Sly's for Sderot

The stars came out to support for Sderot this week. The L.A. Jewish Journal’s Dikla Kadosh was at the “Live For Sderot” concert/fundraiser at the Wilshire Theater in Beverly Hills. Also in attendance, she reported, were Sylvester Stallone, Mayim Bialik, Maria Conchita Alonzo, Valerie Harper and Hollywood’s No. 1 Judeophile, Jon Voight.

(Ha’aretz has video from interviews with Stallone and other participants here.)

But politics were also a part of the mix. Kadosh reports:

I wouldn’t take it too personally if I were Obama. I recall being at a New York pro-Israel rally shortly after the outbreak of the intifada in 2000 at which then-Senate candidate Hillary Clinton was vigorously booed. The fact is there’s a certain right-wing subset of the pro-Israel activist crowd that’s unforgiving of any transgression (actually, what was Obama’s transgression again?), doesn’t have much use for common courtesy (or diplomacy, for that matter), happens to be very vocal and is determined to let no good deed go unpunished. (That will teach you to show your face at a pro-Israel event, potential future president of the United States of America!)

Still, ultimately, as Kadosh notes, the evening wasn’t about politics or celebrity:

See Kadosh’s full post on the event.

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