Despite recent reports about the US president’s unpopularity in Israel, a former member of House of Representatives believes that Barack Obama is known as the first Jewish president among the Jewish people.
Speaking to Press TV on Sunday, former Republican Louisiana State Representative David Duke said, “He is completely a pawn, completely controlled Jewish president. In fact, the Jews themselves call him (Obama) the first Jewish president.”
“Obama has done everything that Israel wants him to do,” Duke said. “He has spent billions of dollars of American money to support the criminal terrorist regime in Tel Aviv.”
He criticized Obama for supporting Tel Aviv crimes, saying Obama “did not stand up against Israel’s horrific murder and maiming of thousands of Palestinian men, women and children in Gaza.”
“Whether you are Republican or whether you are Democrat, if you are in the United States Congress, you have sold your soul to Israel and you betrayed the true interest of the United States and the true interest of peace in the world to the Zionist state.”
In an interview with an Israeli newspaper, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed that President Obama is not popular in Israel.
Duke also noted that Israelis “use now the power of the West to not only damage the Iranian people and other people around the world, but to also truly damage the true interest of the European people.”
Recent reports suggested that relations between Washington and Tel Aviv deteriorated and that the Obama administration has threatened the Israeli government with sanctions over settlement projects.
Israeli media also reported earlier this month that senior US officials were considering imposing sanctions on the government to halt its settlement activities on occupied Palestinian lands.