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  • Kaepernick’s right to protest works both ways

    By David Suissa

    September 7, 2016 | 9:56 am

    To protest police violence against Blacks, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has caused a national stir by refusing to stand during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of his team’s games.

    “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a...

  • Shas spiritual leader: ‘Hatikvah’ a ‘stupid song’

    February 23, 2015 | 11:55 am

    The spiritual leader of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party said at a party convention that “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national anthem, “is a stupid song.”

    Rabbi Shlomo Cohen, head of the Council of Torah Sages of the Shas Party, made the comments Sunday at a party convention, the...

  • Roseanne for president.  Really.

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 4, 2012 | 11:41 am

    Here’s the latest entry from Roseanne Barr’s blog on “RoseanneWorld.com:”  “I am pleased to inform you that Roseanne Barr is officially recognized by the Green Party of the United States, Presidential Campaign Support Committee, as a Green Party Presidential Candidate—Tom...

  • Roseanne Sings Israeli National Anthem—And It’s Good! [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 5, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    In her television studio in El Segundo, Roseanne Barr is singing the Israeli national anthem — and it’s good.

    “If I asked you to sing ‘Hatikvah,’ would you slug me?” I had hesitantly asked her, remembering her screeching mangling of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before...

  • Estranged Bedfellows

    By Gil Sedan

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Only in Israel would a government minister refrain from singing the national anthem.

    Saleh Tarif, the first Arab appointed to the Cabinet in Israel's history, refused to sing "Hatikvah" during an event at the Tel Aviv fairgrounds at the end of an intensive week of struggle within...