by Jennifer Hanin
Act For Israel is pleased that the British rock band Coldplay – Twitter ID @coldplay – removed their “Freedom for Palestine” Facebook page. Once we learned about the band’s one-sided support for a people whose leadership has so often chosen terrorism over peace, Act For Israel went all out and not only blogged about it but also created Tweetable Talking Points about the band and their oddly placed support.
Those in the public eye have a responsibility to stand up for justice for all people. Act For Israel urges ALL celebrities and influencers to reconsider supporting terror regimes that seek Israel’s destruction. Irresponsible actions like this jeopardize the lives of over 7 million Israelis, and put power in the hands of those who wish to push Israel into the sea.
Bottomline? Coldplay needs to do more. Specifically, Coldplay needs delete their tweet promoting the band, and refrain from this type of public support in the future. Act for Israel will continue getting the word out until Coldplay is no longer publicly promoting music videos that incite hate and violence towards Israelis.
Jennifer Hanin is an Act For Israel founder, blogger and author of Becoming Jewish.
Jennifer Hanin must love Israel. She spends her days advocating for the Jewish State she has never stepped foot in. Besides her passion for Israel and its people, she is an award-winning writer, influential blogger, and critically acclaimed author of What to Do When You Can’t Get Pregnant: the Complete Guide to All the Technologies for Couples Facing Fertility Problems (Da Capo, 2005). Newsweek (July 4, 2005) recommended Jennifer’s book as one to buy when undergoing fertility treatments. Jennifer's most recent highly acclaimed book is Becoming Jewish: The Challenges, Rewards and Paths to Conversion (Rowman & Littlefield, September 2011). JTA ranked Jennifer @jennhanin as #38 on their 100 Most Influential Jewish Twitter Users for 2010, and #10 in the category of Politics and Policy. She also won Shorty Awards in the categories of Religion and Judaism in 2009. She has appeared on television and radio to discuss her book and blog, and her blog has generated interest from every continent except Antarctica. Editors have translated her work into Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, French and Arabic.