American & Symbolic Israeli Flag of Friendship Grace Governor’s Office
Shimon Peres our own symbolic President has been busy lately for a sprite 82 year old, Gd bless him.
He delivered an address at the UN General Assembly rebuking Assmad from Iran, presided over deliberations with Knesset factions over forming a new Government, gave a speech at the Clinton Initiative, and met with both McCain & his running mate Sarah Palin. This is in the past three days alone! Thankfully for international relations purposes, Peres didn’t try to french kiss Palin like our last President Katsav might have (unceremoniously dumped from office over sexual assault allegations).
On the contrary, Ynet reports the meeting between allied leaders was great, friendly & warm. Further putting the Palin question on Israel (which was only in doubt in Obama advisors’ minds) squarely away for good.
Upon meeting the Israeli president, Palin told him she has wanted to meet him and get to know him for years. She added that the only flag in her office, aside from the American flag, is the Israeli flag, stressing that she wants Israelis to know that she’s been a longtime friend of the Jewish state, and will remain such. Peres also took the opportunity to briefly speak to Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, who referred to the Israeli president as a longtime friend. [...]
Indeed, we already knew. I’d like to let the Governor know that Israelis having lived and wrestled our own wild Middle Eastern frontier are big fans too, other than the fact Israelis consider 15 degrees celcius near freezing, Alaska seems pretty darn super.
- We have Ibex, you have Caribou
- We have sand, you have snow
- You are running against a Hussein, We make the Husseins run from us
- You hunt Moose, we hunt Terrorists
- You border Russia, We room & board millions of Russians!
- You have indigenous peoples, heck we are indigenous peoples!!
Clearly, there are strong parallels. But seriously, let’s hope this is the 1st of many great friendship meetings between Israelis & Alaskans.