WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – While appearing on Ora.TV’s Politicking with Larry King, Hollywood director Rob Reiner likened the terrorist group Hamas to the Tea Party.
Reiner explained that both groups are extreme and cannot be negotiated with citing that the only solution would be to “eliminate” them.
“[Y]ou can’t negotiate with that, you have to say either Hamas goes away and the Palestinian authority takes over all that region and deal with some kind of honest broker here, and create the two-state solution,” Reiner told Larry King.
He then paralleled the terrorist group with the Tea Party.
“Anytime you’re dealing with an extreme group, you cannot negotiate with them, and the way to do it is to eliminate it,” Reiner said. “With the Tea Party, you have to go through political thing, you have to wait till 2020 to redistrict, but that is really tough stuff.”
King then asked Reiner what should be done about the Gaza situation and Israel.
“Well, there again, you’ve got a horrible situation where you have an extreme faction, the Hamas, that controls Gaza, that is written into their playbook, the destruction of Israel, the destruction of every Jew on the planet,” Reiner said to King. “You can’t negotiate with that you have to say either Hamas goes away and the Palestinian authority takes over all that region and deal with some kind of honest broker here, and create the two-state solution.”
Reiner, who was nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award for the 1992 film A Few Good Men, stated that “the Palestinians turned down the ability to have their own state in 1948 when Israel was formed, so clearly, Hamas, and again, the virulent faction of a, really, uh, group can control everything.”
The liberal who has been known to be outspoken on his political views for many years, said that House Speaker John Boehner can’t make a move in Congress.
“You look at the Congress right now in the United States, you’ve got a strong Tea Party group controlling the whole country, because they have a gridlock, they have a gridlock, stranglehold on Boehner,” Reiner explained. “Boehner can’t make a move, and so for that reason, nothing gets brought up in the Congress.”