Monday, March 21, 2011
Sarah Palin in Jerusalem Baruch HaShem
Sarah Palin overwhelms me. She does everything right and decent and good. It is no coincidence that she is right on every issue. Energy, small government, economics, foreign policy -- she nails it.
She is an extraordinary American, and the more they try to insult and demean her, the larger she looms. I pray she runs -- I really do. She could turn this hot mess around -- I believe few could, but she can.
The Jerusalem Post reports via Powerline:
Palin and her husband Todd arrived for a two-day visit on Sunday afternoon and toured the Western Wall and its adjacent tunnels. They will visit the Old City again on Monday, tour Gesthsemane and the Mount of Olives, and have dinner with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara at their official residence in Jerusalem. ...
World Likud chairman Danny Danon and Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz served as Palin's tour guides on Sunday night. Palin was told that Jews were not allowed to pray openly on the Temple Mount and about the Arab riots that accompanied Netanyahu's decision to authorize the creation of an exit from the Western Wall tunnels in 1996.
"Why are you apologizing all the time?" Palin asked her guides.
Good question. Palin expressed the view that Jews should be able to pray openly on Temple Mount. Why should that be controversial?
"It's overwhelming to be able to see and touch the cornerstone of our faith," Palin told reporters upon exiting the tunnels. ... "She said that she absolutely supports Israel and that America is the biggest friend that Israel has," Rabinowitz said. ...
Danon said that Palin's visit to the Western Wall Tunnels was very exciting. He called upon Obama to make his first visit to Israel as president as soon as possible.
"She really connected to the story of the Jewish nation," Danon said. "She knows the material but there's nothing like standing in front of those big stones and hearing about the connection. I know that she loves Israel, and after a visit like this, she has a personal connection to the Western Wall."
Palin, who was wearing a large Star of David, told Danon that she had flags of Israel "on my desk, in my home, all over the place" and that she would carry around a flag she bought in Israel.
"She didn't go into diplomatic issues, but I can clearly say from the questions she asked in relation to our conflict here with the Muslims in these holy sites that she knows that we are right and that the Muslims are just claiming things for provocation and they're not right," Danon said.
She toured the Kotel (the Wall) tunnels.