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Seinfeld roasts anti-Israel heckler at comedy show in Australia

"We're all on your side now because you've made your point so well, and in the right venue," said the comedian as the heckler was escorted out of the Sydney venue.

Jerry Seinfeld performing at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, June 16, 2024.
Jerry Seinfeld performing at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, June 16, 2024.

An Australian audience on Sunday cheered comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s response to a heckler who interrupted his stand-up show with shouts of “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

“We have a genius, ladies and gentlemen. He’s solved the Middle East. He’s solved it,” Seinfeld told a packed house at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

“It’s the Jewish comedians, that’s who we have to get. They’re the ones doing everything,” he said, before adding that “it’s a comedy show, you moron.”

Later, he quipped, “Tomorrow, we’ll read in the paper: Middle East, 100% solved thanks to man at the Qudos arena stopping Jew comedian.”

As the man was escorted out by security, Seinfeld said: “We’re all on your side now because you’ve made your point so well and in the right venue. You’ve come to the right place.”

Two days after Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre, Seinfeld posted, “I Stand With Israel,” on his Instagram account. He also paid a solidarity visit to the Jewish state.

As a result, he has been targeted by anti-Israel protesters.

During a Duke University commencement in May when he received an honorary degree and spoke to the audience, some anti-Israel protesters marched out, chanting “Free, free Palestine.” Many students booed the protesters.

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