Recently, Bill Maher talked about the BDS movement on his show and he said :
“BDS is a bulls— 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, are 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.”
She went on to say that BDS supporters like Omar want you to forget about the suicide bombings, the rockets and the many wars launched against Israel.
They want you to believe that Hamas is the victim and Israel the oppressor.
He could have added that the Palestinians were originally in Jordan, who threw them out as unwelcome troublemakers.
“Let me read Omar Barghouti, one of the cofounders of the [BDS] movement. His quote: ‘No rational Palestinian … would ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine,’” Maher said.
“So that’s where that comes from, this movement. Someone who doesn’t even want a Jewish state at all. Somehow, this side never gets presented in the American media.”
Tlaib wasn’t going to actually engage with this logic. Instead, she basically said Maher was canceled.
“Maybe folks should boycott his show,” she tweeted last week.
It’s difficult to fathom the kind of mind of a woman who gets banned from a country because she supports a movement to boycott it out of existence, gets called out because that boycott movement was germinated from the seed of anti-Semitism, and then responds by calling for the boycott of an anti-BDS host who happens to be ethnically Jewish. (Maher is an atheist, but he identifies as half-Jewish.)
Then again, it might be a bit more difficult for Tlaib to boycott her own party. After all, they’ve been the ones running damage control for her.