Liberal comedian John Oliver viciously attacked the state of Israel on Sunday night during the opening monologue of his show ‘Last Week Tonight.’
Oliver discussed the ongoing conflict between the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and Israel, in the process making it clear his sympathy lied almost entirely with the Palestinians and went on to accuse the Israeli government of instituting ‘apartheid’ and committing ‘war crimes.’
As The Daily Beast reports:
“One side has suffered over 10 times the casualties, something which speaks to both the severe power imbalance at play here and how that often gets obscured by how we choose to talk about it,” said Oliver on his program.
Oliver said he wasn’t going to “try and recap the history” or “propose a solution,” instead vowing to explain why the incidents of the past week were “just wrong.”…
“In general, you should probably never meme a war crime,” said Oliver. “The fact is, the citizens of Gaza don’t have an Iron Dome to protect them the way the citizens of Israel do. It’s one of many ways they’re at a significant disadvantage.”
“They’ve been living under a suffocating blockade for 14 years, and in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinians are essentially being governed by a form of apartheid—an assessment echoed by both international and Israeli human rights groups,” said Oliver. “Life in Gaza is hard even when they’re not being bombed, and the U.S. government has implicitly co-signed on the brutally hard line Israel’s been taking.”
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