Claim: Sarah Palin has endorsed the Israeli prime minister for President of the United States.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, March 2015]
Quote attributed to Sarah Palin: “If Benjamin Netanyahu loses his election in Israel tomorrow, I pray he moves and runs for president. He would have my vote and the vote of every good christian and real jew. God would guide him into the white house.” Is this true?
While the meme suggested that Palin published the above-displayed quote on her web site, a search of SarahPalin.com yielded no such results. The dubious diatribe was also missing from major news outlets.
This is not surprising as the Facebook group Stop the World, The Teabaggers Want Off is a satirical site that frequently attributes fake quotes to real politicians. While the group mocks a wide range of political talking heads, Sarah Palin is a favorite target of theirs.
For the record, Benjamin Netanyahu is a native-born citizen of Israel and therefore would be ineligible for election as President of the United States.
Last updated: 17 March 2015