Thursday, March 17, 2011

Palin to Visit Israel

On Sunday, Sarah Palin will travel to Israel along her with husband Todd. They are expected to stay for about 48 hours. Amongst other things, Palin will visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Prior to her arrival in Israel, Palin will speak at a conference in New Delhi, India.

Palin has long been an admirer of Israel. When she was Governor of Alaska she kept an Israeli flag in her office. It is also not unusual to see Palin sporting a lapel bearing both the American and Israeli flags. She has also frequently criticized President Obama for his policies towards Israel particularly where it concerns Israeli settlements. Not only does not she not agree with a settlement freeze she believes there should be an expansion. It was one year ago yesterday that Palin called upon the Obama Administration to reset its relations with Israel after they embarked upon a row with Israel over settlement construction in East Jersualem. Consider her words of wisdom:

Once again, the Obama Administration is missing the boat on a very, very important issue. They need to go back to basics and acknowledge Palestinian leaders have not progressed any peace process since President Obama was elected. As Israel makes concessions (and is still criticized by the Obama Administration), Arab leaders are just sitting back waiting for the White House to further pressure Israel. The Obama Administration needs to open its eyes and recognize that it is only Iran and her terrorist allies that benefit from this manufactured Israeli controversy.

Amen to that.

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