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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Supermodel Bar Rafaeli Puts ‘Dumb’ Roger Waters in his Place
Roger ‘Pink Floyd’ Waters learns not to start up with
Israelis, especially a woman. And especially supermodel Bar Rafaeli. She
exposed his hypocrisy of boycotting Israel but using her photo for his
By: Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu Published: August 21st, 2013 Latest update:
Bar Rafaeli exposed Roger Waters'
hypocrisy for boycotting Israel but using her picture to promote his concerts
Bar Rafaeli exposed Roger Waters' hypocrisy for boycotting Israel but using her
picture to promote his concerts Israeli supermodel Bar Rafaeli is not all bad.
She dodged the IDF and romanced tie with a non-Jew, but she draws the line at
Roger Waters’ using her photo for his Boycott Israel campaign. Bar Rafaeli put Waters
on the spot Wednesday after he once again appealed to artists to boycott
Israel, even though he once used a picture of Rafaeli to promote one of his
concerts. Waters’ latest letter to entertainers, part of which can be read
here, asked them “to declare a cultural boycott on Israel…and support all our
brothers and sisters in Palestine and Israel who are struggling to end all
forms of Israeli oppression.”
Among other things, Waters has accused Israel of
“apartheid” and “ethnic cleansing,” but click here to see a bit of his own
ethnic cleansing. Bar Rafaeli tweeted, “Crazy thing … Went to the Roger Waters
show in Paris, and saw a pic of myself on the wall!!! #respect!!! I’m honored”
but after reading his letter, she let off steam. “Roger Waters, you better take
my picture off of the video art at your shows. If you’re boycotting – go all
the way,” Rafaeli tweeted in Hebrew on Wednesday. She called him “ comfortably
dumb” on his boycott Israel campaign. Rafaeli’s challenge, that if he really
wants to boycott Israel he can boycott her pictures also, echoes the pathetic
lack of commitment of previous Israeli boycotters, who forget that their
computers, mobile phones, generic medicines and a ton of other products are
Israeli-made or designed. Bar Rafaeli is probably the last person one would
expect to challenge the Boycott Israel movement and is another example of
Israel’s always having a secret defense weapon. She has not been a favorite of
the national religious crowd. She dodged the IDF draft requirement for women,
reportedly by marrying, which granted her an exemption, and then divorcing him.
After a threat to boycott her “Fox” fashion chain, Rafaeli agreed to visit
injured IDF soldiers on visits to Israel and encourage enlistment in the army.
“I don’t regret not enlisting, because it paid off big time,” she later wrote.
“That’s just the way it is; celebrities have other needs. I hope my case has
influenced the army.” She also offended Israelis, and not just the orthodox,
for her former romantic relationship with non-Jewish American actor Leonardo
DiCaprio. One nationalist Israeli organization asker her in a letter not to
marry a non-Jew the sake of “future generations of Jews.” Four years ago,
Haredim in Israel censured her for putting “poison” in Israeli society by
allowing a Tel Aviv billboard campaign to feature a picture of her semi-naked.
The billboards later were removed. She may be secular and not a fan of serving
in the IDF, but under almost every Sabra there is a Zionist heart. Waters got
it in his head to promote the Boycott Israel movement after having ignored
boycott advocates and arriving in Israel in 2005 to perform. Leftists gave him
their side of the story at the security fence near Bethlehem, and he canceled
his show in Tel Aviv and moved it to an Arab-Jewish community. Rolling Stone
reported earlier this year that he was re-considering his position on the
boycott campaign. “I am thinking all of this through extremely carefully and
I’m thinking it all through extremely carefully because I care more about the
outcome, because I care about the people involved, than I do about the moment,”
Waters said. He didn’t think very much and penned his latest letter this past
week, showing Rafaeli he really is ”dumb” about the boycott.