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Obama’s rabbi cousin offers advice on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

by Brad A. Greenberg

January 22, 2009 | 7:49 pm

It wasn’t too long ago that we learned Michelle Obama, now the first lady, had a cousin who was a rabbi in Chicago. In a new development, it appears Obama’s cousin, Rabbi Capers Funnye Jr., is quite the peacenik, as can be seen from the above video, in which a number of rabbis urge President Barack Obama to push for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was shot for Brit Tzedek v’Shalom – Jewish Alliance for Justice & Peace:

“We are seeking and looking for peace between the Israeli people and the Palestinian people,” Funnye says. “There is no time left to walk softly and hope for the best. The consequences of failing to establish a durable peace are grim.”

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