Roseanne Barr on “Roseanne” press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on March 23, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Actress Roseanne Barr announced that she will travel to Israel in January and has been invited to the country parliament.
Barr announced her visit to Israel on Monday told Fox News in a press release that her goal is to make more of my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history” and speak out against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement.” BDS refers to the anti-Israel movement calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions of the state.
“While I plan to further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history, I have important work to do as a voice against the treacherous and anti-Semitic BDS movement,” Barr said in a statement.
“We are in an era where the Israeli innovation is the ascendant and the change of the world in areas of medicine, technology, media and the arts. Israel is an oasis of openness, freedom, democracy and tolerance in the middle of a desert of the brutality of an era past. I want to shout this from the hills of Galilee to the halls of the Knesset in Jerusalem, israel’s capital and one of the cafés and art galleries of Tel-Aviv to the beaches of Eilat,” she added.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, whose organization sponsored Barr journey, says that “it’s an incredibly proud of his Jewish wife as Rosanne to Israel will be a great boost to the citizen.”
They will speak at the Israeli Knesset on January 30.
ABC canceled its reboot of “Roseanne” in May after Barr tweeted racist comments about the former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.