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December 22, 2013 3:47 pm

Report: Hillary Clinton Says Israel’s Strong Stance on Iran Has Helped the U.S.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Photo: Chad J. McNeeley at DoD.

Israel’s vocal criticism of the international community’s dealing with the Iranian nuclear issue is actually beneficial to the United States, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said recently, according to Israeli daily Ma’ariv.

This surprising announcement was made during a private meeting in Washington over the weekend, the paper reported. Clinton’s statement contravenes the official U.S. policy to date, which has been to repeatedly and bluntly reject Israel’s vociferous objections to the substance of talks held in Geneva between Iran and world powers – convened in order to find a peaceful way to convince the Islamic Republic to curb its nuclear activity.

According to Clinton, as cited by Ma’ariv, Israel is perceived as a close ally of the United States and therefore Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s repeated warnings of possible military action against Iran are taken seriously. Clinton also noted that Israeli criticism helps the U.S. in its dealings with Russia and China – two countries with relatively warm relations with Iran.

The former U.S. Secretary of State also concluded, citing recent history, that the successful development of a crippling sanctions regime against Iran in the United Nations Security Council was facilitated by the lingering possibility of an Israeli attack against the Islamic Republic.

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  • Moshe

    It seems Hillary just made an announcement for a run for the presidency 2016!

  • HaroldT

    So Hilary is starting to con the Jewish voters just as Obama did – and she is no friend if Israel. Jews beware.

  • Irmala

    IF YOU BELIEVE THIS ONE, I’VE GOT A WONDERFUL BRIDGE IN BROOKLYN THAT I’D LOVE TO SELL YOU !

  • Judy Silver-Shapiro

    Her record speaks for itself: She, as SON-OF-ISLAM’s Sec’y of State evidenced as significantly more PRO ‘palestinian’. She will do anything to pander for JEWISH votes.

  • Ignore Hillary. This her bribe for Jewish vote. Make no mistake.

  • Steve Klein

    Surprising announcement, right. In light of the way she abandoned our people in Benghazi. On the other hand, does she need Jewish support should she run for president in 2016?

  • nelson marans

    Obviously she is running for the presidency. However one should remember her statements prior to the 2008 nominating convention and her actions as Secretary of State. A politician is a politician.

  • Mark_

    Bravo!

  • john

    The USA needs all the help it can get as long as there are Clinton’s and Obama’s

  • Beatrix

    So, Israel is the bad cop. What effort are the Republicans making to get us a decent President?

  • she doesnt miss a chance to be a phoney.
    I HOPE NO JEW SUPPORTS HER.
    SHE WILL FINISH DESTROYING ISRAEL WHAT OBAMA STARTED

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