‘Why would it be different this time?’


‘Why would it be different this time?’

BASSEM YOUSSEF takes on PIERS MORGAN in this insightful but wry YouTube conversation about Israel and Palestine.

  • 20 October 2023
  • Free Speech
  • 1 min to read
  • article 5 of 20

Bassem Raafat Mohamed Youssef has been called the Jon Stewart of the Middle East, and The Daily Show was one of the things that led the Egyptian to abandon his career as a cardiothoracic surgeon and become a full-time satirist and host. He was included in Time magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people in 2013.

Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan, born as Piers Stefan O'Meara, has taken on everyone from Meghan Markle and Oprah to British media authorities. Rupert Murdoch appointed him to edit the News of the World in 1994 at the age of 29, making him the youngest person in that role at a British national publication in more than 50 years. Later, he was the editor of the Daily Mirror when the publication was caught illegally eavesdropping on phone conversations, including those of British royals. Nowadays, he hosts Piers Morgan Uncensored, where the conversation with Youssef was broadcast.

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Youssef, who has family in Gaza, and Morgan discuss topics such as the price the Arab world pays for Western guilt regarding the Holocaust, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley and others characterising the Palestinian issue as a “struggle between good and evil", why the Middle East can't produce “a Nelson Mandela" to help make peace, why Israel strikes targets in the West Bank while Hamas is not present there, and what a “proportionate response" to the October 7 attack would be.

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