Sarah Silverman Faces Twitter Rebuke for Calling on Jews to Defend Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi, by Shiryn Solny (Algemeiner)

Feb. 18, 2018

American comedian Sarah Silverman faced a flurry of criticism from Twitter users over the weekend after she urged fellow Jews to support the release of Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager facing trial in Israel for repeatedly assaulting IDF soldiers.

“Jews have to stand up EVEN when — ESPECIALLY when — the wrongdoing is BY Jews/the Israeli government,” Silverman tweeted on Thursday, along with a link to an Amnesty International campaign protesting Tamimi’s detention by Israel’s security forces.

In response,

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