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Israeli Spokesman In Obama Blackface Scandal

Sacha Dratwa, the lieutenant behind Israel Defense Forces’ social media campaign, is under fire for a Facebook photo of himself “Obama style.”

The photo, posted in September but surfacing now due to Dratwa’s new high profile, has led to accusations of racism — quickly countered by those pointing out that many Israelis and tourists upload similar photos from the Dead Sea’s mud baths (though perhaps not with captions as loaded as “Obama style”).

The scandal has led the 26-year-old IDF New Media head behind @IDFspokesperson to restrict public access to his Facebook altogether:

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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