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. read more
Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions aimed to humiliate her. read more
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected House Democrats' effort to put two key legal cases the Judiciary Committee is pursuing in its impeachment investigation before the same judge. The decision from DC District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell is a massive setback for the House Judiciary Committee in its effort to use the courts to obtain information from the Trump Administration. read more
Jeffrey Epstein had a bizarre portrait of Bill Clinton in a dress hanging in his Manhattan mansion. The picture depicting Clinton lounging on a chair in the Oval Office, wearing red heels and posing suggestively in a blue dress redolent of Monica Lewinsky was in a room off the stairway of Epstein's townhouse.
The dress is also strikingly similar to one worn by Hillary Clinton at the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors. The original painting is by Australian-American artist Petrina Ryan-Kleid and was secretly snapped inside the pedophile's lavish $56 million home in October 2012. The source, who asked to remain anonymous, was visiting Epstein to present a business proposal.
'It was absolutely Bill Clinton. It was shocking - it was definitely a painting of him. It was a very provocative, sexual picture. He was wearing heels, a blue dress and his hand was in a weird position.'
Amid 10 consecutive weeks of protest in Hong Kong, Beijing is looking to a seemingly unlikely place for support: Europe. In recent days, Chinese ambassadors across the continent have gone on the offensive to rally Europe behind Hong Kong's government and against the protestors. As China attempts to spread its authoritarian values across the globe, and especially as the competition between China and the United States intensifies, Europe has conspicuously avoided siding with the United States over China. read more