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Jay-Z speaking put against anti-Semitism
Photo: Reuters

Rapper Jay-Z: Anti-Semitism not cool

Hip-hop star set to take part in television ad encouraging Americans to act against anti-Jew groups

Grammy-award winning hip-hop star Jay-Z, considered one of the world's most important rappers, has decided to take part in the war on anti-Semitism. In the next few days he is expected to star in an TV commercial  which will be broadcast on American television under the banner: "Anti-Semitism is not cool."


The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem received a report on the initiative from Aryeh Mekel, Israel's consul-general in New York.


In the ad, rapper Jay-Z asks viewers not to join groups speaking against Jews because 'anti-Semitism is not cool.'


Russell Simmons, a senior member of the U.S. hip-hop industry and one of the people who brought hip-hop culture into the American mainstream, is also expected to participate in the ads.


Story first published by Israel's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth


פרסום ראשון: 05.01.06, 15:18
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