did not want to appear to be supporting Israeli PM Netanyahu, who was going to give a speech at the same event. Netanyahu is a notorious warmonger.

- Advertisement -

When asked how she would convince Natalie Portman and other Jews not to be critical of the Jewish state of Israel, Barr said she would use "Jewish history and Torah." She also said, "I think Judaism is the way."

Like Benjamin Netanyahu (Netanyahu holds Hebrew Bible studies), Roseanne Barr believes the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) is a factual collection of ancient Jewish religious writings and the Word of God. The ancient Jewish clergymen who wrote the Torah claimed that God gave the Jews a gift of real estate in the Middle East for them to have for their Jewish state of Israel "for ever" (Genesis 13:15 among other places in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament). Based on this article by Zionist Christian Pat Robertson, the allegedly divine gift of real estate that was to make up the Jewish state of Israel extends into parts of modern-day Iraq, parts of Syria, Lebanon and parts of Egypt. This belief in a Greater Israel based on the Hebrew Bible is a major objective of Israel. It is also openly embraced by US politicians from both parties who never tire of sacrificing American lives, limbs and tax dollars to the Jewish state of Israel for the benefit of their own personal political careers via the Israel lobby. Many US states actually have official resolutions endorsing the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament claim that God gave the Jews the real-estate gift. One example is the state of South Carolina. Its legislative resolution states:

"TO COMMEND THE NATION OF ISRAEL FOR ITS RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND WITH THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

- Advertisement -

Whereas, Israel has been granted her lands under and through the oldest recorded deed as reported in the Old Testament, a tome of scripture held sacred and reverenced by Jew and Christian, alike, as the acts and words of God; and

Whereas, as the Grantor of said lands, God stated to the Jewish people in the Old Testament; in Leviticus, Chapter 20, Verse 24: "Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey"; and

Whereas, God has never rescinded his grant of said lands; ..."

Barr simultaneously put her credulity and ignorance of history on display when she was complaining about how ignorant Jews who support BDS are regarding Judaism and its Torah. Barr said:

"When I first started to fight BDS... I just wanted to talk about Jewish history, and Torah, and our connection to this land that we've had for thousands of years. I'm telling you the truth, they know very little about it. They think it's something that happened in the '40s. They are not really all that educated. And when I would tell them 'well, do you know it says this and that? Do you know you're looking at the greatest recorded rebellion of a slave class of people that's ever been written?' -- they don't know anything about that either."

Barr must be referring to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Passover myth. According to this ungodly and foolish story, millions of Hebrews/Jews were being held as slaves in ancient Egypt. The Jewish god told Moses to do magic tricks before Pharaoh in order to frighten Pharaoh into freeing the Jewish slaves. HOWEVER, the Jewish god hardened Pharaoh's heart "that he shall not let the people go" (Exodus 4:21). There are a total of 11 times in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament that it is claimed the Jewish god hardened Pharaoh's heart so he would not do what the Jewish god was demanding, freeing the Jewish slaves. Even South Park's Eric Cartman has a higher idea of God than that presented in the Bible and which is swallowed hook-line-and sinker by Roseanne Barr and anyone who believes the Bible's Passover horror story, as this video clip shows.

- Advertisement -

The fact is the ancient Hebrews/Jews were never held captive in ancient Egypt, and God did not go house to house killing the first born of the Egyptians and their animals (Exodus 12:12). It's pure religious nonsense. It's great to see that younger Jews are breaking free of Judaism. Perhaps young Jews are recognizing the truth to these statements by the American rebel and Deist Thomas Paine found in The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition:

"Is it because ye are sunk in the cruelty of superstition, or feel no interest in the honor of your Creator, that ye listen to the horrid tales of the Bible, or hear them with callous indifference?"

Next Page  1  |  2

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Bob Johnson is a paralegal and a freelance writer in Florida. He was raised Roman Catholic, but after reading Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason, he became a Deist. In 1993 he founded the World Union of Deists and in 1996 he launched the first web (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Michele Bachmann Exposes the Deadly Superstitions of the Religious Right

Ronald Reagan: The Father of the Debtor Nation

Religious Right Attacks Elizabeth Edwards' Deism

Join the US Military and Die For Israel

Should Religions be Held Accountable for Their Promises?

Was C.S. Lewis, Author of Mere Christianity, an Intellectual?

Comments Image Post Article Comment

These discussions are not moderated. We rely on users to police themselves, and flag inappropriate comments and behavior. In accordance with our Guidelines and Policies, we reserve the right to remove any post at any time for any reason, and will restrict access of registered users who repeatedly violate our terms.

  • OpEdNews welcomes lively, CIVIL discourse. Personal attacks and/or hate speech are not tolerated and may result in banning.
  • Comments should relate to the content above. Irrelevant, off-topic comments are a distraction, and will be removed.
  • By submitting this comment, you agree to all OpEdNews rules, guidelines and policies.
Connect with Facebook     Connect with Twitter            Register with Facebook     Register with Twitter

Comment:   

You can enter 2000 characters. To remove limit, please click here.

Please login or register. Afterwards, your comment will be published.
 
Username
Password

Forgot your password? Click here and we will send an email to the address you used when you registered.
First Name
Last Name

I am at least 16 years of age
(make sure username & password are filled in. Note that username must be an email address.)

5 people are discussing this page, with 10 comments  Post Comment


Bob Johnson

Become a Fan
Author 43751

(Member since Jan 15, 2010), 11 fans, 76 articles, 166 comments, 6 diaries


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


  New Content

It's sadly amazing that intelligent people in the 21st century still believe in ancient man-made myths and lies. This is the reason for the religious violence infecting our world today.

Progress! Bob Johnson

www.deism.com

Submitted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 8:00:32 PM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (3+)
Help
 
Indent

Devil's Advocate

Become a Fan
Author 500650

(Member since Nov 9, 2014), 5 fans, 1204 comments


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Reply to Bob Johnson:   New Content

I like George Carlin's take on it...

.youtube.com/watch?v=FVVo036N9OY

particularly the part around 6:45. :)

Submitted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 8:48:13 PM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)
Help
 
IndentIndent

Bob Johnson

Become a Fan
Author 43751

(Member since Jan 15, 2010), 11 fans, 76 articles, 166 comments, 6 diaries


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Reply to Devil's Advocate:   New Content

Thanks for the link - I always liked George Carlin. He's 100% correct that the "revealed" religions were created by one group of people who wanted to control other people. And Thomas Paine was 100% correct when he wrote in The Age of Reason that we need a revolution in religion based on our innate God-given reason and Deism. That will make for a much happier and better world.


Progress! Bob Johnson

www.deism.com

Submitted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:36:41 AM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)
Help
 
IndentIndentIndent

June Genis

Become a Fan
Author 52919

(Member since Aug 31, 2010), 6 fans, 2 articles, 30 quicklinks, 790 comments


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Reply to Bob Johnson:   New Content

Ditto. Carlin came very close to coming up with the single libertarian "commandment", the Non-Agression Principle (NAP), which might be stated in commandment form as "Though shall not coerce thy neighbor".

Submitted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 4:06:10 PM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (1+)
Help
 

Jack Green

Become a Fan
Author 510162

(Member since Nov 18, 2017), 16 comments


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


  New Content

BDS is racist. It treats Israelis as members of a group rather than as individuals. BDS says: "I don't care if you are innocent or guilty, you're Israeli so I'm going to make you suffer." 575,000 Iraqi children died from sanctions. BDS is collective punishment. BDS is immoral.

Submitted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:29:05 AM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)
Help
 
Indent

Bob Johnson

Become a Fan
Author 43751

(Member since Jan 15, 2010), 11 fans, 76 articles, 166 comments, 6 diaries


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Reply to Jack Green:   New Content

Israel is racist in its brutal and illegal occupation of Palestinian lands. All the Palestinians are occupied and all the Jews are occupiers. This is understandable when you read the Hebrew Bible which promotes Jews owning Gentiles as slaves and claims God ordered genocide.


We really do need a revolution in religion based on our innate God-given reason and Deism.


Progress! Bob Johnson

www.deism.com

Submitted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:40:19 AM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (2+)
Help
 
Indent

June Genis

Become a Fan
Author 52919

(Member since Aug 31, 2010), 6 fans, 2 articles, 30 quicklinks, 790 comments


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Reply to Jack Green:   New Content

The evils of Israel are evils perpetrated by its government, not its people. BDS, just like any sanction, is intended to punish the government not the people. Hopefully if the people believe that they are suffering because of the actions of their government, they will be motivated to force change in their government's policy. BTW, I'm ethnically Jewish.

Submitted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 4:10:45 PM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)
Help
 

BFalcon

Become a Fan
Author 28059

(Member since Dec 20, 2008), 19 fans, 3 articles, 15140 comments


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


  New Content

Judaism has nothing to do with Netanyahu.

Submitted on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:10:08 AM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)
Help
 
Indent

Bob Johnson

Become a Fan
Author 43751

(Member since Jan 15, 2010), 11 fans, 76 articles, 166 comments, 6 diaries


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Reply to BFalcon:   New Content

Netanyahu holds Hebrew Bible study sessions. The Hebrew Bible and Judaism are inseparable. He also believes the nonsensical claim in the Hebrew Bible that God gave all of that land to the Jews for them to have forever.


Progress! Bob Johnson

www.deism.com

Submitted on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 2:54:46 AM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)
Help
 
IndentIndent

BFalcon

Become a Fan
Author 28059

(Member since Dec 20, 2008), 19 fans, 3 articles, 15140 comments


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Reply to Bob Johnson:   New Content

My friend,

Netanyahu will use anything, and religion is an easy tool, in his immoral quest (including corruption).

"Born in Tel Aviv to secular Jewish parents" ( Wikipedia )

http://www.nkusa.org/AboutUs/Zionism/opposition.cfm :

"WHY ORTHODOX JEWS ARE OPPOSED TO A ZIONIST STATE"

About that particular group:

http://www.nkusa.org/aboutus/index.cfm :

"Neturei Karta oppose the so-called "State of Israel" not because it operates secularly, but because the entire concept of a sovereign Jewish state is contrary to Jewish Law.

All the great rabbis who in accordance with Jewish Law opposed Zionism at its inception did not do so merely due to consideration of the secular lifestyles of the then Zionist leaders or even for their opposition to Torah heritage and rejection of its values and practices, but due to the fact that the entire concept of a Jewish state is in direct conflict with a number of Judaism's fundamentals.

Condemnation of and segregation from anything connected to or affiliated with the so-called modern day "State of Israel" is based on the Talmud, the key fundamental doctrine of the Oral Tradition handed down by G-d to Moses on Mt. Sinai. The Talmud in Tractate Kesubos (p. 111a), teaches that Jews shall not use human force to bring about the establishment of a Jewish state before the coming of the universally accepted Moshiach (Messiah from the House of David). Furthermore it states that we are forbidden to rebel against the nations and that we should remain loyal citizens and we shall not attempt to leave the exile which G-d sent us into, ahead of time."

Holding a 'lecture/session' doesn't prove your adherence to principles or teachings. He is bad in that study.

Too many leaders use 'books' for people to support them.

To paraphrase a joke from sitcom 'Becker' the appropriate reference in the Bible to Netanyahu is 'the jaw-bone of an ass'.

Submitted on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 9:30:03 AM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)
Help
 

 
Want to post your own comment on this Article? Post Comment