REAL TALK ON REAL TIME: Maher Tells Pro-Palestinian Movement Israel Isn't Going Anywhere [WATCH]

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.18.23

During the most recent episode of Real Time, host Bill Maher dedicated a monologue to addressing pro-Palestinian voices and protesters worldwide. His message? Israel isn’t going anywhere.

Maher began by linking Christmas to the war-torn region, citing how the “little town of Bethlehem was “86% Christian” in 1950 and how today it’s “overwhelmingly Muslim.”

“And that’s my point tonight: Things change,” Maher said. “To 2.3 billion Christians, there could be no more sacred site than where their savior was born, but they don’t have it anymore. And yet no crusader army has geared up to take it back. Things change- countries, boundaries, empires. Palestine was under the Ottoman Empire for 400 years but today, an ottoman is something you’ve put under your feet.”

“Was it unjust that even a single Arab family was forced to move upon the founding of the Jewish State? Yes, but it’s also not rare. Happening all through history all over the world. And mostly what people do is make the best of it,” Maher said. “After World War II, 12 million ethnic Germans got shoved out of Russia and Poland and Czechoslovakia because Germany had become kind of unpopular. A million Greeks were shut out of Turkey in 1923, a million Ghanaians out of Nigeria in 1983, almost a million French out of Algeria in 1962, nearly a million Syrian refugees moved to Germany eight years ago. Was that a perfect fit?”

“And no one knows more about being pushed off land than the Jews, including the almost holy kicked out of every Arab country they once lived in. Yes, TikTok fans, ethnically cleansing happened both ways,” Maher continued while showing a chart of the shrinking Jewish population in Arab countries.

“History is brutal, and humans are not good people. History’s sad and full of wrongs but you can’t make them unhappen because a paraglider isn’t a time machine. People get moved, and yes, colonized. Nobody was a bigger colonizer than the Muslim army that swept out of the Arabian desert and took over much of the world in a single century. And they didn’t do it by asking,” Maher said. “There’s a reason Saudi Arabia’s flag is a sword. Kosovo was the cradle of Christian Serbia, then it became Muslim. They fought a war about it in the 90s but stopped. They didn’t keep it going for 75 years.”

“The Palestinian people should know your leaders and the useful idiots on college campuses who are their allies are not doing any favors by keeping alive the ‘river to the sea’ myth. I mean, where do you think Israel is going? Spoiler alert: nowhere,” Maher said. “It’s one of the most powerful countries in the world with a $500 billion economy, the world’s second-largest tech sector after Silicon Valley and nuclear weapons. They’re here, they like their bagel with a schmear, getting used to it.”

Watch the clip above. H/t Fox News:

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