President Obama in Poland: Polish Jews plead with Obama to support Israel

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President Obama was confronted Friday with a plea from a Polish Jew to support Israel just moments after he landed in the country where Nazis staged the Holocaust.

“It’s the only Jewish state we have,” Monika Krawczyk told the President on his first visit to Poland.

“I will always be there for Israel,” Obama replied.

Obama also planted a kiss on Halina Szpilman, the widow of Holocaust survivor Wladyslaw Szpilman, whose harrowing story was the subject of Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning movie “The Pianist.”

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Posted by Jasmin on Monday, May 30th, 2011. Filed under Jewish News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

  • http://twitter.com/brienbarnett Brien Barnett

    I was listening when I heard him say “We will always be there for Israel.” Not substantially different since Obama is the president, but it should be clarified he wasn’t saying “I”. 

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