By Steve Jennings, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47318334

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.”

Is Oliver right about Israel, or are his pro-Palestinian remarks merely a thin veil to obscure his anti-semitism? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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Raymond A Martucci
Raymond A Martucci
6 months ago

Why don’t he go live over where these people live and see who is actually lying, instead of hiding his sorry butt here in the states, being guarded. People like this have no clue and would side with the wrong just so he can keep their job, and not to get backlash

Michael G Warren
Michael G Warren
6 months ago

Oliver is a liberal comedian…and has no credibility with intelligent people.

Helen Pariza
Helen Pariza
6 months ago

Oliver is way off base. Israel is never the aggressor. The respond only to attacks!

Gardener fixer
Gardener fixer
6 months ago
Reply to  Helen Pariza

Israel confiscates Palestinian property and closes down businesses every day. Every few years the anger just builds up. Israel will get another $4 billion a year for the next eight years from us.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
6 months ago
Reply to  Gardener fixer

You’re a lying sack of shit

Valkyrie
Valkyrie
6 months ago
Reply to  Gardener fixer

You certainly do have a vivid imagination. Of course you have no idea of the real situation. Perhaps you could get a good job thinking up fantasy ideas for Hamas propaganda television to help spread more lies about Isrsel or better then that, shows on how nice the Hamas treats it’s people.

Madeleine
Madeleine
6 months ago
Reply to  Gardener fixer

I suggest you research truth. Only from families that are supporting members who are killing Israelis. Most Arabs want to live in peace as do all Israelis. Just Hamas leaders benefit from war and they actually live on the French Riviera Check it out

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
6 months ago
Reply to  Gardener fixer

Israel destroys property and shuts down businesses because they catch them building weapons like rockets, attacking Israel, sending their kids in as suicide bombers etc. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN THEIR SITUATION?

v steve
v steve
6 months ago
Reply to  Helen Pariza

Israel has been the aggressor oppressor from day one.