Obama: I’m Jewish ‘In My Soul’
“I am, in my soul.”
President Obama, widely described by pro-Israel groups as the U.S. president “least friendly to the Jewish state since its founding,” believes that he is Jewish in his “soul.”
The president’s nebulous declaration of faith was recorded by the Jewish Journal’s David Suissa, who, while attempting to approach the president to ask him if he had any message for the Jews of Los Angeles, witnessed the following exchange:
“Mr President,” [the man to my right] said in his booming voice, “when I told my Christian friend I was coming to a Channukah party at the White House, he told me, ‘I didn’t know the President was Jewish!”
The President let out a serious belly laugh. But in all the commotion of people asking other questions and everyone clicking their smart phone cameras, it was easy to lose sight of the president to see if he had anything to say.
I kept my eyes straight on him. It was clear that the “President was Jewish” idea had intrigued him. After about three or four seconds, as he was
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