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April 1, 2014 9:51 am

Jerusalem Man Changes Name to Barack Obama

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Times of Israel – An African-American Jewish convert living in Jerusalem changed his name recently to Barack Obama, saying it will give him a platform to speak out on issues much like the American president.

After a two-month process, a special committee at the Interior Ministry approved Mark Hardie’s request to change his name to that of the current US president. He said his lawyer in the United States is working to have his name legally changed in the US to Barack Obama as well.

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