Guy Oseary Posts Moving Personal Message Following Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

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Guy Oseary attends the 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Mark Bradford And George Lucas at LACMA on Nov. 4, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

Maverick’s Guy Oseary -- who manages U2 and Madonna, among other global acts -- addressed the murder of 11 congregates at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday (Oct. 27).     

Born in Jerusalem, he wrote about the increase in anti-Semitic acts around the world and recalled the times in his life when he experienced hate for being Jewish and born in Israel in a moving Instagram post. He now lives in Los Angeles, and shared his thoughts along with a photo of himself at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial on the social media network.   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“All these Jews need to die” The last words heard before shots were fired at the Tree Of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh... 11 beautiful lives gathered in prayer are forever lost.. The most violent deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.. Jewish communities are being targeted all over the world and Anti-Semitism is on the rise. Out of 7.5 Billion people in the world, only 15 million of them are Jewish. The miseducation and conspiracy theories that are continually spread about Jews are pure lies!! It’s propaganda, perpetuated by evil, ignorant, fearful people.. I remember when I was 7 years old, I went into a bank in Cleveland, Ohio with my dad. The teller asked where we were from. We told her we were Jews from Israel. Confused, she said she thought we all had horns and tails… Years later, I walked into a convenience store in Huntington Beach California and when the clerk saw the Star of David necklace around my neck, he grabbed my necklace and threatened me on the spot. The same thing happened to me once in Denmark.. Why??? I took this photo in August of 2009 at Auschwitz - the most deadly of a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by Nazi Germany during World War II. Over 1 million men, women and children were killed there, just for being Jewish. Right before I left.. I noticed a group of kids from Israel, one of them was holding up the Israeli flag ---- Something came over me and I asked if I could hold up that flag and took this photo. At that very moment, tears started streaming down my face. All the feelings I had been holding the last few hours walking around Auschwitz came pouring out of me… I’ve just donated $18,000 dollars to the Tree of Life GoFundMe campaign for the families of the victims. https://www.gofundme.com/tree-of-life-synagogue-shooting This campaign was set up by Shay Khatiri, a DC-based Iranian immigrant who loves the American Jewish community and moved quickly to help. If you want to join me to help this Pittsburg congregation, go to the link in my bio. This will also be the featured cause tomorrow on @GoodToday. ✡️✝️☪️☮️--☯️ #peaceonearth

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“The most violent deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.. Jewish communities are being targeted all over the world and Anti-Semitism is on the rise," he wrote. "Out of 7.5 Billion people in the world, only 15 million of them are Jewish. The miseducation and conspiracy theories that are continually spread about Jews are pure lies!! It’s propaganda, perpetuated by evil, ignorant, fearful people..."

After mentioning his donation to the Tree of Life GoFundMe campaign, he points out that it was set up by Shay Khatiri, “a DC-based Iranian immigrant who loves the American Jewish community and moved quickly to help.”

Oseary joins others from the music industry speaking out against the horrific attack, as several artists -- including Niall Horan, Mary Lambert and more -- took to social media to express their horror and grief shortly following the shooting.


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