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Satirical Host Jon Stewart Mocks Israeli Elections

January 24, 2013 3:40 pm 9 comments

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Israeli elections were unable to avoid the satirical wrath of Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart. The highly popular TV host poked fun at the celebrity endorsements Benjamin Netanyahu received from  Chuck Norris (“What demographic is that targeting? Ardent Zionists who haven’t been to the movies in 10 years?”) and Donald Trump, as well as his relationship with U.S. President Barack Obama.

Stewart mocked media pundits who decried those who rejected Netanyahu’s settlemement policy as being anti-Israel, saying that if that were the case then half of Israel was in fact anti-Israel, as the center-left, which is thought to be more resistant to settlement in the West Bank, earned half the mandates in Israeli elections Tuesday. But as Algemeiner editor Dovid Efune points out, Yair Lapid, the new face of Israel’s center-left, isn’t exactly a dove when it comes to settlements either.

Watch the video of Stewart’s sketch below:

9 Comments

  • Jon Stewart and Obama take their cues from powerful, influential Jews who hate settlers.
    Stewart and Obama have a large spectrum of concerns – they have to relay on experts in various fields to inform them.
    and the ‘experts’ – who have been influenced by HaAretz, Shimon Peres, Olmert and their ilk – hate settlers.

    if someone will teach Stewart – he might be open to learning. if it was presented as going against the establishment – he might actually find the truth to be interesting and valid.

    • There are no “settlers” in Judea & Samaria, the the historic heartland of Israel. The Israeli patriots who live on this strategic high ground protect the large Israeli population centers like Tel Aviv, home to many wealthy, leftist Israeli elitists.Just as there is no “Palestine”, a term invented by the Romans after they destroyed Judea and resurrected by the terrorist Arafat in 1964, there is also no “West Bank”. Only JUDEA & SAMARIA.If there is a “Palestine” then it has to be Jordan, 77% of the original British Palestine Mandate (1922-1948),the “East Bank”, of the Jordan River.

  • As the Prophet Isaiah said:”The destruction of the Jews shall come from within”

    This includes:
    The loathing, self-hating Jew, like Jon Stewart and the “NYC Upper West Side Bunch”
    I would also include those Israelis who are the Shalom Achshav advocates

  • Whatever Jon Stewart’s commentary on the Israel elections, it couldn’t be worse than the BBC World Service whose ONLY comment on the results was to interview “Professor” Saree Rantisi of USC Los Angeles, an extremist Palestinian who said nothing at all about the elections but spouted all kinds of lies and propaganda, including claiming that Israeli Arabs had not right to vote! How the BBC gets away with being more anti-Israel than Al-Manar I do not know.

  • Jon’s right. Half of Israel IS anti-Israel.

  • Well, if all Stewart could come up with as to why Obama is anti-Israel is that he gently nudged Bibi on the issue of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (actually, he called them illegitimate), someone should be doing a better job of information distribution in NY, at the least.

  • Most leftist morons don’t miss an opportunity to attack Israel, even if they mean Jews, at least Jewish-Jews, but that is still unacceptable (for how long?).
    To Israel’s elections, obviously, they prefer Muslim regents and satraps, no democracy, female genital mutilation, and “honor” murder of females by the tens of thousands.
    Press your acquaintances for advertising to be cancelled for the stations who host such garbage.

  • JOHN STEWART . Will the word “shmuck” get me banned? If so, let me use the word “stupid jerk”.

    • What do you anti John Stewart people have to say about
      the Israeli Jews who voted against Bibi? As a first generation American, who considers myself pro Israel, I think Israel can do better than Bibi…he’s stale and I believe Israel deserves better…someone with new thinking..ideas to handle a difficult situation. I know….it’s easy for me to say from afar when I don’t live there; but God knows they’ve got to get more open and creative in the most difficult position they’re in…before it’s too late, if not already.

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