Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Rogue" Sarah Says It Right!

The American media is lurching Left in response to Sarah Palin's statements about Israel in her Barabara Walters interviewNotice their matching blue outfits. Wouldn't they look perfect next to an Israeli flag?

Palin said:

“I disagree with the Obama administration on that,” Palin said. “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.”
I really get a kick from their reasoning:

"The administrations of Presidents Nixon, Johnson, Ford, Carter, and Clinton all considered the annexation of land seized in 1967 illegal. President Ronald Reagan took a position that some might be legal, but opposed their expansion. Priot to becoming president, as the Us ambassador the UN, George H.W. Bush called the settlements illegal. His son, President George W. Bush, thought natural growth for existing settlements was fine, but was opposed to new ones."
I was brought up on:

"If everyone was jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you do it, too?"
So, just because successive American Governments, other foreign leaders, many Israeli politicians and the international and Israeli media all say that the Jewish Historical HolyLand should be judenrein, does that make it right?

The United States hasn't stopped its interference in internal Israeli affairs; it's just getting worse since Barack Hussein Obama became U.S. President.  Jerusalem, Israel's Capital City, is suffering from a terrible housing shortage and Obama has the chutzpah to tell it not to build more homes.

Just like in any abusive relationship, a certain amount of the blame goes to the victim who doesn't walk away, doesn't defend itself.  Israel and the Jewish People have a dangerous tendency to feel too comfortable in the role of victim.  For years I've been saying and writing that we must boycott the official Capital City of any country which does the same to us.  We should choose a different city to locate our Israeli Embassy, just like they do.  In the United States we could decide that Atlanta, GA, or Trenton, NJ would be just perfect. For Great Britain, how about Liverpool? 

Successive American candidates for President have pledged to move the Embassy to Jerusalem, but of course once they win, they never do it.  Of course, we have no idea what Palin would do if ever in power, but in the meantime I'm enjoying her rogue statements.


Keli Ata said...
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Anonymous said...

the woman is a lightweight. she had very little to say beyond the standard republican line, a bunch of canned pablum.
im not sure what she meant about all those jews who are going to israel in the coming months. is she now a prophet, talking of massive aliyah, or, as the talmud puts it, a fool?

Batya said...

Keli, the American Indian analogy is tricky; sorry, I don't like it.

a, Call Palin what you wish. She may have the last laugh, considering the competition.

goyisherebbe said...

Obama is steadily sawing off the branch of the tree he is sitting on, if not the trunk. Eventually the US will be such a second-rate power that no one will listen to them. They are already a trillion dollars in hoc to China. But if we can have Palin in the White House and Feiglin as PM after Bibi gets taken to the cleaners, maybe some good can come out of this.

Keli Ata said...

I'm sorry Batya:( I think it was a bad attempt at humor.

I was trying to say something else but it didn't come out the way I wanted it to. I mean, the US would never dream of sending Americans back to their old countries.

Neither should Israel even dream of not settling their own land.

I'll delete the comment.

Batya said...

goyish, interesting script...
keli, I understand

Keli Ata said...

Thank you:)

Anonymous said...

During the Vice Presidential debate, when asked if two states is the solution to the conflict, Palin confidently responded that two states is the solution, and that it would be a top agenda item in the McCain-Palin administration.

Has Ms. Palin changed her position on dividing up Israel? (at 49:54)

Batya said...

That would be a good question to ask her. Don't forget that considering that she was prepped for the debate, one doesn't know her opinion.

Anonymous said...

Understood. I brought the question here because this post placed her in a pro-Israel light when her own words raise doubt.

Personally, I hold candidates accountable for their words. If she was prepped to put forward positions she does not hold, it is evidence that she is not qualified to be a leader or an honest interviewee.

Batya said...

Palin's being "rogue" was because she wasn't comfortable with the script she was required to follow.

Keli Ata said...

Anonymous--excellent point there. When anyone in the public eye gives conflicting statements you really must question the veracity of everything else they say.

Batya said...

Most politicians will mindlessly recite whatever their speech-writers and staff have prepared for them. Their aim is to be elected, and they'll do whatever they have to do.

Palin was called "rogue," because she choked on it and went her own way. What really are her opinions? Time will tell.

Hadassa said...

IMHO we all spend too much time considering what American politicians think of Israel. Their opinions change so frequently, especially depending on which office they hold at the time of the interview. What does their reasoning matter? We should pay attention to what foreign politicians say only in order to know what to convince our own politicians to ignore.

Batya said...

very true!