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John Oliver’s Bold Last Week Tonight Format Shift Amidst Tense Israel-Hamas Crisis

John Oliver’s Bold Last Week Tonight Format Shift Amidst Tense Israel-Hamas Crisis

John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight, recently changed the format of his show to address the Israel-Hamas conflict. In a rare serious cold open, Oliver explained to viewers why he would not be discussing the topic in the main body of the episode. He cited two reasons for this decision: the horrific nature of the conflict and the possibility of the segment becoming outdated quickly due to the rapidly changing situation.

Oliver expressed his sorrow and described the suffering in Israel and Gaza as sickening. He acknowledged the devastating impact on the region and diaspora communities worldwide. He also highlighted the understandable fear of further attacks in Israel and the potential humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza due to Israel’s response.

Oliver criticized both Hamas and the zealots and extremists on both sides who have hindered peace efforts over the years. He emphasized that Israelis and Palestinians have been let down by their leadership time and time again.

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