Thursday, March 17, 2011
Jerusalem - Sarah Palin to Visit Israel
Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin was planning to arrive in Israel this weekend for a "private visit," during which she will meet Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, media reports said Thursday.
Palin, who was the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee in 2008, is expected to arrive late Sunday and to meet Netanyahu on Tuesday morning before leaving for the Far East later that day, the Jerusalem Post reported.
She was also expected to visit the Western Wall and Nazareth during her two-day trip with husband Todd, according to Israeli Army Radio.
The aim of the trip was to become acquainted with Israel ahead of an official visit planned in the coming months, the Ynet news website said.
The former governor has emerged as a powerful force in US conservative politics, and speculation is mounting that Palin will announce a bid to run for the Republicans in the 2012 presidential race.