Ben Smith reports:

Israelis follow American politics as closely as most Americans, and there was a great deal of curiousity when I was there last week about who is the likeliest Republican presidential nominee. Most Israelis didn't express a strong preference on that subject -- all the leading Republicans have at least generically hawkish, pro-Israel stands -- with a sole exception: Settlers love Sarah Palin.

Because she loves them:

I believe that the Jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon, because that population of Israel is, is going to grow. More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead. And I don’t think that the Obama administration has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements cannot expand.

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