Shas Journal: Obama Is 'A Stone-throwing Palestinian'

Rightist 'Day to day' journal calls Obama an 'extreme Islamist' warns his 'mistake will harm the U.S.'

The official Shas journal "Day to Day" published Thursday an editorial depicting United States President Barack Obama as "a Palestinian stone throwing youth in East Jerusalem, and not a strategic leader."

The journal editorial was published in response to Obama's interview on Fox News Thursday morning, during which he criticized Minister of Interior affairs and Shas chairman Eli Yishai for the administrative decision to build 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo neighborhood.

The article went on to refer to Obama's criticism of Israel's decision to continue the settlement building, which stirred fervent international responses, as "a creative solution coming from an Islamic extremist."

"He [Obama] does not understand his mistake, but at the end of the day, it will harm him and the U.S.," Yitzhak Kakon, the journal's editor, wrote.

"While Obama is a Muslim," the editorial continued, "he does not know the Arabs who live amongst us. Today it is here, but tomorrow it will be in the U.S. and Europe."

Kakon also wrote that "he should ask Ahmadinejad," about the Arabs, and praised Yishai for standing up for his opinion, and continuing the building in Jerusalem.