Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Joan Rivers Staunchly Defends Israel, Insults Selena Gomez [VIDEO]

The controversial comedian slammed Gomez for her #PrayForGaza tweet

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: July 25th, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

Joan Rivers often makes headlines for insulting one celebrity or another, but rarely does she make the news for standing her ground on a serious political issue.

TMZ caught up with Rivers, as they often to, to ask her opinion on a recent tweet from pop star, Selena Gomez, asking her fans to #PrayForGaza. What started off in typical Rivers fashion – an attack at a young starlet’s intelligence- turned into an impassioned rant in support of Israel.

“Oh, Selena Gomez, yeah, that college grad… Well if Selena said that… let’s see if she can spell Palestinian,” Rivers began when asked about her opinion of the tweet.

“Let me just tell you, if New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out…If we heard they were digging tunnels from New Jersey to New York, we would get rid of Jersey…. [To] the Palestinians [militants], you cannot throw rockets and expect people not to defend themselves!,” she explained.

The TMZ cameraman pressed further, asking what she thought of all the causalities in Gaza of innocent civilians, including women and children.

“Don’t you dare put weapon stashes in private homes,” she argued. “They started it! … for months this has been going on… I know cause I’ve been over there, and I wish the world would know.”

Watch the full video below.



Joan Rivers — GOES OFF on Epic Israel/Palestine Rant

– Watch More

Celebrity Videos

or

Subscribe


The Ten Best Seinfeld Memes Trending Jesse Eisenberg Feels Safe In Israel, Calls It "A Wonderful Country" TrendingJames Franco Outs His Brother Dave, Tells Internet He's Dating Zac Efron James Franco Outs His Brother Dave, Tells Internet He’s Dating Zac Efron Trending
 

Lena Dunham and Andy Samberg Team Up For HBO Mockumentary

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Lena Dunham and Andy Samberg Team Up For HBO Mockumentary

The ‘Girls’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ stars will appear in an upcoming sports mockumentary.

Read More

Joan Rivers Staunchly Defends Israel, Insults Selena Gomez [VIDEO]

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Joan Rivers Staunchly Defends Israel, Insults Selena Gomez [VIDEO]

The controversial comedian slammed Gomez for her #PrayForGaza tweet

Read More

The Ten Best Seinfeld Memes

July 25, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau & Daniel Koren
The Ten Best Seinfeld Memes

We look at some of the most entertaining memes inspired by the iconic TV show

Read More

Jesse Eisenberg Feels Safe In Israel, Calls It “A Wonderful Country”

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Jesse Eisenberg Feels Safe In Israel, Calls It "A Wonderful Country"

The ‘Social Network’ star recently visited for a Q&A at Beit Lessin Theatre

Read More

James Franco Outs His Brother Dave, Tells Internet He’s Dating Zac Efron

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
James Franco Outs His Brother Dave, Tells Internet He's Dating Zac Efron

The ‘Neighbors’ co-stars are apparently in a serious relationship, according to a very unreliable gossip site

Read More

Guess what Canada? Daniel Radcliffe is Stuck Here Due To Visa Issues

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Guess what Canada? Daniel Radcliffe is Stuck Here Due To Visa Issues

Torontonians should be on the look out for the former ‘Harry Potter’ star

Read More

Shia LaBeouf Arrives in Court For ‘Cabaret’ Incident

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Shia LaBeouf Arrives in Court For 'Cabaret' Incident

The former ‘Transformers’ actor appeared unshaven in a suit to face charges for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment

Read More

Cupcake Truck Calls Israelis “Zionist Pigs”

July 25, 2014 | By Hugh Holt
Cupcake Truck Calls Israelis "Zionist Pigs"

New York-based Cupcake Crew, a finalist on Cupcake Wars, tweet some rather offensive comments

Read More

More Headlines