Sarah Palin Apparently Had Second Thoughts About Crossing An Israeli Checkpoint

Sarah Palin pulls out of Bethlehem visit

Sarah Palin, accompanied by Likud party Knesset member Danny Danon, listens to Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz as he describes the Western Wall tunnels in Israel. Photograph: Danny Danon Office/EPA

Sarah Palin apparently had second thoughts about crossing an Israeli checkpoint on Monday to visit Bethlehem during a three-day visit to Jerusalem.

Palin’s group pulled up to the checkpoint run by the Israeli border police to the south of Jerusalem in a white people carrier, with her husband, Todd, her assistant and Israeli guides.

None of the occupants left the car nor did they speak to the police officers at the checkpoint, according to photographers at the scene. A spokesman for the Israeli police said there was no incident at the checkpoint and a spokesman for the Israeli army said that Palin’s group had not co-ordinated a visit to the occupied Palestinian territory.

Palin’s group then stopped at a nearby Greek Orthodox monastery before returning to her hotel in the centre of west Jerusalem from where they later continued their tour of the city.

Tourists need to carry passports to cross checkpoints into the occupied Palestinian territory and Israelis are not normally permitted to enter areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, such as Bethlehem.

From the checkpoint Palin would have been able to see the high concrete walls that separate Bethlehem from Jerusalem.

Palin arrived in Israel on Sunday night after a delivering a speech in India on a rare foreign trip. She is due to meet Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, on Monday evening.

On arriving in Jerusalem Palin visited the tunnels next to the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, which is believed to have been part of the walls of the Jewish temple destroyed by the Romans in 70AD.

Palin wore a Star of David, the symbol of Judaism, around her neck, prayed close to the wall and lodged a written prayer in a crevice, according to tradition.

Palin told reporters: ” It’s overwhelming to be able to see and touch the cornerstone of our faith. I’m so thankful to be able to be here and I’m thankful to know the Israel-American connection will grow and strengthen as the peace negotiations continue.”

Danny Danon, the Likud party member of the Knesset who invited Palin to Israel and accompanied her to the Western Wall, said Palin was moved by being close to the wall. “The visit was educational and spiritual. She was a strong friend of Israel and she will become a stronger advocate of Israel in the future,” he said.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/21/sarah-palin-pulls-out-bethlehem-visit?CMP=twt_gu

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29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Syrin
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 08:52:25

    The Bible is clear that those who bless Israel will be blessed. But for most of us in the United States, Israel is just a little Middle East country that is always in the center of strife and trouble. Most of us have never been there. So instead we send Sarah Palin????????
    If you don’t know already I was raised Jewish and have a heart for Israel. This is the final blow to me as a Judeo/Christian.

    The continued focus and relevance that has been placed on Palin as some kind of morally established, religious, faithful in living up to the precepts of Christian values is an act of sheer idiocy! The truth is that Sarah Palin and her husband are nothing but imposters, pseudo, fake, dissimulator, faker, player, pretender, poser, fraudulence, juke, role player, hoax, dissembler, a put-on.

    Warning to all people of any faith….Many will not endure sound doctrine, instead they will lift up leaders (like Palin) that will tickle their ears, telling them what they want to hear, but having NO good fruit in them. People will gladly give up the TRUTH for a LIE…. that lie is Sarah Palin at this moment in time… IMHO

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    • Cheryl
      Mar 21, 2011 @ 10:02:03

      Another warning can be added “For false Christs and false prophets (palin) shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it were] possible, even the elect.

      And once again, please, tell us what you really think. LOL!

      Reply

    • WakeUpAmerica
      Mar 21, 2011 @ 13:01:46

      Palin in Israel and meeting with Netanyahu is nothing short of ludicrous. BTW, do you have any clue what the signifcance of the gaudy key is? Is it suppose to symbolize the key to heaven or something like that?

      Reply

    • Ken
      Jul 08, 2011 @ 05:01:18

      Where’s your vitriol for Obama? Obviously the most anti- Israel president in history.

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      • Syrin
        Jul 08, 2011 @ 08:13:28

        The vitrol is not needed! Obama is the elected president. I knew what his ideology is, but what does that have to do with Israel? What do you think Palin is supporting by wearing a Star of David? She’s NZoT jewish! I’m jewish, and choose Christ as my Savior! The middle east troubles are part of a foreign policy of the US throughout the decades. No one president, legislator or celebrity has ever showed up and changed middleeast history, especially a conniving and utterly ignorant Sarah Palin

      • Syrin
        Jul 08, 2011 @ 08:15:43

        The making of a one-term president http://t.co/NEc6qjT

  2. DiAnne
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 09:17:27

    Syrin…Heads UP! your copy line goes too far into nowhere…please adjust so all copy fits into the box. Unreadable.

    Reply

  3. MimiC
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 09:25:32

    A white people carrier?

    Reply

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  5. themom
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 10:53:39

    God will have the final say regarding SP and her merry bunch of thieving relatives and worshipers. THAT is the only solace one may derive from this.

    Reply

  6. Dis Gusted
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 11:15:39

    if that were true – then she should rot in hell for lying about her abortions, her mental breakdowns which resulted in hospitalization, her fake pregnancy and the inhumane treatment of a DS child, not to mention her affairs with various men, her drinking, and her drug abuse.

    Reply

  7. Sally in MI
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 11:38:30

    Was she dithering over her outfit at the hotel and forgot to decisively bring along her passport?

    Reply

  8. climber357
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 11:39:16

    ¨She is due to meet Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, who agreed to accept a large political contribution from her on Monday evening.¨

    FIFY

    Reply

  9. Alaskan
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 11:57:19

    She’s at a bilateral Muslim and Jewish sacred holy place thousands of years old in the Middle East. Head uncovered, black Nike sweatshirt (is she getting endorsement money these days?), Christian lucky charm around her neck.
    In other AP photos taken of this holy event, Todd is wearing a yarmulke although Danny Danon is not.

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  10. Sharon
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 12:15:08

    pig…..with or without lipstick she’s still a freaking pig. Human garbage. just like her family friend – jeremy Morlock – showing a big fat smile across his face as he leans down next to an innocent Afghan that he slaughtered. Everyone and everything around the palin pigs are toxic and evil. I have never felt this amount of hatred for anyone else -ever. I get so angry that we have allowed this pig to go as far as she has. It is the media and the spin machines. My god, how can anyone in their right mind give this worthless grifter a hundred thousand bucks to spew her ignorant word salad. jesus!

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  11. Wilma
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 12:22:19

    Palin forgot her passport? She must be pissed! She could of gotten another S&H green stamp in her passport.

    Reply

  12. Kalena
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 12:37:36

    I read an article stating that it was more likely she didn’t visit Bethlehem because she hadn’t coordinated with Palestinian authorities to do so like all the other republican presidential hopefuls have done. Just another example of her inept “team” and totally unaware self.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/21/2126709/palin-skips-bethlehem-in-visit.html

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  13. Alaskan
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 12:57:07

    She wants to make like she’s the U.S. president by meeting with Netanyahu to “discuss issues facing his country,” but she didn’t schedule meetings with the Palestine Authority and Fatah prime ministers and presidents.
    Huh.

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    • jo
      Mar 22, 2011 @ 13:51:36

      That is because he is a corrupt right winger just like the majority of them. He knows she is just pretending to love Israel to pander to the gullible evangelicals. It’s hard to believe just because she tosses around some god talk they fall for her. Even though she has been proven hundreds of times to be lying, a tax cheat, unethical, a grifter, bears false witness, is hateful, vindictive, vain, contemptuous, and so on, they think she can do no wrong and believe her explanations of everything. Why they would want to share her values is beyond thinking people.

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  14. Kalena
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 13:11:58

    oops! This is the article I meant to post showcasing her ignorance.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/sarah-palin/8396467/Sarah-Palin-aborts-visit-to-Bethlehem.html

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  15. Martha
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 13:55:20

    HA ha……Palin just thinks she can go where she wants, WHEN she wants, because SHE IS SARAH PALIN!

    Gee, I wonder why she just didn’t jump out and tell the check point guards just that!

    What’s the matter Sarah, did they have guns and not give a flying fart through a rolling bagel WHO you THINK you are??

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  16. PhilaPhan
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 15:17:39

    Ok. I’ll admit I’m old-fashioned when it comes to dressing. I get “dressed up” to go to a doctor’s visit even when I’m really sick. But, how can this idiot think she’s burnishing her foreign policy credentials, when she dresses like a teenager traveling around 0n $10/day wearing the clothes she can stuff into a backpack to visit a sacred site loaded down with garish jewelry? Did she really think hanging that out-sized Star of David around her neck was a sign of respect when her clothes were only suitable for lounging around her cement garden where she does her “writing?” Why didn’t she wear that infamous McCain-Palin baseball cap with McCain’s name blacked out to add to her lovely professional ensemble? Everyday in every way, she redefines the concept of the “Ugly American.”

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  18. Jolly Roger
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 18:20:19

    Mama Grifter has used anti-Semitic “dog whistles” whenever it suits her to do so. And she’s a member in good standing of a fringe religion that believes that all Jewish people must be in Israel so they can be rendered crispy, because only then can the Rapture come.

    Bibi Netanyahu sees her as a useful idiot, I’m sure, but it speaks to his character that he even chooses to utilize her.

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