Saturday, August 17, 2019
Bill Maher on Friday night went after the BDS movement. Maher drew applause in studio on his HBO show after declaring the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement supported by some congressional Democrats "a bullshht purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class."
"It's predicated on this notion, I think " it's very shallow thinking " that the Jews in Israel, mostly white, and the Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct, and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied," he said. Forget about the intifadas and the suicide bombings and the rockets and how many wars."
Maher also went after Reps. Tlaib and Omar, supporters of BDS, criticizing Tlaib for using her grandmother as a "political pawn" and Omar for her anti-semitic statements.
"I see why they don't get a hero's welcome," he added.
Maher also quoted BDS founder Omar Barghouti, who said, "No Palestinian -- rational Palestinian, not a sellout Palestinian -- will ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine."
"So that's where that comes from, this movement. Someone who doesn't even want a Jewish state at all," Maher said. "Somehow this side never gets represented in the American media. It's very odd."
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