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  Palin would work with Israel's `Jewish agency'
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Last EditedThe Sunset Provision  Oct 27, 2008 10:41am
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News DateMonday, October 27, 2008 04:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRepublican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told a cheering crowd Monday that Democrats would raise taxes and "punish hard work" if Virginia voters break a 44-year preference for GOP presidents and helped send Barack Obama to the White House.

Palin, Republican John McCain's running mate, also tried to burnish her foreign policy credentials by meeting here with Israel's ambassador to the United States, apologizing for the session's delay.

"We look forward to ... working with your Jewish agency," she told Ambassador Sallai Meridor just before her speech outside Washington.

Israel was established in 1948 as the Jewish homeland but has a secular, elected government.

Israeli embassy officials said Palin and Meridor discussed relations between the United States and Israel and the Iranian nuclear threat. They added that Meridor also discussed ongoing peace efforts in the Middle East and noted that he was to talk with Palin's Democratic counterpart, Sen. Joe Biden, later Monday.
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