“Why do Palestinians have so many celebrities with hundreds of millions of followers on social media who strongly support them, while we in Israel don’t have even one?”

ALGEMEINER
The Deafening Silence of Jewish Celebrities on Israel
by Shmuley Boteach
May 25, 2021

For the past few days, we at the World Values Network, have been locked in an epic and global battle with media and singing superstar Dua Lipa. The British entertainer maligned Israel as an apartheid state, guilty of ethnic cleansing, and we responded with a full-page ad in last Saturday’s New York Times…An Israeli TV news magazine was interviewing me about the ad and the global reaction when they put this question to me: “Why do the Palestinians have so many celebrities with hundreds of millions of followers on social media who strongly support them, while we in Israel don’t have even one?” Good question. I didn’t have an answer. READ MORE

JNS Andrew Lappin: Why weren’t more organized voices supporting Israel? It’s time for our communal leaders to stop checking the boxes of platitudinous statements, and instead, vociferously call out anti-Semitism for what it is.

JERUSALEM POST Shmuley Boteach: Are US Jewish groups ashamed to support Israel? Let’s finally organize a Jewish march on DC for Israel. Let’s do it, God willing, in the next two weeks. Let’s stop with the excuses.

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