Barack Obama seems to think that attending a Passover seder once a year will fool Jews into thinking he likes them.
Forget that he gave massive financial support -- not to mention weekly attendance -- to a church whose pastor, Jeremiah Wright, delivers anti-Semitic jabs on a regular basis. Forget that his first phone call from the Oval Office after his inauguration was to Mahmoud Abbas, and that his first formal TV interview as President was with al-Arabiya. Forget that one of his top advisers is Samantha Power, an inveterate Israel-hater who recently said that the U.S. should be prepared to send in our military to subjugate the Jewish state and facilitate its takeover by the Arabs. Forget that whereas Obama bowed to the Saudi king, he treated Prime Minister Netanyahu like something the cat dragged in.
We're supposed to forget Obama's unrelenting disparagement and undermining of the Jewish state because... he attends a Passover seder. That, he supposes, will make everything okay. To quote the man himself, "Do you think we're stupid?"
From Israel National News:
Passover recalls the bondage and suffering of Jews in Egypt and the miracle of the Exodus, but U.S. President Barack Obama says its message is reflected in Muslim uprisings.
In his annual message, prior to his third straight participation in the Passover Seder, President Obama stated, “The story of Passover…instructs each generation to remember its past, while appreciating the beauty of freedom and the responsibility it entails. This year that ancient instruction is reflected in the daily headlines as we see modern stories of social transformation and liberation unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa.”
Did you notice the omissions? The haggadah doesn't "instruct each generation to remember its past." It instructs each generation of Jews to remember its past. And it's not just about "the beauty of freedom," but rather, it's about deliverance of the Jews by God so that He could make His covenant with them at Mt. Sinai, which established them as the Chosen People.
Unfortunately for the Jews, for thousands of years the idea that God would choose one particular people to be His instrument of blessing to the world has really bothered a lot of non-Jews -- and it's bothered them enough to attempt genocide time and time again.
All over the Middle East and North Africa right now, radical jihadists are on the move. The Muslim Brotherhood -- which is calling for war against Israel -- has largely shut down the secular freedom movement in Egypt. Al-Qaeda is gaining territory in Libya. Thanks to all the unrest, anti-terrorist efforts and cooperation with U.S. intelligence have been disrupted and/or shut down all over the Middle East and North Africa.
It's bad enough for Barack Obama to be celebrating these developments. But to celebrate them on Passover -- the central, defining event of Jewish history -- is beyond despicable.
Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs