Geraldo Rivera threw paper and turned his back on Dan Bongino during a wild screaming match over the Palestinian-Israel conflict on Hannity Wednesday.
The Fox News personalities appeared together on Sean Hannity to discuss the Middle East conflict which has killed at least 227 people in Gaza and 12 in Israel.
The two appeared ready to resume hostilities from the moment they appeared on air after a similar spat in April.
Fox News host Hannity began by asking Rivera, an outspoken critic of Israeli aggression, for his views.
Rivera, 77, a veteran war correspondent, said it was ‘abhorrent’ that Palestinians were dying at 20 times the numbers of Israelis.
‘I demand a cease fire,’ he said.
Bongino, 46, attacked Rivera and accused him of being ignorant about the causes of the latest violent flare-up.
‘Geraldo, you do this every time and it is such garbage. You play this emotional game with the audience and use your position of responsibility to put out misinformation.’
‘This is not about me,’ Geraldo replied. ‘You didn’t come here to attack me. I’m sick of you, Bongino. You’re a punk.’
The discussion quickly descended into farce as the pair traded insults and shouted over one another.
With his trademark mustache bristling, Rivera screwed up a piece of paper and hurled it at the monitor from his remote location.
Bongino burst into laughter and called him an ‘out-of-control lunatic’.
‘I’m an out of control lunatic?’ Rivera responds. ‘I’m a ten-time Emmy winner.’
In April, Rivera had an epic meltdown during a screaming match with Bongino on Hannity over policing and protests in the wake of the death of Daunte Wright.
Gerald Rivera and Dan Bongino renewed their on-screen enmity during a wild screaming match over the Israel-Palestine conflict on Hannity Wednesday
Rivera, 77, demanded an immediate ceasefire, prompting Bongino to say: ‘Geraldo, you do this every time and it is such garbage’
A furious Rivera shouted over the top of Bongino, threw a piece of paper a the camera, and turned his back
Bongino, left, goaded Rivera by calling him a spreader of misinformation, while Geraldo, right, got emotional as he demanded an immediate ceasefire
Rivera, a veteran war correspondent, said it was ‘abhorrent’ that Palestinian children were dying at a rate 20 times higher than Israelis
Bongino then begins to criticize Rivera’s understanding of the Middle Eastern conflict again.
‘Geraldo Rivera does not understand that Hamas doesn’t believe in Israel’s right to exist,’ he said.
‘Hamas wants the Jews dead. What does (Rivera) do? The same thing with the police issue. He makes this an emotional thing and he says the Palestinian children.’
‘You are so misinformed on this, it’s pathetic.’
As Bongino is talking, Rivera turns his back to the camera.
Rivera responds by saying he has ‘covered every war from 1973 to 2012.’
‘Have you ever been to war?’ he asks.
‘You don’t understand your own history, Geraldo,’ says Bongino.
A Palestinian demonstrator throws teargas canisters back at Israeli forces during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Beit El near Ramallah, West Bank, on May 17
A man carrying a child passes by damaged site after Israeli army carried out airstrike over a building in the Sheikh Ridvan neighborhood in Gaza City. Rivera said it was ‘abhorrent’ that so many Palestinian children were being killed
During their previous exchange, Rivera called Bongino a ‘son of a b***’ and a ‘punk’ after his fellow guest said that Rivera wanted to see the country burn.
They went after each other for their differing view points in the wake of police officer Kimberly Potter, 48, fatally shooting Wright, a 20-year-old black man, in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.
Earlier the same week, Rivera called the shooting ‘an act of grotesque negligence’ before Bongino, who served as an NYPD officer for just four years in the late 1990s, chimed in to tell his fellow guest that he could not base his experiences of ‘going to dinner with a police captain.’
Rivera shot back on Monday, telling Bongino: ‘Don’t minimize my experience.’
Often referred to only by his first name, Rivera is a long-time journalist and conservative political commentator who hosted the tabloid talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998. He’s known for sensationalist reporting and tendencies toward gonzo journalism, often placing himself into his stories.
Bongino, a radio host and conservative political commentator, has also appeared often on Fox News programming and is reportedly a stakeholder in Parler. He has spread conspiracy theories, including that Barack Obama’s administration illegally spied on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for president.
The IDF began releasing details of its ‘hit list’ as commanders called for more time to continuing hunting Hamas leaders, despite growing calls for a ceasefire. Fighting has now entered its ninth day, with attacks continuing from both sides