Sarah Palin visited Israel for the first time and immediately headed for the Kotel, the “Western Wall” of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Despite the common descriptions, the Kotel is not the most holy site in Judaism, it is the retaining wall for the Temple Mount which housed the two Temples to God. It is the Temple Mount which is the most holy site in all of Judaism, but thanks to the hubris of Moshe Dayan, Jews are rarely allowed up on the Temple Mount and when they are allowed it is illegal for them to pray. (If you cannot see video below Click Here)
When visiting the Kotel, Palin met with the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinovitch, who escorted her on part of her a tour. Rabinovitch said Palin obliged his request to not walk along the Western Wall square so as to not disturb the reading of the Megillat Esther (Book of Esther) which was going on at the time in observance of the holiday of Purim
Rabinovitch mentioned that Palin voiced her “absolute” support of Israel.”We’re happy to accommodate Jews and non-Jews visiting the Western Wall. You could feel Palin’s love towards the people of Israel and her great interest in the story of Purim,” said Rabinovitch.
“Israel is absolutely beautiful and it is overwhelming to see and touch the cornerstone of our faith and I am so grateful to get to be here,” Palin told reporters. “I’m very thankful to know that the Israeli and American link will grow in strength as we seek peace along with you,” Palin said.
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Palin’s support of Israel is not new and/or shocking news. What is interesting is when you compare her pro-Israel stance and that of the last two GOP nominees, McCain and President Bush to the Anti-Israel stances of President Obama and the previous nominee Senator Kerry. If one is to be truly honest it is apparent that GOP has become pro-Israel party.