Cyberspace has been abuzz in the aftermath of what the popular singer Rihanna said — or didn't say — during her concert in Israel two days ago. According to a story that spread online, catching the attention of both anti-Israel and pro-Israel web surfers, Rihanna replaced the lyrics “All I see is dollar signs” from her song “Pour it Up” with the words, “All I see is Palestine.”
The pro-Palestinian gesture was carefully recorded by pro-Palestinian websites and blogs, accompanied by declarations about how “it seems Rihanna's heart is in one place - Palestine.” But her wordplay was also noted by mainstream sites like Huffington Post and Buzzfeed.
The truth is that she did not change the line, and the belief that it has been seems to be a function of Israeli-self loathing as exemplified by self-loathing lefty rag Haaretz.In no time at all, Rihanna was transformed into the latest heroine of the anti-Israel community, the great warrior against Israeli “apartheid”...
Update: In other RiRi news, the singer got in trouble posing a fashion shoot outside an Abu Dhabi mosque. (I can't think why. She was wearing what looked like one of those ultra-modest burkini thingys.
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