Comedian Bill Maher tore into the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement on his Friday HBO show which prompted Rep. Rashida Tlaib to call for a boycott against Maher. Watch the segment on Maher’s show:
Tlaib, who was refused entry into the Israel last week because of her support for the anti-Semitic BDS movement, called for a boycott of Bill Maher.
Maybe folks should boycott his show.
I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn't work then and it won't now. https://t.co/Oa49ZVfrVN
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 17, 2019
A comparison between South African apartheid and Israel defending its right to exist? That doesn’t sound right.
After Tlaib was blocked from entering Israel, she asked if she could enter on a Humanitarian visa to visit her aging grandmother. Israel granted the Humanitarian visa but told her she would be forbidden from political agitation while in the country. That burden was too great for Tlaib who made a public display of announcing Israel’s terms were too oppressive for her.
Tlaib’s grandmother gave a media interview following her unappreciative granddaughter’s public display. “Trump tells me I should be happy Rashida is not coming. May God ruin him,” Muftia Tlaib told Reuters in an interview on Saturday.