In an op-ed recently published in Forward, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claims that she would reaffirm the “unbreakable bond” between Israel and the United States.
“I have stood with Israel my entire career,” she wrote. “As a senator, I fought to get Magen David Adom accepted to the International Red Cross when other nations tried to exclude the organization. I wrote and co-sponsored bills that isolated terror groups, and pushed to crack down on incitement in Palestinian textbooks and schools. As secretary of state, I requested more assistance for Israel every year, and supported the lifesaving Iron Dome rocket defense system. I defended Israel from isolation and attacks at the United Nations and other international settings, including opposing the biased Goldstone report.”
And on it goes. But is that all really true? Is Hillary Clinton a true friend of Israel as she claims?
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Jeffrey Dunetz has a different opinion, and it’s formed solely by Clinton’s actions and rhetoric.
“If one looks at Hillary Clinton’s public history one finds a lifetime of anti-Israel positions,” he wrote. “But wait some might say, Hillary was a big supporter of Israel when she was in the U.S. Senate. Indeed, she was. With the possible exception of the time from her first campaign New York’s Senate seat in 2000 to her resignation from the Senate to become Secretary of State in January 2009– except for the time she needed New York’s Jewish voting bloc, Hillary Clinton has never been pro-Israel. And when she held the position of Secretary of State, she helped Barack Obama craft his anti-Israel positions.”
And he was only getting warmed up. He continues in a fairly lengthy post outlining how Clinton held anti-Israel positions even before she married Bill.
He cites Christopher Anderson’s “American Evita,” which revealed Clinton’s terrorist sympathies:
At a time when elements of the American Left embraced the Palestinian cause and condemned Israel, Hillary was telling friends that she was “sympathetic” to the terrorist organization and admired its flamboyant leader, Yasser Arafat. When Arafat made his famous appearance before the UN General Assembly in November 1974 wearing his revolutionary uniform and his holster on his hip, Bill “was outraged like everybody else,” said a Yale Law School classmate. But not Hillary, who tried to convince Bill that Arafat was a “freedom fighter” trying to free his people from their Israeli “oppressors.”
Say what? There’s more — much more. And it’s all worth the read.
Of course, “news” that Clinton is lying about Israel really isn’t news to those of us who keep an eye on these things.
As I noted here, Clinton has been lying and scheming her way to the top since before Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were old enough to enter grade school. So it’s really not a surprise that she’d lie about this as well.
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