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Palin expresses support for Israel
ynetnews ^ | Sept. 5 08 | Yitzhak Benhorin

Posted on 09/07/2008 8:01:27 AM PDT by Rennes Templar

WASHINGTON – Senator McCain's running mate in the US presidential election, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, met with the board of directors of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Wednesday and expressed her admiration for Israel. The meeting took place inside Palin's hotel, sources said.

A campaign official would not say who asked for the meeting, but said it was geared towards putting the American Jewish community at ease over her understanding of US-Middle East relations.

"That's obviously going to be an issue," the aide said. "It's not like being the senator from New York, obviously. But these aren't issues that are off her radar."

Palin, joined by Sen. Joe Lieberman, expressed her "heartfelt support for Israel" and spoke of the threats it faces from Iran and others, the campaign official said. She also claimed to have planned a visit to the country in November of 2007, but had to cancel when she was pregnant.

AIPAC spokesman Josh Block was pleased with the meeting. "We had a good productive discussion on the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship, we were pleased that Gov. Palin expressed her deep, personal, and lifelong commitment to the safety and well-being of Israel," he said.

"Like Sen. McCain, the vice presidential nominee understands and believes in the special friendship between the two democracies and would work to expand and deepen the strategic partnership in a McCain/Palin Administration."

Palin has previously met with Israeli Foreign Ministry official David Akov, who served as Israel's Consul General for the Pacific Northwest Region. During the meeting the two discussed cooperation between Israel and Alaska on various issues, such as counter-terrorism efforts.

Akov invited Palin to visit Israel and the governor expressed her desire to do so. She also reportedly told Akov that Alaska's residents love Israel.


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aipac; foreignpolicy; islam; israel; marines; mccain; mccainpalin; middleeast; mohammedanism; palin; proisrael
No foreign policy experience?
1 posted on 09/07/2008 8:01:27 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

This is news to me, when was the LSM going to report this meeting with the Consular-General?


2 posted on 09/07/2008 8:04:35 AM PDT by Perdogg (Maverick - Barracuda 2008)
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To: Rennes Templar

Oh Noz.... she supports Israel?

Now...If we could get Israel to support her...

Why to the jewish people reject conservatives?
A curious question


3 posted on 09/07/2008 8:05:51 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Rennes Templar

A campaign official would not say who asked for the meeting, but said it was geared towards putting the American Jewish community at ease over her understanding of US-Middle East relations.

I just don’t understand. How could the Jewish community vote for a muslim that wants to eliminate Israel, AND THE Jewish PEOPLE FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.


4 posted on 09/07/2008 8:11:30 AM PDT by chainsaw ( No racist radical Muslims in the WH)
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To: Perdogg

First I heard of it too. Obviously not in LSM’s agenda.


5 posted on 09/07/2008 8:13:03 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If the election were today, Obama would win.........in Europe.)
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To: chainsaw

Simple. I have a few Jewish aquaintances. They only read the New York Times.


6 posted on 09/07/2008 8:16:31 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If the election were today, Obama would win.........in Europe.)
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To: Rennes Templar

It’s real simple, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. No need for an Ivy League degree in International studies to understand that concept.


7 posted on 09/07/2008 8:19:26 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (That sharp pain to the LibRat's groin is called the Palin Effect.)
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To: mylife
If we could get Israel to support her...Why to the jewish people reject conservatives?

There are plenty of conservatives (Likud party members) in Israel, and they're well aware that the GOP is a far greater friend than are the Donkeys. McCain/Palin have their support.

As far as American Jews are concerned, there are indications that this GOP ticket will get a higher percentage of their vote than any GOP ticket since Reagan/Bush in '80. ....as high as 40%.

8 posted on 09/07/2008 8:28:33 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies; Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes)
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To: Rennes Templar

Dump Israel!!!!!


9 posted on 09/07/2008 8:30:32 AM PDT by gunnyg
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To: Rennes Templar; Jeff Head
Palin, joined by Sen. Joe Lieberman, expressed her "heartfelt support for Israel" and spoke of the threats it faces from Iran and others, the campaign official said.

Wow! That's going to piss Harry Reid off even more! Looks like Joe is finally taking his vengeance for how the Rat establishment tried to bury him last election in Connecticut.

10 posted on 09/07/2008 8:33:43 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Its just a curiosity as to why so many jews are flaming liberals This is one of the good guys
11 posted on 09/07/2008 8:37:56 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Its just a curiosity as to why so many jews are flaming liberals

Why are Jews Liberal, by Dennis Prager

12 posted on 09/07/2008 8:42:26 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies; Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes)
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To: mylife

You would be surprised how much of the financial support for McCain-Palin and the GOP in general comes from wealthy Jews.

Hopefully, this announcement will open up the floodgates.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/25/sheldon-adelson-gops-answ_n_114899.html


13 posted on 09/07/2008 8:43:46 AM PDT by WilliamReading
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To: gunnyg

Dump Israel!!!!!
Ain’t going to happen


14 posted on 09/07/2008 8:45:48 AM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Rennes Templar

William Kristol writes for the Times, but is no liberal . . at least in my eyes.

I believe that Jews will vote around 35 percent GOP this cycle . . maybe more.


15 posted on 09/07/2008 8:46:36 AM PDT by WilliamReading
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To: Mr. Mojo

I will read this at my leisure.

Prager is great and pragmatic. Is Pragmatism at the core of Jewish belief?

Rabbi Spival certainly believes in keeping the dialog open

What is is called? Kvetch? noo.. thats not it..

You know what I mean. not griping but conversing


16 posted on 09/07/2008 8:50:50 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Rennes Templar

17 posted on 09/07/2008 8:50:51 AM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos; Waterboarding Jihadists Works!))
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To: mylife
Why to the jewish people reject conservatives?

My general inexpert observance of the reasons:
1. Multi-generational devotion to "The Party of FDR".
It's a long, strong tie. Radio show host Dennis Prager (and
conservative Jew) occassionally has callers tell him of their
emotional struggle to break with family tradition and cast that
first vote for a Republican.
But, like Ronald Reagan, some are realizing (like Sen. Lieberman)
that the Democratic Party has left them.

2. And there's a challenge to think that a mostly-Christian bunch
of law-and-order republicans could be the most resolute friends for
Israel and the Jewish demographic.
I do admit that I can, to some degree, understand the apprehension
seeing the misery a very advanced "Christian" country visited
on the Jews of Europe (and some future immigrants to the USA
if they were lucky enough to survive).

The fear of what Christians (faux, nominal or real) did to their
previous generations probably does weigh on the collective mind
of the Jewish demographic here in the USA.
18 posted on 09/07/2008 8:51:08 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA

Interesting


19 posted on 09/07/2008 8:54:10 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: WilliamReading

And Kristol has been perhaps the biggest Palin supporter among all the pundits. In fact, he predicted she would be McCain’s VP many months ago.

If McCain/Palin get more than 30% of the Jewish vote the election is in the bag. ...and could be a wipeout.


20 posted on 09/07/2008 8:54:16 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies; Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes)
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To: Yehuda
Source of above photo - starting approx six and a half minutes into the interview.
21 posted on 09/07/2008 8:54:46 AM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos; Waterboarding Jihadists Works!))
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To: Rennes Templar
No foreign policy experience?

Well, you must remember that for too much of The Democratic Party
and their unindicted co-conspirators that circulate freely as
a Jihadi fifth-column (thanks to the NY Times and the ACLU)...

The USA and Israel are just "Great Satan" and "Little Satan".
Not legitimate countries, but merely a conspiracy of evil intent
on destroying Islam.
(Well, that's THEIR VIEW)

Thus the USA and Israel aren't legitimately "countries".
Hence Gov. Palin has no "foreign policy experience".

Honestly, that's the way some Democrats probably analyze this
situation.
And thusly their prayer is for Obama's "Change".
And to convert the USA to a kinder, gentler and neutered
vassal-state to any sort of nutty socialist idea to come down the pike.
22 posted on 09/07/2008 8:57:53 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA

When do we get to the smiting and smoting? Do you think most Muslims are nutso or do you think they hear the word of God?

Personally I Think Islam is flawed in that it hasn’t been vetted as in the reformation and introspection of the Christian and Jewish faiths.

The Mussies are running wild.

I will never understad how the Koran can be the word of God an cat be altered under penalty of death but ALL the Mussies interpret it through the Hadiths and the Sura. Men twisting the words


23 posted on 09/07/2008 9:03:52 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: VOA

Muslims appear to me to be without grace


24 posted on 09/07/2008 9:05:01 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: VOA
"I can, to some degree, understand the apprehension seeing the misery a very advanced "Christian" country visited on the Jews of Europe "

IF you think Adolph was a Christian...... Where in the New Testament does it say kill all the Jews?

And concurrently, why do the majority of the Jews think the Socialists (Nationalist or otherwise) wont?

25 posted on 09/07/2008 9:17:52 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I will stand with the Muslims ~B Hussein Obomunist ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Verito Possumus~Verified Sleeper!)
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To: mylife

“Why to the jewish people reject conservatives?
A curious question”

I have often wondered the same thing.


26 posted on 09/07/2008 9:20:15 AM PDT by DrewsMum (Proud member of the Grand OIL Party!)
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To: DrewsMum

A lot of Jews are atheist, they see Jewishness as a race, not as a religion.


27 posted on 09/07/2008 9:22:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mylife

They are starting to to have a change of heart. That is where we get the term neo-con. It is the lefts way of saying “dirty Jew.” That is the take from my Jewish relatives, anyway.


28 posted on 09/07/2008 9:22:31 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: mylife
>"Personally I Think Islam is flawed in that it hasn’t been vetted as in the reformation and introspection of the Christian and Jewish faiths."

Well, when your idea of G_dly perfection is an illiterate, lying, murdering, thieving, multiple wife beating, child molester, you tend not to progress as a society.

There's not enough there in the first place worth saving!

29 posted on 09/07/2008 9:22:42 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I will stand with the Muslims ~B Hussein Obomunist ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Verito Possumus~Verified Sleeper!)
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To: mylife
The Mussies are running wild.

I'm not a theologian and I don't even play one on TV.
So what follows is just my fallible personal opinion.

From all I learned on 9-11 and having watched the Saudi-subsidized
apologetics "Legacy of The Prophet" that aired a month or two
on PBS (with your and my tax dollars!!!) after 9-11...
Islam simply comes up short as a transcendent religion/philosophy.

It's a decent "Bushido" code for surviving in a barren landscape with
insufficient resources to sustain a large, peaceable population.
In general, that's what I see in Islam.

The Koran presents a veneer of religional respectability for
beheading enemies and enslaving the non-believers' wives and children.
And "paradise" and "virgins" for the males that perish in the
enterprise.

The Koran appears to be a decent codification of what to do to make
oneself rich after stealing other people's stuff.

But in fairness...I'd say it sounds like required reading for
the MBA program in today's universities.

Kinda' like "The Art of War" on steroids and infused with
a hyper-fervent religiosity.
30 posted on 09/07/2008 9:24:39 AM PDT by VOA
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To: dfwgator

Interesting. But wouldn’t they still feel a threat from an Arab friendly party (dems)???

I had thought it had more to do with their opposition to Christianity....but that was just speculation on my part...


31 posted on 09/07/2008 9:25:45 AM PDT by DrewsMum (Proud member of the Grand OIL Party!)
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To: VOA
The Koran appears to be a decent codification of what to do to make oneself rich after stealing other people's stuff.

While declaring "I am a river to my people"

32 posted on 09/07/2008 9:29:02 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All
One of the best~Jackie Mason
33 posted on 09/07/2008 9:34:18 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rawcatslyentist


IF you think Adolph was a Christian......

LOL!!!
I don’t think so.
But apparently Hyper-Genius Bill Clinton and a fair number of
folks think Hitler was a (REAL) Christian. It’s a matter of their
liberal/Socialist faith, I guess!

You have my great thanks for providing me a pretext to post a link to
a great article from National Review.

There was a reason I used the term
“Christians (faux, nominal or real)”.

Hitler hi-jacked Christian symbology to help mobilize a fair number
of Germans.
I remember having some chills seeing archival news-reels that showed
a Christmas tree topped with a lighted swastika.
(from a documenatary on Bonhoeffer)

Additionally, there are some extant Nazi-era posters (at a website
run by Calvin College in Michigan?) that shows how Hitler exploited
Christian symbology for the evil ends of the Nazis.

You Mean Hitler Wasn’t A Priest?
http://www.nationalreview.com/shiflett/shiflett012102.shtml


34 posted on 09/07/2008 9:36:30 AM PDT by VOA
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To: DrewsMum
But wouldn’t they still feel a threat from an Arab friendly party (dems)???

Heck, even some Christians within the Palestinian zone identify
more with Palestian Muslims than with the Israelis.

I remember hearing radio-show host Hugh Hewitt interviewing
the head of a Christian (Baptist?) bible college in (IIRC)
Jerusalem.

The guy sounded like an ambassador for the "Christian amabassador
for Hamas and Hezbollah".

When I listened to this guy pimping for the Islamicists,
I thought I was having a stroke!
35 posted on 09/07/2008 9:40:29 AM PDT by VOA
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To: mylife

“oh noz?” what does that mean, oh no? Is there some reason she should NOT support Israel, the only true friend of America in the middle east? And for the record, let me educate you—there are plenty of conservative Jews and our numbers are growing. I am proud to be one of them!


36 posted on 09/07/2008 9:47:20 AM PDT by ariamne (Proud shieldmaiden of the infidel--never forget, never forgive 9/11)
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To: WilliamReading

We had dinner last night with our good friends who are Jewish and democrat. They admit they’re usually “not political” and aren’t junkies as we are. But they LOVE Sarah Palin, and WILL be voting for McCain this year.


37 posted on 09/07/2008 9:53:12 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Election '08: God is in control.)
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To: DrewsMum

Just a point of information “they” (you meant Jews) don’t all think in one voice as a monolithic unit. Listen to Mark Levin if you get the chance—he puts so well the gratitude and respect that Jewish conservatives have for the support Jews have received from many in the Christian community. But then there are others in that community who think like you—that we all “oppose” Christianity. That is just plain ignorance.


38 posted on 09/07/2008 9:54:23 AM PDT by ariamne (Proud shieldmaiden of the infidel--never forget, never forgive 9/11)
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To: ariamne

“But then there are others in that community who think like you—that we all “oppose” Christianity. That is just plain ignorance.”

Sorry, if I offended you, I certainly was not referring to ALL Jews, as I know people who refer to themselves as “Jewish Christians or Christian Jews”. And I do know that the nation of Israel is really appreciative of our support. I was speculating, which is exactly what I said, as to why many Jews vote democrat. I never said that ALL Jews oppose Christianity, nor do I think that.


39 posted on 09/07/2008 10:35:20 AM PDT by DrewsMum (Proud member of the Grand OIL Party!)
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To: mylife
"Why to the jewish people reject conservatives?

" This question has baffled me for some time. First, I find it incomprehensible that Jews overwhelmingly vote for the party and candidates endorsed by the jihadists, sworn to kill us all, Jews first and with special vigor. Second, can't have it both ways. Christian fundamentals command us to embrace Israel "those who bless Israel shall be blessed and those who condemn her shall be condemned" (paraphrasing). This makes American Religious Conservatives the best friend the Jews and Israel have ever had. Contrast this with the international left, who spew venom towar Israel and the Jews..... Well, as I said, it's baffling.

40 posted on 09/07/2008 10:53:41 AM PDT by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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41 posted on 09/07/2008 11:20:38 AM PDT by SJackson (as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, Michelle O)
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To: mylife

“You know what I mean. not griping but conversing”

Kibbitzing


42 posted on 09/07/2008 11:31:50 AM PDT by Canedawg (Sarah Palin Rocks! McCain-Palin '08)
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To: Canedawg

Thats the word!


43 posted on 09/07/2008 11:34:44 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Rennes Templar
Palin, joined by Sen. Joe Lieberman, expressed her "heartfelt support for Israel" and spoke of the threats it faces from Iran and others, the campaign official said.

Very revealing, that.

44 posted on 09/07/2008 2:53:21 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Stand up and pray up!)
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To: Rennes Templar
expressed her admiration for Israel

So? Do we get to know what she said? Guess not.

45 posted on 09/07/2008 5:40:14 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Lijahsbubbe

Most Russian Jewish immigrants to the US are Republican because they look for foreign policy in their candidates. Republicans have always been more aggressive (in a good way) towards terrorists and their sponsors, and have been more adamant and truthful to their support for Israel. I, as a Russian Jew, cannot understand why so many American ones are liberal.


46 posted on 09/08/2008 5:04:39 AM PDT by Rep_Is
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To: Rep_Is
Most Russian Jewish immigrants to the US are Republican because they look for foreign policy in their candidates

Proof please. And since this thread is about Palin she has foreign policy experience how?

47 posted on 09/08/2008 10:09:20 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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