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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pro Israel? Hillary Clinton calls Israel an occupying force

Hillary Clinton's new book is apparently not particularly pro-Israel and neither is she. Adam Kredo reports that Clinton has plenty in her book calling Israel an 'occupying power.'
Clinton recalls being surprised by what she termed “life under occupation for the Palestinians,” according to the book.

Pro-Israel officials and insiders on Capitol Hill have called Clinton’s comments tone deaf and said that her claim that Israel is an occupying force reveals a bias against the Jewish state.

“When we left the city and visited Jericho, in the West Bank, I got my first glimpse of life under occupation for Palestinians, who were denied the dignity and self-determination that Americans take for granted,” Clinton writes.

Clinton’s comments demonstrate that she supports the Obama administration’s efforts to pressure and marginalize Israel, which current Secretary of State John Kerry recently accused of becoming an “apartheid state,” said one senior GOP Senate aide, who worked with Clinton when she was at the State Department.

“What we see here is the true Hillary Clinton, no longer muzzling herself for fear of reelection in New York or Senate confirmation fights—the woman who embraced Suha Arafat after smiling through anti-Semitic tirades,” said the former senior GOP Senate aide who for years battled Clinton’s State Department.


“This should put every American on notice that Hillary Clinton plans to continue Barack Obama’s failed Middle East policy that coddles terrorists and castigates democratic allies,” said the former official. “Clinton knows she lost to Obama in 2008 because she was outflanked by the left—she won’t make that mistake twice and she knows how much the left hates Israel.”

Clinton goes on to take aim at the Netanyahu government for not returning land to the Palestinians that she claims has been “occupied by Israel since 1967.” 


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Clinton claims, is not serious about the peace process.

This claim has been echoed by senior State Department officials, several of whom have sought to blame Israel for the recent failure of peace talks.

“Netanyahu has been deeply skeptical of the Oslo framework of trading land for peace and a two-state solution that would give the Palestinians a country of their won in territory occupied by Israel since 1967,” Clinton writes.

One senior pro-Israel official who reviewed Clinton’s comments dubbed them as “troubling.”
Hillary Clinton is not pro-Israel. It's time for Israel's supporters to stop fooling themselves.

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At 8:13 PM, Blogger Barbara2 said...

In the US, the Americans of European descent, are an occupying force. The same is true for Canadians of European descent. How do they live with the guilt?m12


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