Israel has no greater friend than Sarah Palin. She has shown repeatedly that she has a deep and abiding respect for the Jewish state, and that she understands the existential stresses under which it survives. Benyamin Korn gets this and, despite incredible derision from Jewish Democrats, has begun working to build a Jewish coalition recognizing Sarah’s myriad virtues vis a vis Israel.
As part of Korn’s effort, he has started a blog site called Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin. The website needs a bit of polishing, especially since the newest posts seem to be appearing at the bottom, not the top, which makes the site look stale, rather than vital.
That’s cosmetic stuff, though, and easily fixed. What matters is the substance here, which is that Korn is trying to get American Jews past their superficial prejudices (“she’s from Alaska;” “she speaks funny;” “she didn’t go to an Ivy League college;” “she belongs to a fundamentalist Christian sect;” etc.) and instead to look at the woman’s substance.
I don’t know whether Sarah is ready to be president, whether she is electable (given how much the Left’s hatred permeates society, infecting people who are casual about their politics), or whether she is actually presidential material. Only time will tell. What I do know about Sarah is that she is a truly admirable American, many of whose values resonate with me and with most Americans (even those prejudiced Jews); that she is a bone-deep philosemite, whose appreciation for Jews extends to the state of Israel; and that she is a political powerhouse who cannot and should not be ignored.
So, please, check out Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin. Help make it a vital, much-read website. American Jews, how have long been on the receiving end of unthinking prejudice, need to expand their minds. They need to leave behind a Left that is increasingly, and openly, antisemitic, and they need to look to their true friends.
Cross-posted at Right Wing News