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originally posted by: Spider879
'I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office': Obama's extraordinary claim revealed as president bids to reduce tensions with Israeli leader over Iran
David Axelrod revealed what president told him in interview with Israeli television
One of Barack Obama's most senior advisers has told how the president said to him: 'I'm the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office.'
David Axelrod, one of the key figures in Obama's rise to the presidency and his first term in office, revealed the claim at the same time as the president tried to reduce tensions with Israel over an impending nuclear deal with Iran.
Axelrod made the assertion during an interview with Israeli journalist Ilana Dayan of Channel 2 news, according to news siteJPUpdates.com.
'You know, I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office,' the president said, according to Axelrod's account. 'For people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts.'
The claim was revealed hours before Channel 2 conducted its own interview with Obama, who has a difficult relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Lookit and all this time alot of y'all thought he was Muslim..
But for real though this reminded me of Clinton as the first Black President, whatever Clinton did bad or good he had a certain kinda swag that had Blk folks loving him. on a more curious note I'd never thought of posing this question before.. but is America ready for an outwardly Jewish president??..take your time and think about it for a second before answering.
originally posted by: spiritualKat33
a reply to: Spider879
Last I checked there is such a thing as Muslims who practice Judaism! Now as to whether or not we will elect an outwardly Jewish president or not, it is possible and will probably happen before a Hispanic or Black Women is.