Palin slams Obama for interfering in Israeli ‘zoning issue’ following terror attack in Jerusalem

March 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Sarah Palin Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Hours after a terror attack in Jerusalem, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin slammed US President Barack Obama for not giving enough support to Israel, and for ‘inappropriately intervening in a zoning issue in that country’.

“I think there are many in Israel who would feel even more comfortable knowing that there is an even greater commitment from those who presently occupy the White House that they are there on Israel’s side, and that our most valuable ally in that region can count on us,” Politico quoted Palin, as saying.

Speaking after a deadly bomb attack at the central bus station in Jerusalem, Palin said that if she were the President, she would have taken an approach opposite to that of Obama and stay out of Israel’s way regarding settlements in the West Bank.

“President Obama was inappropriate to intervene in a zoning issue in Israel. Let Israel decide their zoning issues themselves,” she said.

Palin also alleged that the current administration concedes too much to Palestinians.

“Why is it in that the past, too often, the U.S. government has told Israel that they’re the ones, the Jewish community, that they need to back up, they need to back off or there will never be peace. Why aren’t we putting our foot down with the other side and telling the Palestinians, If you’re serious about peace, quit the shellacking and the shelling. Quit the bombing of innocent Israelis,” Palin added.

Palin had visited the Western Wall and other holy sites, and met Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend during the two-day “trip of a lifetime” to Israel. (ANI)

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