Inside the Middle East
March 22, 2011
Posted: 652 GMT

Following in the footsteps of several other Republicans considering a presidential bid, Sarah Palin was in Jerusalem Monday to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and take in some local sight-seeing.  Media was not high on her list of priorities so we were only able to catch up with her at a hastily arranged photo-op at the Western Wall. No public word from her camp about this Telegraph report that says a visit to the West Bank city of Bethlehem was aborted at the last-minute for reasons unknown.

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Yusil   March 22nd, 2011 6:15 pm ET

Israel hould keep her.

beaujam90   March 23rd, 2011 2:49 am ET

Palin might be pretty but she 's supporting the racist zionists entity, as if it really as if she really loves jews. All US Evangelists support the zionist invaders not because they are jews, but because of the evangelist prophecy which says that all jews should be gathered in Palestine so that when Jesus will come back, he will kill them all but will leave 144 000 of them alive and who will convert to Evangelism.

About 60 million americans believe is this racist, sick and pro Holocaust religion, and are very influent in US politics as they are the ones who represent and finance APAC.

All zionist jews know about the real visions of the evangelists, but they only regard them as useful stupids who will support zionist jews to steal Palestine.

The whole world knows that zionists is not about judaism (but really about this Evangelist prophecy) but about racism against the genuine owners of that land who are the palestinians and about stealing that land. ZIonism oppose true judaism. In judaism jews are forbidden by god to have their own land, to take a land even if that land was uninhabited, never mind stealing it.

To be a jew is to be someone who believe in judaism.
All the Ashkenazi jews are Khazars (East european) who, not so long ago, converted to judaism which is really a Middle eastern religion. Even zionist historians agree today that the original jews ( the fist people to believe in judaism) were the ancestors of the palestinians.
All the racist zionist invaders (the zionist Ashkenazi jews) have absolutely no genetic or historical link to Palestine or anywhere in the middle east other than they invaded it in 1947 and that they are still illegally occupied it since. All the zionist jews who refuse to live in peace and equality with the non-jews in Palestine must go back to Europe where they really came from and all their leaders must face justice for all their crimes

John A   March 23rd, 2011 11:01 am ET

Anyone who wants to become president of the United States must first have the approval of Israel and Jewish owned international media. The wishes of the American people come a long way behind. Thats democracy, didn't you know?

Rachel   March 23rd, 2011 2:14 pm ET

I don't know about you, @beaujam90 but I am actually an Ashkenazi Jew. If you studied the Jewish bible at all you would know that the Jewish people and the Palestinians shared the first forefather(Abraham). Abraham had 2 sons, Ishmael and Isaac. Ishmael is the father of the Palestinians and Isaac is the father of the Jewish people. Isaac later on had 2 sons, Jacob and Esav. Esav strayed from Judaism and Jacob fathered the 12 tribes of Israel. Ashkenazi Jews are descendants of Jacob but were expelled from Israel thousands of years ago. In order to be Jewish you have to be a descendant of one of the 12 tribes or a convert. It has nothing to do with belief. If your mother is Jewish, according to Judaism, you are considered Jewish whether you believe in it or not.

The Jewish people fought for the state of Israel and won it so legally it belongs to them. As far as peace goes, you don't hear of Israelis going into Arab villages and bombing buses, murdering innocent families or raping and stabbing innocent women.

Please educate yourself.

miriam   March 23rd, 2011 7:34 pm ET


Which ever world you live in, they ought to teach a bit about planet earth, its history, religions, geography and science.

The Holy Land has always been at the centre of Judaism, religiously, historically and culturally. Even the anti-Zionist ultra-orthodox will not deny that. Their radicalism is based on intolerance for anything secular.

Ashkenazi Jews are not Khazars and those such as Sands claiming such are certainly not Zionist. Genetic studies clearly prove that there are genetic markers common to Jews of most ethnic groups and some Arabs and Palestinians.

There was no "invasion" in 1947, except for the Arabs who came to the region to join in anti-Jewish attacks. Jews have always lived in the Holy Land despite exiles and massacres that cleansed the population, including those preceding the arrival of Arabs.
The League of Nations resolution to re-establish the Jewish state was legal and binding and passed at a time when there was no Arab nationalist claims but rather relief to be free of Ottoman control.

Almost all Jews are prepared to live in peace with their neighbours in Israel. it's too bad that the neighbours are not prepared to accept any Jews among them evident from the absence of Jews from nearly every Arab nation and the statements declaring any future Palestinian state to be Jew-free.
And all those Jews who were thrown out of Arab lands are hardly going "back to Europe".

SwidishLady   March 24th, 2011 2:11 am ET

beaujam90 You are right !!!Khazars are east europeans who, not so long ago, converted to judaism which is a middle eastern religion. They are mainly the racist zionists who invaded Palestine.
These zionists are atheists, long before 1947, they didn't mind taking Fiji islands or Uganda as their "Israel". The idea of stealing Palestine came shortly before 1947.
These Khazars are called Ashkenazi jews, they have no genetic or historical link to the holy land or any where in the middle east other that they invaded it in 1947 and that they are still illegally occupying it since. That are only and fully Europeans.
A fact:

Europeans are europeans.
Middle easterners are middle easterners. ok?

So racist zionist europeans:
- who converts in a middle eastern religion,
-eating houmous,
-stealing a middle eastern land
- talking hebrew which is the language of the original jews who were the ancestors of the Palestinians,
- humiliating and killing the actual and genuine owners of Palestine,
- fooling the themselves and the world that they are the descendant of the original jews of the middle east instead of the palestinians,
-discriminate against the indigenous populations,
- ethnically cleans Palestine from palestinians,
- forcing their reality upon us..
-intimidating politicians...

..... would not make make him a middle easterners. No matter how much they are hated by their Christians Europeans brothers, they are Europeans and belong to Europe and not to the Middle east.

Their religious believe is not and should not be a criteria of belonging to the land.
I am a christian and I never pretended that the vatican was my land.
Those racist zionist invaders who refuse to live in peace and equality with the non-jews must go back to europe and their leaders must face justice for all their crimes.

MOLONDON   March 24th, 2011 11:12 am ET

For World Peace, Sarah Palin is better then Barack Hussein Obama.

John A   March 24th, 2011 12:48 pm ET

Well said Swedish lady. Your truth is undeniable although you can expect many Israeli lies in response.

John A   March 24th, 2011 3:02 pm ET


If Israel only stabbed and suicide bombed, there would be hundreds of thousands of Palestinians still alive today.

Unfortunately Israel (like Gadaffi is accused of) uses the full power of her heavy weaponry to wipe out thousands of Palestinian civilians and rob their land. And this has been going on for 60 years.

When the UN decides to enforce all the regulations Israel has broken, and when the UN drops over one hundred cruise missiles on Jerusalem per night (and picks the survivors off with unmanned drones) then you come come back crying. But until then you can put your lies, ignorance and double standards where the sun doesn't shine.

SwidishLady   March 24th, 2011 3:30 pm ET

To be a jew is to be someone who believe in judaism and has nothing to do with any race or ethnicity. Religion is a set of ideas that people believe in. Mathematics is a set of ideas too, would the mathematicians from different corners of the world invade Morocco just because mathematics were developed there? Could they create a true mathematician nation? a nationality? a race ? Would a dog who learned how to count be untitled to that nations passport?

Many people who had judaism as a believe converted to Christianity or Islam or ... and vice versa. Is there any belief border? we all know that most of the Russian who moved to Palestine are really christian orthodox pretending to be jews just they can move later to the USA. less

Strooby   March 25th, 2011 1:54 am ET

According to Friedman in 1916 when Britain was loosing WW1 a Jewish group approached the British Government and offered to bring in and finance the USA to help the Brits. Palestine was the price the Brits had to pay and since then Jewish people who wished to move there did.

Salim Jubran   March 25th, 2011 6:06 am ET

John A and SwidishLady, you are mindless Euro-trash that hate Arabs and Jews alike. I do not believe your lies as if you really support the Arabs.

Soon, soon. Soon we will have all of Europe and teach you Islam in our ways.

Ariely   March 25th, 2011 6:12 am ET


“God helps those who help themselves"
Zionist are the jews who help themself.
Israel suveranity in the 3500 years old homeland;
Israel: Unchanged religion,culture, nation for the last 3500 years.
Not a single Muslim or Christian country can match this.
People masked as human rights protectors are silent for decades when:
*Bombs killed Christian's prayers from Cairo to Bagdad
*Non Muslims have been decapitated from Algeria up the Philippines
*Slavery is still practice in Sudan and Golf states
*Arabs kill Israeli civilians,later requiring to get immunity for their crimes when the defending Israel responses.
*Women raped?the women is punished while the men are free
*Non Muslim praying shrines destroyed,
*Amputations and stoning punishment
*Hate preaching,teaching worldwide funded by Arab countries(Refer to BBC program Panorama)
*Hate TV shows dedicated to children garden,
*Honor killing of wife's, doters, brothers
*The speech of the Muslim brotherhood leader in Cairo delivered in Arabic, before 1 million people saying is:
!!!!! Hitler didn’t finish the job against the Jews.
!!!!!! Now the Muslims brotherhood will finish the job.
Watch BBC program Third eye Egypt
*Dictators and Theocats are tourcharing and killing their own civilians
* Why they don’t: demonstrate,sign petitions,vote resolutions,demand boycode,burn flags,block embassy,conduct anti oppression weeks in universities.
*They don’t demand to outlaw the hate preaching organizations.
They are busy in a mission: Building the false myth of Israel.
How should be called the human rights organizations claiming to :
*Protect 21 century democracy and human right values
*That are totally ignoring the above list?
*Joining foreces with the ones that stand against everything they pretend to demand?
Hippocrates of all world!
Wake up!
Protect people to get the rights you claim to stand for!
Stop being marionettes manipulated by lying propaganda

Marvin Tillman   March 25th, 2011 2:40 pm ET

She is going to say anything she can to get the Israelis behind her for her presidential bid. Most likely telling them they can continue to occupy the Palestinian land and continue to do what ever they want to the Palestinian people

SwidishLady   March 25th, 2011 2:59 pm ET

Zionism is the worst for of racism, for them their supremacy belief is that they are the "ONLY GOD CHOSEN PEOPLE", for them the non-jews are without soul and are just like animals to serve them.

SwidishLady   March 25th, 2011 3:04 pm ET

Palestine is 100% palestinian. Racist "Israel" is illegitimate and must be peacefully dismantled and all the illegitimate zionist invaders who refuse to live in peace and equality with the non-jews must go back home to Europe where they really came from. Their racist leaders must face justice for all their crimes.

SoldierOfFortune   March 25th, 2011 4:37 pm ET

Palin is a Alaska she conspired to kill the Commissioner of Revenue...why??? $$$$
and it was not hers to take and embezzle. then Todd tries to take out the owner of said $$$ and that backfired on them...when one is named in Hebrew " consecrated to God " no one can do anything about it...not even the Palins...and Middle East leaders are in carnal knowledge of Palins crimes against humanity and peoples due to that " need for speed " $$$.
That is the most evil of she never had it...she was not born unto she needs it...she hates the fact that some HATE money and what it represents...others know this and respect that...carries globally.
her illusions of grandure are a psychiatric disorder she has folks...betcha she didn't want to talk about keep getting after her...she needs your direction!!!
She is a compass off the equator here...YIKES!!

John A   March 25th, 2011 4:38 pm ET

Salim Jubran AKA Ariely;

Nice try to pretend to be Arabic, but your mindless name calling gives your Zionist identity away. As does your post at: March 25th, 2011 6:06 am ET & your doubles a few minutes later at March 25th, 2011 6:12 am ET.

Zionist Ariely who now pretends to be called Salim. Your getting more desperate and pathetic each day.

fabia21   March 25th, 2011 10:14 pm ET

if u r Palestinian (Arab) Jew welcome staying in Palestine other wise go back to Ur home land that whet ever it is ...

Lisa   March 26th, 2011 9:43 am ET

The mind boggles at the stupidity of some of these comments. As well as the obvious lack of using a spell-check.

Regardless of Obama or Palin, Isreal remains the only real democracy in the Middle East and like any other nation state, has the right to defend their civilians against acts of terrorism.

Alan   March 26th, 2011 11:38 am ET

It's evident on both sides of the comments here is enough hatred , misunderstanding, prejudice, jealousy, greed, lies and beliefs to go around.

Truth when it comes to religion means nothing as most of religion is stories, not truth. Changed, convoluted, rearranged, re-written, altered, spayed, neutered and modified to suit ones own liking.

In the minds of people who don't question, you are easily transfixed into martyrdom and eventually use death as your recourse...this is sick, very sick.

Maybe God needs to take another look and start over. Buy stock in umbrellas and innertubes....

Yusil   March 26th, 2011 5:33 pm ET


Some democracy? Israel occupies Palestinian land not vice versa. Israel holds 10,000 Palestinian political prisoners not vice versa. Israel kills Palestinians on a regular basis on a 100 to 1 ratio. If someone stole your land what would you do? Israel murdered 8 Palestinians including innocent children just a few days ago, why? If these were your children what would you do? Israel kills with American supplied weaponry, Palestinians reply with crude weapons. Who are the heroes and who are the terrorists? Some democracy!

John A   March 26th, 2011 6:00 pm ET

Lisa says,"Isreal...has the right to defend their civilians".

Lisa you jack@ss, Israel is the occupying army!! That means the aggressor and not the defender.

Did you go to school in the Bronx? Why don't you understand the difference between occupying and defending? Like I say, Lisa the jack@ss

Jeffrey   March 27th, 2011 6:33 am ET

Bravo Sarah
It is people like you who have the guts to speak up for the Israelies.
Why the world pays so much attention to those darn Arabs, when the find it a pleasure to kill innocent women & children.

I wish I was an American, you would certainly have my vote. Israel will always be around and no power on earth can and will destory them. Their God is watching over them.

God Bless America for being a friend of Israel.


John A   March 27th, 2011 11:22 am ET

Jeffrey says, "Israel will always be around and no power on earth can and will destory them. Their God is watching over them".


Jeffery I guess you are a Jewish American religious fanatic. But please remember, your God did not intervene to save Jews from the holocaust. It was your fellow humans that saved you. And that's why you should treat your fellow humans in Palestine with more respect.

And God did not create Israel in 1947. Israel was created by the world powers of that time. Whenever you mix excessive power with humanity, you always get poor judgment and crime. Israel is just another one of mans poor judgements and crimes.

proud zionist   March 28th, 2011 10:33 am ET

John antisemite A NITWIT


miriam   March 29th, 2011 11:37 am ET


Statistics show that the average ratio of civilian casualties to combatants in conflicts around the world is 10:1.
In Gaza the ratio was 1:3.
Even if you take the highly inflated casualty figures reported by the media and NGOs and more recently denied by Hamas itself, the ratio is 3:2.

Which ever way you look at it, Israel manages to keep civilian casualties as minimal as possible and certainly does a better job than others.

By the way, Islamic Jihad men intentionally firing rockets at Israeli civilian population centers are not innocent and are violating international law.
The IDF retaliating with accurate weapons is permissible under international law, even if a technical fault results in the accidental killing of innocents who are close by.

John A   March 29th, 2011 1:36 pm ET

Are all you Americans too gutless to answer this question:

Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links

Rebels forces in Libya have admitted that among the ranks of those fighting against the government are islamic militants who have fought and killed US troops in Iraq, otherwise known as “al qaeda” fighters.

So now American soldiers fight with al qaeda!!!!

Which side are you on.
Gadaffi or NATO/al qaeda????

Rachel   March 29th, 2011 6:29 pm ET

John, I am not going to bother defending myself or my religion since you clearly have no respect for anyone who thinks differently than you. However, there is no denying that throughout history, the Jewish nation has been persecuted for no reason other than their religion. Yet, they don't take it out on the world through murder, rape and vandalism. Have you ever met anyone who was afraid to walk into a Jewish neighborhood? The Israelis are merely protecting themselves from what legally and culturally belongs to them.

victor visitacion   March 30th, 2011 9:03 am ET

A religion that hates and does not respect other faiths is doomed to damnation

victor visitacion   March 30th, 2011 9:06 am ET

Let us respect the beliefs of others. Damnation awaits those who thrived in hate and wish ill on other faiths.

John A   March 30th, 2011 11:49 am ET

Rachel says, "Have you ever met anyone who was afraid to walk into a Jewish neighborhood"?
Or how about Rachel Corrie and countless amount of international aid workers who have been slain in the Jewish neighborhoods?

How about the Arabs who have slept with Israeli women by consent and then thrown in prison for rape, because the Arab never declared they were not Jewish before having sex.

How about three billion Muslims who know they will be treated with extreme prejudice, harassed, arrested without charge, struck down by an unmanned drone, have their front doors kicked down and thrown out on the street so a eastern European immigrant can take their property to expand "the Jewish neighborhood"

You Zionists take mental sickness to a new level, its shocking!

proud zionist   April 4th, 2011 2:37 pm ET

"Or how about Rachel Corrie and countless amount of international aid workers who have been slain in the Jewish neighborhoods"


Rachel Corrie "slain" in a Jewish neighborhood? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

you brainless nitwit, cannot get a single fact straight, can you?

John A   April 6th, 2011 9:14 am ET

Anyone can Google Rachel Corrie and learn of her death at the hands of Israels military.

Proud Zionist you must think Americans are so dumb that they will see you using words like nitwit and think Zionism is good.

You are truly a hopeless character.

miriam   May 2nd, 2011 2:09 pm ET

John A,

Rafah, a Jewish neighborhood?!

Well, it was until it was destroyed in the 12th century.

No Arab in Israel accused of rape is thrown into prison without a fair trial.

Just because 3 billion Muslims want to destroy the Jewish state and expand their Caliphate across from Spain to India and beyond, although claiming all 3 billion are brainwashed with such ideology is an unfair generalization, there is no reason to psychologically project such desires of expansion and colonialization onto the Jews.

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