Rosie O’Donnell Screws Up With Anti-Israel Artwork

In case you were not aware where comedienne Rosie O’Donnell stands on Israel, this “art” she designed, drew and is now hawking on her website should clarify things: Israel Begins Bombing Gaza Acrylic Print


My first reaction was equal parts disappointment and “WTF?”

Then I looked closer at the images and did the investigative thing.

Not surprising, it turns out the photo of the man holding the child wearing a red dress is not from Gaza at all, but rather Syria (and her store contains no Syrian civil war-related products, naturally).

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man girl red dress

I was not able to locate on the Web the large photo of the toddler, and for all we know it is a photo of a random child.

The only photo in this piece of..”art”..which is what it purports to be, is that of Elsa.

So once again we have an Israel-hater – albeit a celebrity one – spreading lies and disinformation.

Rosie, you are no Roseanne, that’s for sure.

Update: Rosie has not responded to my query on Twitter, but has responded to others who questioned why she was using an image from Syria.

From these responses, she hardly sounds contrite about using a false image. Or about ripping a Getty image to generate sales.

Update: O’Donnell has removed the “art” from her store.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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