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Hollywood director Rob Reiner says you have to “eliminate” Hamas not negotiate with it (even as Israel is negotiating with it). And Palestinians have no right of self-determination, let alone the right to vote. From Politicking with Larry King, reported by CBS News:

“[Y]ou can’t negotiate with that, you have to say either Hamas goes away and the Palestinian Authority takes over all that region and deal with some kind of honest broker here, and create the two-state solution…”

He then paralleled the terrorist group with the Tea Party.

“Anytime you’re dealing with an extreme group, you cannot negotiate with them, and the way to do it is to eliminate it,” Reiner said. “With the Tea Party, you have to go through political thing, you have to wait till 2020 to redistrict, but that is really tough stuff.”

King then asked Reiner what should be done about the Gaza situation and Israel.

“Well, there again, you’ve got a horrible situation where you have an extreme faction, the Hamas, that controls Gaza, that is written into their playbook, the destruction of Israel, the destruction of every Jew on the planet,” Reiner said to King. “You can’t negotiate with that you have to say either Hamas goes away and the Palestinian authority takes over all that region and deal with some kind of honest broker here, and create the two-state solution.”

Well, at least people in the Tea Party districts get to vote, even if Rob Reiner doesn’t like who they vote for.

Contrast Reiner’s position to that of Irish Senator David Norris, and then ask, Who’s the liberal? Norris:

My Jewish and my pro-Israel friends say to me sometimes, How would you fare as a gay man in any of these [Middle East societies]–? I know exactly how I’d fare. It doesn’t mean that it is correct to deny people the right to choose their own government. What self-respecting or sane people would allow their enemies to choose their government for them?

PS. Rob Reiner is very old school, i.e., these are generational Jewish attitudes, and he feels completely comfortable about expressing them, because he’s with another altacocker, Larry King. So they’re off to the races. (Make that racist). These people have no clue what is swirling and raging up from the young people.

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“How would you fare as a gay man in any of these [Middle East societies]” Better life expectancy than a kid in Gaza under the Israeli heel The orientalism in those bot pronouncements on the Middle East is nauseating. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/05/the-kingdom-in-the-closet/305774/ And how easy is it to be lesbian in Mea… Read more »

“Meathead” becomes worse than “Archie”.

Whodathunkit?

>> My Jewish and my pro-Israel friends say to me sometimes, How would you fare as a gay man in any of these [Middle East societies]–? Zio-supremacists are strange: When they aren’t reaching back 1,500 years for examples of injustice and immorality with which to attempt to defend their supremacist… Read more »

These guys think that Jews (altacockers?) rule the world, or should. And in the USA they are not far wrong — recent political and social and business experience in the USA backs up this racist (and triumphalist) idea. But what undergirds it — this is truly remarkable — appeears to… Read more »

@Phil — I’m all for the right of self determination including the right of the Palestinians to elect Hamas to represent their interests. Rob Reiner is dead wrong on this. The problem with David Norris in the speech you quote is he is doing precisely what he is accusing the… Read more »