Sarah Palin on Israel

Last Updated : Dec 14, 2010

Summary

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.

Not long after those statements were made, Governor Palin was interviewed by Katie Couric and reiterated her stance on Israel.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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