Passover Hagaddah Conclusion “Next Year in Jerusalem” Deemed Unhelpful by Obama Administration

April 1, 2015 | 12:05 am
by SHANA HABBAB 

obama netanyahuWASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions persist between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Yesterday the White House sent a message through the State Department registering its “deep disappointment” in the refusal of the Israeli Government to tone down “hostile and aggressive language” in the Passover religious service.  

An unidentified Israeli official has confirmed that President Obama delivered a harshly worded message to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu which included a strong request that the upcoming Passover holiday not include the familiar refrain “Next year in Jerusalem”, citing the passage as provocative and unhelpful for future peace discussions.

haggadah Maxwell HouseThe Administration suggested replacing it with “Next year in Israel” or “Next year in peace”, indicating that while final wording would best be decided by both Israel and the Palestinian Authority, it might be brought before the United Nations Security Council and the administration would not veto any such resolution

© 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

APRIL FOOLS- The above is parody/satire by guest contributor, Andrew Bloom. It first appeared in a slightly different version five years ago

 

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