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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin?

In Philadelphia on Sunday, a new group is to be born: Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin (Hat Tip: Atlas Shrugs).
Plans for the new group are set to be announced on Sunday by a Philadelphia-based journalist and activist named Binyamin Korn, a former executive director of the Zionist Organization of America. The announcement is unlikely to make big news, as the group is embryonic, with an advisory committee of several journalists and academics.

Its aim, however, is to take advantage of the growing alarm within the Jewish community at what Mr. Korn, in an interview this week with the New York Sun, called an “escalation of rhetoric” criticizing the Jewish state. The group also hopes to counter suggestions — by, among others, such opposite figures as the widely read Atlantic magazine blogger Jeffrey Goldberg and the left-of-center, anti-Israel publication Counterpunch — that Mrs. Palin’s support for Israel is animated by “end of days” theology that believes an in-gathering in Israel will precede the apocalypse and the destruction of the Jews.

Mr. Korn dismisses such talk, saying that there is “a wide range of views about religion within the Jewish Community and an even wider range of views about religion in the Christian community” and that “whatever motives Governor Palin may have or may be imputed to her are entirely within the mainstream of American discourse . . .” He said his group was encouraged by a defense of Mrs. Palin in an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal by the most famous neo-conservative, Norman Podhoretz, who wrote that he would “rather be ruled by the Tea Party than by the Democratic Party” and “would rather have Sarah Palin sitting in the Oval Office than Barack Obama.”

What Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin is saying, Mr. Korn said, “is that the most articulate person in the public arena today in opposition to the Obama administration’s shift in policies against Israel is Sarah Palin.” He called her “very direct,” particularly on the controversy of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria, on terrorism policies, and on the emerging Obama doctrine.
Korn goes on to say that his group has no contact with Palin and that she has nothing to do with its formation. I happen to know some Jews who are in contact with Palin and have been teaching her about Israel and the Middle East. Maybe between them, they can get her to revoke that Rand Paul endorsement and to stop funding his campaign. I'd love to know how she got into that one. (Yes, I remember what I said here, but I'm still uncomfortable with that endorsement).


At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that jews would support a functional illiterate says much about the state of our people

if this has to do with her support of israel, and/or the fact that she had an israeli flag in her gubernatorial office, i would suggest you all watch the film jesus camp.

there is a scene there that you all might find very interesting...it takes place during a home school session.

palin is not a friend to the jews, nor to israel

her support is all about messianic ferver...armageddon.

if any frum people are a part of this org, then they didnt speak to their rav before joining.

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Broomer said...

She lost me for campaginging for John McCain, when I believe that the people of AZ deserves a better representation.
She's also getting tainted by her appearance of the Tea Party Convention for $$$, among other bad moves.


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