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Did Sarah Palin Say That Benjamin Netanyahu Should Run For President Of The United States?

Rumor: Sarah Palin endorsed Benjamin Netanyahu for President of The United States.

Published Mar 17, 2015

Claim:

Claim:   Sarah Palin endorsed Benjamin Netanyahu for President of The United States.


FALSE


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?

Origins:   On 16 March 2015, the entertainment Facebook page Stop The World, The Teabaggers Want To Get Off posted an image of Sarah Palin along with a fictitious quote ostensibly uttered by her about Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu becoming President of the United States:

While the Facebook group alleged that Palin wrote the above-displayed quote on her website, a search on SarahPalin.com yeilded no 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 To Get Off frequently attributes fake quotes to real politicians. While the group mocks a wide range of political talking heads, Sarah Palin is clearly a favorite target.

In November 2014, the group falsely claimed that Palin accused eskimos of being "foreigners" and in January 2015 the Facebook page posted an image of Palin along with an imaginary quote about white privilege.

Last updated:   17 March 2015

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