Even without speaking his 'Body language' says it All.
Contrast: Obama lectures Jews and Israel to be moral and make HARD PEACE in holiday greetings contrasts with friendly neutral Eid message. HT: IMRA.
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA 13 September 2015
Here is the message by President Obama to the Jews:
#1. "we are required to atone where we have fallen short. And to do whatever we can to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past" - don't cross with me again (see #2).
#2. "Hope is hard. Peace is hard. " = On the agenda is forcing Israel to accept a "hard peace" with the Palestinians based on "hope" rather than reality. (and #3 if wondering)
#3. "As a community bound together by shared values side by side with friends and allies like the State of Israel lets write the next chapter in a way that speaks to the best of our traditions and the highest of our ideals." = That's right, I AM talking about Israel and a deal.
#4. "we recognize how much lies beyond our control" = you lost on Iran. I won. It can and will happen in the future.
#5. "our tremendous power to make a difference. In our lives and in our world. " = I make a tremendous difference, and side with me to make a tremendous difference (see above)===================
Shanna Tova from President Obama [September 2015 - transcript by IMRA from White House YouTube video
Chag Sameach everybody.
On behalf of myself and Michelle and our family I want to extend our warmest wishes to Jews across America, Israel and the world as you mark the first of the high holy days.
Jewish tradition teaches us that for the next ten days the Book of Life is open.
As millions of Jews ask God to inscribe their names in that Book we recognize how much lies beyond our control.
Yet during these Days of Awe we also recognize our tremendous power to make a difference. In our lives and in our world.
As human beings we are not required to be perfect, but we are required to atone where we have fallen short. And to do whatever we can to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. And to love the stranger and treat him as we would want to be treated.
These things are not easy. Faith is hard. Hope is hard. Peace is hard.
But right now the book is open. Not just for God but for us.
As a community bound together by shared values side by side with friends and allies like the State of Israel lets write the next chapter in a way that speaks to the best of our traditions and the highest of our ideals.
Let's usher in a sweet new year full of health and hapiness for out families, friends and neighbors. Whether they live down the street or halfway around the world.
Happy New Year everyone And from my family to yours - Shannah Tova.
The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 16, 2015
Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/07/16/statement-president-occasion-eid-ul-fitr
Michelle and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. As Muslims mark the end of the month, they are reminded that Ramadan is a time to reflect spiritually, build communally, and aid those in need. While Eid marks the end of Ramadan, it marks a new beginning for each individual – a reason to celebrate and express gratitude on this holiday.
For millions of Muslims, the morning of Eid is marked with the call to prayer echoing through cities and towns across the globe. Millions of people head to local mosques for special Eid prayers followed by festive gatherings, gift exchanges, and feasts among friends, neighbors and families. The diversity of traditions paint the vibrant images we see from around the world capturing the spirit and excitement of Eid – colorful dresses or white garments decorating the masses of people standing in lines for prayer, lanterns and ornaments lighting up bazaars and neighborhoods, intricate henna designs painted on hands of young girls and women, and an abundance of delectable foods and aromatic cuisines.
As Muslim Americans celebrate Eid across America, the holiday is a reminder to every American of the importance of respecting those of all faiths and beliefs. This past year New York City Public Schools announced adding Eid to their official school calendars alongside Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays – an acknowledgement of the great diversity and inclusiveness that adds to the richness of our nation. During this year’s White House Iftar, I had the opportunity to meet inspiring young Muslim Americans who are leading efforts for greater understanding and unity across diverse communities. Following the Iftar, one of the young attendees helped spearhead an effort that raised more than $75,000 for the churches burned in the wake of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Americans of all faiths and beliefs must stand together to protect our democracy and strengthen our country as a whole.
Michelle and I hope today brings joy to all of your homes, both here in the U.S. and around the world. From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak!
Hmmm.......The most Anti Israeli U.S. President.....EVAH. Matthew 12:34