‘I want to love them, I really do… but it’s really scary! You make it hard!’ the comedian said
Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman expressed rare criticism of the Democratic “squad” over their opposition to providing US funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.
Last month, progressive lawmakers succeeded in separating the $1 billion allocated for the Jewish state’s missile defense program from a Democrat spending bill. The funding was then voted on separately, which received overwhelming bipartisan support, with the exception of Rep. Thomas Massey, R-Q and “Squad” members. Notably, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.Y., changed her vote from “no” to “present” at the last minute.
“It’s disappointing because my girls, the Ma Girls in Squad, um, didn’t really want to fund it. They wanted it back,” Silverman said during her podcast Thursday. “And, you know, all the Iron Dome protects civilians from being hit by missiles and bombs. That’s all it does! It’s not a weapon!… But you want to stay away from anything that’s Israel’s.” protects every citizen.”
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The liberal comedian then quoted his niece, who said, “Voting against the Iron Dome defense system is voting for dead Israelis and they are Muslims, Christians and Jews alike.”
Silverman told progressive Democrats, “It’s true! Israeli citizens are Jewish and Arabs and Christians. And they are Black and Brown and White. Sorry to tell you that it’s not just dirty Jews that you’re letting die.” ” “It’s like, you know—the missiles are aimed at civilians. They’re not aimed, you know, artillery or even the Knesset, which is the Israeli government, now co-led by an Arab politician.”
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Silverman lamented that “we are not allowed to call it anti-Semitism” and that Israel does not have the Iron Dome because the missiles constantly flying towards the Jewish state is “dark”.
“I’m really trying to figure it out, though… I think the AOC is like, ‘Can we even talk about this?’ …none of them talk about Hamas!” Silverman said. “Nobody in the squad is bringing in Hamas. I can’t—it’s so bizarre! Yes, business isn’t right. There can’t be justice in a place where there are people who don’t have freedom of movement, but they did not have freedom of movement.” Why did none of them mention Hamas, a group that until a few years ago had a mission statement that said ‘kill all Jews’, a group that helped the Taliban take over Afghanistan? congratulated you?”
“No, Israel isn’t good for Palestine, but you’re kidding yourself if you think Hamas is good for Palestine. The whole thing is just f–ing gross, but f—! It ain’t easy Is! Please don’t defy Iron Dome. I know it isn’t, but just talking to the squad here, you know, my family lives there! It just proves the point I don’t think Was that I didn’t exist, um, people really only like Jews if they’re victims. Dead Jews get a lot of respect. I wanna love them, I really do. I love AOC I love Rashida Tlaib, I love Ilhan Omar. His domestic policies are totally in line with mine and I think he’s so cool and kick-ass, but it’s really scary! You Let’s make it tough! Not having an Iron Dome can kill people. A lot of people. You’ll eventually get that high body count out of Israel,” Silverman said.