HBO’s Bill Maher might just be one of the only level-headed liberals left capable of speaking any truth. That’s not to say I can always agree with the guy, but I admire the fact that he’s a man who speaks out against his own party’s insanity— Even though that party has no tolerance for individuality and honestly.
During his show last Friday, Maher demolished the liberal anti-Israel agenda. He also slammed the so-called progressives for supporting the sexiest, racist organization, Hamas.
“One of the frustrations I had while I was off as I was watching this war go on in Israel, Israel is the champion of having very quick wars, this one was 11 days but most of them you can count by days, even ones where they were facing whole armies, the Real Time Maher began.” “It was frustrating to me because there was no one on liberal media to defend Israel, really, we become this country now where we are one-sided on this issue.”
Maher hit on how uneducated the left is on world history, “I would also like to say off the bat that I don’t think kids understand — when I say kids, I say the younger generations — you can’t learn history from Instagram. There’s just not enough space. So I want to go over some of the history but first I read your column on it, evenhanded and brilliant as usual. Let me quote you off the bat. You say “At home, Israel has a robust democracy that gives more rights to Arab citizens and its neighbors do.”
“This was after all a war with Gaza. Thank God Israel treats its Arab citizens better than Egypt, Syria, or Saudi Arabia treat their Arab citizens.” Didn’t see much of that in the press, I was glad to see you say it, can you put some bones on that, why do you say they treat their citizens better, their Arab citizens?” Maher questioned.
Maher argued that Israel should be able to protect their citizen. To which, Kristof tried to defend the liberal narrative saying, “International lawyers are pretty clear they have a right to defend themselves, they have a right to respond at military targets but there is a sense that the response was probably a war crime because it did not sufficiently avoid civilian casualties.”
Maher snarked, “But they purposely put the rockets in civilian places. That’s their strategy.”
Kristof tried to accuse Isreal of committing war crimes but Maher shut him down:
“We have developed laws of war precisely to restrain inhumanity of war, we don’t allow chemical weapons,” Kristof declared.
Maher replied, ” I don’t know I was to respond — what if Canada fired 4,000 rockets into America or Mexico which is an even better analogy because we actually did steal the land from Mexico — I would submit that Israel did not steal anybody’s land. This is another thing I’ve heard of the last couple of weeks, words like “Occupiers” and “Colonizers” and apartheid come I don’t think people understand the history there. The Jews have been in that area of the world since about 1200 bc, way before the first Muslim or Arab walked the Earth, a thousand years before. Jerusalem was their capital.”
Maher added, “If it’s just about who got there first, it’s not even close.”
Watch: Bill Maher absolutely destroys the prevailing anti-Israel narrative, calling out the hypocrisy of Instagram celebs like Bella Hadid, “Bella Hadid and her friends would run screaming to Tel Aviv if they had to live in Gaza for one day.” pic.twitter.com/WR0sZ7oRUU
Maher then pointed out yet another glaring hypocrisy:
“And, you know, as far as Gaza goes, it’s amazing to me that the progressives think that they’re being progressive, by taking that side of it, the Bella Hadid’s of the world, these influencers. I just want to say, in February of this year, a Hamas court ruled that an unmarried woman cannot travel in Gaza without the permission of a male guardian. Really? That’s where the progressives are? Bella Hadid and her friends would run screaming to Tel Aviv if they had to live in Gaza for one day.”