“The Unyielding Cost of Advocating for Human Rights: Dua Lipa Responds to Accusations of Antisemitism from Jewish Group and Stands by Pro-Palestine Activism alongside the Hadid Sisters”

Dua Lipa has strongly criticized an organization that placed a full-page advertisement in The New York Times accusing her of anti-Semitism due to her support for Palestine in the ongoing conflict with Israel.
The advertisement, created by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the leader of the World Values Network, targeted Dua Lipa, as well as models Gigi and Bella Hadid, labeling them as influential figures who have accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and vilified the Jewish state.
Dua Lipa, who is in a relationship with Anwar Hadid, the brother of Gigi and Bella, responded to the ad by releasing a statement denouncing its contents, stating that it contained obvious misrepresentations of her true character.

Hitting back: Dua Lipa has slammed an organization that paid for a full-page ad in The New York Times that called her anti-Semitic for supporting Palestine in the ongoing conflict with Israel

Responding Strongly: Dua Lipa has vehemently criticized an association’s decision to publish a full-page advertisement in The New York Times branding her as anti-Semitic due to her stance in favor of Palestine during the ongoing conflict with Israel.

Statement: Dua released a statement on Sunday hitting out at the ad which she said contained 'blatant misrepresentations of who I am'

In a statement shared on Sunday, Dua expressed her strong disapproval towards an advertisement that she believed portrayed her in an inaccurate light. Referring to the ad as containing “blatant misrepresentations of who I am,” Dua vehemently opposed the false and distressing allegations that were presented in the New York Times advertisement by the World Values Network.

Dua made it clear that her stance on defending Palestinian human rights against the Israeli government’s actions in Palestine is what has led to these unwarranted claims. Citing prominent organizations such as Human Rights Watch and B’Tselem, she emphasized that these groups have accused the Israeli government of persecution and discrimination.

The singer firmly believes that every individual, regardless of their religious background, should have the right to live in peace as equals in the country they choose. Dua criticized the World Values Network for shamelessly exploiting her name to advance their campaign which is built upon falsehoods and misrepresentations of her true beliefs and principles.

In conclusion, Dua voiced her solidarity with all those who are oppressed and expressed her rejection of any form of racism.

The full-page New York Times ad slamming Dua and the Hadid sisters is shown above

The advertisement in the New York Times that criticized Dua Lipa and the Hadid sisters has gained attention. The World Values Network, a spokesperson on behalf of the organization, responded to Dua Lipa’s social media post by expressing their pride in the ad. They condemned Dua Lipa and the Hadid sisters for their alleged hatred towards Israel and their portrayal of the country as an apartheid state. The spokesperson highlighted Dua Lipa’s actions on social media, accusing her of spreading anti-Semitic hatred and reacting negatively when called out for her bias and bigotry. They emphasized that the Jewish people should not be subjected to demonization by someone like Dua Lipa and urged her to overcome her irrational hate.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the head of the World Values Network, poses with the ad

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who leads the World Values Network, is seen in a photo alongside the advertisement. Dua received backlash for allegedly promoting anti-Semitism when she expressed her support for Palestine on social media using the hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah. This hashtag refers to a neighborhood in Jerusalem where Palestinians are currently facing eviction.

Tensions in the Middle East have escalated since May 10 when Hamas militants from Gaza launched long-range rockets towards Jerusalem. This attack followed several days of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

A cease-fire was declared on Friday, ending the 11-day conflict that claimed over 250 lives, with the majority being Palestinians. The war has caused extensive damage to the already impoverished Gaza Strip, which is under Hamas rule.

Dua wrote in her statement: 'I utterly reject the false and appalling allegations that were published today in the New York Times advertisement taken out by the World Values Network'

In her official statement, Dua expressed a complete refusal of the false and offensive allegations made in the recent New York Times advertisement sponsored by the World Values Network. The dispute has also extended its reach to the United States, where rallies supporting both sides have taken place nationwide.
Bella, who previously faced backlash for sharing a graphic that denied Israel’s existence as a nation, was accused of harboring anti-semitic sentiments. Taking to Instagram afterwards, she shared a selfie with teary eyes and conveyed her profound sorrow for Palestine and her Palestinian brothers and sisters, not just on that day but every day. She remarked that watching videos of the ongoing conflict breaks her heart into countless pieces.
Bella emphasized the importance of not becoming immune or indifferent to the loss of human life, particularly in the case of the Palestinians. She firmly believed that the lives of the Palestinian people are instrumental in shaping a better world, and it deeply troubled her that these lives were being taken away by the second. In support of the cause, she concluded her post with the hashtag #FreePalestine.

Bella Hadid posted this photo of herself at a pro-Palestine protest in New York City

In a serene and resounding display of solidarity with the Palestinian cause, Bella Hadid recently shared a captivating photograph of herself at a supportive rally held in the heart of New York City. Showing her unwavering support for the Palestinian people, the model-turned-activist gracefully amplified the significance of this cause through her powerful presence.

Criticism: Bella Hadid previously received criticism for sharing a graphic that said Israel was not a country, for which she was accused of anti-Semitism

Critique: Bella Hadid faced prior scrutiny when she shared a post that questioned the status of Israel as a country. This act led to allegations of anti-Semitism directed towards her.

Dangerous rhetoric: It was said that Bella's post inflamed the very fraught geopolitical situation and contributed to rising anti-semitism on a global scale

Risk of inflammatory speech: Bella’s social media post was believed to have intensified an already tense geopolitical climate, ultimately fueling a rise in global anti-Semitism.

'Israel colonization': The supermodel shared a 10 slide graphic which said Israel was responsible for 'ethnic cleansing' and was not a country but a land settled by colonizers

‘Israel’s settlement history’: The famous model took to social media to share an intriguing infographic comprising of ten slides, highlighting the alleged involvement of Israel in what was referred to as ‘ethnic cleansing’, while questioning the country’s status as a nation and instead describing it as a land established through colonization efforts.

Retracting her statements: The graphic caused her receive a lot of backlash online prompting her to delete it

Taking back what she said: The visual content she shared brought upon a significant amount of criticism online, leading her to delete it.
Only a few days ago, the socialite, who hails from Malibu, found herself in a precarious situation after she posted a series of graphics on Instagram. These graphics received backlash from users of the platform who pointed out that they contained anti-Semitic stereotypes. Among other things, the multi-slide post implied that Israel was not a legitimate country and that it was established by colonizers.
Her post about the establishment of the nation state, which occurred in 1948, exacerbated an already tense situation and added to the growing problem of anti-Semitism worldwide.
Even her sister, Gigi Hadid, faced accusations of perpetuating anti-Semitic ideas through her social media activity. In response, Gigi shared a screenshot of her comments section on Saturday morning.

Public stance: 'I stand with my Palestinian brothers and sisters, I will protect and support you as best as I can,' she said in her post

Public declaration: ‘I am in solidarity with my Palestinian siblings, and I am committed to safeguarding and providing assistance to you in any way I am able,’ she expressed in her social media statement.

Firing back: Sister Gigi Hadid also was accused of anti-semitism on social media, to which she responded on Saturday by posting a screen grab of her comments section

Clapping back: Sister Gigi Hadid also faced allegations of anti-semitism on social platforms. In response, she took to Instagram on Saturday and shared a screenshot of the comments section to address the situation.

Heating up: One follower wrote on the post 'Another anti-Semitic celebrity,' and someone else commented: 'We gonna stay in Israel, no matter how much u try to kill us its our land and our country and we don't give up on her'

Getting heated: A follower left a comment on the post accusing the celebrity of being anti-Semitic, while another person chimed in saying that no matter what, they will continue to stay in Israel and never give up on their land and country. Gigi responded by stating her condemnation of anti-Semitism, emphasizing that she does not wish harm upon anyone and wishes for equal rights for Palestinians. She also highlighted the coexistence of Jewish Palestinians and Christian Palestinians, sharing her father’s background and ultimately expressing her desire for peace.

Model daughters: The famed sisters are Palestinian and Dutch and both have become two of the world's most in demand supermodels; pictured February 2020

Exemplary Sisters: These renowned siblings hail from Palestinian and Dutch backgrounds, and have garnered global recognition as highly sought-after supermodels. Captured in a photograph from February 2020.

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