Obama's Wailing Wall Rally a Bust— Turns Into Mob Scene– Worshippers Scream at Obama!! …Update: Video
The Audacity of Holding a Political Rally at a Holy Site
Well, this was not exactly what he had in mind…
Only 4 hopey-changers showed up to campaign at the sacred Wailing Wall.
Supporters of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) hold a banner printed with his name in Hebrew as they wait for his arrival at the Western wall in Jerusalem July 23, 2008. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)
Supporters of Obama wait for his arrival at the Western wall in Jerusalem July 23, 2008. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)
As of Tuesday morning, “Israelis for Obama,” had about 57 members. Mr. Jassen says only six actually live in Israel.
Israel is not fooled.
OBAMA VISITS WESTERN WALL IN OLD CITY JERUSALEM… ARRIVES AT 5:08 AM LOCAL TIME [10:08 PM ET]… SUNRISE… SHOUTING MAN: ‘JERUSALEM IS NOT FOR SALE, OBAMA’… MOB SCENE… CHAOS… BOWING HIS HEAD IN PRAYER… PLACES NOTE IN WALL… POSES FOR PHOTOS… LOTS OF SHOUTING… LEAVES 5:20 AM… DEVELOPING..
Reuters finally posted a report on the event although they downplayed the scene:
Obama, wearing a Jewish skullcap, placed a prayer he had written in the wall and bowed his head while a rabbi read a psalm calling for peace in the holy city.
One worshipper chanted “Obama, Jerusalem is not for sale” and “Jerusalem is our land” as the Illinois senator stood at the wall, a relic of the ancient Jewish temple destroyed during Roman rule nearly 2,000 years ago.
THIS IS DEVASTATING FOR OBAMA!!
UPDATE: Here is the video:
It’s probably a good thing he went to the Wailing Wall so early in the morning.
This would have been even more of a disaster.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, across town Jewish groups were protesting Obama.
(Don’t expect to hear much about this, either.)