(JTA) — Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" and conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly talked about the Middle East among other topics in a political debate.
“Rumble In The Air-Conditioned Auditorium,” which was shown on the Internet, was held Oct. 6 at George Washington University in Washington.
O’Reilly, host of the political commentary program "The O’Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel, suggested that Obama get closer to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order to send a stronger message to Iran on the need to halt its nuclear weapons program.
"All Barack Obama has to do is go on a double date with Bibi, with Netanyahu,” O’Reilly said. “Just double date with him, go anywhere with him, that sends a little message to Tehran: They might be making up some stuff.”
The double date, O’Reilly said, would send shivers up the spines of Iran’s ruling mullahs.
The debate was livestreamed on the Internet for $4.95. Half of the proceeds were to be donated to charity.