Bill Maher delivered a scathing joke about the rise in anti-Semitism in wake of the Israel-Hamas war and mocked ‘radicals’ at Cornell University.
‘The threat level, they say, has gone from Mel Gibson to Kanye,’ he commented on the surge in anti-Semitism, targeting two celebrities on HBO‘s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher.’
Maher also devoted a joke to the ‘radicals’ at Cornell University, referencing recent anti-Semitic incidents that have taken place at the prestigious Ivy League school.
‘Israeli troops are going building by building, hoping to root out Hamas-supporting radicals. And if it works there, they’re going to try it at Cornell,’ he said.
The Friday night episode of the show featured Ian Bremmer and Fareed Zakaria as panelists. Maher also interviewed Congressman Dean Phillips, a Democratic primary challenger from Minnesota.
Bill Maher commented on the surge in anti-Semitism, targeting two celebrities and mocked ‘radicals’ at Cornell University on HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ Friday night
Maher slammed two celebrities on HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ saying: ‘The threat level, they say, has gone from Mel Gibson to Kanye’
Maher also devoted a joke to the ‘radicals’ at Cornell University, referencing recent anti-Semitic incidents that took place at the prestigious Ivy League school
One of the celebrities targeted by Maher was the 67-year-old Gibson, who has been repeatedly accused of making anti-Semitic and racist remarks.
His inclusion at the 2023 New Orleans Parade was slammed by The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Rabbinic Council.
The Oscar-winning actor was later dropped as Co-Grand Marshal, with organizers citing ‘threats and safety’ concerns in their statement.
‘The Krewe of Endymion has received significant feedback about our grand marshal announcement. Some of this commentary included threats that cause us great concern.
Back in 2020 Gibson hit back at explosive claims by Winona Ryder that the actor and director made anti-Semitic and bigoted remarks and accusing the Stranger Things star of lying about their interactions.
The Heathers actress claimed the Braveheart star asked her if she was an ‘oven-dodger’, an apparent reference to her Jewish faith, in an interview with the Sunday Times.
Gibson’s representative later denied the claims, saying ‘this is 100 percent untrue. She lied about it over a decade ago, when she talked to the press, and she’s lying about it now.’
The 67-year-old star was also famously arrested in California in 2006 after he was caught drink driving.
The devout Roman Catholic was alleged to have told the police officer that stopped him: ‘F****** Jews. The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.’
It has been revealed earlier this year that Ye and his former friend and business partner, Alex Klein, parted ways following Ye’s anti-Semitic remarks
Bill Maher delivered a scathing joke about the rise in anti-Semitism in wake of the Israel-Hamas war
He wrote: ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.
‘The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also. You guys have toyed with me and tried to black-ball anyone who ever opposes your agenda.’
It has been revealed earlier this year that the rapper and his former friend and business partner, Alex Klein, parted ways following Ye’s anti-Semitic remarks.
Klein, who created Ye’s Stem Player for his Donda 2 album, told the BBC’s Mobeen Azhar: ‘We turned down 10 million dollars. Kanye was very angry you know he was saying ”I feel like I wanna smack you” and ”you’re exactly like the other Jews”
‘I asked him and I said ”do you really think Jews are working together to hold you back?” and he said ”yes, yes I do but it’s not even a statement that I need to take back.
”’Because look at all the energy around me right now. Without that statement, I wouldn’t become president”.’
Maher also mocked ‘radicals’ at Cornell University (pictured), after a junior engineering student was charged earlier this week with threatening to carry out a mass shooting and violence against Jewish students at Cornell University
Patrick Dai, 21, was booked into the Broome County Jail and appeared in a federal court in Syracuse Wednesday
A series of vile posts threatening the Cornell Jewish community and specifically the kosher dining hall emerged last week
Maher also mocked ‘radicals’ at Cornell University, after a junior engineering student was charged earlier this week with threatening to carry out a mass shooting and violence against Jewish students at Cornell University
Patrick Dai, originally from Pittsford, New York, was arrested on a federal criminal complaint, which could see him serve five years in prison, three years supervised release and a fine of $250,000.
Last week, at the upstate New York Ivy League university, a series of vile posts threatening the Cornell Jewish community and specifically the kosher dining hall emerged.
One post threatened to shoot Jewish students on campus, others called for more graphic violence, a third said the Jewish student center should – like Israel – be eliminated altogether.
One read: ‘The genocidal fascist Zionist regime will be destroyed.’
Another took specific aim at the Hillel house: ‘The Jewish house on Cornell is yet another literal and symbolic form of apartheid and genocide on campus … In my opinion it should be torn down and the illegal settlers relocated.’
A third, posted by someone with the username ‘kill jews,’ threatened to ‘shoot up 104 west,’ which is the kosher dining hall on campus. ‘Glory to hamas!’ wrote the user.
Spray-painted messages such as ‘Zionism equals Racism’ and ‘Israel is Fascist’ began appearing on the sidewalks of Cornell University’s upstate New York campus
The graffiti, bearing messages like ‘Israel is Fascist,’ ‘Zionism equals Racism,’ ‘Free Palestine ,’ and ‘F**k Israel,’ emerged last month
Russell Rickford, an associate professor of history, has taken a leave of absence from Cornell after calling Hamas’ attack on Israel ‘exhilarating’
Other messages warned campus Jews that ‘jihad is coming’ and told them they are ‘human animals’ who ‘deserve a pigs death.’
Anti-Semitic graffiti was spray-painted onto campus sidewalks, and prior to that a professor – who has now taken a leave of absence – publicly called the Hamas terror attack ‘exhilarating’ and ‘energizing.’
Rabbi Ari Weiss, the executive director of Cornell Hillel: ‘Students are scared. They’re concerned for their safety.’
On Monday, the White House announced a larger mobilization effort of the Justice, Homeland Security, and Education Departments to combat hate speech on campuses across the nation.
DOJ and DHS have shared public safety information with campus law enforcement officers, and Justice has expedited the passage of anti-Semitic complaints to its Civil Rights division.
If successful, the idea is to streamline the analysis and viability of Title VI complaints, which are tied to federal funding that goes to American universities.
During a Monday White House press briefing, Karine Jean-Pierre said the president was keeping the Cornell community in mind.
‘President Biden has been clear, we can’t stand by and stand silent in the face of hate. We must without equivocation, denounce antisemitism. We must also without equivocation, denounce Islamophobia,’ she said from the podium.
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