Ice Cube to speak at Zionist Organization of America gala

Ice Cube to speak at Zionist Organization of America gala


Rapper Ice Cube will be a headline speaker at the annual gala of the Zionist Organization of America — the nation’s 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 rapper’s 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.

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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

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