Shock jock defends Jewish homeland
Radio host Howard Stern offers an earful about Israel
Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.
There’s one celebrity out there who’s defending Israel right now. But forget social media for a minute, this is on the radio.
“Shock jock,” DJ Howard Stern, gave Hanzi, his regular Pakistani caller, an earful last week about the current situation in Gaza.
Stern, who now broadcasts from Sirius satellite radio, has always been known for his foul mouth and strident opinions. His longtime cohost, Robin Quivers, alternately reins him in and goads him on.
It wasn’t any different this time.
When baited by Hanzi about the current situation in Gaza, Stern, who is Jewish, cut him off.
“I don’t change my f%$#ing tune [about Israel]; Israel’s at no fault,” he said.
He continued speaking about the situation for another five minutes, covering his version of Israeli history — “it was a little s#$%hole, it was a desert” — calling out musician Roger Waters for his boycott of Israel — and discussing Israelis’ and Palestinians’ median incomes.
The video has already racked up more than 21,000 views. Stern has some 12 million listeners each week.