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Stevie Wonder Succumbs to Anti-Israel Hate Campaign
FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 7, 2012 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 12/07/2012 4:49:18 AM PST by SJackson

Last week, entertainer extraordinaire Stevie Wonder blew off a dinner for the Friends of the Israel Defense Force after anti-Semitic petitioners by the thousands asked him to pull out of the event. Those petitioners told Wonder that Israel was an “apartheid state.” They suggested that Israel was a human rights violator. And Wonder, not used to receiving political pressure, fell for it, releasing this statement:

Given the current and very delicate situation in the Middle East, and with a heart that has always cried out for world unity, I will not be performing at the FIDF Gala …. I am and have always been against war, any war, anywhere.

Any war, anywhere? How about World War II? Or the Civil War? Would Wonder have cancelled a fundraiser for the Friends of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first all-black Army unit to fight in the Civil War?

Probably not.

But anti-Israel outcry has an outsized impact in the Hollywood community. The universities have long been a bastion of anti-Israel feeling; the professoriate prefers to think of Israel through a Marxist lens, as a colonial outpost in the midst of the Islamic world. That’s nonsense – Israel has always had a Jewish presence, and the Jewish State is no more a British outpost than India is, especially considering that the Jews had to fight the British to leave and that the British administration was utterly Arab centric.

Hollywood’s anti-Israel feeling is more knee-jerk – it comes from a perverse sense that Israel is an oppressor and the Palestinians are the oppressed. Hollywood is built on victimology; virtue comes from being weak, and evil comes from being strong. Never mind that Hollywood isn’t weak at all, but a cultural force colonializing people all over the world to leftist values. Never mind the huge estates off of Sunset Blvd. In their own minds, Hollywoodites are so much in solidarity with those they regard as oppressed that they’re oppressed themselves, and must now use tywoodheir power to tear down those who are strong. All that’s needed to convince Hollywood that the Jews are bad and the Arabs are good is to show the Arabs flinging stones and the Jews flying F-16s.

For those reasons, among others, the divestment campaign has been gaining steam in Hollywood, with stars ranging from Dustin Hoffman to Carlos Santana cancelling trips to Israel in solidarity with the Palestinians. Even Kim Kardashian has retracted her support for the State of Israel after she was inundated with divestment-minded nonsense from Twitter followers.

What does this mean? First, it means that the left has obviously turned against Israel – and that the Hollywood left is willing to be bullied by the overall left. Hollywood is a largely Jewish town, but we’ve heard nothing from Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, or Harvey Weinstein. All of them love talking about the Holocaust – in that situation, the Jews were clearly the victims – but none of them want to talk about Israel. And if Hollywood Jews won’t stand up for Israel, why should Stevie Wonder?

Second, the growth of the divestment movement means that Israel is losing the PR war. Because Israel, like the American conservative movement, believes in individual liberty, it does not like thug tactics directed at lone people. Where the left is more than happy to bludgeon Stevie Wonder into submission, Israel isn’t.

That’s a mistake. Israel can’t afford to play nice while its opposition plays nasty. In the cultural arena, Israel should shamelessly promote its own victims, rather than relying on Hollywood to recognize good from evil. Those victims are legitimate – people targeted by evil Islamists, not merely poor terrorists who can’t afford gas chambers or an AK-47.

Defeating the divestment campaign will require a ground shift in Israel’s PR efforts. That’s doable, but it may mean fighting dirty. It’s time for Israel to start.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackcommie; itsawonder; justanother

1 posted on 12/07/2012 4:49:23 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

I’m sick of the easy to manipulate artsy celebs being put on display buy the corrupt MSM.


2 posted on 12/07/2012 4:52:52 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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3 posted on 12/07/2012 4:53:50 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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4 posted on 12/07/2012 4:54:23 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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5 posted on 12/07/2012 4:55:20 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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Hey stevie ... sing us a couple'a verses of "We Are The World" ... especially all that love each other and it doesn't matter about your color or nationality shit.

C'mon stevie ... YOU know what the people want ...

You phuqin' whore.

6 posted on 12/07/2012 4:56:40 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're truePRIMO !!)
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To: SJackson

His blindness goes beyond his eyesight.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 4:59:30 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

And I’m sick of people taking celebs seriously. Most of them ditch their education in late high school at a time when critical thinking skills need to be developed.

I remember watchin g an interview with Tony Bennett and Johnny Carson where Bennett answered a question, “no I don’t drive. I ca not be trusted to be safe, I’m always thinking about singing and I go off in a trance”.

Well, yes. But now they are not allowed to admit it, they are used. Yet people are still allowed to think; and to tthink,”hey this guy’s an idiot, what do I care what he thinks?”

I imagine people, in the ‘80s, when this interview came out, if Bennett had said something about what he thinks about national affairs (like he does now) the entire audience would hav burst into spontaneous laughter.

Which brings


8 posted on 12/07/2012 5:11:47 AM PST by stanne
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To: SJackson
Stevie Wonder: started out "Little," but going out small.

Mr. niteowl77

9 posted on 12/07/2012 5:17:55 AM PST by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: SJackson

No, not Little Stevie from Saginaw. Say it ain’t so!


10 posted on 12/07/2012 6:22:09 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SJackson

In 1984 I was at the Republican Nat’l Convention in Dallas for Reagan/Bush and worked as the liason for the entertainers trailor. Stevie Wonder showed up! He performed. I still don’t understand what he was doing there. Money I suppose.


11 posted on 12/07/2012 6:29:14 AM PST by albie
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To: SJackson

Clearly, he cant see whats going on around him...


12 posted on 12/07/2012 6:32:34 AM PST by uddaudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: SJackson

Good point: “And if Hollywood Jews won’t stand up for Israel, why should Stevie Wonder?”

I suspect the problem is that the Hollywood Jews are basically godless people, not really Jews. Oh they’ll claim to be Jews when it helps them, or when they want to pose as victims. But that’s about it. They have no spirituality about being Jewish.


13 posted on 12/07/2012 6:48:43 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: SJackson

Must be a racist.


14 posted on 12/07/2012 6:53:14 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SJackson

Great. Now I have to decide whether Stevie is an anti-Semite, a useful-idiot for the terrorists, or just an moron.

*sigh*


15 posted on 12/07/2012 7:45:30 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: knarf
"We Are The World"

I preferred Joe Bob Briggs's version: We Are The Weird.

16 posted on 12/07/2012 7:53:13 AM PST by driftless2
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To: SJackson

The blind leading the blind. And he isn’t extraordinaire. He can’t even find the bathroom in a new house.


17 posted on 12/07/2012 7:53:47 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: duckworth

“I suspect the problem is that the Hollywood Jews are basically godless people, not really Jews”

Maybe so but that should cause them to support Israel even more. Israel is by far the most liberal progressive country in the region. Unbeknowst to me until recetnly, Tel Aviv is the San Franciso of Asia. Thats not even an exxageration considering its openly gay and lesbian population and celebrations.


18 posted on 12/07/2012 7:59:44 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: Augustinian monk
I suspect the problem is that the Hollywood Jews are basically godless people, not really Jews

Maybe so but that should cause them to support Israel even more. Israel is by far the most liberal progressive country in the region. Unbeknowst to me until recetnly, Tel Aviv is the San Franciso of Asia. Thats not even an exxageration considering its openly gay and lesbian population and celebrations.

All sadly too true. And yet the militant "gays" hate Israel and support islamic "theocracies" where they would be executed.

The same could be said for the United States. Why do militant "gays" hate the United States and support Communist states where homosexuality is against the law?

As I've often observed, it's like a pro wrestling angle.

19 posted on 12/07/2012 8:14:01 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Another one blind to the truth.


20 posted on 12/07/2012 8:31:32 AM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

“As I’ve often observed, it’s like a pro wrestling angle.”

I’ve concluded its a form of spiritual warfafe being played out. Like when Satan fought withe angel over Moses’ bones. No rationale explanation what causes so many in the world to go bat bleep crazy every time Israel builds a settlement. And since the vast majority is spiritually blind, then there ya go.


21 posted on 12/07/2012 8:59:56 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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