Bill Maher: "The Israelis Are Controlling Our Government"
JAMIE WEINSTEIN, EDITOR AT DAILY CALLER: Just yesterday, there was a new speech that they believe in which during the question and answer [session] at Rutgers University, Hagel claimed that the State Department was controlled by the Israeli government. Israeli foreign ministry controls the government.
DONNA BRAZILE, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: You see, Bill, what they're doing is they're going after every --
BILL MAHER, HOST OF "REAL TIME" ON HBO: And itâ€™s not?
WEINSTEIN: Well, there's two things wrong with that. One is that -- itâ€™s, you know, kind of suggesting Israeli power is controlling things. Number two, of all the branches of the government, the State Department being the most pro-Israel branch is ridiculous.
MAHER: Based on every statement Iâ€™ve heard out of any Republican in the last two years, the Israelis are controlling our government.
WEINSTEIN: Not the State Department, thatâ€™s for sure. (HBO's Real Time, February 15, 2013)