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Abe Foxman is not alone in his conflation of Islamist terror and peaceful American Islam. The New York Sun, in an editorial that sounds as if it was written by Palin-admirer Seth Lipsky backs the anti-Muslim campaign:

We mentioned to him that we’d been impressed with the way Sarah Palin articulated her early opposition to the project.

“She’s got seichel,” we remarked to Mr. Foxman. It was a reference to the Yiddish word that has no single-word English translation but means a combination of intelligence, wisdom, and common sense. Mrs. Palin’s short messages on Twitter were crafted as a call not on the government to prohibit the project but on the moderate Muslims themselves to in her now classic formulation “refudiate” the plan. Her call was for forbearance out of understanding of the special nature of the Ground Zero site in the city’s and the nation’s memory.

Lipsky supports Greater Israel and found Sarah Palin's support for more intensified Israel Jewish colonization of the West Bank "wonderful":

In the two generations in which I’ve been covering the Middle East debate, it was one of the few times a public figure gave in response to a question about the settlements an answer that I would call ideal. It seemed to me courageous, in that Palin was going against not only the administration but many in her own party and the gods of political correctness. There was no shilly-shallying about the Oslo process and the Quartet and the United Nations. Palin didn’t seem particularly worried one way or another about how she might be perceived. She is just on Israel’s side.

And for an American politician, that is all that really matters, isn't it?

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