The anti-Christ will have to be someone both the Jews and the Muslims will accept. Is Obama setting himself up for the roll?
Barack Obama dazzled (their words not mine) on Wednesday night in one of his first public speaking events since the end of his term. The 44th American president spoke at the Streicker Center at Temple Emanu-El in New York City’s Upper East Side. The crowd who filled the historic synagogue saw a recent president who was relaxed, glowing (seriously, does he use La Mer?) and full of words of wisdom.
What kind of advice does Obama have for his children, Malia and Sasha, as they exit the White House and make for adulthood? “Be kind, be useful, be a little fearless,” he told the crowd at the Streicker Center. These, he said, are the words by which he and Michelle Obama raise their daughters, and the parting advice he gave to every member of the audience.
In front of a pair of blazing menorahs and a sea of quivering smartphones, the former world leader spoke about his relationship to Israel. “To be a true friend of Israel it is important to be honest about it, and the politics of this country sometimes do not allow for it,” he said, according to attendees on social media. Calling situation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip “unsustainable” if Israel is to continue as a democracy, the former president received massive applause.