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Obama Claims ‘I’m the Closest Thing to a Jew in Oval Office’

Senior Obama aid David Axelrod reveals Obama’s surprising statement to Israeli media, as Indyk calls Israel an ’emotional nation.’

Obama_US_Israel.JPEG-0324d_s878x585-676x441Obama wearing a kippah (file)     Reuters

Ahead of Channel 2’s interview with US President Barack Obama on Tuesday night, Ilana Dayan of the “Uvda” (Fact) TV show interviewed some of the closest advisers to Obama to paint a wider picture of the president ahead of his TV interview.

Dayan spoke with Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who was a key supporter in getting Obama elected and guiding him during his first term in office.

Axelrod made a surprising revelation, exposing a comment made by Obama who evidently was offended at being accused of anti-Semitism for his perceived hostile position vis-a-vis the Jewish state.

“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,” Obama said according to Axelrod.

How Obama views himself as being “the closest thing to a Jew” remains a baffling source of mystery; it would appear he may have somehow felt that being the son of a Kenyan man connects him to all minority communities in the US, including the Jewish community.

In his interview with Channel 2, Obama showed what is viewed as a very non-Jewish lack of support for the Jewish state, threatening to pull US support for Israel at the UN if peace talks aren’t resumed.

Dayan also interviewed Martin Indyk, who was tasked as the US Special Envoy during peace talks that were torpedoed by the Palestinian Authority (PA) last April, and who has gone on record bashing Israel on numerous occasions.


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