Roseanne Barr says she’ll be traveling to Israel in January and has been invited to speak to the country’s parliament. Barr said her intention is to “further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history” and speak out “against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement.” BDS refers to the Palestinian-led movement calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel.
“While I intend to further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history, I have important work to do as a voice against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement,” Barr said in a statement,
“We are in an age where Israeli innovation is ascendant and changing the world in areas of medicine, technology, media and the arts. Israel is an oasis of openness, freedom, democracy and tolerance amidst a desert of brutality from an age gone by. I want to shout this from the heights of the Galilee to the halls of the Knesset in Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city – and from the cafes and art galleries of Tel-Aviv to the beaches of Eilat,” she added.
She’ll speak at the Israeli Knesset on January 30.
ABC canceled its Roseanne reboot in May after Barr tweeted racist remarks about former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett.