For the third year in a row, Barack Obama and his wife, hosted a Passover seder at the White House April 18 night for a small group of Jewish and non-Jewish staff and family. Earlier Monday, Obama called Benji Netanyahu to wish him and the Jewish citizens of the Zionist entity a happy Passover.
So far so good. However, what upset the Zionist racist crowd was some parts of Obama’s Passover message, in which he compared the freedom of Israelite tribes from Egyptian slavery with the current anti-government mass protests going in various Middle Eastern countries.
“The story of Passover, which recalls the passage of the children of Israel from bondage and repression to freedom and liberty, inspires hope that those enslaved can become free,” Obama said in his message sent out April 15.
The reaction from some Israeli media was: “How could the US President constructed a link between the (Muslim and Christian) Arab uprisings and Chosen People’s experiencing the miracles of the Creator that led them out of Egypt and towards the receiving of the Ten Commandments.
Ethel C. Fenig wrote in Jewish magazine American Thinker (April 19, 2011): “NO! the signs emerging from “the modern stories of social transformation and liberation unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa” seems to fortell a new transformation based on hatred against the other, with subjugation, not liberation, to fanatical form of Islam. There is no comparison to Passover!”
Professor Ariel Toaff (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), the son of Elio Toaff, former chief rabbi of Rome – has compared the festival of Passover with Western centuries-old ‘Blood Libel’ against the Jews in his controversial book Bloody Passovers. In the book Toaff argues that Christian children were in fact killed by Ashkenazic Jews between 1100 and 1500. Furthermore, Toaff described unleavened bread baked with dried blood, possibly taken from murdered Catholic children. Toaff also affirmed that the accusation against the Jews of Trent in the case of the murder of St. Simon of Trent “might have been true”.
Israeli archeologist, professor Ze’ev Herzog (Tel Aviv University) had claimed that Biblical story of Exodus is a myth.
The story of liberation of Israelite from Pharoah’s slavery under the leadership of prophet Moses (as) in Holy Qur’an is not as much in details as in Bible that Hollywood could make a movie out of it. However, Holy Qur’an does mention that as a child Moses was raised by Pharaoh’s wife Asiya but doesn’t mention ten plagues nor that Israelite carried any open struggle to free themselves from the bondage. It was Moses’s divine-given knowledge which convinced Pharaoh to let Israelite tribes leave his kingdom. The majority of Israelite were not religious – and when Moses went to receive the tablets – they started worshing the Golden Calf (sort of the current Wall Street).
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