As we noted Monday, President Obama's Passover message this year included an odd comparison between the Jewish Seder and recent uprisings in the Middle East. Israeli National News noticed the comparison as well:
Passover recalls the bondage and suffering of Jews in Egypt and the miracle of the Exodus, but U.S. President Barack Obama says its message is reflected in Muslim uprisings.
In his annual message, prior to his third straight participation in the Passover Seder, President Obama stated, “The story of Passover…instructs each generation to remember its past, while appreciating the beauty of freedom and the responsibility it entails. This year that ancient instruction is reflected in the daily headlines as we see modern stories of social transformation and liberation unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa.”
On Tuesday, Glenn Beck took to his Fox News program with criticism of Obama's message and its apparent slight, calling it a "slap in the face" to Israel: