web analytics
September 2, 2014 / 7 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Obama Wants to Preach to Young Israelis during Visit

By: JTA

President Barack Obama hopes to address young Israelis on his visit to Israel, a senior administration official said.

“The president’s speech is an opportunity for him to speak directly with the Israeli people, in particular to young people, about the broad nature of the U.S.-Israeli relationship,” the official told JTA ahead of a White House briefing Thursday with Jewish community leaders about the trip scheduled for later this month.

The president’s agenda has not been revealed, but reports last week indicated he favors speaking at Tel Aviv University. The White House did not comment on Wednesday’s report that he might speak to students at the Jerusalem Convention Center.

President Obama’s visit to Jerusalem during the 2008 presidential campaign was carefully staged to prevent any negative questions.

If he addresses an audience youth that is screened for a favorable reception, he will be not be speaking to the consensus. Most polls show an increasing rightward move by youth.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

11 Responses to “Obama Wants to Preach to Young Israelis during Visit”

  1. I wouldn't let him preach to my gold fish.

  2. What is Hitler going to tell them now

  3. Its me zining Messianic, this is really me, willing to learn Hebrew, finances does not warrant as of this day… wedding of my youngest, and second child taking Bar examination.
    willing to help in my little own way social projects undertaken by HIS chosen people, wish I be a part such divine task.

  4. Gil Gilman says:

    The nuts are falling from the trees. I think one landed on my head…the tree, not the nut…what exactly does Obama hope to accomplish by this dog and pony show? He won't be fooling anyone in Israel, or the U.S., the islamists don't care. Perhaps he has a magical mirror, or a pie to stick his thumb into. Also where does this new wave of self-advertizing come from? It seems that 75% or more of the articles I read have some self promotional shpiel that has nothing to do with the question at hand…oh there is the answer to my question, it is merely mor self promotion from the president.

  5. Gil Gilman says:

    I should have said, self-promotion by commentors.

  6. Why doesn't he Obama just stay home, He never was interested in visiting Israel before? why now?

  7. Wendell Schloneger says:

    Make sure he is interrogated at the airport before allowed to enter to make sure his birth certificate and ss are valid. This will be good opportunity to get the truth.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Make sure he is interrogated at the airport before allowed to enter to make sure his birth certificate and ss are valid. This will be good opportunity to get the truth.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Make sure he is interrogated at the airport before allowed to enter to make sure his birth certificate and ss are valid. This will be good opportunity to get the truth.

  10. Marsha Roth says:

    Mr. Gilman, I don't know you or Mr. Costello, but you both got it right! I also, would not let him preach to my goldfish!

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Police set up roadblocks throughout the Sharon region and beyond to track down terrorists believed to have infiltrated the area.
Arab Terrorist Attack Foiled Near Netanya
Latest News Stories
Police set up roadblocks throughout the Sharon region and beyond to track down terrorists believed to have infiltrated the area.

Israeli intelligence sparked a massive manhunt that foiled an Arab terror attack, caught two suspects and kept Israeli civilians safe.

Former PM Ehud Olmert at Tel Aviv District Court hears his sentence on May 13, 2014. (archive)

The ‘Talansky affair’ corruption trial of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert re-opened today in Jerusalem.

Effective range of the Iranian Shahab-3 missile.

Iran has successfully tested a new defensive radar and missile system, its air force chief announced Monday.

Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Diplomatic relations with Israel are likely to remain in deep freeze for the next few years, Turkish PM Davutoglu signals.

Events on the other side of Israel’s northern border are heating up. The IDF is on high alert in the Golan Heights.

Germany and other western countries have begun providing weapons to Kurds in fight against the IS.

Sept. 1 is a spectacularly important day in Israel.

BDS will be claim victory, but the truth is that a logistics would be a major factor if SodaStream leaves Maaleh Adumim.

The body of 1st Sgt. Shachar Shalev was laid to rest this afternoon in the cemetery in Hipsin.

Palestinian Authority terrorists wounded a three-year-old girl and a bus driver in two separate rock throwing and firebombing attacks on Monday. Both victims suffered light injuries and were treated on the spot, without need for hospitalization. The girl was riding a bus in northern Jerusalem when the attackers smashed a glass window on the bus. […]

“He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” – Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994.

Palestinian Authority manipulation of the media makes it impossible for peace between PA Arabs and Israelis.

“I know that you spent your vacation doing things not according to what you planned,” the prime minister told students in southern Israel.

The recent war in Gaza is not expected to inflict any lasting damage on economic performance.

A Syrian rebel group attacks dozens of UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights; others are held captive. UNDOF head is challenged.

More Articles from JTA
Arab workers at SodaStream's factory in Maaleh Adumim may be replaced by Bedouin in the company's new plant in the Negev.

BDS will be claim victory, but the truth is that a logistics would be a major factor if SodaStream leaves Maaleh Adumim.

Lev Tahor children, in black garb, play with their toys.

Mixing the Haredi Lev Tahor cult with a bunch of fiercely religious Roman Catholics is a recipe for dynamite.

If Israel would just not exists, and if Jews would stop being Jewish, there would be no anti-Semitism in the world.

Netanyahu gets support from Congressmen on House Armed Services Committee

Nearly 200 Hollywood elite, including Sylvester Stallone and Seth Rogen, signed a statement condemning Hamas as its conflict with Israel continues.

Police entered the apartment after relatives were unable to contact the couple.

If you are worried about your child marrying a non-Jew, and you should be, then move to Israel.

If “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” Diaspora Jews are in big trouble.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/obama-wants-to-preach-to-young-israelis-during-visit/2013/03/07/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: