While Rihanna and her camp are insisting a “#FreePalestine,” tweet posted on her Twitter account Tuesday — and then almost immediately deleted — was “an inadvertent mistake,” it’s caused a huge uproar.
One example was the reaction of Morton Klein, the president of the pro-Israel group, Zionist Organization of America, who blasted the singer for “despicable anti-Semitism,” telling the Gossipcop website, “She should be ashamed of herself.”
This all, of course, comes in the midst of the latest intense rocket fire in Gaza and sincere worries of a new Mideast war breaking out.
†In another event connected to the Mideast hostilities, Neil Young and Crazy Horse have just canceled their Thursday concert in Tel Aviv. In a statement, the singer said, “It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we must cancel our one and only Israeli concert due to tensions which have rendered the event unsafe at this time.
We’ll miss the opportunity to play for our fans and look forward to playing in Israel and Palestine in peace.”
Young added that he is going to make donations to both the Louise Tillie Alpert Youth Music Centre of Israel, and Heartbeat, two organizations that teach music to Palestinian and Israeli youth simultaneously, by enabling them to play music together.”