Sarah Palin says she disagrees with the Obama administration's demand that Israel halt settlement construction, although her reason for that opinion is puzzling (or at the least demonstrates she's not familiar with the term "natural growth" that much of the debate has revolved around). She tells Barbara Walters that she disagrees with the White House because all the Jews moving to Israel need a place to live. From ABC News:
I disagree with the Obama administration on that," Palin told Walters. "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.
J Street responded by releasing a lengthy statement which condemned Palin's comments and accused her of pandering and ignorance. An excerpt:
J Street rejects Sarah Palin’s comments attacking President Obama’s sensible policy on Israeli settlements in the West Bank yesterday during an ABC News interview with Barbara Walters.
Palin’s pandering to her right-wing base comes at the expense of the security of the State of Israel, the lives of those actually living the conflict, and the fundamental American interest in achieving a two-state solution in the near term. Her words reveal a glaring ignorance of damaging facts and a callous disregard of past and present U.S. policy.
Palin on settlements: Jews ‘flocking’ to Israel need a place to live | Capital J | JTA - Jewish & Israel News
Last edited by jackalope; 12-10-09 at 09:17 PM.
Palin attended evangelical churches for decades. Why is it wrong to call her an evangelical? Unlike the Catholic Church, where you actually have to be baptised a Catholic, I'm not aware of anything similar in Protestant churches. You are baptized a Christian, and you 'are' whatever denomination you choose to worship as.
I don't understand why Palin would choose to attend a Pentecostal church if she wasn't Pentecostal, though?
And, btw, Barack Obama's church was a mainline protestant church. You, as a Catholic, are not responsible for the rantings of a Catholic priest (and they are legion), neither is Barack Obama responsible for the rantings of Rev Wright.
If you say so. I never understood the whole 'church shopping' debate. But, I grew up Catholic - you went to the Catholic Church in town, regardless of how bat**** crazy the priests were (and some of them were very crazy). The Lutheran, or Episcopalian Churches, or any of the others were just not an option.
Forunately, Palin is not in any position to influence US foreign policies, but unforunately, her ignorant blathering is given a lot of attention.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)