Sarah Palin On Israeli Settlements: "President Obama Was Inappropriate To Intervene In A Zoning Issue"
From the March 23 edition of Fox News' On The Record With Greta Van Susteren:
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN (host): Well, there's been a discontent between the two sides over settlements, because -- as I understand it -- is that President Obama wanted an absolute freeze on settlements, and Israelis didn't want to do an absolute freeze. There's been -- so, some tension has grown up between the two in this administration.
SARAH PALIN (Fox News contributor): President Obama was inappropriate to intervene in a zoning issue in Israel, though. I mean, let Israel decide their zoning issues themselves.
VAN SUSTEREN: They asked us for help. But they asked us for help.
VAN SUSTEREN: Israel's asked us for help over the years.
PALIN: Build housing for the Jews in their homeland, whether they're going to be allowed to or not. And no, President Obama didn't want to see that allowance of the building of the structures -- I would have taken an opposite approach, by the way -- but Israel, concession after concession, and Israel facing threat after threat, they deserve to know that America will be there to help secure -- they're being surrounded now on all sides by enemies.
They have to worry now about their peace agreements with Jordan and with Egypt, and they need to know that they've got the U.S., the superpower, the leaders of the free world, being on their side, knowing that they will not be destroyed. As Ahmadinejad, those in Iran, want to see them wiped off the face of the Earth.
Don't think that Ahmadinejad would stop there at Israel. They'd be coming our direction, too, so it's in our best interest to help protect Israel.