SARAH PALIN AND THE STAR OF DAVID

Over the weekend, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin arrived in Israel, where she was photographed wearing a Star of David around her neck.
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So what was the most decidedly not-Jewish Palin doing wearing one in Israel? Not appealing to American Jews — that’s for sure. Most American Jews, being Democrats, can’t stand her. And one visit to Israel, a nation many American Jews have mixed feelings toward, anyway, isn’t going to change that.

Why Did Sarah Palin Wear a Star of David in Israel?

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Over the weekend, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin arrived in Israel, where she was photographed wearing a Star of David around her neck.

The Star of David or Magen David is a symbol associated with Jewish texts far back as the 11th century and has been used by European Jews to symbolize their faith since the 17th century. As Zionism developed as a European philosophy, the Star of David came to represent the movement and later became the defining symbol on the flag of the state of Israel. In contemporary urban America, wearing a Star of David on a chain generally marks the wearer as Jewish.

So what was the most decidedly not-Jewish Palin doing wearing one in Israel? Not appealing to American Jews — that’s for sure. Most American Jews, being Democrats, can’t stand her. And one visit to Israel, a nation many American Jews have mixed feelings toward, anyway, isn’t going to change that.

Rather, by wearing the Star of David, Palin was reaching out to American evangelical Christians — and also being one herself.

According to David Brog, the (Jewish) executive director of Christians United for Israel, “it is increasingly common” for evangelical Christian supporters of Israel — who follow a fairly common Israel-centric strain of American biblical interpretation — to wear Stars of David as symbols of solidarity with the Jewish state.

“A lot of the folks in my organization, they wear Stars of David,” he noted. “Mainly the women.”

In CUFI circles, indeed, “it is increasingly common to wear one all the time,” Brog noted, and not just while visiting Israel.

To do so is seen as an expression of being “pro-Israel” and “philosemitic,” part and parcel with worshiping Jesus as a Jewish carpenter and honoring the Jewish roots of Christianity.

CUFI says it is the biggest pro-Israel organization in America, bigger even than the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, though the groups measure members differently. The Founder and National Chairman of CUFI is Pastor John Hagee, who during campaign 2008 raised the ire of the Catholic League, which condemned him as a “bigot” after Hagee endorsed Palin running-mate John McCain. Hagee and the Catholic League have since reconciled.

CUFI was not involved in Palin’s trip to Israel.

Image credit: Reuters

8 Comments

  1. Derek said,

    June 5, 2011 at 08:46

    Madness. I wish i could disown these gullible idiots. What a mess.

  2. Redpossum said,

    June 5, 2011 at 15:55

    Palin is an evil c–t.

    Pardon my blunt use of the Anglo-Saxon, but the term fits her perfectly.

    This is something her political handlers dreamed up; the woman herself hasn’t got the brains to think her way out of a wet paper bag.

  3. SKY said,

    June 5, 2011 at 16:47

    IN OTHER WORDS! LET ME BREAK IT DOWN FOR YOU IN FINITE TERMS! GREED, NARCISSISM, MALFEASANCE, VANITY, SLOTHFULNESS, IGNORANCE, SELFISHNESS, ONE DIMENSIONAL REALITY, SELF OBSESSION, PSYCHOLOGICAL SHALLOW EMPTY NO SOUL….THERE THAT ABOUT COVERS IT ALL. NOW, THAT, THAT IS ALL TRANSPARENT, IT IS TIME TO STOP FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELVES AND EVOLVE! sarah palin IS JUST A MIRAGE, THE OUTCOME OF ALL OF THESE UGLY MONKEY FACTORS OF THE BASIC DIS FUNCTIONALITY IN SOCIETY AND FASHION. I MAKE RAGS LOOK LIKE HAUTE COUTURE! BEAUTY IS NOT IN A SYMBOL IT IS INSIDE OF YOUR HEART, AND IT IS ROOTED IN ALL THINGS GOOD, NOT SELF SATISFYING!

  4. Friday said,

    June 5, 2011 at 18:07

    She also has a rat’s nest on her head, how about blogging that parallelism …

  5. Joe said,

    June 5, 2011 at 20:18

    Hey, American politicians know who they take their orders from, that’s why they all head to Tel Aviv before starting their election campaigns.

    Just like veteran reporter Helen Thomas had to get fed up enough to say: Israel controls the President, the Congress, the Media, Banking, etc

    Now here’s another Hollywood movie about either the Holocaust or Nazis, go watch those & fall back asleep, Americans; your government is in control, and don’t you worry your little heads about who’s controlling your government.

  6. June 6, 2011 at 04:04

    Sarah Palin is a devil worshiping demon from hell. The Star of David is really a Pentagram. And if your Pro-Israel that means your Pro-Devil.

  7. maasanova said,

    June 6, 2011 at 20:07

    She didn’t just wear the star of david in Israhell she wore it in NY while she toured Ellis Island

  8. Tom said,

    June 7, 2011 at 12:27

    Palin is not a Christian.


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