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Daybreak: Pressure on Israel Drives Some Jews to Palin

Plus words over water, a politicized rite, and more in the news

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Sarah Palin at a Tea Party rally in Boston this week.(Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

• President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are pushing for Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks. Again. [AP]

• Such pressure has led Binyamin Korn, a former executive director of the Zionist Organization of America, to form a group called Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin; Korn calls the former Alaska governor “the most articulate person in the public arena today in opposition to the Obama administration’s shift in policies against Israel.” [NY Sun]

• A potentially crucial Pan-Mediterranean strategy for water preservation was foiled by an argument between the Arab League and Israel over the use of the term “occupied territories.” [JPost]

• Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian gunman at the Gaza border. [Ynet]

• The South African Jewish Board of Deputies denounced the pressure from local groups that led judge Richard Goldstone to decide not to attend his grandson’s bar mitzvah in Johannesburg next month, saying it “deeply regrets that a religious milestone has been politicized.” [JTA]

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Amy I Meighan says:

Some of us Jews have never been Obama fans and/or democrats!! It is the party of not paying attention to the consequences of what they do. And they lie. I hate liars.

Debra says:

You betcha! What a great idea! Let’s elect a moron who thinks all “good Americans” must accept Christ as their personal savior, because Obama has the courage to tell it like it is and not assume that Israel is right 100% of the time no matter what it does.

Why don’t Korn and his supporters just move to Israel instead of screwing up this country?
I used to think that most Jews were highly intelligent; I guess that’s no longer true.

Ken Donow says:

The overwhelming majority of American Jews support Obama. That’s a fact. Palin and her lot don’t bother with any facts. Like the first commenter, they think that name-calling will assuage the feelings of folks who can’t accept the fact that America voted for Obama. Oh. As Stephen Colbert said, elections only matter if you accept the results.

PALIN MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER, BUT OBAMA IS NOT ISRAEL’S BEST FRIEND. LOOK HOW HE TREATED THEIR PRIME MINISTER LAST WEEK.

Marty says:

Sarah Palin is proof of the dumbing down of America & the last time I looked America had Jew living in it meaning Jews are not exempt from the same dumbing down. Sarah Palin is a total moron & anyone who things she has the brains to get out of a paper bag is in the same boat as she is.

It is one thing to disagree with the “empty suit” we thought was a Progressive turing out to be nothing more then a man that can give a great speech, everyone around me is in mourning over his single desire to be “liked” by all. But to say you support a person without the slightest idea of right or wrong or good or bad is pathetic at best & any Jew or non Jew that supports anything about her should be ashamed.

europamedical says:

Sarah Palin – makes the muppets look like Einsteins. And I thought we were usually intelligent – Pah !

Debra,

Instead, why don’t you move to your beloved Paris, so you can live amongst similar Israel/Jew-haters, surrounded by violent Muslims who want Islamicize Europe (again)? You can have that unsustainably generous “social safety net”/welfare state you so desire, which so rewards NOT working. Enjoy having to give up those benefits when you actually have to end up paying for them, pensions, national defense, etc. Enjoy picking up the tab for Greece, Italy, Spain, etc. as well.

Oh, and enjoy having your kids intermarry.

Enubus says:

Debra and others,

Your love of Obama is amazingly stupid and your hatred for Sarah Palin stunningly moronic! Essentially you all have anal-cervical inversion! Live with that for the short time you have as the lemmings that you are!

I do not see Palin as a possibility, but it is time we Democrats wake up to the facts of the party and its true relationship with Israel.

Obama and Clinton’s State Dept. continue to prove that they are anti-Israel. Clinton pushes Israel to “give more.”

Israel unilaterally gave-up GAZA, which resulted in internal strife for Israel, displaced persons and economic loss – and the result was a Hamas takeover and regular rocket attacks. The resources and structure in Gaza left by the Israelis has been destroyed, Hamas demands more and more from the UN etc. So this is what Israel gets when it gives more.

Israel withdraws unilaterally from southern Lebanon and we get an increase of violence from Hizballah, a war and more killing. So this is what Israel gets when it gives more.

Maybe we need to give away Jewish support for Obama, Clinton and the Democrats as they keep showing more and more how anti-Israel they are. Whether to support Palin or not is another matter. But it would certainly be the best for all Jews to give away their support for Obama, his administration and much of the democratic Party..

Moshe says:

Obama & Liberals Agenda Is Very Danger For USA & ISRAEL

Obama & Liberals No Love Christians & Jews Values

YESHUA MESSIAH IS COMING SOON !

Sarah Palin Love & Support ISRAEL

Dorothy Wachsstock says:

I am ashamed of all the Jews that cannot see what this arragant Pres has done to this country. I grew up reading and hearing that Jewish people were smart but not those that want socialism and communism like Hugo Chavez. They are the uninformed. Stupid!.

Education has already been dumbed down if the Jewish people vote for any democrat at all to give the democrat party the power to take over this country completely. The healcare is only the begining.

Money was taken out of Medicare and people I know cannot get a cat scan due to the fact there already are certain requirments to meet or you are not covered.

This Pres. demeaned the head of a Jewish State and whether you are a liberal or a conservative Jew, where is your pride? No other Pres. has ever done this before.When James Baker visited Israel, construction somewhere was always started but even James Baker would never have treated P.M. Netanyahu the way that Obama did.

He demeaned the people of the tea party who are aware of what is happening. Note most of them are white women and those that keep saying “All White” let those white guys give up their jobs to a minority if they are so upset that white women care about the future of their grandchildren.

It started with the seniors, then their children with their children and then as everyone learned what the Obamacare was all about and an unqualified person whould decide what treatment they would get..that was it.

For all the Jews that vote for any democrat..take a look at Cuba with Castro..or Hugo Chavez and you will see this country in a decade if the democrats win once more.

This is not the old democrat party of my father and even Mayor Ed Koch knows that and regrets his endorsement of Obama. He is now sorry that he did not know what Obama really stood for but it is too late now for regrets but to remember next time you go into the booth..vote for any republican..any one so as to take away some of the power of this Marxist Pres.

This is now a socialist communist party that a community organizer, who was mentored by a communist became the President.

In case you are not aware, he looks down on us Jews as he was taught to do so by his Rev. Wright for 20 years. You will give him money and he will do everything possible to take power over this country.

His advisors are Jimmy Carter, Rev. Wright and Farrakhan. It is too bad that the current round of reporters are not as honest as I remember Jimmy Breslin. He wouldn’t stand for the kind of lies that Pres. Obama tells the scared young so called journalists of today.

Pres. Obama opened up the door for more anti-semitism from the Arabs and the anti-semites in this country as well. It will never end. Yet, we must be smart and take advantage of our vote.

I would vote for any dog catcher to be Pres. or in Congress other than another crooked democrat who is allowing this Pres. to destroy this great country and
make it a communist country with a dictator.

Pres. Obama has his little army of community volunteers under the Ted Kennedy education bill. It caught my eye when I saw the Senate voting and underneath it said, “Including ex-convicts”. Now why would one want young children to do community work with ex-convicts? The number was raised from 75,000 to 250,000. Why so many?

Wake up my fellow Jews. If not Sarah Palin, which I do not think will be the candidate..there are others. Whoever it is..get rid of the democrats so there is at least some balance. Do not drink the Koolaid.

There were Jews that first helped Hitler also…this Pres. hates Jews and hates this country. It is evident that he has surrounded himself with self-hating Jews as well.

If there had been an Israel in the 1930′s, there would have been less Jews burned in the ovens. Remember that as Pres. Obama forces Israel to give up all and maybe the Western wall as well.

Yussie/Joe says:

How a Jew could vote for obama whose expierence was he organized block partys and his associates were Islamic radicles , Communist, socialist Jew haters as well as terroist. Palins history is she was a basketball star in High School, she was a beauty queen contest she was elected Mayor of her town she ran for Lt Govenor and also elected as Govenor of Alaska. How many of you or obamas Ilk can make the same statement. Perhaps you don’t like that she is a women well so was Golda meir and perhaps pretty to you means dumb . Its time that you look at the persons accomplishments and not the pitch of her voice . G-D knows we need a conservative to watch our backs .

Doug Greener says:

To Ken Donow:
You should not forget that Obama can’t accept the fact that Israel voted for Netanyahu — and people who agree with his policies — overwhelmingly. I like your quote that elections only matter if you accept the results. Obama obviously doesn’t accept ours (Israel’s).

Keeva says:

Marty,

I agree with your post entirely. I wonder if Palin ever knew anyone Jewish prior to her entrance into the world of politics. I liked and respected McCain until he permitted her on his ticket. She, and Michelle Bachman are two peas in a pod.
I love Israel and pray for its safety always. I continue to support it with dollars as I can. My voice joins others in support for Israel. Netanyahu is a brilliant leader, thank G-d. Was he insulted on the worlds stage, perhaps, but he is a mensch and went back to work, you know that is true.
Is Obama the best friend to Israel, no he is not.
Palin and her ilk are a joke. I would leave this country if she was on the ticket for the Republicans or whatever the “Tea Party” ticket. Then, I would make aliyah and simply stay. I love my country and want it to remain strong and united always. May it be G-d’s will!

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