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Rare performance: Barbra Streisand will play a Dec. 8 LA gala for the Israel Defense Forces. Hosted by Jason Alexander, who is going to forge the two-state solution. Sponsored by Haim Saban. (Hebrew link) She’s a big Democrat, right? So’s Saban, more or less. No Christian Zionists in sight. Here’s Barbra talking about Bill Clinton’s dedication to human rights. And kids in Africa, and global climate change. Progressive except Palestine. This is what J Street is up against, inside the Jewish community. And what America is up against.

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If she sang in Israel for the IDF, half the audience would walk out.

Hosted by Jason Alexander, who is going to forge the two-state solution.

i had to laugh at that.

Hmmm… if the main goal is peace and two states, wouldn’t it make the most sense to sing at a fundraiser for a group dedicated to reconciling the two sides, rather than a fundraiser for one of the sides’ militaries, which is already the 4th strongest army in the world? If the rare singing performance is for fundraising for the army, then doesn’t that mean they really believe that while peace and reconciliation are good,… Read more »

This has ruined my Streisand listening. I don’t think talent trumps obviously fucked up ethics.

RE: “Progressive except Palestine. This is what J Street is up against, inside the Jewish community. And what America is up against.” ~ Weiss ALSO SEE: Neighborhood Bully, by Bob Dylan, 1983 (the year following the Sabra and Shatila massacre) Neighborhood Bully lyrics – http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/neighborhood-bully FROM WIKIPEDIA: (excerpts) Infidels is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s 22nd studio album, released by Columbia Records in October 1983. . . . . .The song “Neighborhood Bully” is often regarded as… Read more »