Is Roseanne Barr moving to Israel, for real this time?

"I just want to go swim in the Kinneret."

September 3, 2018 11:57
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Is Roseanne Barr moving to Israel, for real this time?

Actress Roseanne Barr reacts as she arrives at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 7, 2018. . (photo credit: MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS)


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Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr may be moving to Israel once Roseanne spin-off The Conners airs, she told Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in his latest podcast.

"I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there," Barr stated in the podcast. "It's my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman."

Barr's original TV show Roseanne was canceled by ABC in May following a Twitter post made by Barr including racial slurs directed towards former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.

The new show The Conners, scheduled to air in October, is a spin-off series following Roseanne's family, removing her character from the plot.

"My friends told me... you've made a fatal mistake; you apologized to the left," Barr told Boteach. "Once you apologize to them, they never forget, they just try to beat you down until you don't exist."

"I'm staying neutral," Barr commented regarding the upcoming spin-off. "Not wishing bad on anyone and I don't wish good for my enemies."

Barr says that once the spin-off airs, she will be far enough away to avoid seeing it.

After asked by Boteach what her plans are in Israel during the release of the new series, Barr said "I just want to go swim in the Kinneret."

Just a few months earlier at this year's Jerusalem Post conference in New York in April, Barr stated that she "wants to move to Israel and run for prime minister." It seems, according to this latest interview with Boteach, that these dreams may finally be realised.

Amy Spiro contributed to this report.

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