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IDF spokesman posts blackface photo of himself as Obama, then issues non-apology

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Sacha Dratwa in black face Obama Style
Sacha Dratwa in black face Obama Style, at ASG

The above picture was posted by Israeli army social media official Sacha Dratwa on his Facebook page back in September, and reported three days ago by this site

Dratwa has tried to explain the picture:

There have been attempts to make use of private photos from my Facebook profile in order to publicly misrepresent my opinions. Due to the amount of public attention I’ve garnered in recent days I have decided to restrict access to my page, in order to protect my privacy and prevent further cynical use of the information therein.

I am, and have always been, completely candid about my beliefs and have nothing to hide – as reflected by my Facebook profile, which until recently was open to everyone. The aforementioned photos do not reflect my beliefs and have no bearing whatsoever on my position in the IDF.

By the way, Tablet ran a piece about Dratwa after this photo was posted. So did Gawker. Al Akhbar:

A photo uploaded on September 29 to the Facebook profile of the head of the IDF’s social media unit depicts the lieutenant posing with brown mud on his face under the caption: “Obama style.”

Until today, when the photo began to circulate outside of Israeli circles, none of Dratwa’s friends or any of the 1,639 subscribers appeared to have expressed misgivings about the photo. Curiously, Gawker ran a story about Dratwa’s public Facebook presence only yesterday featuring his photos – but omitted any reference to the brownface Obama one.

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Keep talkin’ Israel/Israelis. Feel free to express yourselves. It’ll just be between us. Promise.

Classic. Israelis believe nothing has changed since the 1930’s and Jim Crow. They don’t even get what is so dumb and revealing about this. But hey, keep those US handouts rolling, so they can indulge in their minstrel show. Unreconstructed, chauvinistic, ill-educated landgrabbers.

LOL. On another note, anybody else notice the US congress critters being shown on Fox TV, voicing sudden concern for domestic civil and humanitarian rights in Egypt? Appears they are critical of the new friendship with the new Egypt, “cemented” over Gaza. And why are they all Jewish Americans? I… Read more »

So this guy runs Israel’s social media propaganda war machine, posing as Obama. Then removes the picture because of accusations of racism. Did I get that right? Of course there is no other possible interpretation but racists denying their racism In fact, Obama and his propaganda machine could be accused… Read more »

“There have been attempts to make use of private photos from my Facebook profile in order to publicly misrepresent my opinions.” Sorry, Israeli army social media official Sacha Dratwa, but if you are an official for social media, you should understand that nothing posted in Facebook, a public forum, is… Read more »