Scott Walker’s foreign policy education begins w/ lesson: East Jerusalem is not occupied

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is in Israel and occupied Palestine so as to gain the foreign policy bona fides needed to run for president. I wonder what that guy is telling him at the Western Wall. About plans to build the third temple? Or maybe he’s describing the occupation?

Matt Brooks of the Republican Jewish Coalition, a co-sponsor of the trip, tweeted that photo and said that the governor was in Israel.

Hitting the day running on first day in #Israel w/ @ScottWalker -visited the Kotel, Christian holy sites and Old City

The governor also said that East Jerusalem is Israel:

Great 1st day in Israel yesterday @ Western Wall, Mount of Olives, Church of the Holy Sepulchure & Via Dolorosa

Governor Scott Walker in Jerusalem, from his twitter feed
Governor Scott Walker in Jerusalem, from his twitter feed

All those sites are in occupied Jerusalem. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel made the same mistake.

Here he is with Natan Sharansky of the Jewish Agency.

Scott Walker and Natan Sharansky
Scott Walker and Natan Sharansky

Matt Brooks also tweeted that meeting: 

Awesome mtg this morning with @ScottWalker and a true hero, Natan Sharansky, discussing democracy and freedom.

And here he is learning about the security challenges relating to Syria, on the Golan Heights.

Scott Walker on the Golan Heights with Uzi Dayan
Scott Walker on the Golan Heights with Uzi Dayan
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“Awesome mtg this morning with @ScottWalker and a true hero, Natan Sharansky, discussing democracy and freedom “.

For Israeli Jews only , right Scott.

Now you can return to your campaign trail suitably educated in the so called facts about the ME and spout all the right hasbara .

Why do Americans insist on voting in a soulless , morally vacuous , bought and paid for zionist patsy.

I know, they get no choice anymore.

I’ve always voted Democrat but I respect intelligence and free-thinking in people of any political stripe, and I previously considered Walker reasonably intelligent and free thinking. (Re the latter, he had the gumption to stand up to overwhelming public opposition to many of his policies in Wisconsin, just because he thought that they were right.)

No longer. Walker is now officially just another tool.

Ugh. Speaking of Occupied East Jerusalem: “Report: Palestinian-American teen brutalized by Israeli police received at White House U.S. officials believe Israel takes a nonchalant attitude toward army killings and woundings of Palestinian-American minors, CNN reports. Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old Palestinian-American seen on video last summer being beaten brutally by three Israeli policemen, was received last month at the White House by U.S. National Security Council officials, ahead of an upcoming Abu Khdeir family visit… Read more »

In the photo from the Golan, that’s Uzi Dayan with Gov. Walker.

I recall that when Sharansky arrived in Israel in the late 80’s he said all the right things about working for peace and learning Arabic. There was a hue and cry at this because his wife was thick with the settlers and they were having none of that. It seems that someone took Natan into a room and after rubber hosing him for a while he came out spewing the garbage he currently speaks. I… Read more »