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Joan Rivers Dies at Age 81

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

The outspoken and funny Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers z”l, born Joan Alexandra Molinsky in 1933, died on Thursday.

Rivers had gone in for throat surgery on August 28, and suffered a heart attack while on the table. The doctors put her into a medically induced coma.

In July, Rivers was one of the lone voices in the entertainment industry, along with Howard Stern, that dared speak out in Israel’s defense when Hamas was attacking the country. If she did nothing else, for that alone she deserves all our respect.

May her memory be blessed.

Joan Rivers in Medically-Induced Coma

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Doctors are hopeful that they can bring Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers out of a medically-induced coma by Sunday after she suffered cardiac arrest during minor throat surgery in New York on Thursday.

Her condition has been upgraded from “critical” to stable, but it is not known if she suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen before arriving at the hospital.

“Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available,” according to spokesman for Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.

Her daughter Melissa flew in from California with her son to be by her 81-year-old mother’s side and said she is an “emotional wreck.” Melissa stated, “My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world.”

Rivers was a pioneer in opening the field of comedy to women and first become widely-known with an appearance on the Tonight Show in the days of Johnny Carson.

She made headlines during the war with Hamas by her solid support for Israel and her disgust for Hamas, going so far as to say that civilians in Gaza “deserve to be dead” for allowing them to be exploited by terrorists.

“The dead? You deserve to be dead. You started it. Don’t you dare make me feel sad about that,” she said in one interview.

“Tell that to the people in Hiroshima. When you declare war, you declare war. They started it.”

 

Joan Rivers in Induced Coma

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Joan Rivers, 81, is in an induced coma following throat surgery on Thursday. Rivers suffered a heart attack during surgery.

Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Joan Rivers is in critical condition, reportedly after she suffered cardiac arrest during throat surgery at a clinic.

Multiple news outlets on Thursday quoted New York City police as saying that the comedienne and talk show host, 81, was in critical but stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Her daughter Melissa Rivers stated from Mount Sinai Hospital, “She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.”

Rivers, a stand-up comic and a reality star with a career launched in the 1950s, in recent weeks drew attention for her vigorous defenses of Israel during its war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Rivers was interviewed on Israel’s Channel 10 during the war. We have posted it before, but it’s still good for laughs. With all due respect to Ron Prosor, shouldn’t she be Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations?

JTA contributed to this report.

Comedian Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Iconic pro-Israel comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York after she stopped breathing during a surgical procedure on her vocal cords that was reportedly carried out at a clinic on Thursday morning.

The New York Police Department informed the TMZ entertainment website the 81-year-old comedian was listed in critical condition.

Rivers is known for her deeply sarcastic humor and wit. During Operation Protective Edge this summer, she was unequivocally supportive of Israel.

A video clip went viral on the internet, showing Rivers at her best, telling a TMZ reporter in July, “Let me just tell you, if New Jersey was firing rockets into New York we would wipe them out. If we heard they were digging tunnels from New Jersey to New York, we would get rid of New Jersey.”

Joan Rivers: If New Jersey Fired on NY, We Would Wipe Them Out

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Jewish entertainers Joan Rivers and Howard Stern have spoken out loud and clear for Israel in the war on terror, but most of  the largely liberal and left-wing Hollywood Jewish community suddenly has gone underground.

They no longer are able to defend Gaza  but don’t have the small courage to break their bleeding heart image and actually say that Israel is righter than right in the war against Hamas. Not a peep has been heard from Barbara Streisand, who sang for then-President Shimon Peres last year and sang “Aveinu Malkenu.”

Joan Rivers and Howard Stern are exceptions.

Stern’s comments, which already have been widely publicized, cannot be reprinted here because he used more four-letter words than can be written in one article.

Rivers was caught on film by TMZ, which asked her what she thought about the war and the “killing of civilians” in Gaza.

Rivers, never at a loss for words, retorted, “Let me just tell you if New Jersey was firing rockets into New York we would wipe them out. If we heard they were digging tunnels from New Jersey to New York we would get rid of Jersey.

“So I don’t want to hear anymore, oh, we’ll do a partial truce. You cannot throw rockets, and expect people not to defend themselves.

“Don’t put your goddamn things in private homes. I’m sorry, don’t you dare put weapons stashes in private homes.”

She added that Hamas started the war and for clinchers told the interviewer, “You’re all insane. They started it. What are you all saying. They started it.”

Stern went bananas when a caller on his SiriusXM radio show tried to defend Hamas. “If you’re anti-Israel, then you’re anti-America,” Stern shorted before calling Israel is “the only friend we have who’s willing to fight and stand up for what’s right.”

When the caller opined that “Zionists run Israel,” which is as obvious as saying that American run America, Stern spewed out almost every expletive every invented.

Joan Rivers Moves on from Holocaust Joke to Mimicking Hitler

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Joan Rivers ignored critics of her crass joke about the Holocaust at the Oscars last week and decided to have a go with Hitler, just for laughs.

On Friday, she cut off a piece of her hair and held it where a mustache usually grows as she tried to mimic Hitler, according to Radaronline.

Rivers last week dismissed criticism for the Anti-Defamation League and others for referring to a very sexy gown worn by German supermodel Heidi Klum at the Oscars by saying, “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.”

She not only refused to apologize, but she also said, “My husband lost the majority of his family at Auschwitz, and I can assure you that I have always made it a point to remind people of the Holocaust through humor.”

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