He quickly clashed with the “liberal media” over news coverage of the war.
Maher began the panel discussion: “One of the disappointments I had during my absence was that I saw this war in Israel going on … and that was disappointing for me because there was no one in the liberal media to defend Israel. ”
“We have now become a country that is somehow one-sided in this. And I also want to say from the bat that I do not think children understand – and when I say child I mean younger generations – you can not “Learn history from Instagram,” added the 65-year-old Maher. “There just isn’t enough space.”
The host clashed with New York Times columnist Nicholas Christoff, who said Israel had committed “possible war crimes” against Gaza.
“Well, Gaza fired 4,000 missiles at Israel. What do you say Israel should have done instead of what they did?” Maher asked.
“I mean, international lawyers are very clear that they have the right to defend themselves … but there is a feeling that their response was probably a war crime because they did enough to prevent civilian casualties,” Christoph replied. “They did not.”
“There is a sense that [Israel’s] The answer was probably a war crime because they did not adequately prevent civilian casualties. “
“But they deliberately placed the missiles in civilian areas,” Maher replied. “This is their strategy.”
The HBO star was pushed back by terms such as “occupiers” and “apartheid” in the liberal version that “Israel” “stole” the earth.
“The Jews have been in that part of the world since about 1200 BC, before the first Muslim or Arab on earth marched. … I mean, Jerusalem was their capital. So if there is anyone who goes there first. It has arrived, it is not even close, “Maher said. “The Jews were occupied by all; the Romans took over at one point, then the Iranians and the Byzantines, then the Ottomans. So yes, colonization took place there. From the nineteenth century, they began to return to “Palestine, which was never an Arab state. There was never a country called Palestine that was a specific Arab state.”
“Jews have been in that part of the world since about 1200 BC … so if the phrase ‘who got there first?’ “Not even close.”
Maher then drew up two maps comparing the territories proposed by the United Nations to Israel and Palestine in 1947, noting that the Arabs had “a good portion of the country” compared to Israel’s contemporary borders.
“Bella Hadid and her friends would run to Tel Aviv shouting if they had to live in Gaza one day.”
“Isn’t this because of people who reject half of the pill and continue to attack … Hamas Charter says they just want to destroy Israel. Their negotiating position is ‘You all die,'” Maher said. . ” “The two countries’ solution has been on the table many times. If Yasser Arafat had accepted this in 2003, there could now be an Arab capital in East Jerusalem. He did not do that.
“I mean, they have rejected this and gone to war again and again,” he said. “And, you know, as far as Gaza is concerned, it is surprising to me that the progressives are taking this into account.” I want to say that in February of this year, a Hamas court ruled that a single woman could not travel to Gaza without the permission of her male guardian. Really? Is this where the progressives are? Bella Hadid and her friends will run to Tel Aviv if they have to live in Gaza one day. “
Christoph tried to defend Hadid, saying he “does not understand” that the supermodel was defending Hamas, but instead spoke of the “57 Gaza children” who were killed in the clashes. Maher echoed Hadid’s slogan, “Palestine will be liberated from the river to the sea,” which has long been interpreted as the destruction of the Jewish state.
Maher went on to criticize the notion that Israel is so-called “apartheid”, saying that it is very different from the real apartheid of South Africa, which is controlled by Britain and the Netherlands and “has no claim to the land.”
“Israelis, they have made mistakes, but this country is ‘apartheid’ because they are constantly attacked!” Maher shouted. “If they do not hold on tightly to these s, they will be killed! It looks like something different!”
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