President Obama reportedly told David Axelrod, “You know, I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office. For people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts.”
Funny, he doesn’t look Jewish.
As for those hurt feelings, Obama could alleviate them by not insisting on lionizing Iran while villifying Israel.
But this isn’t the first time he’s said that sort of thing. Three years ago, Obama claimed he knew more about Judaism than any of his predecessors. As Bill Kristol noted at the time, both John Adams and James Monroe could read Hebrew. I’d like to see Obama read Hebrew without the aid of a teleprompter.
If Obama truly knows more about Judaism than any of his predecessors and is the closest thing to a Jew having sat in the Oval Office, he would know that Jews do not worship false Messiahs.
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