William “Bill” Maher, born January 20, 1956, is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host. As a television host, he is well known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher (2003–present). Maher previously hosted a similar late-night show called Politically Incorrect, originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC.
Maher was born in New York City. His father, William Aloysius Maher, Jr., was a network news editor and radio announcer, and his mother, Julie (Berman) Maher, was a nurse. He was raised in his Irish American father’s Roman Catholic religion. Until his early teens, he was unaware that his mother, whose family was from Hungary,was Jewish.
On the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Maher says he is “more on the side of the Israelis” and doesn’t consider both sides equally guilty. He acknowledges that “Palestinians do have gripes,” and he has been critical of U.S. financial aid to Israel, saying “they don’t need our money, they can handle it themselves.” Maher also notes that most Israelis would prefer a two-state solution and oppose the hard-line stance of their Israeli government, which he describes as having been taken over by their version of the Tea Party. However, Maher has defended Israel’s military actions against Palestinian militants amid criticism over civilian deaths and disproportionate casualty count between Israelis and Palestinians. He argues that Israel is still showing restraint, and he finds it ironic that the same people who were incredulous over how the Jews in World War II were led “to their slaughter”, can’t understand why they are defending themselves now.
“It seems that the World just doesn’t like it when the Jews win” Bill Maher said in the the interview below”Bill Maher – Love this guy – Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister of Israel”, and discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the clip “Bill Maher – Israel Discussion”.
BILL MAHER – Love this guy _ Benjamin NetanYahu PRIME MINISTER ISRAEL
Bill Maher speaks about Israel and the Israeli Palestinian conflict