Author Topic: All Jews look alike? Def Jam founder confuses 'longtime friend' Peres with Sharon  (Read 154 times)

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Offline flowers

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Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons' over 300,000 twitter followers were surprised to learn late Saturday night that the Def Jam co-founder considered former prime minister Ariel Sharon a friend.

Then again, maybe it wasn't such a surprise in light of photos of Sharon with Michael Jackson that cropped up across social media.

In any case, Simmons tweeted "R.I.P. my friend Ariel Sharon great pleasure working with you, special occasions your work to promote tolerance was inspiring (sic)."

Soon after, the Phat Farm owner responded to an inquiry by The Jerusalem Post on Twitter as to the nature of his work with Sharon as follows: "Confused Ariel Sharon with longtime friend, Shimon Peres. Certainly was no fan of Sharon. Sorry for mistake."

    @LahavHarkov confused Ariel Sharon with longtime friend, Shimon Peres. Certainly was no fan of Sharon. Sorry for mistake. I deleted tweet.
    — Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) January 11, 2014

Simmons' response also came after many anti-Israel tweets in

Offline mountaineer

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Doofus. But then, who doesn't rely on hiphop moguls for their keen political insight?   **nononono*
“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but rather he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” Samuel Adams, April 16, 1781.

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It's as if he just posted on a thread without reading the article.     :whistle:
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".    ...Mother Teresa

"It's not the mountain before you, but the pebble in your shoe"      ....or something like that

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