America is truly a wonderous place where an individual with a modicum of talent can be promoted into becoming a billionaire by media-savvy hucksters.

But, that doesn’t guarantee that individual has the brains and bona fides to address world issues.


Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez attend comedy night for Gaza charity

The funds raised from the comedy show were donated to ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid)

What they say…

Since 1968, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan live with purpose and hope.

Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), Lebanon and Jordan. We mobilize resources for immediate emergency relief and for sustainable, long-term health, education, and economic development. Our staff serve in their communities, navigating the politics that constrict progress to get help where it’s needed most.

That’s how Anera received more than $100 million in support of programs in 2022 alone, and it’s how we will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.

The reality…

Despite their claims of having no affiliations, NGO Monitor has described the charity as highly political, evidenced by “ANERA’s reports and newsletters present a highly biased view of the conflict, ignoring any Palestinian responsibility for hardship and contributing to the demonization of Israel consistent with the 2001 Durban strategy.”


Bottom line…

Any charitable donation is filtered through the hands of Hamas.

Celebrities like Taylor Swift, due to their significant cultural influence and reach, have a moral responsibility to understand the difference between good and evil before associating themselves, intentionally or unintentionally, with terrorist groups like Hamas, which can legitimize or amplify terrorist narratives. However, to ask bubble-headed, vacuous celebrities to be well-informed and thoughtful in their actions and words may be too much to ask.

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