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The Odd Story of the Obama-Wiesel Book

The project between the President and Laureate is not happening

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A bizarre story came out a few days before the U.S. elections during a Haaretz interview with Elie Wiesel.

Much of his time is devoted to writing: “I am always working on something, even now. But I can’t tell you about it. I believe in superstitions. You don’t talk about a child who hasn’t been born.”

He did, however, agree to disclose an interesting project that will resume after the presidential elections in the United States. “[President Barack] Obama and I decided to write a book together, a book of two friends,” he says.

News of the book project came as a surprise considering the high-profile nature of the authors to-be. I asked a few people who are in the publishing know whether or not they had heard of the project and none of them had. As it turns out, at least according to reports today, it’s not happening.

The subscription-only Publisher’s Lunch, citing a source close to Obama, reported that there is no book and no book deal, the Forward reported Tuesday.

So what gives? I’m asking for someone who never buys the right gifts for Hanukkah.

Elie Wiesel Is Up to His Neck in Work [Haaretz]
Report: Wiesel, Obama Not Buying Book [JTA]

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    Jacob Arnon says:

    Yevka the Rusky anti-Semite is back with her links to anti-Semitic websites.

    Here is from her latest effort:

    “Last Friday, The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) censured the continuation of human rights violations by the Israeli regime, its illegal settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, and the blockade of the Gaza Strip.”

    This is of course joke, most “non aligned countries are Muslim Totalitarian or Authoritarian States and wanna be communist authoritarian countries like Venezuela.

    There is more human rights violations in any one of these countries in a twenty four hour period; than there is Israel in a twenty four months period.

    Keep trying ignorant Yevka.

    Some you may learn (I am not holding my breath) but you may figure out that Palestinian Arabs in Gaza have more to fear from Hamas than from Israel.

      Your asinine attempt to stoop to McCarthyite tactics of defamation of character brand you as a banal radical right wing Likudnik zealot Jacob. You’ve overreached to black list me before or to to black out my views and posts so to speak and I have little doubt you’ll endeavor to so until you are having a mad fit with hunting all over the blogoshere from Tel Aviv to Toledo. But I would expect that from a moral coward.

      Pam Green says:

      Bravo, Jacob! You are so right! Yevka writes vicious anti-Semitic garbage! And for her to accuse anyone of defamation of character is very funny! She’s the one who is guilty of stooping to such tactics! Just look at her current post below – could she cram in any more unsubstantiated insults?

        A moral coward is a moral coward it’s about as plain as that and Jacob is a moral coward all over the map.

Obama played Wiesel like a rigged slot machine. And Wiesel fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

stannadel says:

Maybe they talked about possibly writing a book together after Obama leaves office, but now that it is another 4 years away the project is off as Wiesel probably won’t be up to it in 2017.

fred capio says:

Obama and Wiesel friends???? it is terrible what dementia can do to a good man

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