Palin’s Policies Reflect Americans’ Spirit On Israel

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Palin’s Policies Reflect Americans’ Spirit On Israel

 

In her time, Margaret Thatcher was first dismissed as unintelligent, unsophisticated, the wrong gender and incapable of taking her place among the world’s statesmen. In the end she proved her detractors wrong and restored Britain’s economic, political and national security institutions to their former greatness.  Today and for posterity, she is reckoned among the handful of pivotal world leaders of the late 20th century.

Likewise, Ronald Reagan was looked upon initially with scorn both by American Jews and even by many conservatives. Commentary magazine editor Norman Podhoretz wrote recently that his early support of Reagan’s 1980 presidential candidacy was greeted by his friends with derisive remarks about “this B-movie star.” In the end, conservatives came to respect and then revere Reagan. In the 1980 election, 60 percent of American Jews deserted President Jimmy Carter, with most of them voting for Reagan. Podhoretz sees a parallel to Sarah Palin. So do we.

In recent days, prominent Jewish leaders and other Jewish political figures have publicly challenged President Obama’s foreign policy in terms that were unimaginable only a few weeks ago. Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, a lifelong Democrat, has excoriated the president for “demeaning and slandering” Israel.

“There is a foul whiff of Munich and appeasement in the air,” Koch has written.

Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman has raised the prospect of a Jewish march on Washington to protest Obama’s tilt against Israel. World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder has taken out full-page ads in major American newspapers to criticize Obama for pressuring Israel to retreat to the “indefensible borders” of 1967. U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has characterized the president’s refusal to include militant Islam in his list of terror promoters as “offensive,” and said it “contradicts thousands of years of accepted military and intelligence doctrine to ‘know your enemy.’ “

President Obama’s disgraceful personal treatment of Israel’s prime minister on his official visits to Washington and the ugly personal tone that the president has injected into U.S.-Israel relations has angered even many of his supporters and driven Obama’s popularity to an all-time low among the Israeli public. The suddenness of the president’s change in his policies toward Israel, after having campaigned vociferously in 2008 as a friend of the Jewish state, has caught many in the American Jewish community off guard. No longer.

We believe it is time for American Jews to declare independence from President Barack Obama, and we believe that Gov. Sarah Palin’s heartfelt and unflinching support for America-Israel friendship reflects the true spirit of the American people, among whom love and respect for the Jewish state has never faltered.

 

Read the entire Op-Ed at the link above.

 

And keep an eye on this situation atJewish Americans for Sarah Palin


The Op-Ed above also says, “Though not at present a candidate for any office, Palin’s track record in public office has been exemplary and has withstood the test of the most demanding scrutiny of investigative news media.”

 

And the JASP site said yesterday:

A reporter asked us today about Sarah Palin’s religious beliefs:  “Didn’t it disturb us that her support for Israel might be motivated by some Christian millenarian doctrine, or some such thing.”

We said, “Wait a minute.  Barack Obama sat in a church for 20 years in front of Jeremiah Wright preaching ‘G-d d-mn America’, the church newsletter ran unedited Hamas bulletins, and you have the nerve to ask me about Palin’s religious beliefs?  Have you no shame?”

 

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For those who dismiss Palin, I suggest that you read the first two paragraphs above.  Margaret Thatcher was dismissed as well, and Ronald Reagan was scorned.  Ask people today what they think of both of those leaders.

 

I hope the Jewish leaders do plan a march on Washington, although I doubt that Obama will notice.  His only concern is for how he can alienate allies and kiss up to our enemies.  Oh, and how many more entitlements he can hand to Obamafanatics so they vote for him again.




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