Former porn star Mia Khalifa slammed Israel in a series of tweets this weekend — posting a photo of herself enjoying some vino while writing, “My wine is older than your apartheid ‘state.’”
While Khalifa has made a habit of posting anti-Israel messages on social media since this month’s conflict between the Jewish state and Hamas in Gaza, the wine tweet drew the most widespread reaction.
“I love how Israel haters cast It as young,” wrote The Dispatch editor-in-chief Jonah Goldberg. “Yes the modern state of Israel was founded in ‘48 — but that’s 10 years before Iraq’s founding and five before Egypt’s. The nation of Israel (and Egypt) are very old.”
“She should try drinking that wine in Gaza and see how fast she flees to Tel Aviv,” British commentator Darren Grimes chimed in.
“Your s—y group of terrorists has never won a war in the entire time that bottle of wine existed,” pointed out Townhall.com columnist Kurt Schlichter.
“Wine is illegal in Gaza,” noted Tablet magazine associate editor Noam Blum.
Still others noted that one of the bottles with Khalifa bore the date 1943 and contained champagne produced in Nazi-occupied France.
“Owning the Jewish state by proudly drinking wine from Vichy France,” one user wrote. “About right, yes.”
Khalifa defended and doubled down on her statement Sunday, despite the ongoing backlash.
In a response to one user who told her “Israel is the only country in the middle East where you wouldn’t be stoned to death in the street” in reference to her porn career, Khalifa answered: “I’ll take my chances in Saudi and Syria, that ‘born in: Lebanon’ on my passport wouldn’t go over well in ‘Israel.’”
Khalifa, who had a meteoric — but not exactly profitable — time in the adult industry in 2014, has discussed receiving ISIS death threats as recently as 2018 over a scene she filmed in a hijab.