Netanyahu will see Palin but not J Street

Israel/Palestine
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Sarah Palin is in Jerusalem and telling the Israelis they’re too nice. She visited the western wall with Danny Danon, who is opposed to a Palestinian state. JPost:

Palin, who was wearing a large Star of David, told Danon that she had flags of Israel “on my desk, in my home, all over the place” and that she would carry around a flag she bought in Israel.

Sweet. And Palin is to meet with Netanyahu tonight or tomorrow. But Netanyahu is refusing to meet with J Street leaders in Israel.  Says J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami:


We asked to meet with the Prime Minister while we’re here. In fact, we’ve asked to meet with him many times – to introduce ourselves and explain how we can work together as allies, even though we disagree at times on policy.

The short answer: No. Yet, as you may have read, while the Prime Minister doesn’t have time to meet a movement that now represents over 170,000 pro-Israel, pro-peace supporters, he has time to host Sarah Palin for dinner Monday night.

It’s sad to me that this Government has such a narrow political definition of friendship for the state of Israel – welcoming Palin and Mike Huckabee, but not J Street.

We call on the Israeli government to open the doors. Get to know us and the large part of American Jewry we represent – deep supporters of the state and people of Israel, and deeply committed to ending its conflict with the Palestinians now, before it’s too late to save Israel as a Jewish and a democratic home.

I think J Street is secretly happy that Netanyahu won’t meet with them. J Street is trying to drive a wedge in American Jewry over Netanyahu/Palin. It is trying to save not just the Jewish state but liberal Zionism; and it needs a good villain. Sarah Palin is fabulous. And now she’s mobbed up with Bibi. I think this effort is too little too late for the Jewish state but it can only be helpful for American Jews.

9 Responses

  1. seafoid
    March 21, 2011, 10:32 am

    “Trying to save not just the Jewish state but liberal Zionism”

    The liberal version of the ideology that says a Jew in Israel has more right to property and water than a goy.

    Liberal Zionists watch French movies in their homes in the Jerusalem settlements. They teach their kids about respect for sexual diversity while also making sure they do their army service. They learn Spanish for fun but speak to Arabs in Hebrew. Assuming they ever see any.

  2. Potsherd2
    March 21, 2011, 10:40 am

    Israel is currently trying to pass a law against groups like J Street, and the IDF has created a special new department to monitor leftist groups who aren’t sufficiently “pro Israel.”
    link to haaretz.com

    Ben Ami ought to get out now before he’s arrested.

  3. Kathleen
    March 21, 2011, 12:26 pm

    Sarah has made enough ccchinng trying to stay in the limelight. Time for her to move on. Try to imagine what she has to say coming out of a homely womans mouth? She would have been pulled off the national stage a few minutes after she entered. Come on. You bet Netanyahu wants to “see” Palin she has continually pledged her allegiance to Israel no matter what they do and she worked on the head of men thinking with their gonads.

    She was the fourth g for a while. God, guns, gays and gonads

    • fuster
      March 21, 2011, 1:34 pm

      I think that it’s great that J Street will be seeking to oust Netanyahu and also think that it’s way too soon for Weiss to be saying that it’s too late for Israel.

      Wishes ain’t horses, Philip. Love them as you will, but you’re still afoot and far behind in the game.

  4. Leper Colonialist
    March 21, 2011, 12:43 pm

    When will the comely half-term former governor get really serious and tattoo a Israeli flag to some part of her beautous body?

    I’m thinking: nape of the neck, ankle, instep all provide wonderful spots for a small, tasteful and permanent sign of her allegiance to the interests of a foreign country.

    C’mon Sarah, what are you waiting for?

    • fuster
      March 21, 2011, 3:56 pm

      Palin, is probably saving all available space for paying sponsors, sorta like those NASCAR drivers.

      Since she quit government to became a paid spokesmodel for babbling idiots, she’s had a hard time making ends meet.

  5. Theo
    March 21, 2011, 1:43 pm

    Sarah, do this nation a great favour and stay in Israel.
    Sitting on your porch on a clear day you may see how the egyptions in Cairo line up to visit Al Quds after the palestinians cleared the way.

  6. pabelmont
    March 21, 2011, 3:38 pm

    The liberal Zionist says that Israel’s crimes (post 1966) must be rectified and, that done, there are no other Israeli crimes that need to be rectified. The non-liberal (neo-liberal?) Zionist says, “What Israeli crimes?” and, by way of explanation, says, “make sure the Palestinians and all others remember the Holocaust” (and make sure you spell it with a capital “H”). As for the USA, where is Gibbon when we need him?

  7. Sumud
    March 22, 2011, 5:17 am

    Palin, who was wearing a large Star of David, told Danon that she had flags of Israel “on my desk, in my home, all over the place” and that she would carry around a flag she bought in Israel.

    Ugh, sounds cringeworthy for all involved – if they had an ounce of dignity, that is. They all know she doesn’t give a hoot about Israel.

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