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Uri Orbach has no conclusions yet
Photo: Gabi Menashe

My view on Obama

Uri Orbach sorry to announce that he has still not formed an opinion on Obama's victory

I am very sorry to disappoint you, but only two days have passed since Barack Obama's victory, and I still do not have firm conclusions. I haven't had the time to come up with them yet.


Moreover, even though a whole 48 hours have passed since Obama's victory, I still do not know whether his election triumph is good or bad for Israel. And it gets even worse: Not only have I failed to formulate an opinion in the past 48 hours, I am not even certain that in the past 48 years I have been able to form an opinion in respect to what is good or bad for Israel, which makes the situation even more complex.


However, it seems that around here everyone has a conclusion already. Obama is black, which is bad for Israel, because we are white. However, Obama is also young, which is good for Israel, because he will vigorously work on our behalf.


But on the other hand, his election victory is bad for Israel, because his name is Hussein. Yet at the same time it is good for Israel, because he is a good-looking man who will get along fabulously with Benjamin Netanyahu (who is also good for Israel).


Yet on the other hand, the Arabs are happy that Obama was elected, and that's a bad sign. However, most American Jews supported Obama, and that's an encouraging sign.


Furthermore, keep in mind that all the commentary and speculations regarding Barack Obama only have to do with our diplomatic situation. If we analyze his victory in terms of the relationship between Israel's various ethnicities as well, we can spend the rest of our lives engaged in thorough analysis.


We can analyze how the election of an Afro-American over there affects the likelihood of an Afro-Asian candidate over here. We can also look into what the election of a black man over there says in respect to the status of minorities around here. In addition, we can examine how Senator Obama's election victory will affect Kadima's primaries or the rejuvenated National Religious Party's primaries.


I just don't know. I really don't know. Only two days have passed. But thank God that some people already have it all figured out.


פרסום ראשון: 11.07.08, 14:05
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