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Lady Gaga’s Israel Message Sparks Arab Reactions
Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Posted on 09/02/2014 10:08:24 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A video released by Lady Gaga in which she greets her Israel fans with a “Shalom” has provoked mixed responses from Arab fans and social medial users.

"Shalom, Israel," the pop superstar said in the brief greeting. "I'm so excited to perform my new tour in Tel Aviv," she added in reference to her concert scheduled for Sept. 13

THe short video message has gone viral online, with many Arab users labeling her as “disgusting” and devilish” and having “no sensitivities” amid the recent Israeli offensive on Gaza which resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 Palestinians and more than 65 Israelis.

“She is disgusting and I never liked her because her values are nonexistent. Now she has validated everything I have ever thought of it,” one Facebook user wrote.

Another seemingly non-Arab user wrote: “The lack of sensitivity is, in my opinion, the worst of the sins!” But other users expressed anger at the negative reactions to Gaga’s message.

“I'm no fan of hers, and I doubt her intentions are humanitarian, but the reactions here seem disproportionate to what she said in the video. If you think that a performer shouldn't visit or perform in any country which is occupying another country/land and causing unnecessary suffering for those who are occupied, then let's hope you were equally disgusted by any non-American artist performing in the United States between 2003 and 2011 for the exact same reasons,” one user wrote.

Gaga’s announcement came as a number of artists canceled or postponed their shows because of the recent conflict, which ended last week in accordance with a ceasefire agreement.

Among the artists who canceled were Neil Young, America, the Backstreet Boys and Lana Del Rey.

Before playing in Israel, Gaga’s ArtRave: The Artpop Ball Tour will come to Dubai on Sept. 10, in wat will be her first concert in the Arab world.

The tour is in support of her fourth studio album Artpop.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arab; israel; middleeast; music

1 posted on 09/02/2014 10:08:25 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I knew I liked her for some reason...


2 posted on 09/02/2014 10:10:38 AM PDT by matthew fuller (Demonazi's are openly marching us (Jews, Christians, Conservatives) double time to Holocaust II.)
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To: nickcarraway

I am sure the sharia lovers have their panty’s in a wad over her.


3 posted on 09/02/2014 10:10:53 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: nickcarraway

How dare she greet her audience in their own language? This is an outrage! /s


4 posted on 09/02/2014 10:11:33 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (If you're on the same side of Ferguson as Al and Jesse, then you F-ed up somewhere. Rethink it dummy)
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like Gaga needs to patch up her Islamic fan base by doing a series of shows in Baghdad, Tehran and Islamabad.


5 posted on 09/02/2014 10:12:22 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

Lady Gaga don’t give rat a*** what people think

Actually this same gal who wore “that meat dress” remember that tick off PETA


6 posted on 09/02/2014 10:12:35 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: nickcarraway; Zionist Conspirator; GraceG


7 posted on 09/02/2014 10:13:45 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: skeeter

Just make sure her meat dress is halal.


8 posted on 09/02/2014 10:19:24 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: nickcarraway

If the bearded savages hate her, she must be doing something right.


9 posted on 09/02/2014 10:24:32 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: nickcarraway

Apologize...Will she or won’t she, what say ya’ll?


10 posted on 09/02/2014 10:25:01 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m thinking this last round of Hamas terrorism against Israel didn’t exactly pay off like they expected.

They have been almost universally trashed for their actions.

Even Europe had to break ranks to criticize.

The White House had to limit the “Proporsional Response” comments to no more than 100 vs the usual 1,750.

Now Lady Gaga...

What’s an aspiring terrorist organization to do? Their leaders are being picked off one by one in the Gaza, and ISIS/ISIL gets all the headlines.

Why it’s almost enough to make a terrorist lay down his suicide belt and give his/her kids a hug.


11 posted on 09/02/2014 10:27:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: PoloSec

I don’t think so. I noted another group (as least I believe it was) wouldn’t cancel their Israel performance either.

I love it when people tell the members of the Left or the PC groups around the world to pound sand.


12 posted on 09/02/2014 10:29:09 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: nickcarraway

Neil Young have any idea he appears pro muzzie now?

Neil, you supporting throat slashers?


13 posted on 09/02/2014 10:33:53 AM PDT by reefdiver (The fool says there is no God. And the bigger fools sees direct evidence and rages against it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Islam Delenda Est


14 posted on 09/02/2014 10:41:21 AM PDT by captain_dave
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To: nickcarraway

There would have been no outcry at all had the disgusting little tramp shouted “Death to Israel!”


15 posted on 09/02/2014 10:49:23 AM PDT by 60Gunner (The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. - Plato)
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To: reefdiver

Southern Man don’t need him around anyhow...................


16 posted on 09/02/2014 10:53:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: nickcarraway

Hopefully Westerners are getting the message that being anti-Israel won’t make the Islamists luv them.


17 posted on 09/02/2014 11:12:07 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: nickcarraway

...Arab users labeling her as “disgusting” and devilish”....

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Well, for once, the muzzies and I agree on something. She is a disgusting skank. Of course, my reasons for despising the trollop are just because of her filthy on-stage behavior.


18 posted on 09/02/2014 11:19:43 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: nickcarraway

Lady Gaga just went up a lot in my esteem.


19 posted on 09/02/2014 11:24:26 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, she’s gone from 0 to 1 out of 100 on my give a damn meter scale...


20 posted on 09/02/2014 11:25:45 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SJackson

Ping


21 posted on 09/02/2014 11:29:41 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Doesn’t “Shalom” mean peace?

Why would that offend Arabs?


22 posted on 09/02/2014 11:29:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a stBut is it grammatically catement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

She is still nothing more than a vile piece of rotting carcass to me


23 posted on 09/02/2014 11:31:45 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: BenLurkin

In Israel, one answers the telephone with “Shalom”. Lady Gaga was merely saying, “Hello, Israel”.

But for the instantly enraged & chronically offended muzzies, that’s worth a fatwa right there.


24 posted on 09/02/2014 11:48:10 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: reefdiver

IIRC, Neil young canceled due to an Israeli security/police request.


25 posted on 09/02/2014 12:03:46 PM PDT by MortMan (All those in favor of gun control raise both hands!)
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To: GeronL

Me too. So she’s nice to Israel, her country of heritage. Big deal. A whore of Babylon is more fitting for her quit honestly.


26 posted on 09/02/2014 1:35:55 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: vpintheak

Same with Joan Rivers and other Hollyweird lefties who say they support Israel and then support all the anti-Israel lefties like Obama.


27 posted on 09/02/2014 1:37:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

What Israeli offensive? They were defending themselves...again.


28 posted on 09/02/2014 1:41:24 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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