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Only Jon Stewart can get away with this (latest episode starts at 1:10)

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Jon Stewart is making some powerful enemies in the US.
Did Colbert say anything on the issue? Haven't been following them lately
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Haven't been following them either, just happened to come across these links on some website. Don't think Colbert has addressed the issue yet. Can't see him getting away with it being a non Jew.
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The US mainstream media is starting to get more sympathetic to the Palestinians and less willing to give carte blanche to the Israelis.

Consider today's interesting NBC news headline:

Israel assassinates nearly 40 alleged
militants in six-day bombardment

Amid talks of a truce with Gaza, Israel targets Palestinian fighters. Correspondent Richard Engel reports.

Note the use of the term "Assasinates" - not killed or some other euphemistic apologist term. Of course this is not FOX news but still....
On a somewhat related note, despite all the one sided pro Israel propaganda in the US media, younger Americans are surprisingly much more likely to sympathize with Palestine than Israel compared to their older generations.
For 65+ age group, 60% sympathize with Israel and 9% with Palestine.
For 50-64 age group, 56% with Israel and 9% with Palestine.
For 30-49 age group, 47% with Israel and 15% with Palestine.
For 18-29 age group, 44% with Israel and 22% with Palestine.
Survey was conducted by the Pew Research Center.

So for 65+ folks, for every 6 Israel sympathizer there's only 1 Palestine sympathizer, while for 18-29 age group, for every 2 Israel sympathizer there's 1 Palestine sympathizer. Things are changing although it's gone unnoticed. At this rate who knows where things will stand in 20 years.
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Unless the financing of their political campaign changes i don't think much will change in terms of foreign policy. The lobbying groups are too powerful. Even with their domestic issues the oil and gun companies control the politicians. After so many domestic deaths through gun violence still the US couldn't take any meaningful action against gun control. Israeli lobby is too powerful and anyone pissing them off will get screwed politically. The kind of language the Israeli ministers used to mock the efforts of US and Obama.. the way Netinyahu publicly endorsed Romney during the reelection campaign would have been enough to cause permanent damage between the two country's relations. Still the US will arm the Israelis and US Presidential candidates will visit Israel before every campaign.
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