Former Alaska governor and US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Tuesday urged the Obama Administration to lay off Israel, and noted that its recent hostile rhetoric toward the Jewish state only served to bolster the enemies of both nations.
"The Obama Administration has decided to escalate, make unilateral demands of Israel, and threaten the very foundation of the US-Israel relationship," Palin wrote on her Facebook page.
"The Obama Administration needs to open its eyes and recognize that it is only Iran and her terrorist allies that benefit from this manufactured Israeli controversy," she continued.
Palin was referring to last week's announcement by Israel that it would build 1,600 new homes in the northeastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo, which the Palestinians want cleansed of Jews. The announcement came during US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Israel, which the White House viewed as a direct insult.
The Obama Administration has demanded that Israel publicly cancel the building project as a gesture of good faith.