Earlier this week, I asked political commentator and comedian Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" to weigh in on the outcome of the 2012 election and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Below is the uncut, uncensored interview in which he talks about America's number one political priority, the negative edification of the Bible and what his (Jewish) mother taught him about anti-Semitism.
In an interview with ultra-Orthodox website Kikar Ha Shabbat, Ben-Artzi urged his nephew to cut ties with his new girlfriend, and warned him that should he choose to pursue the relationship, Ben-Artzi would personally see to it that he would not be allowed near his grandparents’ graves. “Just terrible, and the son of the prime minister no less.“There is no place for the harsh statements against Benjamin Netanyahu due to his son Yair’s Norwegian girlfriend,” Bezek said.“As if parents can control their children in their twenties.” The Israeli organization Lehava, which says it aims “to prevent assimilation in the Holy Land,” called on Netanyahu on Sunday “to prevent this relationship.” “Your grandchildren, as you know, will not be Jewish,” Lehava director Bentzi Gopshtain warned the Israeli premier in a Facebook post.It is the worst thing that is threatening and was a threat throughout the history of the Jews.” Should his nephew marry Leikanger, Ben-Artzi said he “would bury myself, I don’t know what I would do with myself, I’d take to the streets and rip the hair out of my head — and here it’s coming true.” If his father was alive, Ben-Artzi added, that is precisely how he would respond too.Ben-Artzi and Sara Netanyahu have not been in touch for years for undisclosed reasons.
He said the criticism of Netanyahu’s son was counterproductive in a country that increasingly finds itself isolated. “People need to realize that having a few percent of our people intermarrying is not going to hurt this.” Yair is the son of Netanyahu’s third wife, Sara.