Palin Speaks Hebrew? Tea Party Hits Israel

Even in Israel, voters are getting frustrated with the heavy handed leftism of Barack Obama. So they're starting a Tea Party!

According to Michael Kleiner, a former Likud legislator who is one of the driving forces behind the movement, Mr Obama's policies towards Israel resemble the British attitudes in eighteenth century America that caused the original Boston Tea Party.

"We believe President Obama is trying to force us to do things that most Israelis believe are very dangerous," Mr Kleiner said. "We are being blackmailed to sacrifice our security and vital interests by another country, which is unprecedented."

The Tea Party is, ultimately, an attempt to keep politicians teathered to basic values and the will of the people.

"We also believe Netanyahu is crumbling and is going to give in on the [settlement] freeze."

The Palestinian leadership has effectively frozen its participation in peace talks until Mr Netanyahu decides whether or not to extend the settlement moratorium.

How long will it take before they're being called racist?