A couple of news stories that might have gotten past you and many Jewish Americans:
Here’s story #1, H/t Astute Bloggers, from the NYT:
When an international flotilla sails for Gaza this month to challenge Israel’s naval blockade of the Palestinian territory, among the boats will be an American ship with 34 passengers, including the writer Alice Walker and an 86-year-old whose parents died in the Holocaust.
The Americans have named their boat “The Audacity of Hope,” lifting the title of a book by President Obama to make a point, said Leslie Cagan, a political organizer who is the coordinator of the American boat.
“We’re sending a message to our own government that we think it could play a much more positive role in not only ending the siege of Gaza, but also ending the whole occupation” of Palestinian land, she said.
Is there any chance Obama will request they change the boat’s name? Nah. I didn’t think so, either.
Then, there’s this from American Thinker:
Mysteriously, the Office of the President has requested that a video of a Jewish singing group performing at the White House [in honor of American Jewish Heritage month] be removed from the web.
As part of the entertainment at the event, the Maccabeats were invited to sing several songs. They also did an impromptu acapella chant, with beautiful harmonies, of “Four More Years,” which was the video posted on Matzav.com.
Believe it or not, the website Matzav.com complied with the presidential request and the song was also removed from YouTube.
Am I the only person (aside from Thomas Lifson) curious as to why the WH wanted this video removed? I’m certain that no one in the media will ask his regime about either of these stories.
Obama is going to continue to bitch slap Israel and American Jews and guess what… they will continue to vote for him.