Obama’s Afikoman

It is difficult to understand how Israelis can continue, year in and year out since 1967, to proudly celebrate Passover without being able to detect another form of slavery under their noses.

Here is a point that one would be hard pressed to refute: In his visit to Israel last week, U.S. President Barack Obama made Israelis sit up and listen. This is an important achievement, particularly in the case of Obama, about whom Jeffrey Goldberg, a journalist who knows him well, has stated: “Obama, from one angle of approach, is probably the most Jewish president the United States has ever had.”