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White House Seder More Significant This Year Amid Tense US-Israel Relations

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The White House's annual seders began during Obama's presidency. Photo: Zach Rudisin via Wikimedia Commons.

The Hill – The White House’s annual Passover Seder will take on an added significance this year, with President Obama presiding over the most tense US-Israeli relations in decades.

Obama, the first president to hold a Seder at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., has spoken publicly about how the ritual speaks to his personal beliefs, and the White House has billed the event as non-political.

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