Joan Rivers Defends Israel in Fiery Rant

by Molly Wharton

Actress Joan Rivers gave a passionate defense of Israel, showing her adamant support for the country and her disapproval of the media coverage of the conflict. 

When asked to weigh in on the ongoing conflict by a TMZ photographer, she compared it to a hypothetical conflict between New York and New Jersey. 

“Let me just tell you, if New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out,” Rivers said. “If we heard they were digging tunnels from New Jersey to New York, we would get rid of Jersey.” 

She continued, “I don’t want to hear any more ‘Oh, we’ll do a partial truce.’ Palestinians – you cannot throw rockets and expect people not to defend themselves!”