On Tuesday, former Obama advisor David Axelrod informed an Israeli television channel that President Obama considers himself “the closet thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office.” Obama’s deep and abiding connection to Jewish identity is obviously rooted in his ethnic background, connected to Jews via (?); his ideological ties to Jews, such as (?); and a profound connection with the state of Israel as evidenced by (?).
In actuality, Obama is about as Jewish as George Wallace was black.
But Obama spouted this drivel in order to whine about his treatment at the hands of commentators who, not having undergone full frontal lobotomies, can identify his animus for the Jewish state. “You know,” he allegedly told Axelrod, “I think I am 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.”
On the same day that President Obama’s former top advisor announced that Obama’s rabbinic degree could be expected in the mail any moment, he threatened Israel with abandonment at the United Nations. Obama then said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s realistic assessment of the status of negotiations – Netanyahu said there could be no deal to create a Palestinian state with the current leadership of the Palestinian Arabs – created a threat to the “credibility” of Israel.
Obama said that Netanyahu’s position, which is that Israel’s enemies ought to be forced to acknowledge its existence and disown terrorism prior to negotiations, “has so many caveats, so many conditions that it is not realistic to think that those conditions would be met at any time in the near future. So the danger is that Israel as a whole loses credibility. Already, the international community does not believe that Israel is serious about a two-state solution.” Obviously, Israel will only be credible when it accepts an Iranian nuclear threat, as well as a terrorist Palestinian state on its borders.
Netanyahu indirectly responded as a leader should: “When it comes to Israel’s security, I rely, first of all, on ourselves.”
Obama clearly despises Israel, and he clearly despises it because to him, it represents a Judeo-Christian colonialist outpost in an oppressed, Third World, Muslim area. So why the nonsense about being a member of the Tribe? Because Obama sees himself as all things to all people. Obama once said that he was a blank canvas on which people could project their thoughts and dreams, but he thinks of himself as an honorary member of every minority. He has Muslim roots, and thus understands Muslims better than Islamists. He is black, of course. He is also white, and understands the racism of his “typical white person” grandmother.
Now he’s Jewish, which allows him to lecture Jews about “Jewish values,” which he did last week.
This is the beauty of thinking about the world in little subsets of humanity operating through ethnic solidarity: if you appoint yourself an emissary of each of those groups, you can speak to each of those groups as an insider, and never be challenged for having other interests at heart. Sadly for President Obama and for the world, however, he has no relationship to Jews, no kinship with Jews, and certainly no love for Judaic values. The result: the most anti-Israel, anti-Semitic administration in American history.
Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration (Threshold Editions, June 10, 2014). Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro.