In an interview on Israeli television, close Obama adviser David Axelrod said Obama considers himself “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.” Unfortunately, most observers don’t see it and U.S.- Israeli relations are at an all time low. For starters, being at the forefront of liberalism the president should have known that it’s no longer considered acceptable to refer to someone as “a Jew.” The politically correct way of referring to someone who is Jewish is to say, “a Jewish person.” The fact that Obama neglected this speaks volumes.
If you want to match “words” and “deeds” (my old mentor used to preach to me, if your words match your deeds you are a man of integrity), take the recent situation where Obama threatened to abandon Israel in the United Nations
. By all accounts Obama appeared to be aligning with radical Muslim nations against Israel, certainly not with the Jewish population.
Trust between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama have eroded to the point where Netanyahu came to the U.S. and spoke directly to Congress
attempting to thwart the Obama administrations attempts to make a nuclear deal with these countries that would pose a real and immediate threat to Israel as a nation and its people.
In our opinion, this bizarre statement by Axelrod (ostensibly from Obama) shows how detached President Obama is from reality. We have no doubt he believes it and really doesn’t understand why others don’t. If questioned, perhaps he’d take the Marie Harf approach and claim that his pronouncement was “too nuanced” for us to understand.
In real life this is a huge slap in the face to people of Jewish faith, from a man who has demonstrated support for countries run by Islamic extremists or overrun by terrorists at the expense of Israel, Christians living in the Middle East, and the best interests of the nation he is responsible for.