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For years it has been obvious that Sarah Palin does whatever she perceives to be to her political advantage, regardless of whether she actually feels strongly about the subject of her remarks. For example she regularly claims to be particularly offended when anyone uses the term “retard”, but if it’s Rush Limbaugh or Ted Nugent using the word, she doesn’t seem to care.
Sarah has repeatedly pretended to be a friend of the Jewish people.
In 20008 she actually attended a Channukah celebration and helped light a menorah.
She visited Israel early in 2011.
She wears a Star of David.
In 2010 she posted a Star of David on her Facebook, wishing everyone a Happy Rosh Hashana.
In 2011, Palin visited Israel, attempting to convince people that, she cared about Israel, and perhaps indicating that she might be planning to run for President in 2012.
In April of 2011 she specifically wished the Jewish people “Happy Passover.”
In 2012 she wished Jews a Happy Yom Kippur.
In 2012 she also pretended to be an expert on the meaning of Hannukah. After lighting her menorah, she wished everyone a “Happy Hannukah.”
In 2013 she wished Jews around the world a Happy Yom Kippur.
Just a couple of weeks ago she congratulated Prime Minister Netanyahu on his re-election.
“Congratulations, Prime Minister Netanyahu,” said Palin on her Facebook page. She captioned a photo of her and her spouse, Todd, standing alongside the Israeli premier and his wife. That picture was posted creating the impression that she was recently in Israel. In fact that picture is several years old.
The picture, taken in 2011 at the prime minister’s official residence in Jerusalem, shows the two couples smiling for the camera, the azure stripes of an Israeli flag swirling around a pole in the background.
“ Congratulations, Prime Minister Netanyahu. Thank you to the good people of Israel for supporting a leader who will stand up and fight for all the free world while other leaders sit down. The Heartland of America will sleep better knowing Bibi remains the voice of reason and strength in the beautiful nation of Israel; for when Israel is safe, we are safe. March 17th 2015.” This post was particularly troubling as it was clear that Paln wouldn’t say a word about her preferred candidate until she knew who won.
This year Palin has not posted a word about Passover. The first night of Passover was Friday, March 3rd, and the second night was Sat. the 4th. Sarah Palin didn’t care. Not a word was posted. She didn’t attend a Seder. She probably doesn’t know what a matzah is.
I wouldn’t expect a woman who isn’t Jewish to celebrate Passover, or to even know what a matzah is. I wouldn’t expect someone who isn’t concerned about the future of Israel to know that the Prime Minister of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, described Israel as an old wound that needed to be removed. However it is apparent that Sarah Palin was disingenuous to pretend that she was ever an advocate for Israel when it was to her political advantage. When it was clear that she had nothing to gain, she was oblivious to the concerns of Israel, even though they are more compelling than ever.
Sarah Palin has said nothing about the annual Seder dinner held at the White House.
Perhaps Sarah is jealous that President Obama seems to have more Jewish friends than Sarah has any type of friends?
Sarah Palin sent a message of congratulations to Netanyahu through Facebook. Does she think the leader of Israel sits at his desk and reads her Facebook postings? Does she think that the newly re-elected leader of Israel has nothing else to do except sit around waiting for a social media message from the quitter from Alaska? Sarah Palin hasn’t held elected office since 2009. It’s been almost 6 years since she was an acting politician. She didn’t see his address before Congress, because she isn’t in Congress. If her message had been signed by the mother of the fiancee of Dakota Meyer, Netanyahu might have recognized who she was. He probably missed her show where she appeared as a hitchhiker, Amazing America. He probably didn’t even see the first season of Amazing America.
The good thing is that Netanyahu probably didn’t have time to see these news stories either.
The one he should have seen was this one:
“grassroots” just sent out the following e-mail:
News just broke that President Obama has launched a clandestine political attack on Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an effort to defeat Netanyahu in Israel’s upcoming elections.
Reports indicate Obama has dispatched Jeremy Bird — National Field Director for the Obama presidential campaign — along with other key U.S. election operatives to Israel to spearhead the “anyone but Bibi” campaign.
It gets worse.
It now appears that Bird and his team are working through an organization called “OneVoice” — an international group pushing the “two state” solution in Israel. And here’s the kicker…
OneVoice receives direct funding from the United States government and touts the U.S State Department as one if its “partners” on its website!
That means Obama is using U.S taxpayer dollars as well as his key operatives to interfere in the elections of Israel — a sovereign nation that happens to be one of our strongest allies in the entire world.
Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver — one of the nation’s leading constitutional attorneys — calls this “a profound overreach by our President and a truly contemptible act.” Mat is mobilizing resources at Liberty Counsel to expose the President’s despicable actions against Israel’s sitting Prime Minister.
Right now, Liberty Counsel is rallying citizens to stand with Israel against these and other attacks by signing a “Proclamation Of Blessing For Israel.” We wanted to make this opportunity available to our team. If you want to make a strong statement against Obama’s blatant political attack against Prime Minister Netanyahu and ongoing efforts to undermine Israel, go here to sign Liberty Counsel’s proclamation:
I will attempt too verify if this is accurate.
Update: Here is one of the articles which discusses the allegations. It is unclear what the White House’s response will be.
Since when does one’s choice of jewelry and home decor count as foreign policy experience? So what if Sarah Palin dons a Star of David necklace and hangs an Israeli flag in her home? Her “love” for Israel and the Jewish people is at best shallow and at worst, and most likely, shameless pandering.