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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sarah Palin In Israel: 'Why Are You Apologizing All The Time?

Video below, via Arutz Sheva

ABC News reports:

During a tour of the Western Wall Palin expressed support for Jews praying openly at the Temple Mount asking her Israeli tour guides, “why are you apologizing all the time?” The Jerusalem Post reported.

The Temple Mount, a holy site to both Jews and Muslims, is one of the world’s most contested religious sites.

One of Palin’s tour guides World Likud Chairman Danny Danon said Palin “really connected to the story of the Jewish nation.”

According to The Jerusalem Post, Danon said “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.”

The former Alaska governor prayed at the Wall and left a note with a personal prayer in it.

“It’s overwhelming to be able to see and touch the cornerstone of our faith,” Palin reportedly said. “I’m so thankful to be able to be here, and I’m thankful to know the Israel-American connection will grow and strengthen as the peace negotiations continue.”

Emphasis above mine.

With that one profound question, Sarah Palin cut through the rhetoric and shows an incredible understanding of Israel's greatest challenges.

William Jacobson explains:

First, it goes to the heart of Israel's right to exist. The recent trend, including among American Jews, is to acquiesce in the leftist-academic and Islamist view of Israel as a mistake and an anomaly, something which deserves to exist -- if at all -- merely by reason of historical accident. Palin refuses to succumb to such a narrative, recognizing that the connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem and Israel goes back over 3000 years. For millennia Jews have prayed "next year in Jerusalem," something no other people had done until the 1967 war led to the creation of a Palestinian national identity. The State of Israel as a Jewish nation owes no apology for its creation or continued existence.

He has two other spot on points about Palin's question and what it addresses, so please head over and read the whole thing.

Palin is unapologetic in her support for Israel and their right to exist. A pity the same cannot be said about the current resident of the White House.

Gateway Pundit has video of a Israeli radio host being interviewed and states at the end of the video "Israelis Don’t Know Much About Sarah Palin, But They Know She Loves Israel."

That they do.