Dave Chappelle He has angered many in the Jewish community after his comments about Israel – but one group that advocates for it is extending an olive branch if he is willing to chat.
Spokesman for the American Jewish Committee Richard Hirschhout TMZ says…they’d like to sit down with Dave to help him understand why so many people are upset, and how he can better navigate this topic next time.
Dave says the American Jewish Committee, a global advocacy organization first attempt Discussing Israel and Palestine during his show in Boston last week missed the mark. “Dave Chappelle prides himself on precision of language and moral clarity. His comments during last Friday’s show at TD Garden failed on both counts.”
They tell us that his initial condemnation of Hamas was great, but he should have stopped there. The American Jewish Committee continues, “By criticizing Israel’s retaliatory strikes and accusing the United States of helping to slaughter innocents, Chappelle turns the truth on its head. Make no mistake, slaughtering innocents is exactly what Hamas did on October 7.”
Of course, he was there Innocent Palestinians who were killed In the wake of all this too – upwards of 4,300, in fact, depending on which numbers you look at. the original Hamas attack Claimed around 1400 or so An innocent Israeli life.
However, the American Jewish Committee believes that D.C. needs to be more precise in his language — and they also believe he should know better in such a volatile time. According to them, his encouragement of people to shout “Free Palestine” creates a hostile and dangerous environment for the Jewish people, and they say that if it happens again, he should ask what it means.
The answer is clear in their minds… Free Palestine boils down to the elimination of Israel.
However, Richard says his organization “welcomes the opportunity to meet with Chappelle and his team in an effort to help deepen his understanding of the current situation and enable him to be a source of more light than heat in the future.”
And based on Dave’s track record in other controversies… perhaps the AJC shouldn’t hold its collective breath. It doesn’t do that Tend to apologizeHe also didn’t often feel the need to sit down with anyone after something like this.
Another organization representing Jewish interests — StandWithUs — had some strong words for Dave. Rose Rothstein“If reports of Chappelle’s comments are true, it is extremely disappointing that he has once again used his platform to promote further division, misinformation, and hatred regarding Israel and the Jewish people. We applaud the audience members who spoke up and walked off the show in protest,” says the co-founder and CEO.