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Subject: Palin - Israeli Flag only one in my office
Date Posted: 9/26/2008 4:34 AM ET
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Does anyone have a clue why Palin would have the Israeli flag in her office?   I'm a little puzzled over this.

Most governor's office have the state flag and Old Glory.  What is she trying to say here?

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 2:16 PM ET
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I have no idea.  But it reminds me of the book The Yiddish Police Officer's Union by Michael Chabon.

Date Posted: 9/27/2008 11:59 AM ET
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That book is next on my list to read.  I like to spread out my Jewish authors inbetween others.

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 11:10 AM ET
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You'll have to let me know what you think of it.

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 10:51 AM ET
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Seems like a bit of a political move, to be honest. Even the Israeli consulates in the US didn't have Israeli flags outside until very recently. Palin was governor of a state with very few Jews, but probably had political aspirations for which being pro-Israel is important. Also, she is a member of the Christian Right, which has become very fiercely pro-Israel lately, which could explain the flag as well. It would be a way of signaling her religious beliefs, without having to state them. Just my opinion....

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 1:01 PM ET
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One of the other posters PM'd me with info on motives of evangelicals supporting Israel.  I feel my curiosity is satisfied.

Thanks.