Skip to comments.Palin Says 'No!' on Cutting US Aid to Israel
Posted on 03/06/2011 3:40:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin came out strongly in favor of continued U.S. foreign aid to Israel in a Sunday interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro on Foxnews.
"You know I'm sure that there's some waste and fraud in our foreign aid we need to find efficiencies and not give to any regime that would seek to harm Americans in any sense of the word 'harm,'" Palin said, "I don't support that kind of foreign aid at all. but when it comes to Israel - NO... I stand strong with Israel and unapologetically I say that America should keep this strong democratic ally that we have there in the Middle East and allow for protections around Israel."
(VIDEO AT LINK)
"Think of what this state Israel has gone through, and what they have suffered through and what they have triumphed over," she said. "It is really telling about their tenacity and their character and it's just one reason, that character, as to why it is that we want them as our friend."
In a confident, articulate appearance and what some see as one of her best interviews to date, Palin was also asked why the Obama Administration was so hesitant to call the shooting of the US airmen in Germany an act of terror.....
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Funny, I didn't see her reading from a teleprompter.
In before the libertarians attack! LOL!!!!!
And oh! Yes that interview including the smack down of O’Reilly Friday Night was by far some of Palin’s better interviews - it was quite refreshing to hear!
I love the courage and ability of this woman to speak off the cuff and get it right every time.
The smack down of OReilly was a beautiful sight to see. :)
If it were up to me, I would cut aid to all countries except in time of war.
In the case of Israel, I would like some kind of agreement where we would declare war on anyone who attacks them and vice-versa.
What are we doing giving aid to anyone when we are running a huge debit.
The only real ally we have in that part of the world.
"Think of what Sarah has gone through, and what she has suffered through and what she has triumphed over," "It is really telling about her tenacity and her character and it's just one reason, that character, as to why it is that we want her as our President."
If you think about it, Israel is in a constant state of economic war. Nations all over the world are boycotting them.
Large powerful states shouldn't have agreements to get into war because of actions against small states. It leads to disastrous results - like WWI.
Perfect and very fitting!
The Israeli’s know who their friends are. Bibi is looking forward to ‘12, too.
Can't go wrong with Gen 12:3 promises... Sarah ain't no dummy!
In general I agree with you but I think Israel is in a special position. They are our one ally in the area and they really are in a precarious situation surrounded by hostile states.
I know I am going to get bombed, but isn’t her “nagging wife” tone or voice getting to anybody other than me?
I really wish she had not allowed her daughter to dance among the stars and certainly do not think her Alaska special did much to help her appearance to the general public.
I guess I got so angry that she supported McCain in the last election (for no good reason) that I am now finding small hints of this, that and the other to contradict what I found to be admirable about her originally.
She talks tough on issues, but still..she supported McCain. We needed him OUT. I just didn’t think it was in character with who she portrays herself to be.
To your tagline. Amen!
Each of the United States has 49 allies. That’s all that was signed up for and that’s more than enough trouble for our government to handle. They don’t even do that well.
Israel is literally the line in the sand.
What do they do for us?
” . . . some kind of agreement where we would declare war on anyone who attacks them. . .”
The objective utility of such an agreement would depend so very much on the temperament and convictions of our Chief Executve. In the present instance, virtually worthless.
You’re kidding right? The keep the entire region stable. And by stable I mean not very stable but still kinda stable.
That is actually a good question.
What does Israel do for us?
I suspect there are things but I don’t know any off hand.
You're kidding right?
Youre kidding right? The keep the entire region stable. And by stable I mean not very stable but still kinda stable.
Yes, you were kidding. They don't keep the region stable at all. So...what do they do for us? I understand they're our friend. Fine. We have lots of friends. But that doesn't mean we send them all money we don't have. So...why?
This costs the lives of thousands of American citizens each year, and we have others who are drawing lines in the sand all over the world for the US to defend.
What the government does, it does poorly. We don't need extra burdensome lines in the sand overseas distracting them even more.
Ready to throw them to the Muslim hordes, eh?
I notice that doesn't answer the question. Surely they must do something for us? Put another way, what do we get for providing for Israel's defense, and why can't they do it themselves?
Many people will state that the only reason we support Israel is because of the Judeo-Christian ties and the large Jewish population in the United States. They'll say we should stay out of it.
It really goes deeper than that however.
I'll submit a proposition, one that may surprise some. A strong Israeli state is good for stability in the region.
Imagine for a moment that Israel did not exist. Would peace come to the region? No.
Iraq under Saddam and Syria under Assad had the same political party, the Baath Party. At one time, they were in serious negotiations to unite the countries under one flag. It fell through of course, because they couldn't agree on who was going to be the head honcho. In short, they didn't trust each other.
In a world without Israel, my guess is than you would have a situation under which conditions would be more ripe for what I'll call a pan-Islamic country, firmly under the control of fundamentalists.
In that context, a strong Israel with a solid alliance with the United States enhances the stability of the region. One may look at the situation and ask, "you call that stable?"and with good reason.
My point is that it is not stable, but I deduce that it would be much, much worse.
This is one of the reasons that I will never support Ron Paul. He is against giving support and aid to Israel. My uncle wants me to support Ron Paul but I told him, no, I won’t stop support Israel. The Bible said if we curse Israel, then God will curse us. (Genesis 12:1-3) Every time our government tells Israel to give up land, you can bet that God is going to cause something bad to happen to the US!
You go, Sarah!
I like how people get all pissy when anyone dares question aid to Israel. If there were a reasonable answer, I would think that someone would simply give it. But instead, it’s all harumphs and—I’m sure at some point—accusations and name-calling. Just answer the question: what’s in it for us? What’s the ROI?
Yes! Cut the aide and down size our U.N. Loving - State Department! That Dept. is the most communist part of our Gov.
The threat of Israel’s use of force (nuclear) keeps the Muzzies in line. They do provide stability. Without our backing, Israel would have significantly less power.
Get a clue, bub. Your isolationist attitude is precisely why Libertarians can't get past the 1% mark in national politics.
[Put another way, what do we get for providing for Israel’s defense, and why can’t they do it themselves?]
Note what the creator God of heaven and earth and all things that dwell therein says of Israel if you want your question answered honestly. Quite frankly, those who bless Israel are of God and those who hate Israel are of Satan and the wicked will be cast into the lake of fire when Christ Jesus judges mankind. The just shall live by faith.
1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying, 2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name; 3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. 4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword; 5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid my face from this city. 6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth. 7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first. 8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me. 9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it. 10 Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place, which ye say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast, 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD. 12 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down. 13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that telleth them, saith the LORD. 14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. 15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. 16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness. 17 For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel; 18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually. 19 And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying, 20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; 21 Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers. 22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me. 23 Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, 24 Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them. 25 Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; 26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.
Name one other free country in that region that can show the world that freedom and capitalism works better than any of the rat hole countries of islamist, kings and other dictators. What other nation in that region than Israel can prevent the islamist and dictators from spreading even further.
Is there a video of that smack down? If so, I would love a link to it!
I feel that I addressed those issues in #19. C'mon man, you've been here a long time.
I don't have to. There is one country where my family and I call home. It is called the United States of America, and it is facing a real existential threat at any moment from fiscal and monetary collapse.
That is my country and that is my concern. Like so often needs to be said to the liberals: What part of "we're broke" don't you understand?
>> Attack, attack, attack!! ... I didn’t see her reading from a teleprompter.
Oh, yeah. Sarah is finding her groove.
She is nobody’s fool. That’s just one of the things I like about her.
Gov. Palin is a quick and tenacious student. No, she doesn’t know everything... but what she doesn’t know, she is more than willing to learn. And she proactively WORKS to master what she needs to know.
Studying, learning, and then practicing... this isn’t a process she mastered only since being coerced onto the national stage. It’s how she got to be mayor of Wasilla... and then governor of her state.
RINOs and ‘rats, discount Sarah Palin at your own peril. She will study you, she will learn from you, she will master the skills she needs, and then she will defeat you.
If Sarah runs, the defining factor for me will be who is chosen as Vice-President.
>> What do they do for us?
Who cares. Are they on the side of righeousness? Or not?
Ask that simple question in absolute terms, as well as in terms relative to those who oppose Israel.
The question of righteousness may not be the “me-generation” question-of-the-day... but it is the only Q&A that matters for all eternity.
Dont you ever equate me to a liberal.
So if I had picked you out of 300+ million Americans to be my vice-presidential running mate, you’d backstab me two years later? Thanks for the warning!!
I also fail to see what relevance that quote has to the discussion. Last I checked we are a constitutional republic, not a theocracy.
The attitude of “I did for you, now it’s your turn to do for me (regardless of what your principles say)” is precisely what’s wrong with government.
Did Ron or Rand teach you that?
Are they on the side of “righteousness” because we pay them billions of dollars? Would they still be on the side of “righteousness” if we begged off?
And the PDSers keep on saying that she hasn’t taken any positions on foreign policy, yet she is the only candidate that has taken a position on anything.
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