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March 21st, 2011
10:33 AM ET

Palin visits Israel as she mulls presidential run

Following in the footsteps of several other Republicans considering a presidential bid, Sarah Palin was in Jerusalem on Monday to meet with Israeli leaders.

Other potential GOP candidates to visit Israel in recent months include Mitt Romney, Haley Barbour, and Mike Huckabee.

Palin is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with other politicians during her two-day visit, the Jerusalem Post reported.

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Filed under: Israel • Sarah Palin

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  1. Cody

    Kiara Posted on Felicitaciones mi vida, sabes que estoy orgullosisima de ti y ue srpieme te apoyare porque se que esto te apasiona y te mereces todos los exitos del mundo TE AMO ahora pa lante y mucho empef1ooo

    October 7, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
  2. Ledge

    wow so basically not only would we be in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, but also Eygpt and the way she talks probably Iran how about we let the world run themselves for awhile and we take care of our country for once... Lets bring the troops home put em on the borders and actually do something for ourselves instead of spending another Billion dollars on another conflict. Have we not learned from our mistakes sometimes the devil we know is better then the devil we don't. Home many times have we swooped in to "Save the Day" only to put in a new government which is worse then the previous. What about those we helped out and then turn around on us. Whatever happened to good ole fashion Nationalism????? By giving forgein aid and relief to these countries we not only weaken the people and strengthen those in power and keep them in power. Look at Africa (the continent not the country as Mrs Palin thinks it it) Many countries in Africa recieve forgien aid from the USA. When that aid gets to those countries the warlords in charge take a large portion of this aid for themselves and then allow the rest to be distributated. This ensures they get the best and that the people stay satisified enough were they don't pose a threat to rebel and fight back.

    USA supported dictators/terrorsist That eventually bite us in the butt
    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (Iran)
    Augusto Pinochet (Chile)
    Shaddam Hussien (Iraq)
    Ngo Dinh Diem (Vietnam) 1950s
    Osama Bin Laden (Mujahideen) 1970s-1980s
    Manuel Noriega (Panama) 1950s-1980s
    COLONEL HUGO BANZER, President of Bolivia
    FULGENCIO BATISTA, President of Cuba
    SIR HASSANAL BOLKIAH, the Sultan of Brunei
    P. W. BOTHA, President of South Africa
    GENERAL HUMBERTO BRANCO, President of Brazil
    VINICIO CEREZO, President of Guatemala
    CHIANG KAI-SHEK, President of Taiwan
    ROBERTO SUAZO CORDOVA, President of Honduras
    ALFREDO CRISTIANI, President of El Salvador
    NGO DINH DIEM, President of South Viet Nam
    GENERAL SAMUEL DOE, President of Liberia
    FRANÇOIS & JEAN CLAUDE DUVALIER, Presidents-for-Life of Haiti
    GENERAL FRANCISCO FRANCO, President of Spain
    ADOLF HITLER, Chancellor of Germany
    HUSSAN II, King of Morocco
    FERDINAND MARCOS, President of the Philippines
    MAXIMILIANO HERNANDEZ MARTINEZ, General of El Salvador
    MOBUTU SESE SEKO, President of Zaire
    GENERAL MANUEL NORIEGA, Chief of Defense forces, Panama
    TURGUT OZAL, Prime Minister of Turkey
    MOHAMMAD REZA PAHLEVI, Shah of Iran, King of Kings
    GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, Prime Minister of Greece
    PARK CHUNG HEE, President of South Korea
    GENERAL AUGUSTO PINOCHET, President of Chile
    GENERAL SITIVENI RABUKA, Commander, Armed Forces of Fiji
    GENERAL EFRAIN RIOS MONT, President of Guatemala
    ANTONIO DE OLIVEIRA SALAZAR, Prime Minister of Portugal
    HALIE SELASSIE, Emperor of Ethiopia
    IAN SMITH, Prime Minister of Rhodesia
    ANASTASIO SOMOZA, SR. AND JR., Presidents of Nicaragua
    ALFREDO STROESSNER, President-for-Life of Paraguay
    GENERAL SUHARTO, President of Indonesia
    RAFAEL LEONIDAS TRUJILLO, President of the Dominican Republic
    GENERAL JORGE RAFAEL VIDELA, President of Argentina
    MOHAMMED ZIA UL-HAQ, President of Pakistan

    March 23, 2011 at 4:47 am |
  3. T-party

    I vote conservative cause I am a T party activist. I believe in closed boarders,low taxes, no unions. and pro Isreal to a point. If we owe China billions, How can we afford to support Isreal financially?

    March 22, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
    • hillbilleter

      If you close your boarders, they'll find it hard to pay the rent, but then you won't have to feed them breakfast, either.

      March 23, 2011 at 12:45 am |
    • jc

      sorry, wrong topic. your t party is a joke, just like SARAH

      March 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  4. holycow

    Sarah Palin rubbing elbows with major world leaders. It'd be the most colossal intellectual pig party in human history!

    March 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
    • hillbilleter

      Not since George W. Bush was still unafraid to travel overseas has there been such a potential for an international mental laughingstock.

      March 23, 2011 at 12:43 am |
  5. Terry

    PraiseTheLard

    I wonder if she went to India in the hope of finding some American Indians...

    That such an ignoramus could even get elected dog-catcher is indicative of the intellectual level of the rest of the population

    What state are you Govenor of?

    March 22, 2011 at 8:34 am |
  6. Terry

    I am voting for Donald Trump...he'll fix things.

    March 22, 2011 at 8:32 am |
  7. HotAirAce

    Has Glenn Beck been to Israel? Or even outside the USA? You'll know he's going to run when he has dinner with Ben N!

    March 21, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
    • Glenn Beck is a God. A minor god. God of nitwits.

      The real question is, has Glenn Beck ever been to Earth? His blubbery body is certainly here, but mentally he always acts like he is in some parallel universe way out beyond Pluto, one where there is no reason or intellect, and the only emotion is a strange, unbalanced fear-rage.

      March 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
  8. PraiseTheLard

    I wonder if she went to India in the hope of finding some American Indians...

    That such an ignoramus could even get elected dog-catcher is indicative of the intellectual level of the rest of the population.

    March 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
  9. ScottK

    Who's curtains did she cut up for that jacket or whatever it is she's wearing. Almost looks like the top half of a boxing robe...

    March 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
    • Terry

      I'll let her warbrobe manager know you were not pleased...

      March 22, 2011 at 8:31 am |
  10. JohnR

    As stupid and self-serving as Sarah Palin so often is, she recently took the brave step of thumbing her nose at the righteous right by noting that one of her best friends is a lesbian and that she would not judge adults on their consensual se-xual "choices". Yeah, I know it's not a choice, but this was an amazingly refreshing thing to hear from ANYONE on the right, let alone someone as "out there" as old Sarah.

    I now have to agree with her supporters that she is the only "real man" currently in the running for the Republican nomination!

    March 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
    • Luke

      John, don't fall for what politicians do when elections are coming up. It's called placating. She doesn't like you. She doesn't like me. She likes money and power.

      March 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
    • JohnR

      @Luke But that's just it. This is NOT the move to make to shore up support going into primary season. If she had waited till the nomination and then said this, I'd be a whole lot more skeptical. And don't worry. I still evaluate the whole person and I would never, ever support Palin for anything except maybe court jester.

      If there IS any politics in play here, it may well be that this is an opening salvo from the potential candidate on the right with the most political capital to burn who is also one of the most waffly about running that will make it easier for other candidates to cool down the anti-gay talk. And that, again, is a good thing.

      March 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
    • NL

      I guess the question now is if the lesbian is still her friend now that Palin has put her evaluation of her gayness as merely a choice out there? If not, then was Palin merely sacrificing a friend for political purposes? Then her gay friend may have to wonder is Palin only cultivated a friendship with her for this eventual use?

      March 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
  11. NL

    "On Libya she said "It would have been different." Remarking that the U.S. has a tradition of not criticizing the president's foreign policy while on "foreign soil," she continued, "Certainly, there would have been more decisiveness, more commitment to those that are freedom fighters, that they know that America is on their side."
    "There would have been more decisiveness, less dithering," Palin stated."

    Now, didn't the same people who now support her basically ruin the careers of the Dixie Chicks over criticizing a president while on foreign soil? I wonder when the book burnings of her books and DVDs will begin?

    March 21, 2011 at 11:58 am |
    • hillbilleter

      Patriotism? Hmm, I guess nobody expects as much out of Sarah as they do out of country singers.

      March 23, 2011 at 12:41 am |
  12. doctore0

    Muhahahaha the whole world is laughing at you America 🙂

    March 21, 2011 at 11:51 am |
  13. She really is stupid

    Stupid and egotistical are all you need anymore to be famous in America.

    March 21, 2011 at 11:14 am |
    • ScottK

      Don't forget showing your "hoo-ha"...

      March 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  14. Reality

    Curing SP and other Christians and also Muslims and Jews of their Three B Syndrome i.e. Bred, Born and Brainwashed in their respective religions:

    Saving 1.5 billion lost Muslim souls:
    There never was and never will be any angels i.e. no Gabriel, no Islam

    Saving 2 billion lost Christian souls:
    There was and never will be any bodily resurrections i.e. No Easter, no Christianity

    Saving 15.5 million Orthodox followers of Judaism:
    Abraham and Moses never existed.

    Added details upon request.

    March 21, 2011 at 10:53 am |
    • hillbilleter

      Ask any quantum physicist if we even know what reality is, and if you're looking at it right now. And, what does "here" and "now" mean, anyway? Try just to understand gravity as a force of push, not pull, and you'll see how little we think we know. You can't see every thing there is in science; does that mean you don't believe in science?

      March 23, 2011 at 12:25 am |
  15. Luke

    please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run please run.

    March 21, 2011 at 10:41 am |
    • Eric G.

      I hope she runs. I hope she gets the GOP nomination. Maybe that will show that the country has finally hit bottom.

      March 21, 2011 at 11:11 am |
    • holycow

      into a brick wall?

      March 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
    • hillbilleter

      Maybe she is running – running away from some project or other. Maybe that's how she got to Israel.

      March 23, 2011 at 12:17 am |
  16. Reality

    SP should have read the following before her visit. She might have cancelled the trip if she did.

    origin: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20E1EFE35540C7A8CDDAA0894DA404482

    "New Torah For Modern Minds

    Abraham, the Jewish patriarch, probably never existed. Nor did Moses. The entire Exodus story as recounted in the Bible probably never occurred. The same is true of the tumbling of the walls of Jericho. And David, far from being the fearless king who built Jerusalem into a mighty capital, was more likely a provincial leader whose reputation was later magnified to provide a rallying point for a fledgling nation.

    Such startling propositions – the product of findings by archaeologists digging in Israel and its environs over the last 25 years – have gained wide acceptance among non-Orthodox rabbis. But there has been no attempt to disseminate these ideas or to discuss them with the laity – until now.

    The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which represents the 1.5 million Conservative Jews in the United States, has just issued a new Torah and commentary, the first for Conservatives in more than 60 years. Called "Etz Hayim" ("Tree of Life" in Hebrew), it offers an interpretation that incorporates the latest findings from archaeology, philology, anthropology and the study of ancient cultures. To the editors who worked on the book, it represents one of the boldest efforts ever to introduce into the religious mainstream a view of the Bible as a human rather than divine docu-ment. "

    March 21, 2011 at 10:37 am |
    • hillbilleter

      Sarah is Jewish, so probably has never heard of a Torah, unless you can see one from her house; nor is she the type to pay attention to any sort of intellectual musings. So, this story would probably not have made any difference to Ms. Sarah.

      March 23, 2011 at 12:14 am |
    • hillbilleter

      Sorry, I intended to say that Sarah ISN'T Jewish...

      March 23, 2011 at 12:15 am |
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