Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sarah Palin to visit Israel

On her way home from her speech in India, Sarah Palin will make a two day stop in Israel and meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Hill: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) will make a two-day visit to Israel this weekend, according to multiple media reports Thursday.

During her visit, the potential 2012 presidential candidate will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and tour holy sites such as the Western Wall and the city of Nazareth. Palin is expected to arrive in the Jewish state late Sunday with her husband Todd and stay until Tuesday, Agence France-Presse reported.

The trip, her first to Israel, will give the 2008 vice presidential nominee a chance to burnish her foreign policy credentials and demonstrate her support for Israel, the United States's top ally in the region. [MORE]
This is an obvious trip for Palin. She has always been a strong supporter of Israel. As governor before being picked as VP, Palin had an Israeli flag in her office.

Like her visit to India, this trip too is another sign that she is going to run (especially since she is meeting with Netanyahu). Choosing India the world's largest democracy and Israel the Middle East's only democracy suggests to me that a President Palin would have a pro-democracy foreign policy. That would be a welcome change from the very confusing, ineffective and weak foreign policy we are currently stuck with.

Via: The Hill
Via: Cubachi

1 comment:

John B. Hefmier said...

Sarah should arrive in Israel, the earliest, on Sunday, as her speech in India will take place on Saturday evening, India time. Just for the record, if she is in Israel on Sunday, she will be there in time for Purim. This is the Jewish holiday of which commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, a story recorded in the Old Testament Book of Esther.

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