Sarah Palin goes to Israel to boost foreign policy creds

In an effort to hone her foreign policy, Sarah Palin will be visiting Israel next week and while she’s at it, sitting down with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The two-day trip will be the former Alaska governor’s first to the country, and will follow a visit to New Delhi where she will give a speech at a conference of Indian business leaders and politicians.

Palin is the third potential 2012 presidential candidate to visit Israel in recent months. Both Mitt Romney and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour have visited since the beginning of the year.

Palin’s foreign policy expertise was highlighted during the 2008 presidential campaign when she ran on John McCain’s ticket as his vice president.