|Joan Rivers in Hebrew (Photo: A Wider Bridge)|
In the documentary, “Joan Rivers — A Piece of Work," she said that she fervently believes that her way of making people laugh also gets them to think, Michael Fox reported in his movie preview in the San Diego Jewish Journal.
“I never get on a soapbox onstage,” she declares. “But I do make a few points. I’m glad to remind [audiences] about Mel Gibson, glad to remind them about Hitler, glad to remind them about Anne Frank. But I’ll do it in a way that she was a whiner, ‘cause she had a very good apartment. Which in New York is true. It would go for $3,000 a month. She had an eat-in kitchen, and they’re complaining.”
For every Jewish listener or reader who finds that offensive, she’ll get an “amen” for her unwavering stance on Israel. “It’s very easy to still hate Jews,” Rivers asserts. “Nobody would raise a finger if Israel went under. Not a finger. If Israel had the earthquake instead of Haiti, I don’t think Brad Pitt would have been standing out there screaming and crying with Angelina. You can tell me I’m wrong. Let’s hope we never have to know. I think the Obama administration’s treatment of Israel is outrageous. Outrageous. When we are the only sane nation in that part of the world.”Joan had visited Israel recently and was asked to comment on the blood-libelous, Hamas provoking civilian casualties to Israeli retaliation for Hamas rocketing and tunnel terror.
She appeared on Israel's Channel 10-TV, interviewed by Gil Tamari:
At Los Angeles Airport, a TMZ reporter challenged Joan Rivers over Israel's retaliation to Hamas' provoked war:
Discussing the incident with Howard Stern: