Sarah Palin on Israel
Governor Palin is a strong supporter of Israel. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, she remarked about Israel's right to carry out actions which it deemed as necessary against a regime such as Iran. She stated that the US should not second-guess those actions.
In 2009, Governor Palin was critical of President Obama when he make remarks which indicated he believed that Israel should halt the expansion of settlements into Gaza. She stated that the Obama administration had no right to tell the Israeli people where they could and couldn't expand. Not long after these remarks, Governor Palin stated that the Obama administration needed to reset relations with Israel.
When six ships ran an Israeli blockade of Gaza and the resulting incident garnered national attention, Governor Palin was supportive of Israel's actions. She stated that Turkey's role in the matter should be investigated and called the entire things a publicity stunt.
The US Should Not Second Guess Israel
During the Presidential election, Governor Palin stated that the US should not second-guess Israel's actions when it feels threatened by a regime such as Iran.
We don't have to second-guess what their efforts would be if they believe ... that it is in their country and their allies, including us, all of our best interests to fight against a regime, especially Iran, who would seek to wipe them off the face of the earth. It is obvious to me who the good guys are in this one and who the bad guys are.
Not long after those statements were made, Governor Palin was interviewed by Katie Couric and reiterated her stance on Israel.
We shouldn't second guess Israel's security efforts because we cannot ever afford to send a message that we would allow a second Holocaust, for one. Israel has got to have the opportunity and the ability to protect itself. They are our closest ally in the Mideast. We need them. They need us. And we shouldn't second guess their efforts.
Support for Israeli Settlement Expansion
In November of 2009, Governor Palin was interviewed by Barbara Walters and stated that she would support expanded settlement of Israel, and that the Obama government should not tell the nation of Israel where it can and cannot settle.
I believe that the Jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon, because that population of Israel is, is going to grow. More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead. And I don't think that the Obama administration has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements cannot expand.
Reset Needed with Israel
In March of 2010, Governor Palin issued a facebook statement about the Obama administration's actions towards Israel in relation to it's demeanor with other nations. She stated that the Obama administration needed to reset relations with Israel.
On the Israeli flotilla incident
In June of 2010, Governor Palin wrote an entry on her facebook page noting her opinion of the media coverage of Israeli raid of ships running the blockade into Gaza.