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November 23, 2015 4:16 pm

In Wake of Paris Attacks, Roseanne Barr Blasts Haaretz Writer for Bashing Israel

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Roseanne Barr. The American-Jewish comedienne took Haaretz contributer Rogel Alpher to task for attacking Israel. Photo: Wikipedia.

Roseanne Barr. The American-Jewish comedienne took Haaretz contributer Rogel Alpher to task for attacking Israel. Photo: Wikipedia.

As the world tries to come to terms with last weekend’s Paris attacks, and Israel continues to confront Palestinian terrorism, a different kind of war erupted, this one on Twitter.

The social media battle began to rage between controversial American-Jewish mega-star Roseanne Barr and Haaretz contributer Rogel Alpher on Friday.

Responding to the fear on the part of many French Jews in the aftermath of the mass murder in the City of Light and an expressed desire to immigrate to Israel, Alpher penned a piece in Israel’s left-wing daily, headlined: “Jews of France, There Is Nothing for You in Israel.” The underline of the article was more specific: “Fleeing to Israel is to escape from the arms of Muslim fascism into the arms of Jewish fascism.”

As writers do, Alpher tweeted the link to his op-ed, translated from the Hebrew in Haaretz‘s English edition.

Though the article in its entirety is as critical of politics in Israeli as its subhead, a number of excerpts are worth quoting, to explain the ire it aroused in Barr, who won international acclaim – as well as both an Emmy and Golden Globe award — for her role in the long-running TV series, “Roseanne,” about a working-class American family.

Excerpts are as follows:

In the name of what values will you pack your belongings and move your home to Israel? In France, you are subjected to Islamic terror because you represent the values of the West: democracy, liberalism, freedom, individualism. These are noble values that are worth fighting for.

Even after you immigrate to Israel, you will still be subjected to terror attacks. But not because you represent enlightened values. Just the opposite: Because you will represent the fascist values of Jewish zealots – occupation, racism, apartheid, messianism, dark barbarity. These are not values worth fighting for.

A week ago, this newspaper published an article by French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy (“Paris Terror Attacks: Instructions for Warfare”). Out of his pretentious babble, it was possible to conclude that the man is a warmonger, supporting the conquest of territories that Islamic State controls. Give us the babbling of this warmonger any day. In Israel, warmongers are not philosophers. They do not brandish quotes from Thucydides. They speak with God and quote only him. They are jihadists who speak Hebrew. Philosophers have not had any public standing here for a long time. Our spiritual leaders are rabbis.

An outraged Barr — who has grown increasingly pro-Israel over the last few years, as her Twitter feed indicates — let Alpher have it with the customary straight (sometimes vulgar) talk for which she is famous.

“@rogelalpher stfu [shut the f*** up] privileged fat skinhead,” she tweeted on Saturday, in a not-so-veiled reference to Alpher’s baldness and ideology.

The next day, Alpher tried to one-up the now Honolulu-based comedienne, actress, writer, producer and director with a nasty quip of his own.

“@therealroseanne & you’re not the real Roseanne. The real Roseanne had talent, many years ago,” he wrote.

Barr didn’t back down.

“@rogelalpher see that blue check? I’m real as th heart attack ur fat ass is due anytime now. STFU-living in safety in Israel& bitching. Stfu,” she wrote.

Alpher then attacked her for her ideology.

“@therealroseanne why don’t you live in Israel?????? What’s stopping you??? You zionist goddess. Kabalah diva. Bored has-been,” he retorted.

Barr responded by calling Alpher a “never will be,” and tweets from many supporters began to appear, telling her to ignore Alpher and other “Israel-haters.”

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  • Florres

    Buy her macedamia nuts!!!!

  • Florres

    The Israeli anti-Semite Islamist is a truly weird breed.

  • Sue

    Mazel Tov to Rosanne! She had one of the best shows ever on television and is certainly a far more talented writer than Alpher! I am glad she has become such a strong supporter of Israel. I wish more Jewish celebrities would follow her example!

  • shelley dube

    Roseanne, have we told you lately how much we love you!!

  • HaroldT

    Roseanne is spot on.
    Why is this Quisling Jew living in “evil” Israel.
    She is a true Kapo.

  • Michael Fox

    Everything recycles.
    Alper is a cowardly recycled Capo. The capos were concentration camp Jews who turned on their own people to curry favor with their Nazi guards. For an extra crust of bread or a second pair of shoes from a Jew they pushed into the gas chamber, they sold their soul.

  • If Israel is such a Jewish fascism stat,what the f**k are you doing living there.with all your lefties.

  • dante

    Roseanne has it right. what kind of a disgusting swine joins the jihadists against his own people? and, the ridiculous, mindless slanders that alpher parrots make him look demented. apartheid? racist? does alpher know anything?

  • SeeGG

    Go Roseanne! You’re a great friend.

  • mervyn

    What about the fascist Atheistic French Government and Europen union run by wicked multi national companies who are loyal to money and power, and are plotting to murder 7 billion people. Alpher you paid troll and hypocrite. Why don’t you criticise them and leave Israel alone.

  • Sara Springer

    Alpher has severe psychotic problems.

  • Ida Wax

    So proud of you Roseanne. How desperately we need more Celebrity’s to defend our beloved Israel.

  • ART

    Let jerks like alper live incognito in an arab country or arab neighborhood like the ones outside Paris or in ramallah or Iraq or syria. Let them know he is a Jew but not that he supports them. See what happens. He is a self righteous self loving Jew hater

  • z

    Why not out Ha’aretz and JPost and YNet for the CIA propaganda outlets that they are? Israelis know that these propaganda outlets are foreign and NOT Israeli. No one in Israel cares for that CIA propaganda trash. The only reason that these CIA propaganda outlets still exist and not bankrupt, is they are sponsored by the US gov. (Same as CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and the rest of the US gov mafia alphabet media).