Sarah Palin will visit Israel next week. Reportedly this is a "private visit" and will set the stage for a planned "official visit" in the coming months. Sarah Palin is a strong supporter of Israel and enjoys great support among the Jewish people.
This works out well, as Sarah wraps up her trip to India on Saturday, where she will be giving the keynote address at the India Today Conclave, a gathering of world leaders and international policy makers.
A spokesman for SarahPAC released this statement:
Following her remarks in New Delhi, Governor Sarah Palin will stop in Israel before returning to the U.S. for a previously scheduled event.From The Jerusalem Post:
"I'm thankful to be able to travel to Israel on my way back to the U.S.," Governor Palin said. "As the world confronts sweeping changes and new realities, I look forward to meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the key issues facing his country, our ally Israel."
This is Governor Palin’s first international trip in three months. In December of 2010, she visited Haiti on a humanitarian mission with the Rev. Franklin Graham. In 2009, Gov. Palin traveled to Kosovo and Germany to visit U.S. troops as head of the Alaska National Guard and later addressed a conference of international investors in Hong Kong. Gov. Palin also visited the Middle East in 2007 when she traveled to Kuwait and Germany to meet with troops and conduct re-enlistment ceremonies.
Palin plans to visit Israel for two days, and will meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other members of Israel's right-wing, including Likud MK Danny Danon, a Danon aide told The Jerusalem Post.
She was also expected to visit the Western Wall and Nazareth during her short stay, according to Army Radio.
Palin, an outspoken supporter of Israel, has often criticized the Obama administration for what she believes to be its unfair treatment of the Jewish State.
"As Israel makes concessions (and is still criticized by the Obama Administration), Arab leaders are just sitting back waiting for the White House to further pressure Israel. The Obama Administration needs to open its eyes and recognize that it is only Iran and her terrorist allies that benefit from this manufactured Israeli controversy," Palin said in a Facebook post last year.
Another report states:
Sarah Palin, darling of the US Republican right, is to arrive in Israel at the weekend for a "private visit" during which she will meet Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, media reports said on Thursday.
A spokesman for the Israeli premier could not immediately confirm a report in the top-selling Yediot Aharonot newspaper that the former Alaska governor was due to arrive on Sunday with her husband Todd for a two-day visit.
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The Republican Party's vice presidential nominee in 2008, is expected to arrive late on Sunday and to meet Netanyahu on Tuesday morning before leaving for the Far East later that day, the paper said.
During the trip, which Israeli parliamentary sources told the paper was "a private visit," Palin is to visit Jerusalem's Old City as well as Christian sites in northern Israel.
The aim of the trip is to become acquainted with Israel ahead of an official visit she is planning in the coming months, Yediot said.
The controversial former governor has emerged as a powerful force in US conservative politics, and speculation is mounting that she will announce a bid to run for the Republicans in the 2012 presidential race.
This story is still developing. The reported trip to the Far East is false though, as Sarah has commitments back in the States.
More details to come.
Speaking of Israel and the Obama regime, here's a little flashback:
Obama Official: Netanyahu Waiting for ‘President Palin’