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Obama Compares Palestinians’ Plight To Blacks

From the Politico:

In Mideast, Obama returns to U.S. race metaphors

By JOSH GERSTEIN | March 21, 2013

JERUSALEM—On his stops in the Holy Land Thursday, President Barack Obama turned again and again to a subject not obviously connected to the current troubles in the Mideast: the struggles of African Americans in the United States.

Everything is racial to Obama. Our ‘post-racial’ President is really our most racial President. He can never drop his race obsession, even for a minute.

One of the parallels the president drew—comparing the plight of Palestinians to that of blacks in the U.S.—has drawn criticism in the past when he raised it in this region.

During a press conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Obama said young people he’d met on the trip made him think of his own children.

"Whenever I meet these young people, whether they’re Palestinian or Israeli, I’m reminded of my own daughters, and I know what hopes and aspirations I have for them," Obama said at the Palestinian headquarters compound in Ramallah. "And those of us in the United States understand that change takes time but it is also possible, because there was a time when my daughters could not expect to have the same opportunities in their own country as somebody else’s daughters."

Obama’s comments—which invoked life under Jim Crow in the U.S. or perhaps even under slavery—seemed to give support to Palestinian narratives that describe Arabs and Palestinians as second-class citizens in Israel. That line of criticism deeply angers many Israelis…

Why? The parallels are obvious. Everyone remembers how, during Jim Crow, blacks were blowing up whites and trying to take their land, and drive whites into the sea.,

[A]t stops in Jerusalem later on Thursday, Obama invoked the history of African-Americans in the U.S. in ways far more pleasing to Israelis and Jews generally.

During his main speech to the Israeli people, Obama noted how the bible story of the expulsion of the Jews from Egypt and the drive to reach the promised land animated African Americans in the U.S. for ages…

In fact, this is a major theme of Reverend Jeremiah Wright and his Trinity Church, which Obama attended for over twenty years. Even though one wonders what is the ‘promised land’ blacks are supposed to go to.

And Thursday night, Obama invoked the history of Jews who worked for racial justice, in particular the Jewish American activists who joined the civil rights movement in the 1960s…

"African Americans and Jewish Americans marched together at Selma and Montgomery, with rabbis carrying the Torah as they walked. They boarded buses for freedom rides together. They bled together. They gave their lives together … the U.S. president said…

Tell that to your good friends, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, March 22nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Obama Compares Palestinians’ Plight To Blacks”

  1. captstubby

    were Blacks the first slave owners?

    an incovenent truth.

    The African Americans
    Search for Truth and Knowledge
    by
    Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Jr.

    “This special combination of African peoples, the Sun, the fertile land and the Nile River were blended together to produce the greatest civilization of the Ancient World. The enormous impact of this High Culture of the Nile Valley on Africa, Asia, and Europe has not been fully appreciated. The latest scientific discoveries have helped to reveal the significance of the value systems, the traditions and institutions that were produced in the Nile Valley andspread to various parts of Africa and the world.Recent discoveries have established Africa as the site of the earliest domestication of grains and cattle, several thousand years before similar domestication took place inWestern Asia around Mesopotamia. The African sites were Carbon 14 tested to be about15,000 and 18,000 years old, respectively, whereas the Asian sites have traditionally beendated to be about 7,000 or 8,000 years old. A University of Chicago research team in the1960′s discovered thirty-three royal tombs in Nubia south of Egypt along the Nile River.Many of the thousands of objects in these tombs have been dated to be more than 5,300years old, making this discovery the earliest evidence of an established monarchy in the history of the world. This new evidence along with older finds and the existing monuments, temples, tombs and pyramids have firmly established Egypt-Nubia-Ethiopiain the Nile Valley as the Cradle of Civilization. These developments of African peoples of the Nile Valley became the foundation for the cultural progress of various groups inAfrica and provide the basis for the culture unity of Africa through its traditions and institutions. These developments can be seen through the existence of a Communal,Cooperative and Collective value system throughout the continent.African social structure has functioned through the extended family system with a unique preservation of the spirit of the ancestors. It is this African value system that became the basis of Nile Valley Civilization and explains the monumental building of temples,tombs, and pyramids .”

    so BLACK VALUES = Hebrew Bondage.

  2. Liberals Demise

    What would he know about life as a black American?
    Pull the golden spoon out of his mouth.
    Seriously folks, he may only know half the story seeing his mammy was white.




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