Frankie Boyle is a comedian and the field of comedy allows anyone who pursues this terrain to comment on anything regarding life on planet Earth. Mr. Boyle has views on the Palestine-Israel conflict which, as in all humor, carry an aspect of the truth, but also convey erroneous information. He claimed that after studying Israeli army manuals he learned sixteen ways to kick a Palestinian woman in the back. He then offered an analogy, “If you can imagine that Palestine is a big cake, well… that cake is being punched to pieces by a very angry Jew.” It is an interesting comment, but, for the life of me, I do not see it as humorous.
Boyle claims that Israel is a “a state busily going about the destruction of an entire people.” That is not only not funny, but lacks any basis in reality. In the Congo, an entire people face destruction, in Myanmar, the people face destruction, in Israel, there are terrible things done to Palestinians, but there is no evidence of a people facing “destruction.”
Mr. Boyle has an inalienable right to say what he dams well wants.