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Joan Rivers Slams Media On Israel-Gaza Coverage: Hamas Winning War ‘Because Of The PR’

Comedian Joan Rivers talks to reporters as she arrives for a gala honoring the late stand-up comedian George Carlin, the 11th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recipient, at the Kennedy Center in Washington November 10, 2008.    REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES) - RTXAGWE Comedian Joan Rivers talks to reporters as she arrives for a gala honoring the late stand-up comedian George Carlin, the 11th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recipient, at the Kennedy Center in Washington November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES) - RTXAGWE  

Comedian Joan Rivers isn’t backing down from her outspoken support for Israel in its conflict against the terrorist group Hamas.

“Here we go again: If New Jersey was lobbing rockets over into New York, there would be no Newark,” Rivers said during an interview on Howard Stern’s radio show Monday, before quipping about the destruction of Newark: “Which is not such a terrible thing.”

Rivers says the media are handing Hamas a victory that the terrorist group isn’t earning on the battlefield.

“You know whose won this war? Hamas, because of the PR,” she said.

Asked by Stern why more celebrities are not speaking out in favor of Israel’s cause, Rivers lamented: “Because there is anti-Semitism all over the world and it breaks my heart.”

Stern himself spoke out about the current conflict in Gaza last week, declaring on his radio show: “If you’re anti-Israel then you are anti-America.”

WATCH: Joan Rivers on Howard Stern’s show

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