OBAMA – THE FIRST JEWISH PRESIDENT, TOO? / Exclusive: Joseph Farah reacts to president´s claim of unshakeable commitment to Israel (WND-WORLD NET DAILY COMMENTARY) By Joseph Farah 06/04/12)
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Did you know Barack Obama is not only the first black president
(assuming you don’t take seriously Bill Clinton’s attempted
usurpation of that honor), the first homosexual president, as
Newsweek declared him, but also the first Jewish president?
That was Obama’s implication last week in speaking to a group of
conservative Jewish leaders about his plans for rebuilding the U.S.
economy after four years of using the wrecking ball on it.
Obama said he probably knows more about Judaism than any other U.S.
president in history.
Yes, he actually said that.
He also told them that he had an unshakeable commitment to Israel’s
security proven by his administrations “toughest-ever sanctions on
I’m not making this up.
He also boasted of having so many Jewish friends in Chicago at the
beginning of his career that he was accused of being a puppet of the
No doubt even some of his best friends are Jewish.
He wondered out loud why some people don’t think he really supports
Maybe it’s because he doesn’t.
But it is the audaciously ridiculous claim of knowing more about
Judaism than his predecessors that I want to address here.
Let’s get a grip here for a minute.
John Adams read the Bible every day – in Hebrew!
James Madison did likewise.
It was one of Harry Truman’s long-time Jewish friends and business
partners who coaxed him into his critical support for the rebirth of
the state of Israel after 1,900 years of dispersion, persecution and
Where, I wonder, did Obama learn about Judaism?
By all accounts, his pastor of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright, is a
vicious anti-Semite and friend of Louis Farrakhan. Wright himself
says Obama knew little about Christianity when he first came to his
church and much more about Islam.
This remark by Obama was made the same day he offended Poles by
referring to a “Polish death camp.” Of course, all the death camps in
Poland were German in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.
Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski called it a matter
of “ignorance and incompetence.”
Not exactly the kind of mistake one would expect from the first
Jewish president – or even the U.S. president most knowledgeable
The arrogance of such a statement is breathtakingly condescending and
If some ardent Obama supporter made such a statement it would be
laughable enough, but this was Obama doing what he does best –
boasting about his own strengths when they are really his greatest
If all that weren’t enough to absorb, that same day, Obama was
courting the Jewish vote by handing out Presidential Medals of Honor
to some other prominent Jews.
Normally, I would be quite pleased to learn that Bob Dylan, one of my
favorite artists, was so honored.
But, I have to tell you, Dylan should have rejected the award under
the circumstances – being presented, as it was, by Barack Obama in a
shameless bit of election year courting of the Jewish vote.
In addition, other recipients included former Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright and Israeli President Minister Shimon Peres.
For many years, Albright denied her Jewish heritage and was no friend
of Israel during her tenure at State. For his part, Peres was one of
the architects of the land-for-peace process that has resulted in
less land and less peace for Israel.
Dylan, on the other hand, has always been a staunch supporter of
Israel, which makes his acceptance of the award in such a setting
even more troubling.
How will this fly with the Jewish community in America?
Will they be hoodwinked? Will they be fooled, again?
I hope not. I really, really hope not. (© 2012 WorldNetDaily.com,
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