New York – Gov. Palin: The Only Flag In My Office Is Of Israel

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    The Israeli flag is visible next to the window in the office of Alaska Gov. PalinNew York – President Peres of Israel yesterday met for the first time with Governor Palin and with Senator McCain, who called the veteran Israeli statesman “my old friend.” The warm handshake and exchange of broad smiles occurred during an international gathering known as the Clinton Global Initiative, hosted by President Clinton. “I wanted to meet you for many years,” Ms. Palin told Mr. Peres, according to an aide to the president. “The only flag at my office is an Israeli flag,” she was quoted as saying, “and I want you to know and I want Israelis to know that I am a friend.”

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    39 COMMENTS

    1. Well the Alaskan flag is there, u can see it right behind her. Obviously she means foreign flag which does say a lot considering out of all the countries in the world she chose to have an Israeli flag.

      • What she is saying is that the Israeli flag is the only foreign flag in her office. For crying out loud do you really think a Governor would fly only the Israeli flag, to me that would be treason!

    2. Yeah, isn’t that the Alaska flag in the background? Anyway, although I’m not voting for her, it’s important for us yidden to maintain good relationships with all sides so we are taken care of no matter who is in office.

      • To # 26, Are you trying to say barack HUSSEIN Obama, would be better for us?
        Do your homework, and you will see, has no intention of stopping Iran from Nuking Israel off the globe. So vote for the right people.

      • Not to get into a debate or shouting match. Curious as whom you think should be president? Opinion McCain is better as he belives in the security of Israel whereas Obama will rather talk to Iran and appease them with rosey words rather than tell them flatout you want to talk than get rid of the nukes and prove they are gone. Obama has no foreign policy expeierence and dos no deerve to be president.

    3. you can you tube sara palin israli flag.

      she’s had the flag for a long time.

      yes the american and alaska flags are therr of course. but the only forign flag is an israeli one.

    4. Big deal – she says she has an Israeli flag in her office. Saying she has a flag does NOT make her a friend of Israel! Would you seriously vote for someone just because she says she has a certain flag in her office? What if I told you she had a photo of Hitler in her office? What then?

      • Are you inferring that just because a politician has a picture of Hitler in their office, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t vote for them?

        Oy Hashem, why do you make so many idiots?

      • If she had a photo of H*** Y”S, you ask, What then? Well, no Jew should support someone who idolizes a murderer of our brothers and sisters. It is grounds for an immediate disqualification from getting Jewish votes.

        But having an Israeli flag speaks volumes of her value to the Jewish People. Support her because she’s better for the Jews. And what’s good for the Jews is good for America.

        Chazal tell us the world was created for “Bais Raishis” – for Yidden and Torah. Good for Yidden = good for world including the USA.

    5. Reporters are notorious for getting it wrong and here is a case in point. The Alaskan flag is clearly visible over the governor’s right shoulder and I am positive that there is an American flag proudly displayed elsewhere in her office. Still this does not diminish the significance of the displaying the Israeli flag. Sure the comment was about the exclusion of flags of other foreign nations but that’s my point. The only down note is the forgivable naivete of the governor (soon to be vice-president, please G-d) in thinking that flag has much jewish significance left to it. As long as I am commenting I would like to add; Anybody who is thinking of voting for Obama is as misguided as those Jews who tried to join the Nazi party during the early stages of the Third Reich or idealistic Jews who joined the Bolsheviks.)

    6. to all of you who just bash palin because you were taught to be a liberal and your own seichel hasn’t yet caught up with your brand new grown-up self, and to the rest of you who are frustrated as heck because of these individuals, allow me to share soemthing i heard: if youre younger and conservative, you don’t have a heart; if your older and liberal you don’t have a brain.

    7. Let me get this right: Obama gets blasted because he doesn’t wear an American flag lapel pin, but Palin gets excused when she says (obviously incorrectly) that the only flag in her office is that of another country?

    8. Well Mrs. Palin is a true friend to Israel I trust her much more then her running mates.
      True She didn’t go to the Kossel yet
      True she didnt put a Kvittel in the Kossel yet
      But to be a TRUE friend to Israel takes much more then going to the Kossel or putting a Kvittel.
      To be a true FRIEND to Israel means 1) to be a classy Mench with morelity 2)know how to speak & not changing your mind everyday 3) Republicans allways
      had more heart for Israel in the last 35 years
      I hope that she wins & we are very proud to have as a true friend to Israel. i hope that when she gets in the White house she will have a larger FLAG of Israel

    9. An American flag and an Alaskan flag is on top of the building, the only foreign flag she has in her office is an Israeli one. When a future vice President and future President of the United States say that “I want you to know and I want Israelis to know that I am a friend” and her history backs it up, it is a beutiful thing, and good will should beget good will. I will vote for them, and will be mispalel that she should remain a friend of the Jews.

    10. I can’t understand why any Yid with more than one brain cell could even think of voting for B. Hussein Obama. FAR VOSS? Those who wanted Hillary, m’maila, she got your felons out of jail. But Obama, who hangs out with Rev. “G-D Damn America!” Wright, and Bill “burn down the USA” Ayers. Obama should frankly scare the crap out of all of you.

    11. Why do all of these discussions have to devolve into puerile and offensive insinuations that Obama is some kind of Nazi or secret Muslim — both patently and demonstrably false? Isn’t it enough to disagree politely, or at least stick to the actual issues?

      Obama is fully aware of the threat from Iran, and has repeatedly said he will never take any option, including military confrontation, off the table. He does differ from McCain, though. From Obama’s website:
      ” Iran has sought nuclear weapons, supports militias inside Iraq and terror across the region, and its leaders threaten Israel and deny the Holocaust. But Obama and Biden believe that we have not exhausted our non-military options in confronting this threat; in many ways, we have yet to try them.”

      And while Obama might be more interested in the peace process than McCain is, so are many members of both parties. And he is unequivocal in his support of Israel’s right to defend itself and the US’s obligation to support them. From the website:
      “Ensure a Strong U.S.-Israel Partnership: Barack Obama and Joe Biden strongly support the U.S.-Israel relationship, believe that our first and incontrovertible commitment in the Middle East must be to the security of Israel, America’s strongest ally in the Middle East. They support this closeness, stating that that the United States would never distance itself from Israel.
      Support Israel’s Right to Self Defense: During the July 2006 Lebanon war, Barack Obama stood up strongly for Israel’s right to defend itself from Hezbollah raids and rocket attacks, cosponsoring a Senate resolution against Iran and Syria’s involvement in the war, and insisting that Israel should not be pressured into a ceasefire that did not deal with the threat of Hezbollah missiles. He and Joe Biden believe strongly in Israel’s right to protect its citizens.

    12. Those who are for Obama are very comfortable Jews who have forgotten that we are in golus, as Rabbi Mechoel Ber Weismandel ZT’L bemoaned what he saw in 1958 only ten years after the holocaust, people who had just lost everything building palaces and forgetting thet they had a past. Such people think that all the problems are in Eretz Yisroel or in Iraq or in Afganistan, but here we can live freely without WORRY. That’s what tells them to vote for Obamma because in their blindness their pocket comes first.

    13. Supporting Israel’s right to defend itself is way not enough, because these are empty words. It boils down what he would allow Israel to do to defend itself. I agree with you that it’s not right and even ugly to paint Obamma as some type of Arab lover, but it is important to point out the defferences between the two candidates. McCain will alllow Israel to do much more the what Obamma will ALLOW.

    14. Gov. Palin’s church background is “Assemblies of g-d” and an AOG pastor founded one of the prominent “Messianic Jewish” movements targeting Jew’s for conversion. They love Israel and Jews because they believe that some day we will all come to accept the Nazerene as Moshiach.
      Martin Luther believed he could bring all Jews to the church via his reformation and when it didn’t happen he viciously turned on us. Krystalnacht was dedicated to him.
      As history tends to repeat itself, I remain skeptical of the govenor.

      • Who care why they love Jews, as long as they do the right thing. You bring history from 450 years ago which proves that even after her Church weren’t sucessfull in converting Jews she STILL is a friend of the Jews. Why not give credit where it is due?

    15. You have to be blind,stupid and naive to vote for Obamo. There is no choice. The choice is clear for us Jews and anyone else with some values. If Obamo gets elected G-d forbid than within a year we will have 5 and a half millon dead Jews in Israel as he refuses to allow Israel to strike first against Irans nuclear facilities. Financially with Obamos promise to raise taxes,it will increase the price tags on food,cloths and every other living expenses. Vote smart vote McCain – Palin.

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