Sarah Palin promises to work with Israeli ambassador, warns of Democratic monopoly in Washington

Other News Materials 27 October 2008 21:57 (UTC +04:00)

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has told a cheering crowd that Democrats would raise taxes and "punish hard work" if Virginia voters break a 44-year preference for Republican presidents and help send Barack Obama to the White House, the Associated Press reported.

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.

Palin told Ambassador Sallai Meridor: "I look forward to hearing about your work with the Jewish Agency and all the plans that we have ... We'll be working together."

She was apparently referring to the Jewish Agency for Israel, an organization of which Meridor was formerly chairman.