Obama Supporting Israel?

Obama wearing a yarmulke while praying with Jews at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

Obama wearing a yarmulke while praying with Jews at the Western Wall in Jerusalem


“Obama’s speech focused on Jewish values … He lamented the recent rise of international anti-Semitism and pledged to fight it …” – Zev Chafets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Here is an excerpt from Zev Chafets’ commentary about President Obama’s recent visit to the Adas Israel Synagogue in Washington, D.C.

Last Friday, to celebrate Jewish Heritage Month, Obama took his resentment against Netanyahu and disappointment with Israel to the Jewish public. His venue was Washington’s historic Adas Israel Synagogue. Wearing a gold colored bar mitzvah-boy skullcap, he stood on the pulpit and proudly reminded the audience that journalist Jeffrey Goldberg — a member of that very congregation — had once dubbed him, “America’s first Jewish President.”

When the applause and laughter subsided, Obama admitted that it was not literally true, but he was flattered by the conceit and would be speaking as an “honorary member of the tribe.”

In his report on his interview of President Obama, Jeffrey Goldberg writes the following.

On Israel, Obama endorsed, in moving terms, the underlying rationale for the existence of a Jewish state, making a direct connection between the battle for African American equality and the fight for Jewish national equality. “There’s a direct line between supporting the right of the Jewish people to have a homeland and to feel safe and free of discrimination and persecution, and the right of African Americans to vote and have equal protection under the law,” he said. “These things are indivisible in my mind.”

Wizbang’s readers are invited to read Zev Chafets’ commentary and Jeffrey Goldberg’s report and then decide for themselves just how much President Obama supports the state of Israel.

Obama wearing a yarmulke

Obama wearing a yarmulke while speaking at the Adas Israel Synagogue

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