Howard Stern Gives Impassioned Defense of Israel
"If youâre anti-Israel, then youâre anti-America. Itâs the only democracy over there, itâs the only friend we have whoâs willing to fight and stand up for whatâs right."
When a caller attempted to blame Israel for the war with Hamas last week, SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern told him to âF*** off!â and then launched into an impassioned defense of Israel, saying âIf youâre anti-Israel, then youâre anti-Americaâ and arguing that Israel is âthe only friend we have whoâs willing to fight and stand up for whatâs right.â
Stern: Iâm not gonna change my tune. Israelâs at no fault.
Caller: Israelâs is at fault, actually.
Stern: F*** off!
The caller then claimed that âZionists run Israel,â at which point Stern cut him off:
Stern: Oh, f*** off... I donât want to
listento any anti-Semitism today. Jews get enough s**t all over the world. They get s**t on all the time. Jews are the indigenouspeople of that area. Iâm sick of the bulls**t. And the Arabs donât even want those Palestinians, otherwise theyâd let them matriculateinto their country.
Stern eventually ended the call, saying, âyou sicken me,â but added that being anti-Israel worked against the interests of America:
Stern: If youâre anti-Israel, then youâre anti-America. Itâs the only democracy over there, itâs the only friend we have whoâs willing to fight and stand up for whatâs right.
After admitting that he lost his cool and let the caller âget under my skin,â he said heâs tired of reading âthis bulls**t,â citing Pink Floydâs anti-Israel Roger Waters, who he said âought to shut his mouth too.â Stern then said that the problem was people were forgetting the history of Israel:
Stern: People forget history. Jews were being executed and killed, and they went over to Israel, this little sh*thole, which was a desertâit had nothing going on.
Stern compared the drastic difference of the
Stern: But the Palestinians are mad at the Israelis, instead of being mad at the f***ing terrorists running their so-called countryâwho are raping the country, taking all the aide the United States actually gives to them. That theyâre not angry with; theyâre angry with Israel. [...] They elected terrorists to run their country. Thatâs the
difference. Who do you support? Get off your f***ing high horse.