A little more on the Palin-Meridor meeting


Sarah Palin and Israeli Ambassador to the United States Sallai Meridor talked about the U.S.-Israel relationship and the challenges both countries face, including the Iranian nuclear threat, in their meeting Monday morning at a Leesburg, Va. hotel.

An embassy official said the ambassador had requested the opportunity to meet Palin and Monday was the first time it could be scheduled. Meridor was also planning to speak with Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden later on Monday by telephone.

“I look forward to hearing about your work with the Jewish Agency and all the plans that we have,” Palin told Meridor in a brief photo opportunity before the meeting. “We’ll be working together.”

Palin was apparently referring to Meridor’s six-year chairmanship of the Jewish Agency for Israel. That clears up some confusion from an early report on the meeting, which had Palin saying only “We look forward … to working with your Jewish agency.”

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