AUGUST 6, 2014, 5:20 AM
In recent weeks, comedian Bill Maher has emerged as far more supportive of Israel than I would have expected. Jon Stewart, on the other hand, has revealed himself to be a consistent detractor of the Jewish State.
Last week’s Real Time with Bill Maher however, had some difficult moments for someone like me, who is both a fan of Bill Maher and a proud Zionist. During the show, Maher made clear that while he supports Israel’s right to defend herself, he does not support US aid to Israel; one of his statements was, “Israel can take off its training wheels.”
I found his comments particularly stinging, as they came shortly after Congress had approved additional funding for Iron Dome.
One of Maher’s guests, Reza Aslan the author of the book Zealot, utilized even more extreme anti-Israel rhetoric. His opening comment was, “It’s not like we are giving them money to build schools and hospitals. We’re giving them money to buy weapons.”
Read more: Real Time… False Claims… | Daniel M. Cohen | The Blogs | The Times of Israel http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/real-time-false-claims/#ixzz3As4SJmwu
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