Monday, March 21, 2011

JPost: Gov. Palin wraps up whirlwind Israel visit

She "politely declined" P.M.'s offer of a full Monday night reception for her
Gov. Sarah Palin and husband Todd have concluded their two-day visit to Israel after dining with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara at his official residence, the Jerusalem Post reports:
Ahead of the meeting, Netanyahu’s office checked with Palin to see whether they could expand it to a full reception for her with other politicians and aides, but she politely declined.

In an effort to keep her visit as private as possible, Palin also declined all requests for interviews and did her best to avoid the media as she toured the Mount of Olives and Christian sites in Jerusalem on Monday.

Palin was due to leave Israel early Tuesday morning.

Privately, the former Alaska governor and Republican Party vice presidential candidate assured her hosts that she would return soon for a week long visit and would meet with more Israeli politicians and the media then.

- JP

1 comment:

  1. From the Jerusalem Post:

    "J Street officials, who are in Israel for a meeting of the Knesset Diaspora Affairs Committee, complained on Monday that Netanyahu had refused a request to meet with them but had chosen to meet with Palin.

    The left-wing American lobby’s president, Jeremy Ben-Ami, said he had wanted to meet with Netanyahu “to introduce ourselves and explain how we can work together as allies.”

    Ben-Ami wrote in a letter that “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.”

    Hah! Ya gotta luv it!