Tlaib strikes back at Bill Maher for the comments on BDS, compares Israel with apartheid-era South Africa

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., proposed on Saturday that viewers boycott of comedian Bill Maher’s HBO talk show, after a segment of the Friday program on the anti-Israel Boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) movement, calling it a “bulls— purity test.”

“Maybe people will boycott his show should be,” said Tlaib, who went on to compare the criticism of the BDS movement, to the controversy surrounding the boycott of the South African apartheid regime in the 1970s and 1980s.

“I’m tired, to discredit people, a form of speech, which is centered on equality and freedom,” the legislator continued. “That’s exactly how they tried to discredit, & stop, the boycott against the apartheid in South Africa. It worked then and not now.”

Maher segment came a day after the Israeli government said it would refuse admission Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for your support of the BDS movement, after a call from President Trump.

Maher said that Omar will get the last comments, to suggest where it seemed that “the Jews rule the world, control of money,” could have played a role, ” why you, a hero’s welcome.”

Tlaib’s tweet was a response to a post by Intercepting the columnist Mehdi Hasan, who criticized the “Liberal” Maher for “railing against BDS, Palestinians, and Omar/Tlaib with an all-white panel with no Palestinians, no Arabs, no Muslims, not people of color.”


On Friday, the Israeli government said Tlaib their relatives in the West Bank were able to visit, including their 99-year-old grandmother, who for humanitarian reasons. But then the interior Ministry published a letter, allegedly signed by Tlaib, in which she promised to advocate a boycott of your visit. This seems to have lead to their decision, the cancelled visit.


“A visit with my grandmother, under these repressive conditions, and the humiliation would make me break my grandmother’s heart,” she said in a statement. “Silencing not make me with the treatment me feel less than what she wants — for me, it would kill a piece of me that is always against racism and injustice.”

Fox News’ Joseph A. wolf son, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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