Saturday, September 06, 2008

Sarah Palin: Good for the Jews?

Sarah Palin: Good for the Jews? | The Trail |

By Michelle Boorstein
American Jewish organizations and Jewish bloggers are lit up over Gov. Sarah Palin's little-known record on Israel and other key Jewish issues.

Online, much of the chatter has focused on the fact that, a few weeks ago, Palin sat in her Alaska church as her minister glowingly introduced the head of Jews for Jesus, a group of mostly evangelical Christians who aim to convert Jews to Christianity. In the talk, group Executive Director David Brickner blamed Middle East violence in part on Israeli Jews who didn't accept Jesus.

A spokesman for the McCain campaign said earlier this week that Palin did not know Brickner would be speaking that day and did not share his views. "Governor Palin does not share the views he expressed, and she and her family would not have been sitting in the pews of this church for the last seven years if his remarks were even remotely typical," Michael Goldfarb wrote in an e-mail to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

But that didn't stop the National Jewish Democratic Council from slamming Palin as "a poor choice" in a statement yesterday.

"We in the Jewish community have to question McCain's judgment for choosing a right-wing religious conservative with absolutely no foreign policy experience and a brewing scandal which is being investigated by the Alaska state legislature," the group said, calling Palin "totally out of step with Jewish public opinion" on everything from abortion to climate change to creationism, which she says should be taught in school along with evolution.

1 comment:

BoazsonofRuth said...

If Sarah Palin showed poor judgment 7 years in a radical church will dems also admit that Obama is no better since he was with Rev. Wright for over 20 years? I am tired of the hypocritical mind set of both parties but the dems sure lead the pack. I wont even mention Ayers. Vote for America not a candidate.


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