Roseanne Barr to Address Israeli Parliament in January

Barr said her aim is to "further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history" and speak out "against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement

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Former television star Roseanne Barr says she will be traveling to Israel in January and has been invited to address the country's parliament.

Barr announced her visit to Israel on Monday, saying her aim is to "further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history" and speak out "against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement." BDS refers to a Palestinian-led movement calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel.

ABC canceled its reboot of "Roseanne" in May after Barr tweeted racist remarks about former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett.

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, whose organization sponsored Barr's trip, called her a "incredibly proud Jewish woman" and said Barr's visit "will be a great boost" to Israeli citizens.

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