The Onion takes aim at Obama visit

The Obama visit is clearly providing inspiration to the satirists of The Onion.

One piece this morning portrays Obama as a Birthright Israel participant who has been hitting it off with a certain “Rachel Goldstein.” The pair, reports The Onion, “walked together on the sunrise hike to Mount Masada, split off entirely from the group during the Dead Sea excursion, and always sit together on the bus.”

A second Onion article pokes fun at US aid to Israel. It has Obama touring an Iron Dome battery, largely funded by the US, and jokingly asking Netanyahu how much it cost Israel.

“Sources say Obama’s sarcastic comments came after facetiously asking how much money Israel’s warplanes set them back, at which point Obama cut Netanyahu off and said, ‘I know exactly how much.'”

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