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Some people don’t like to mix politics with religious holidays. President Obama is apparently looking at the calendar and hoping American Jews will.
The Obama campaign in the past few days issued its talking points on Israel, and told Jewish leaders in a conference call, according to CNN, that the timing was directly linked to the Jewish High Holidays, which begin next Wednesday at sundown with Rosh Hashana.
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, some of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar, come just as the Palestinian Authority presses its bid for statehood at the United Nations.