Frontlines Podcast: Jon Stewart--Jewish hero or anti-Israel?

Jerusalem Post Managing Editor David Brinn and Deputy News Editor Noa Amouyal discuss outgoing Daily Show host's views on Israel and his Jewish legacy.

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February 12, 2015 16:38
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Frontlines Podcast: Jon Stewart--Jewish hero or anti-Israel?

Frontlines Podcast: Jon Stewart--Jewish hero or anti-Israel?





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The Daily Show's Jon Stewart announced this week that he would be leaving the show after 16 years. The comedian's sharp critiques of politics and the television news discourse have made him an important commentator in America's political consciousness.


While many see him as a proud extension of the Jewish legacy in American comedy that dates back to the Borscht Belt, his critiques of Israel have also made him a controversial figure among the pro-Israel community.


Jerusalem Post Managing Editor David Brinn and Deputy News Editor Noa Amouyal join podcast host Niv Elis to discuss Stewart's career, the way his views on Israel shape and define his Jewish legacy, and how his stance reflects growing conflicts within US Jewry. 


Is he a Jewish hero? Is he anti-Israel? Can he be both?


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