Monday, March 21, 2011

Further News on Sarah Palin's Israel Visit: Stop Apologizing

From here:

...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.

...[Rabbi Shmuel] Rabinowitz said that Palin prayed at the point closest to the Holy of Holies and left a note with a personal prayer...“She said that she absolutely supports Israel and that America is the biggest friend that Israel has,” Rabinowitz said.

[Likud MK Danny] Danon said that Palin’s visit to the Western Wall Tunnels was very exciting. “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. [that is Danon's interpretation note]

Here, also:

While visiting the Western Wall, Palin was told by Danon that Jews and Christians are not permitted to pray or even carry Bibles atop the Muslim-controlled Temple Mount, despite the fact that it is Judaism’s holiest site.  Palin responded: “Why are you apologizing all the time?”


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