Obama Compares Passover to Muslim Uprisings

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Some supporters of Israel are not happy with President Barack Obama's recent Passover proclamation, linking the Jewish holiday with the uprisings going on in the Muslim world.

Obama made his remarks before he and First Lady Michelle hosted a Passover Seder at the White House for 16 Jewish and non-Jewish guests.

"The story of Passover...instructs each generation to remember its past," Obama said.

"This year that ancient instruction is reflected in the daily headlines as we see modern stories of social transformation and liberation unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa," he said.

One blogger wrote, "I wonder if for Easter the president will connect Christ to atheists or Pharisees? After all, he connected Passover to a direct enemy of the current State of Israel."

Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck called Obama's remarks "beyond insensitive."

"For an American president to bring up Muslim nations - whose revolutions have brought out leaders announcing themselves as sworn enemies of Israel and the Jews - at a Seder, it really goes beyond insensitive. It's a slap in the face," Beck said.

This was the second year the president held a Passover Seder at the White House. During the presidential campaign, Obama reportedly altered the traditional declaration at the end of the Seder from "Next year in Jerusalem" to "Next year in the White House."

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