— by Naomi Friedman
In a segment on the Israeli-Hamas war last week, The Daily Show’s host, Jon Stewart, complained about the asymmetry of the conflict.
On the mutual bombing that is taking place, Stewart quipped that Israel is “bomb-better.” The clip of the sketch went viral, provoking wrath within the U.S. Jewish community.
Stewart seemed to want a more even conflict: Maybe a few hundred Israeli deaths would make him feel a little better about the whole situation?
Just how wrong the sketch was, however, only became clear on the July 18 broadcast of “Yoman,” Israel’s Channel One’s weekly news program, hosted by Ayala Hason.