Antiwar.com reports that Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin met with leaders of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) yesterday afternoon to address some concerns the Isreali lobby had about her candidacy.
Ms. Palin, who as governor of Alaska made overtures to the Libertarian and Alaska Independence parties, was a supporter of Pat Buchanan’s presidential candidacy in 1996 and possibly 2000, when he was the nominee of the Reform Party. Buchanan, a non-interventionist, has been accused of Antisemitism by his political opponents. Democrat Robert Wexler has characterized McCain’s selection of Palin as “an insult to Jews.”
Countering charges of Antisemitism or disloyalty to America’s allegiance to Israel the story also reports that one of three flags on display in Palin’s gubenatorial office — the others being the U.S. and Alaskan state flags — is the Israeli flag.