Right-wing activists residing in Jerusalem's Shmuel HaNavi neighborhood threw posters bearing the image of US President Barack Obama into dozens of piles of wood and other flammable materials they intend to burn as part of the Lag B'Omer celebrations.
The activists prepared the heaps on Thursday so as not to desecrate the Sabbath.
Obama pics in Lag B'Omer piles (Photo: Tah Hezi)
Rightist Noam Federman, one of the activists behind the initiative to burn pictures of Obama in the traditional bonfires, told Ynet, "These photos (of Obama) will be placed in hundreds of bonfires in protest against the anti-Semitic acts of Barack Hussein Obama."
Federman said the act of burning pictures of Obama was legitimate "because he hates Jews."
Repeating a familiar line from the Passover Haggadah, Federman said, "In every generation someone rises up to destroy us.
"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must realize that Obama is an enemy, not a friend," he said.