DOES A “BETTER DAY LIE AHEAD,” OR A WORLD WAR?
by Sharon Rondeau
Passover began when the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt, traversing the dry bed of the Red Sea after it parted, and is celebrated for eight days.
The Seder dinner begins the Passover holiday when celebrants recite the kiddush over a cup of wine, recounting the Israelites’ freedom from bondage and journey to Mt. Sinai as the Egyptians were smote by the Ten Plagues.
In his statement, Obama likened the freeing of the Israelites with “young Civil Rights leaders as they marched across an Alabama bridge in search of their own Promised Land, half a century ago,” referring to the walk commemorated on March 7 every year in Selma, AL wherein blacks walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge demanding the right to vote in the still-segregated South.
Obama said that his family’s participation in the Haggadah this evening will remind him that “progress has always come slow and the future has always been uncertain, but it also reminds there is always reason for hope.”
Obama said that “a march toward a more perfect union” in the United States is ongoing to “the better day that lies ahead.” Despite the Christian genocide being carried out by ISIS, rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the U.S., the threat of a nuclear Iran, and the growing threat of Russian aggression, Obama claimed that “we can seek to extend the miracles of freedom and peace, prosperity and security, to more of God’s creation.”
He then invoked the Hebrew term “tikkun olam,” which has “come to connote social action and the pursuit of social justice.” In the U.S., “social justice” is a component of Black Liberation Theology, which is embraced by the church Obama attended in Chicago for two decades, then headed by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
The phrase also means “world repair,” which Obama invoked at the end of his statement.
Over the last several weeks, Obama’s Secretary of State, John Kerry, engaged in intense negotiations with Iran, a declared enemy of the United States, over its nuclear program, declaring victory on Thursday evening even as Iran’s foreign minister accused the Obama regime of purveying lies about the outcome. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu characterized the alleged agreement as a move that “would pose a grave danger to the region and to the world, and would threaten the very survival of the state of Israel.”
Following the Obama regime’s announcement of an agreement with Iran, a contentious phone call took place between Obama and Netanyahu over the framework of the “deal” which Netanyahu believes will “pave Iran’s way to the bomb.” Obama described the agreement, which must be finalized by June 30, as “significant progress.”
Throughout his time in the White House, Obama has shown unusual deference to Islam and allowed individuals with connections to Islamic terror groups to hold positions in high levels of national security in the U.S.
A former Obama campaign adviser, Jeremy Bird, led a group possibly funded by taxpayers to defeat Netanyahu’s re-election bid on March 17 but was unsuccessful. Bird is reportedly now active in Canada attempting to unseat Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Following Netanyahu’s victory, Obama reportedly said that he would “revisit” the United States’ position on Israel “in light of Netanyahu rolling back his support of a Palestinian state” as expressed by Netanyahu in the closing days of his campaign.
When Netanyahu addressed Congress on March 3 about the threat he saw as posed by Iran, many congressional Democrats did not attend his speech. Obama was reportedly angry about the invitation extended by Speaker of the House John Boehner and did not acknowledge Netanyahu’s presence.
Iran has called for the annihilation of the Jews and Israel. It has also called for “Death to America.” On Friday, Netanyahu said following an “emergency meeting” with his cabinet that in any deal, Iran “must recognize Israel’s right to exist” to avoid a Middle East war.
In July 2008, Obama visited the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, where he left a note saying:
Protect my family and me. Forgive me my sins and help me guard against pride and despair.
Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just.
And make me an instrument of your will.
Last month, the Obama regime may have been casting Iran in a positive light despite allegations of its “cheating” in keeping centrifuges running which could lead to the enrichment of uranium for a nuclear weapon. An Iranian journalist who defected to the West during the negotiations said that the U.S. was working “on behalf” of the rogue nation.
Israel was not a party to the nuclear negotiations.
As the Obama regime negotiated with Iran, which is primarily Shia Muslim, about its nuclear ambitions, he authorized military assistance to a coalition of Middle Eastern countries led by Saudi Arabia to combat the Shia Houthis, who took over the government of Yemen in January and are backed by Iran.
Obama has said little about the systematic annihilation of Christians in the Middle East by ISIS and other terrorists which began last spring. It is not known if the freedom of Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen and Christian pastor imprisoned in Iran and tortured for his faith, was raised during the negotiations.
Obama has not made a public statement about Good Friday, which coincides with Passover this year.