Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Israel/Palestinian conflict

I will not call this a war. A war is traditionally between two military factions. I don't care who or what the reason is, killing children is wrong. If Hamas is Israel's enemy, then they need to kill them. They do not target a beach where children are playing. They should not be blowing babies to bits. To call this a war would be laughable, if innocents were not dying. Jews may have been God's chosen people but I seriously doubt, He would choose them today. We are supporting murder. If they are fighting Hamas I would support them and their right to live in peace, but to sit on hills cheering while the Palestinian people are being slaughtered, is wrong. We have never supported genocide and this is what this is. I do not want my tax dollars going for weapons to kill children. Israel can find a better way to stop Hamas. I hope America sees this is morally wrong and we stop giving money to Israel unless it stops this slaughter of innocents. They need to go after the people responsible for killing the 3 teens and stop the random bombing!
Anita Phillips
Chattanooga, TN

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