mrminiver (mrminiver) wrote,

Обама многогранен. То он негр (по папеньке), то еврей (по маменьке): " Я - либеральный еврей"

Obama: ‘I’m Basically a Liberal Jew’

Barack Obama and Louis Farrakhan (Askia Muhammad via

by Joel B. Pollak26 Jan 20186708

Former President Barack Obama told a Jewish congregation in Manhattan Thursday that he is “basically a liberal Jew” as he defended his administration’s record on Israel and his decision to criticizeIsraeli settlements in Judea and Samaria.

Ha’aretz reports:

The event at Temple Emanuel in Manhattan marked the first time that Obama spoke publicly about Israel since leaving office.

Obama defended his decision to abstain at a December 2016 UN Security
Council vote denouncing Israeli settlements. He explained that vetoing
the resolution would have hurt “our credibility on human rights.” He
also stated that “to be a true friend of Israel it is important to be
honest about it, and the politics of this country sometimes do not allow
for it.”


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