So who was invited?
Dozens of Muslim-Americans and diplomats from predominantly Muslim countries who gathered for the White House’s annual iftar, or Ramadan evening meal. The first Muslim elected to Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, were also on the guest list.I'm not up on my Islamic euphemisms these days. Is "passionate" code for "Zion-loathing"?
“More broadly, the situation in Gaza reminds us, again, that the status quo is unsustainable,” Obama said. “The only path to true security is a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.”
Ahead of the dinner, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee called for a boycott of all government-hosted iftar dinners, objecting to U.S. support for Israel during the conflict and alleged government spying on Muslim-Americans. Ellison said he shared the group’s concerns but disagreed with the boycott and said it was important for passionate members of the Muslim community to attend.
As for Obama's "the status quo is unsustainable" poppycock, a non-Obama fan writes:
While Israel faces existential threats from its Arab neighbors and Judeophobia takes hold in Europe and elsewhere, the Obama administration and its cowering allies in Western Europe allow the disease of anti-Semitism to spread, fester and otherwise go unchallenged. We’ve witnessed this shameful apathetic behavior in the past and our inaction then led to the biggest calamity the world has ever known. The world looks to the United States for leadership and moral guidance but the administration’s shameful silence in the face of such evil is proof that it is pathetically devoid of both.Indeed. The POTUS does, however, have a bellyful of delicious, high-calorie Ramadan yummies that likely would not pass muster with his wife Michelle, the food caliph.