Barack Obama and Miss Israel

Earlier, I told you about President Barack Obama's plans to dine with the first black Miss Israel during his extended trip to Israel last week.

White House officials confirmed that Mr. Obama "insisted" upon inviting the beautiful Yityish Aynaw, 22, to a gala dinner hosted by Shimon Peres, Israel's president.

Judging from the above photo, Mr. Obama looked absolutely smitten when he laid eyes on the tall, raving beauty for the first time. Mrs. Obama -- who vacationed separately from her husband last month -- didn't make the trip to Israel.

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President Obama will dine with first black Miss Israel

President Obama will exercise his executive privilege to dine with a pretty young lady -- whether Michelle Obama likes it or not.

The Telegraph reports that White House officials "insisted" upon inviting the beautiful Yityish Aynaw, 22, to next Thursday's gala dinner hosted by Shimon Peres, Israel's president, after Mr. Obama heard how she became the first Israeli of Ethiopian origin to win the Miss Israel beauty queen contest last month.

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