Sunday, September 07, 2008

Palin and Foreign Policy

Met with Israeli Consul

In an article that started by repeating the false charges by Rep Robert Wexler (D-MarylandFlorida) that Sarah Palin supported Pat Buchanan in 2000, the Israeli news service YNet News reports that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin keeps warm relations with Alaska’s Jewish Community (a.k.a the “Frozen Chosen”). More interestingly, the article also mentions that Palin met with Israeli Consul General for the Pacific Northwest David Akov.

Meanwhile, Jewish sources and Israel-friends in the United States told Ynet that the Alaska governor has maintained very warm relations with the small Jewish community in the state, which comprises roughly 4,000 people. Moreover, Palin met with Israeli Foreign Ministry official David Akov, who served as Israel's Consul General for the Pacific Northwest Region.

During the meeting, the two discussed cooperation between Israel and Alaska on various issues, such as counter-terrorism efforts. Akov invited Palin to visit Israel and the governor expressed her desire to do so. She also reportedly told Akov that Alaska's residents love Israel.

(Note: Sarah Palin was a supporter of Steve Forbes, not Pat Buchanan in the 1999 - 2000 time frame.)

Another YNet News article discusses Palin’s meeting with Israeli filmmaker Elan Frank. Frank was surprised to find that Palin Keeps an Israeli flag in her office. (Hat tip: Petitedov)
"She had an Israeli flag, of all the things, mounted on her office wall, and I have that on film" he said. "I was very surprised to see that and when I asked her about it, she said that she loves Israel and the she had friends who visited the country and brought her the flag."
Now we have given our friends on the unhinged left another reason to spew venom at Sarah Palin!