Jon Stewart mocks Obama for not proposing new solutions to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 0:24 EDT
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After coming back from a two-week vacation, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night lampooned President Barack Obama’s trip to Israel.

While visiting the Israel Museum in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama remarked he had some “good matzah” — a statement that Stewart found incredulous.

“I’m going to stop you right there Mr. President,” he remarked. “Good matzah? That’s what’s known in the business as a goy-tell, cus unless that matzah was slathered in fluffernutter or jammed inside a chipwich, it tastes like the box it came in.”

Stewart also observed that Obama won praise for advocating a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“Why did no one think of this sooner?” he remarked, before playing clips of former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush calling for the exact same thing.

“We are powerless,” Stewart lamented.

Rather than advance any new solutions to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Obama convinced Israel to apologize to Turkey for an attack on a Turkish flotilla in 2010.

“Wait, what? Obama brokered a peace agreement between Israel and Turkey? Two countries no one knew was fighting? Gee, I can’t wait to see what he does with the Bosnia and Denmark situation.”

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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