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Streisand sings 'Hatikva' on Tel Aviv stage
Amit Cotler
Published: 20.06.13, 23:45
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1. I never cared much for Barbra, but I'll put it aside for now
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (06.21.13)
I mean she is a huge Obama supporter, which I am sure she will come to regret at a certain point.
2. to #1
Michael ,   New York   (06.21.13)
so you hate anyone who is an Obama supporter??? How sad for you Noodles. It means you hate half of this country... How pathetic. You can either love or not love Barbra Streisand, and I don't care, but base your love or (dare I say hate?) on artistic merits rather than on your personal political agenda. Shame on you.
3. Droree from Haifa, listen to Hatikva with an american accent
Michael ,   California, USA   (06.21.13)
4. coming home
mike north ,   karmiel israel   (06.21.13)
We all get very warm and melancholy on arrival in eretz Yisrael-Barbra-great seeing you and hearing your comments-enjoy Shabbat and shalom to you
Michael ,   New York   (06.21.13)
the greatest Jewish entertainment personality and gifted individual in history and all you can say is you never cared for her? who are you? and who cares? what a bunch of sour idiotic reactions. I'm sure she wouldn't like you much either. she stands for rights for all, and is a huge advocate for israel.. perhaps not YOUR politics, but no one cares if you "put it aside". You're nobody and she's somebody. I'd like to see YOU perform in Israel. Jeez man.. what is wrong with you.
6. Aside from her political views, she is one of my favs'
vicky ,   ashkelon   (06.21.13)
In the clip on this site would have been nice if it was her singing Hatikva!
7. Since she sided with Hussein...
BUTSeriously ,   Sydney   (06.21.13)
things changed. Despite she is one of the greatest stars alive. Obama & Israel don't go together.
8. 5.
Birdi ,   Israel   (06.21.13)
Are you going to blast me too, if I post that I dont like Babs, or I never cared for Babs? Who are you to judge Noodles? Noodles is not ''nobody','' Noodles is a human being, the same as I am!! Something is wrong with you if you have to shove your opinions down our throats.
9. Dopes
Dror ,   Haifa, Israel   (06.21.13)
Did I say I don't like her? no. I actually do like her. I don't like her politics. I don't like Obama. Mikeeee...
10. T/B's 1,2,5,8,9
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (06.21.13)
It's about time you all grew up and understand that in this world, we must agree to disagree without judgment. Barbra Streisand has talent in her pinky that cannot be compared to other singers. Put aside her politics and listen for internal peace within the soul.
11. forget the politix
oferdesade ,   israel   (06.21.13)
here's a woman who- from brice to yentl - has made her jewishness her hallmark, and she only now remembers that there's an israel out there? she claims stage fright, but that never stopped her from appearing at central park... and suddeny at 71, she finds herself a retirement fund? at $150 minimum price? at Blumfield? and the only freebie is peres' birthday? why not a freebie for soldiers? for terminally ill hospitalized children? without doubt - a person who needs people...
12. When did she change her views?
Madeleine ,   Israel   (06.21.13)
I never liked Barbra Streisand as either a singer or an actress. And she was not only NOT a supporter of Israel down the years, she actively spoke out against Israel. So how come she's changed her views and everyone is falling over her singing Hatikva and gushing over her professed support for us?
13. I never liked her and what she tried to portray
Al   (06.21.13)
She hasn't been in Israel 30 years and was always a yenta spieler nothing more nothing less. Its the end of the road for this yenta and she knows damn well that she will end up in a Jewish gravesite so she might as well try to redeem herself. She lived like a goy ate like a goy and lived with a goy. If she is what we are supposed to shep nachas from, then nachas is laches. The nachas we are supposed to have if from the young people who stand on guard 24/7 protecting the country. Lets salute them and make sure they are properly fed clothed and when they leave the army, they are given the opportunity to make their way in Israeli society. They are our heroes.
14. Talent
Dan ,   florida - Tel Aviv   (06.21.13)
It is amazing but no coincidence at the talent and intelligence God gave to the Jewish people leaving all the stupidity to the so-called Palestinians.
15. I think Noodles & Birdi are gay!
16. Barbra Streisand sings Hatikva
Robert Cabitt ,   Boston, MA, USA   (06.21.13)
I saw and heard Streisand sing when she was 19 years old at the Bon Soir Club in New York City. She was great then. You knew she was destined for fame.
17. I feel you Al..
Dror ,   Haifa, Israel   (06.21.13)
For all of her shortcomings she has a sweet Yidishe punim that you just can't hate. I loved the parody they did of her on Southpark. Mecha Streisand. She will do tshuva, she has a Jewish soul, she knows time is short, that is why she finally came back to Israel for awhile.
18. 15.
Birdi ,   Israel   (06.21.13)
LOL, I've been called worse!
19. #11
mark ,   ca   (06.21.13)
20. #15 I think you missed my post at #1
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (06.21.13)
If that was my (or Birdi's for that matter) bent, I don't think we'd despise Obama as much as we do. It's probably you that is, and you're just mad at us because we can't stand your (god) boy.
21. 10.
Birdi ,   Israel   (06.21.13)
Do learn to read & re-read my post# 8.
22. My brothers and sisters in NYC and the rest of America
Dror ,   Haifa, Israel   (06.21.13)
I am worried for all of you, I fear for all of you, and I do care for all of you. You are letting history repeat and you do not even understand how terribly dangerous it is what you have done. For all that you have contributed to America you will no longer be thanked or accepted. I love even the most misguided amongst our people that have accomplished so much, people like Streisand, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan (Zimmerman). Many American Jews do not deserve what is going to happen to them over there, but I am not G-d and I cannot judge why there is going to be terrible suffering in store for the Jews of America.
23. 12.
Birdi ,   Israel   (06.21.13)
Maybe, just maybe, because she has donated so much money to Zahal.
24. 10.
Birdi ,   Israel   (06.21.13)
Do re-read my post. I did not write that I dislike Babs. I wrote, ''if I post that I don't like Babs'' Without the word ''if'' in my post, I would have meant, I dont like Babs. See the difference now?
25. her robe is creepy
jowain   (06.22.13)
i swear its like black widow or some crazy cultic kilt
26. No one could ever match Rita singing "Hatikvah"
A ,   Belgium   (06.22.13)
on Israels 50th birthday. I heard she shattered a few windows in the Knesset building.
27. 20.
Birdi ,   Israel   (06.22.13)
Well said, Uncle.
28. smarts
Marcel ,   San Jose, Costa Rica   (06.22.13)
Barbra Streisand is a huge Obama supporter because she has smarts.
29. Great singer!
American Hindu ,   USA   (06.23.13)
What a great voice. A WOMAN IN LOVE was my favorite till I heard on youtube a religious Hebrew song AVINU MALKENU. Did not understand the words, but loved the song.
30. why should i put aside the politics?
frank ,   rehovot   (06.23.13)
If I dislike the woman because I dislike her politics why would I support anything she does? It would be like saying, Stalin was a vicious murderer, hated jews, hated everyone, killed for no reason, but what a nice voice he had. Loved his last album....doesn't that sound really stupid? So, if that is stupid and you don't like her politics, why would you support her voice and career?
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