John Oliver, It’s Time to Bring Your ‘Peace Plan’ to Israel

The ‘Last Week Tonight’ star needs to cover Israel-Palestine in more depth, and not just during wartimes in Gaza. Plus, a welcome blast from the past with Apple’s ‘1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything’

Adrian Hennigan
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John Oliver has covered many international stories over the years on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” but there’s always been one glaring omission from the main segment on his topical show: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In the seven years his show has been on the air, he’s covered the likes of Narendra Modi, the Uighurs, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, Brexit, numerous foreign elections and even deaths on Mount Everest. But not once has he deemed events in Israel, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip worthy of top billing.

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