Ice Cube to speak at Zionist Organization of America gala – New York Post

Posted By on November 19, 2020

Rapper Ice Cube will be a headline speaker at the annual gala of the Zionist Organization of America the nations oldest pro-Israel organization after he was called out for sharing anti-Semitic images on social media earlier this year.

I gotta say it was a good day when my friend Cube readily and happily agreed to speak at our ZOA Gala, ZOA president Morton Klein said in a statement, quoting one of the rappers best known hits.

The 51-year-old activist and Klein forged a friendship after Cube was accused of anti-Semitism in June when he shared a string of images and memes amplifying anti-Jewish tropes including a Star of David enveloping a black cube.

Klein reached out to Cube in July and the pair had a two-hour conversation where they both disavowed racism, Klein said in a tweet.

We both grew up poor in Black hoods. Cube told me he thanked Jews for starting NAACP, many Black schools & fighting for Black civil rights, Klein wrote.

Cube told me he supports condemning Black & all antisemitism & I condemned all racism, he added.

The rapper, whose real name OShea Jackson, helped President Trump develop his $500 million Platinum Plan to invest in black communities across the country, and recently met with White House adviser Jared Kushner to discuss black empowerment.

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