The Future for Roseanne Barr: Moving to Israel; Running for PM

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Jewish actress and comedian, Roseanne Barr at the 2018 Jerusalem Post conference in New York City (Capture/YouTube)

Rosanne Barr, has returned to TV with the enormously successful rebooting of her hit sitcom “Rosanne”, now she wants to return to her roots and move to Israel, People reported.

“I want to make aliyah (moving back to the land of Israel, literally “ascending” to the land of Israel),” she said on Sunday while addressing this year’s Jerusalem Post Conference in New York City. “I always have been considering it.”

For Barr, the ingathering of the Jewish exiles is “the greatest recorded rebellion of a slave-class of people that’s ever been written.”

In addition to making aliyah, Barr aspires to assume a leadership role in Israel and to perhaps be another Golda Meir. “I want to move to Israel and run for prime minister….If God wants me to,” she revealed. “In 2012, I said I was going to run for president of the United States and prime minister of Israel, a two-for.”

Barr ran for president under the Peace and Freedom party in 2012, after losing the Green Party primary to Jill Stein. Barr appeared on the ballot in Colorado, Florida, and California. As she was not on the ballot in her home state of Hawaii and received 67,326 in her 3rd party presidential bid. Her VP running mate was anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. Barr is known generally for being on the left side of politics but is a Trump supporter and voted for Trump in 2016. She is a tough act to follow !

She began her career as a standup comedian in 1980 doing gigs in local Colorado night clubs. She later tried out at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and went on to appear on The Tonight Show in 1985.

In 1986, she performed on Late Night with David Letterman and the following year had her own HBO special called The Roseanne Barr Show, which earned her an American Comedy Award for the funniest female performer in a television special.

Barr was offered the role of Peg Bundy in “Married… with Children” but turned it down. In her routine she popularized the phrase, “domestic goddess,” to refer to a homemaker or housewife. The success of her act led to her own series on ABC, called Roseanne.

Barr has been blown away with the record ratings of her revived TV sitcom, “Roseanne.” Nevertheless, for Roseanne Barr, there is a higher calling in the long-term, Breaking News Israel reported

“I still have that fantasy of being an old Jewish lady living in the Jewish homeland so someday I will do it,” she told the press recently

Barr also said that in a recent telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump she took the opportunity to express thanks for his decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“I think it’s the first step to peace in the world,” she feels. “I really do.”

By Murray Goldstein

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