Bill Maher spends nearly 10 minutes discussing recent conflict, takes aim at celebrities such as Bella Hadid: ‘You can’t learn history from Instagram’

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Bill Maher defends Israel on his HBO show: ‘You can’t learn history from Instagram’
by Gabe Friedman
May 30, 2021

Bill Maher spent nearly 10 minutes of his HBO talk show Friday night defending Israel, bringing up ancient Jewish history and showing comparative maps of the state from its early days to today. The liberal comedian and political commentator reserved a large portion of his comments for those who have criticized Israel before and during its recent military conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Maher took aim at the social media messages posted by celebrities such as model Bella Hadid that accused Israel of war crimes. “You can’t learn history from Instagram. There’s just not enough space,” he said. READ MORE

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