In a recent sketch on Eretz Nehederet, Michael Rapaport, an American actor and comedian, humorously highlighted Hollywood stars’ alleged indifference to the hostages held by Hamas in Gaza since the October 7 attack. Playing himself as the Oscars host, he joked that the hostages and Tinseltown royalty shared a commonality – neither had eaten in four months. He quipped about the potential popularity of the “hostage diet” next year.

The sketch stood out for its clever incorporation of footage featuring actual celebrities at recent awards ceremonies, creating the illusion that Michael Rapaport, who had visited Israel and advocated for the hostages a few months ago, was the genuine host of the awards.