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A new parody of “Jimmy Kimmel Live’s” Mean Tweets segment stars A-List Jewish celebrities, reading the most outrageous things people have posted about Israel and Jews.
The video stars comedians Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler, actor Joshua Malina and rapper Westside Gravy, alongside Miss Iraq Sarah Idan and Muhammad Zoabi, non-Jewish advocates for Israel and religious co-existence.
The video kicks off with Twitter users bashing Israel and confusing terrorist organization Hamas with the spread hummus. It then goes on to show the celebrities laughing off ridiculous anti-Semitic remarks such as Jews caused the coronavirus, blaming Israel for 9/11 and “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-termite.”
“As an American Israeli, I feel very passionate about connecting my countries,” Hallel Silverman, who co-produced the video, told The Journal. She said the video was a senior project for college that they took too far. “My goal with the video is to show — with some humor — that anti-Israel activism is tacked on top of all social movements. People that hate Israel are not going to suddenly love Israel. The point of the video is to show the ridiculousness of the extra hatred towards our minority.”
“The video started out as a school project for a class called Nation Branding, with its main goal being to promote Israel in a positive way using social media,” Tali Wiesenthal, who also produced the video told The Journal. “We thought that using this light, humorous route to get the message across that yes; anti-Semitism is alive and well, and yeah, we see what you write online and it affects us.”
You can watch the full video below.
Some of our favorite celebs read & laugh at some of our not so favorite antisemitic tweets #MeanTweetsIsrael@RealSarahIdan @JoshMalina @ilzoabi48 @chelseahandler @SarahKSilverman @WestsideGravy @AlizaRSilverman
— Hallel Silverman (@JustHallel) May 4, 2020
Photo by Gage Skidmore