Group Blasts Rihanna For “Despicable Anti-Semitic” #FreePalestine Tweet

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By Michael Lewittes



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Rihanna is being blasted for her tweet “#FreePalestine,” which she posted on Tuesday (see below) and then quickly deleted.

Morton Klein, president of the pro-Israel group Zionist Organization of America, termed the singer’s tweet “despicable anti-Semitism,” telling Gossip Cop exclusively, “She should be ashamed of herself.”

He added, “What is she talking about ‘Free Palestine’?” noting that the Palestinian Authority is its own self-governing body, and that the Palestinians are not “enslaved” by Israel, which controls only the security. Klein then jabbed that people should “free Jews from buying tickets to her performances.”

Rihanna’s free palestine tweet, which her camp reportedly told TMZ was an inadvertent mistake, was posted just as a proposed cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was abandoned when several dozen rockets were launched from militants in Gaza.

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