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Rick Perry goes kosher to win Jewish vote

By Jennifer Lipman, September 16, 2011

US presidential hopeful Rick Perry is hoping to cook up some Jewish support with a kosher reception this week.

According to the Politico website, the Texas governor's campaign team ha s organised an £1,600-a-head event for donors at a Manhattan hotel which will include a kosher menu.


Sarah Palin's trip to Israel no laughing matter

By Stephen Herbits, March 24, 2011

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's trip to Israel this week was important for her, but it was even more important for Israel and its relationship with the United States.


Speculation as Sarah Palin plans meeting with Netanyahu

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2011

The American politician and Tea Party leader, Sarah Palin, is expected to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem today.

Mrs Palin, who arrived in Israel on Sunday after a trip to India, is on a private visit, but her trip has fuelled speculation that she is planning her own White House bid.


Palin to meet Netanyahu in Israel

By Jessica Elgot, March 17, 2011

Sarah Palin will meet Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Israel this weekend for a "private visit", Israel media has reported.

The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate is due to arrive on Sunday with her husband Todd for a two-day visit, according to Yediot Aharonot. She is also expected to meet with other right-wing Knesset members.


Sarah Palin: critics spun my 'blood libel' remark

By Jennifer Lipman, January 18, 2011

Sarah Palin has defended the use of the term “blood libel” in a video address last week about the media reaction to the attempted assassination of a Jewish congresswoman in Tucson, Arizona.

She told a Fox News interviewer that those “on the left” criticising her for employing the phrase, which refers to an age-old slur accusing Jews of using Christian blood for ritual purposes, had deliberately spun her statement.


An unfortunate choice of words

By Jennifer Lipman, January 13, 2011

Sarah Palin has managed to put aside one controversy – a map showing crosshairs over the constituencies of Democrats targeted for defeat - by sparking another with her use of the term “blood libel”. Here are some other public figures who may have come to regret their choice of words.



Hall of Infamy: Pat Buchanan

January 13, 2011

"Frankly I thought it was an excellent statement.

"That of course refers to the libel that was used in the Middle Ages, charges against Jews that were utterly unsupportable slanders and I think she's using it in that context."


Arizona shooting: Sarah Palin accuses media of 'blood libel'

By Jennifer Lipman, January 12, 2011

Sarah Palin has accused her critics of “a blood libel” in their coverage of her controversial statements last year, about a Jewish congresswoman who was shot and severely injured in Tucson on Saturday.

Speaking in an online video broadcast, Mrs Palin said: "Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn.

“That is reprehensible.”


Dirty Dancing star triumphs over Sarah Palin's daughter

By Jennifer Lipman, November 24, 2010

Despite the efforts of her mother’s supporters, Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol lost out to Jewish actress Jennifer Grey in the final of the popular American reality series Dancing With the Stars.

Ms Grey, best known for her role as shy Jewish teenager Baby in the 1987 hit Dirty Dancing, gained full marks from the programme’s three judges to win the top spot.

Critics had said previously that Ms Palin, 20, had stayed in the competition because of a campaign by fans of the former vice presidential candidate.


Stewart plans Washington anti-Tea Party rally

By Jennifer Lipman, September 19, 2010

Jewish satirist is leading the fight against America’s right wing Tea Party movement in the run-up to November’s mid-term elections.

Jonathan Leibowitz, better known as The Daily Show presenter Jon Stewart, has announced plans for a "Rally to Restore Sanity” with a “Million Moderate March” on Washington.