Jewish actress and comedian Roseanne Barr said on Sunday that she hopes to one day make aliyah and maybe even run for prime minister of Israel.
“I want to move to Israel and run for prime minister. I do have that fantasy. If God calls me, I’ll go,” she said at the Jerusalem Post conference in New York.
Barr later said that she’s not entirely sure about the political run, but she definitely hopes to move to the Holy Land one day.
“I want to make aliya, I do, and before all the stuff is sold – all the real estate,” she said. “I still have this fantasy of being an old Jewish lady living in the Jewish homeland… I want to buy a farm there and maybe bring my family.”
Of course, Barr won’t be moving just yet, since she just signed on to another year of her smash hit TV show, the revival of Roseanne. Barr said it’s true she committed to another year “but you never know what’s going to happen.”
The interviewer, Israeli journalist Dana Weiss, pointed out that “there are a lot of Jews who aren’t that fierce” about BDS, to which Barr replied, “I know. That’s very sad. Jews who are against other Jews has always been our problem since the first story in the Torah. So maybe this time we can something about it and change it.”
“We need to love each other,” she continued. “Jews need to love each other, and this has to stop because it threatens our existence every time.”
Weiss asked Barr about the phone call she got from President Donald Trump after the premiere of her revived television sitcom received excellent ratings.
“He said ‘Congratulations on the ratings.’ He’s really into ratings like I am,” said Barr, who added the thanked the president for his decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.