Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The State of Israel Endorses Barack Obama

Well, not officially. But the yeshiva student who took out his note at the Kotel (Western Wall) said the following as an apology:

The yeshiva student who pried Barack Obama's prayer note from the Western Wall has apologized.
"I'm sorry. It was a kind of prank," Aleph said, his hands shaking as he fingered the tightly wadded-up sheet of King David Hotel letterhead. "I hope he wasn't hurt. We all believe he will take the presidency."

After all, his name's not so funny in Hebrew. Israel has had its own Prime Minister (Ehud) Barak [he is now Defense Minister, and I was frankly upset at the lack of jokes made when he was accompanying Senator Barack Obama around Israel last week].

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