Palin has Purim dinner with Benjamin Netanyahu


Sarah Palin Visits Jerusalem

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wrapped up her visit to Israel Monday by visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family. Palin and her husband, Todd met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Jerusalem.

As reported, the meeting was personal as the couples had the Purim dinner and discussed the Book of Esther.

Purim is the most festive of Jewish holidays, a time of prizes, noisemakers, costumes and treats. The Festival of Purim commemorates a major victory over oppression and is recounted in the Megillah, the scroll of the story of Esther.

The Israel National News reports, “Palin, who is known for her uncompromising support for the State of Israel, told Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, that she was received warmly by the Israelis and also told them all about her tour of the country, which included seeing sites in Jerusalem (such as the Kotel) and the Dead Sea. In most places, Palin saw firsthand the atmosphere of the holiday of Purim, and the Netanyahu couple told the potential candidate for President of the United States all about the Book of Esther and the traditions of Purim.”

It was noted how they greeted each other warmly and enjoyed each other’s company.

Before leaving, Palin signed Netanyahu’s residence guestbook…

“Such an amazing country! G-d bless you. May our connection continue to grow and strengthen.”

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