A Long Weekend of Peace

  • Aired:  07/31/14
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The U.S. finally gets the opportunity to broker peace in the Middle East when Israel and Hamas agree to a 72-hour ceasefire. (2:28)

>> Jon: HEY!

WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE HAVE A VERY NICE SHOWTONIGHT.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, AUBREY PLAZAFROM THE MOVIE "LIFE AFTER

BETH," BUT FIRST, I DON'T EVENKNOW HOW TO TELL YOU, FOLKS,

WHERE TO BEGIN TONIGHT.

THE MIDDLE EAST, YOU DON'T HEARA LOT ABOUT IT THESE DAYS.

[LAUGHTER]BUT RIGHT BEFORE WE STARTED THE

TAPING, ISRAEL AND HAMAS HAVEAPPARENTLY AGREED TO A 72-HOUR

CEASEFIRE, A 72-HOUR CEASEFIRE.

IT'S VERY NICE.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]IT'S THREE DAYS. LET ME TELL

YOU, HERE'S WHAT I'M HOPING FOR,A THREE-DAY CEASEFIRE SOMEHOW

MIRACULOUSLY TURNS INTO ANEIGHT-DAY CEASEFIRE AND SUDDENLY

WE GOT OURSELVES ANOTHERHANUKKAH WORKING, YOU KNOW WHAT

I'M SAYING? A WHOLEOTHER MIRACLE.

OBVIOUSLY THIS IS SOMETHING ALOT OF US HAVE BEEN HOPING FOR.

>> WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORTDIPLOMATIC EFFORTS TO END THE

VIOLENCE BETWEEN ISRAEL ANDHAMAS.

>> THE PRESIDENT HAS PUT HISPRESIDENCY BEHIND THE EFFORTS TO

TRY FIND PEACE IN THE REGION.

>> Jon: AND NOW WE GOT THREEDAYS OF IT.

[LAUGHTER]A LONG WEEKEND OF PEACE.

IT'S STILL TOO EARLY TO REALLYKNOW WHAT BROUGHT THIS ABOUT,

BUT WE DO KNOW THAT THE BREAKCAME AFTER THIS:

>> ISRAEL HAS MADE A REQUEST FORRESUPPLY OF SEVERAL TYPES OF

AMMUNITION.

AS ONE DEFENSE OFFICIAL SAID TOME, THEY HAVE BEEN USING UP AN

AWFUL LOT.

>> Jon: THAT IS, OF COURSE, THECORRESPONDENT FROM THE

UNDERSTATEMENT TIMES PICAYUNE.

SO MAYBE THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED.

THEY'RE JUST RUNNING OUT OF[BLEEPED] TO BLOW UP.

MAYBE WHAT HAPPENED HERE IS THEDIPLOMATS TACKLED ISRAEL WHILE

THEY WERE RELOADING.

IT'S THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PEACETHAT WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR.

THAT THE ADMINISTRATION ASWE HEARD EARLIER HAS BEEN

WORKING TIRELESSLY TOWARDS.

NOW IS OUR CHANCE.

>> THE UNITED STATES HAS AGREEDTO RESUPPLY ISRAEL'S MILITARY

WITH MULTIPLE TYPES OFAMMUNITION.

>> 120 MILLIMETER MORTARS ANDGRENADES, FOUR GRENADE

LAUNCHERS.

>> Jon: WE HAD THIS.

WHY ARE WE GIVING THEM MORE WITHTHE BLOWING...?

LET'S END THE FIGHTING, BUTFIRST, HAVE SOME MORE FIGHTING

STUFF.

NO!

GUYS, WE CANNOT BE ISRAEL'SREHAB SPONSOR AND ITS DRUG

DEALER.

IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK.

JUST SAY NO.

BUT FIRST, SMOKY SMOKE?

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