Her first stop – The Wailing Wall.
Notice the Star of David necklace she wore for the occasion.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin arrives at the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem’s Old City March 20, 2011. Palin began a private visit to Israel on Sunday, her first to the Jewish state, and planned to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and tour holy sites. (REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
Sarah Palin arrived in Israel today, her first trip to the Jewish state. She plans on meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and an Israeli settlement leader during her visit.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
Leading US Republican Sarah Palin began a private visit to Israel on Sunday, her first to the Jewish state, and planned to meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and tour holy sites.
Palin, a 2008 vice presidential candidate, is a potential White House contender in 2012 and a leading light in the fiscally conservative Tea Party movement.
“As the world confronts sweeping changes and new realities, I look forward to meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the key issues facing his country, our ally Israel,” Palin, who flew in from India, said in a statement on her website.
Israeli media described her trip as a bid to show support for Israel, whose standing is strong among US voters, and gain more experience in international affairs ahead of a possible presidential run.
Palin, who is keeping her supporters guessing on whether she will run for the presidency, made no comment to reporters on arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion airport for the two-day visit.
Palin was scheduled to have dinner with Netanyahu and his wife on Monday after visiting holy sites in Jerusalem, including Judaism’s Western Wall.
More… Sarah Palin toured the Holy Land today with Knesset Member and Obama critic Danny Danon.
UPDATE: Rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinovitch, who escorted her on part of her a tour had this to say:
“We’re happy to accommodate Jews and non-Jews visiting the Western Wall. You could feel Palin’s love towards the people of Israel and her great interest in the story of Purim,” said Rabinovitch.