ADL blasts pastor John Hagee for calling Obama anti-Semitic

ADL blasts pastor John Hagee for calling Obama anti-Semitic

The Rev. John Hagee at a May 2008 news conference at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio.

WASHINGTON — The Anti-Defamation League is blasting San Antonio pastor John Hagee for calling President Barack Obama “one of the most anti-Semitic presidents in the history of the United States of America.”

That comment is “offensive and misplaced,” asserted Abraham Foxman, national director of the ADL.

Hagee made the remark Sunday night at a Zionist Organization of America dinner in New York at which he and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz received awards for their support of Israel. Hagee also mocked Obama for calling the U.S.-Israeli relationship unbreakable.

“He knows it’s unbreakable because he’s been trying to break it for the last five years,” said Hagee, who chairs the nation’s largest group of Christian Zionists, Christians United for Israel.

Foxman said he appreciates Hagee’s strong opinions and concern for the Jewish state. But he said………more here.

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