Though disappointed to learn the Iron Dome wasn't a giant yamaka, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night was thankful that the Gaza-Israel conflict ended "before it could fulfill the Mayan 2012 prophecy."

Stewart said the media seemed obsessed with finding the winners and losers in the deadly conflict, as if it were merely a board game. Various pundits declared Israel, Hamas, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Egypt as the winners, while Mahmoud Abbas and Iran were both declared losers.

"So the only two losers in the war between Israel and Gaza are the people who don’t live in either of those places?" Stewart mockingly remarked. "So the lesson here is the next time your region descends into a war, you have got to be in it to win it."

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