Well how about this? The Israeli newspaper which published Obama's Wailing Wall prayer claims to have done it on his directon.
Ma'ariv issued a response Sunday, saying that "Obama's note was published in Ma'ariv and other international publications following Obama's authorization to make the content of the note public. Obama submitted a copy of the note to media outlets when he left his hotel in Jerusalem.Ma'ariv added further:
Moreover, since Obama is not Jewish, there is no violation of privacy as there would be for a Jewish person who places a note in the Western Wall.Is this true? That doesn't sound right.
SIDE NOTE: I tried to get a quote directly from Ma'ariv, but it's published in Hebrew only as far as I can tell.
UPDATE: Allahpundit calls shenanigans with solid reasoning.
(a) I can’t find any English language version of the story at the Ynet website, (b) if they did have it, they might very well have gotten it from the same kid as Ma’ariv, and (c) if [Ma'ariv] had gotten it from the campaign, respecting Obama’s privacy wouldn’t have been a concern.All true, but none if this excludes the possibility that Obama may have set this up. He has made such calculated moves before.