Interviewer: Why do you believe that it is so difficult for Israel to justify and explain itself to the rest of the world?
Joan Rivers: I think it’s because we’re doing something very wrong in Israel and not doing public relations work. Hamas is so smart; they use old pictures of children every time we hit a spot that happens to be—yes, a school—but underneath it there are tunnels and weapons. They say “school!” and it’s killing me because the wrong people, the dumb people, are buying into it.
Interviewer: Why is it that many celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Rihanna and Dwight Howard tend to identify with the Palestinians rather than the Israelis?
Joan Rivers: Selena Gomez, who just came out of rehab and who I believe was not a college girl, and Rihanna who is beautiful and not the smartest bulb in the lamp—they see pictures of children and they go crazy. I think Israel should start showing pictures of dead puppies and you will see these girls turn right around and say “aw, boo hoo.” Again, they are not listening. If America were being attacked by Mexico and one rocket came over, they would not be a Mexico. Everyone forgets that Hamas, who are terrorists, who are illegal, who started this, who continue to break the truce; everyone forgets what we are dealing with here. These girls should shut up, put on pretty clothes, get themselves off of drugs and leave me alone.
Interviewer: You have mentioned your last trip to Israel. What was that experience like?
Joan Rivers: I was just amazed in Israel! What they have taken out of nothing! They gave us the worst possible land and we have made it into Eden. The world is jeal… I don’t know! Is it jealousy? I don’t get it, because Israel is the most amazing place. I have never seen one person that came back from there that didn’t say “they took nothing and made it into something.”
No matter what Israel does—and we are so right and so honorable—the world just don’t want to listen. I want to shake people and say “have you lost your minds?” You are dealing with terrorists, you are dealing with people who have no respect, that are liars, that are using their children as a shield. If someone says to get off the beach you don’t send four young children and a photographer to there to be killed and then to send the picture out. Sorry, that’s not the way we do it.
Joan Rivers speaks her mind on the current Gaza-Israel conflict and Selena Gomez, who has posted a pro-Gaza post on her Twitter account. Watch the full video.