The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment -

I found Joel Braunold’s ar­ti­cle ( Obama’s in­side track on Is­rael, March 30) as­ton­ish­ingly naive.

Some of the ev­i­dence pre­sented to sup­port the sug­ges­tion that Pres­i­dent Obama is a prod­uct of the Chicago Jewish es­tab­lish­ment, was ab­surd. To sug­gest that his daugh­ter’s at­ten­dance at bar­mitz­vahs or pre­pared speeches at Jewish con­ven­tions are ev­i­dence of an affin­ity is ridicu­lous.

De­scrib­ing Pres­i­dent Obama as “the first Jewish Pres­i­dent” is like de­scrib­ing Bibi Ne­tanyahu as “the first Amer­i­can Prime Min­is­ter”. Ev­ery pres­i­dent in re­cent years has hosted a White House Seder, while his public treat­ment of Mr Ne­tanyahu caused anger through­out the US.HE is a po­lit­i­cal op­por­tunist like so many oth­ers, which is the most dis­ap­point­ing thing to Amer­i­can Jews. Harry Levy Hatch End, Pinner

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