Sunday, March 09, 2014

L.A. Comedy Club Cancels Jewish Show Because "They Don't Support Israel".

The Boycott Israel movement has hit the comedy circuit.  According to Jewish Canadian comedian Stephen Glickman, a comedy club in Burbank, California canceled a stand-up comedy show featuring various Jewish comedians- including Glickman - "because club management did not want its venue used to support Israel."  The show was scheduled for 7 p.m on Sunday night.

Glickman posted on Twitter:

 “The Purim stand up show at @FlappersComedy has been cancelled because the owners said they do not support benefits that support Israel.”
“Everyone should have the right to believe what they want but a COMEDY CLUB being ANTI ISRAEL is disgraceful and as a Jewish man I am hurt!” .
Since the all-Jewish show was already scheduled, did the BDS movement pressure management to cancel?

No response from the comedy club, so we don't yet know its side of the story. And some individual commenting on The Algemeiner mentions that one of the owners is Jewish, as if that should negate claims of anti-Semitism.  There are many self-loathing Jews out there, some of whom I am very acquainted with.

Source: The Algemeiner

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