Rosie O’Donnell Peddles Anti-Israel Artwork, Mistakes Israel for Syria
Just in time for Hanukkah and Christmas you can pick up a “limited edition” piece of “artwork” designed and drawn by Rosie O’Donnell that reflects her perspective on the Israel/Arab conflict.
“The View” co-host has produced 30 pieces of acrylic prints that she calls “Israel Begins Bombing Gaza.”
Available through her website, rosie.com, the veteran comedienne and actress peddles her Israel-bashing merchandise in the store section under the category tag “art.” O’Donnell is quoted in what appears to be part of the sales pitch and description of her drawing:
“This man carries a baby about the same age as the one I sit next to, watching Frozen.”
The design features an image of a man carrying a child, with the face of a boy on one side of the print and the Disney character Queen Elsa with what could be described as a look of concern in the corner of the other side of the image.
But according to a report from the website Israellycool, the photo O’Donnell uses did not take place in Gaza, but is actually a Getty Images picture of “an emergency response volunteer” carrying a child wounded during a Syrian government attack on its own people in northern Syria.
O’Donnell does not offer any comments on her website about the senseless murder of civilians in Syria or atrocities committed against Christians and Muslims by ISIS in various areas of the Middle East. She does not address the use of Palestinian civilians by Hamas as human shields during the Israel/Hamas war.
The Jewish State is her only target.
O’Donnell takes the same photo and uses it as the feature in a second piece of “artwork” that is titled “Stop and Think.” Also pitched as a “limited edition,” this design depicts an airplane – possibly a fighter jet – that is set behind the man carrying the child.
In 2010, the former VH1 on-air Vee-jay was one of the few voices that defended the late United Press International reporter Helen Thomas after she resigned following anti-Semitic remarks such as recommending that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and “should go home to Poland and Germany.”
Rising to Thomas’ defense, O’Donnell insisted that Thomas didn’t mean that Jews should “go back to the ovens.”
A call to ABC for a response from Ms. O’Donnell was unsuccessful.
Paul Miller is a contributor to the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity.