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March 29, 2015 7:50 pm

Hillary Clinton Breaks Silence on US-Israel Tensions Under Obama, Calls for Return of ‘Constructive’ Relationship

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After weeks of escalating criticism of Israel by the Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and the leading 2016 Democratic presidential contender, on Sunday called for the renewal of the “special” relationship between the US and the Jewish state.

In a telephone conversation with Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Clinton said that she “thinks we need to all work together to return the special US-Israel relationship to constructive footing, to get back to basic shared concerns and interests.”

The Secretary said this includes “a two-state solution pursued through direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.” She further noted that, “we must ensure that Israel never becomes a partisan issue.”

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Mr. Hoenlein, who initiated the conversation, said that, “Secretary Clinton’s views are of special importance and timeliness given recent issues in the US-Israel relationship. We note her call for direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, which, we believe, is the only possible route to a true peace.”

Clinton’s comments follow weeks of escalating criticisms from the Obama Administration mainly addressing comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu days before his reelection earlier this month. The latest attacks follow a pattern of aggressive language directed towards Israel’s leaders throughout the Obama presidency which has been marked by a number of stark policy differences between the Israelis and the White House.

A number of major Jewish leaders have spoken out in recent days, calling on the White House to tone down its rhetoric and to respect the historic bipartisan nature of US-Israel relations.

Explaining the significance of Clinton’s comments Hoenlein told The Algemeiner, “As the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination, her words are especially significant and impactful.”

“We believe that it is particularly important, given the challenges Israel and the region are facing, that the US and Israel stand together to advance their shared concerns and interests,” Hoenlein added. “There is too much at stake to do otherwise.”

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  • When you have self hating Jews like J Street with personalities on a panel such as the likes of Marcia Freedman putting forward her warped views on Israel that it should be given over to the Palestinians, that Jews who wish to stay there must do so on the understanding that they will be a protected people under the aegis of the Aab-Muslim rulers. She must be severely brain damaged to believe that the Jewish people will once again be a Dhimmi subject people under the protection of the banner of Islam. She mandated that the can have a hem there but never a state of their own. J Street is bankrolled by another self-hating Jewish personality the one and only infamous Nazi-collaborator George Soros who supports Arab terrorists in their bid for destroying Israel and other disgusting like minded people such as himself.. The same Liberal-leftist Jews who support J Street who’s true mission is for the total destruction of ‘The State Of Israel’ What is the matter with these renegade Jewish traitors. Let them all be cut off from the rest of world Jewry, let them burn in hell where they truly belong.

  • Angie smith

    Thx mrs Clinton please stand with and be supportive with
    Israel .

    • hein

      Hillary will appoint Bill Clinton to finalise what he started in the nineties…………..

  • Hillary Clinton is Dangerous for Israel and for the American Jews as Well. Her intimacy with the Palestinian American Comunity goes beyond Normal Working Relationships and if with Hussain Obama We got a total Identification with the Islamic Values of his Ancestors in Hillaryous we are going to get Unconditional Support for the Palestinian Nationalistic Antisemitic Hate of her Darlings…💜🌙👎
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huma_Abedin

    • Joanne Bess

      Well someone remembered her wanting to send money to palestine to rebuild after being bombed by Isreal but does not remenber this was a self defense bombing by Isreal

  • People should not believe one singer word out of her mind. Why? As political institutions do exist where man can maneuver from one side to the other related to present situations that do came to existence by man protective instinct who does force Hillary Clinton to maneuver under fake hided mask! We do not forget how she did behave under the Arab Spring! Which was a planned plot of many years under the internet evolution, private servers, tourism, oil business, global university education exchange and more where it was possible easy to organize growth of organizations bringing the world into chaos, now that many of those planned plots went bust! Egypt back on track for better safe future, Syria have the same leader, Ukraine under the stupid Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg who bought him self into NATO which is an unbelievable event to happen, if it is so, the world is into madness, Jens Stoltenberg people did gave fife hundred million Norwegian crowner to Hillary Clinton, (ca. 100 million US$) for what only god knows, of course Gaddafi Libya money for Hillary Clinton to fix her body looking stupid by her own words, what she does say is not new matter! It is back to what it was before the Arab Spring, because the planned plot did not work as it was planned! Trying hard to restore past horrifying planned acts just as it did happen with Dreyfus case been restored because of Emile Zola. Wake up! Obama is a product of Hillary Clinton and Bush; it is all about political madness, which is the cause of anti-Semitic quick action chains which were planned to exhaust Jewish minds worldwide in a time where past Ukraine home of Jews is in focus to ones more attacks on Jewish mind which will never succeed again as it did in the past! In the son future any political plot against Jews, against the global world masses will be stopped before it begins! It is about time for man to understand that doing politics to rob men’s mind it does not work under information technology and the new global financial establishment infrastructure for all men on earth to rebuild all countries intern needs for a peacefully and prosperity under men’s well behavior knowing that only peace among man can save our planet! Into happy life for all man on earth! What Hillary Clinton says is a plot! We no forget that she as secretary of stat she went all the way into Beijing for a blind man, which is a fact that she is stupid! The same blind man was barrowed to Norway as a tool to attack men’s mind using him in a fake staged event named Oslo Freedom Forum which does not exist!!! What a mad world men is brought into.
    http://www.emilfedida.com

  • Franklin Delano Paskutnik

    Don’t believe a word she says.All she wants are the votes and money of “Hymietown”.As for improving relations with Israel – it’s too late now,these relations have now been totally destroyed by America’s Imam-in-chief Baraq Hussein al-Obama effendi.Yes,he’s the genius that said Muslims have contributed so much to America that he can’t even begin to credit all of them.Well neither can I.Wake up America and especially American Jews!Don’t give the Democrats another chance to destroy Israel – vote Republican!

  • Jarred Lyons

    Hilary Clinton’s comment did not distinguish her views from Obama’s. One and the same.

    Bill Clinton supports Obama’s Iran deal. Hilary doesn’t do anything politically without her husband’s approval. I am finished with both of them now.

    John Boehner has turned out to be quite strong standing up to Obama. Quite courageous of him. He put America first when he invited Netanyahu to speak to Congress. I wish he would run for President.

  • ana

    This artificial conflict created by Obama.
    Obama is a Muslim, and it is known.
    There is no way to explain why normal only country in the Middle East, it is demonized,
    And Iran, which produces terrorism anywhere in the world, Obama love relationship with her.

    All countries that relied on the US, realized that the US is’ broken stick.
    Muslim countries, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, Israel and rely on cooperating with it, but the US they will know only at the last minute.

    Israel it does, only better.
    Now she can do alone missiles, tanks, aircraft and drones.
    Israel wanted to sell to China spy plane, but the US torpedoed the deal because she knew the quality of the aircraft and was afraid of him.

    Tomorrow the world will change, Putin will go, and maybe Russia will vary and will be an alternative, and the United States will no longer be relevant attributed to Israel’s security.

    Anything can happen.

    • mALKA Berkley

      You are so right. I have known all along that Obama is a Muslin and he will shift toward the Muslin states. He does not give a hoot about Israel.

  • Rick Miller

    Mrs. Clinton will do or say anything to get the Jewish vote. Time to wake up and see that he is as much an anti-Semite as Obama/

    • Aaron Rifkind`

      Clinton will do anything to get the Jewish vote just like Obama did and probably like Obama she will throw the State of Israel to the dogs once she is elected. It is about time that Jews voted Republican for that is the only party that has consistently supported Israel in the past,in the present and in the future.
      We all know that Politicians have their own agenda but if it consistent with your ideals then embrace it

  • sander

    Note H.Clinton.Called for a Palestinian State BEFORE these self-declared enemies of the Jewish State RECOGNIZE THE RIGHT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL TO EXIST AS A JEWISH STATE>BEFORE HAMAS/PLO/PA changed their Charter that calls for the erradication of the Jewish State.It appears to me that this is the same type of Jewish organization who urged their membership to vote for the Israeli hater Barack Hussein Obama.H.Clinton wants your vote and it appears is no different that Obama.WAKE UP AND SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW JEWS.

  • zadimel

    I’m glad that H.Clinton expressed the view that the US gov. should return to the “special relationship” that we have had with the Jewish State. I am, indeed not comfortable with any dynasties,including those of both major parties.I do not support her run for the Democratic nomination. Obama has been a major disappointment with his turn about in the relationship between our government and that of Israel.

  • DockyWocky

    Looks like the Witch of Washington finally woke up, stuck her finger into the air, sensed the way the wind was blowing, and is now calling for undermining al-Obama’s current war on Israel.

  • David Hersch

    Maneuvering for the Jewish vote and if they do vote Democrat again, they a beyond the pale.

  • Cheryl Mavrikos

    Said the spider to the fly. Hillary is an antisemitic viper, not to be trusted on any account.

  • M. Edward Triefler

    I believe that for Hillary to win in 2016 she will need to make a clear and unambiguous calls for Obama to not only dial back the redirect but to show in ‘deed’ that the US is a true friend to Israel. That the US will take tangible steps, i.e. increase the “military aid.” Remind Turkey’s President of his pledge to “normalize” relations after Bibi’s apology, though no apology was necessary since it was Turkey’s attempt to break Israel’s embargo that lead to the problem. To transfer “NATO” (US) plans from Turkey to Israel to help in the fight against ISIL. Hillary lost the 2008 nomination to Obama, due in large part to the Black vote, she will not have that same support because the Black’s will not come to the Polls, she’ll need the Jewish vote and right now she does not have it. Personally, I changed Party Affiliation from Democrat to Independent, though I have always voted for the ‘Person’ rather than the Party. Based on my FB ‘friends’ Hillary is viewed with the same distain as Obama, though this is a biased look since most of my ‘friends’ are Jewish and/or anti-Muslim. Hillary must make it clear that Hamas, and Hezbollah and their affiliates are terrorist organizations, and that any future State cannot be predicated on the 1967 Armistice lines and that Jerusalem is the historic capital of the Jewish People and that all the established and existing Settlements in the West Bank will be included in the Israeli portion of the ‘two’ States. Finally, the ‘refugee’ camps must be converted to legitimate cities and all anti-Israeli, anti-Zionist subversive rhetoric be removed from the school curriculum of the Palestinian State and visa versa.

  • Simone Miller

    I would rather see Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders as front-runners. I trust their word more than any other politician in the US.

  • Tony Minchew

    Peace with Palestinians is tantamount to snuggling up to a sleeping rattlesnake. Palestinians have one intention and peace is no part of it. We are told to bless Israel. The Palestinians will never do that, so why bother with them if we know they have one intention which is to destroy Israel.

  • Is the Palestinian statehood the first and only issue for this constructive footing? I think she is missing the point. Israel is about to be left helpless on the Iranian nuclear threat. Jews feel Obama is a traitor.

  • Ben

    Hillary will be no better than Obama. 2016 is our opportunity to make a strong statement voting for Hillary isn’t that statement.

  • Dr. Stephen Steinlight

    The consummate hypocrite, when she worked for Obama as Secretary of State she gleefully hurled every rock he handed her at Israel. The ultimate Machiavellian, she has scrubbed her server clean to insure the truth of her Benghazi failures and God-knows-what-else will never be known. Her assistant, Huma Abedin-Weiner, comes from a family of wealthy Saudi backers of the Muslim Brotherhood. She has taken millions from the anti-Semites and supporters of terrorism in Qatar. Can anyone believe for a moment her support for Israel is hard-wired? From the beginning to end one word characterizes her career: mendacity.

  • Zach Stein

    Great for Hillary for pulling away from Obama on his anti-Israel views. President Hillary

  • RIVKA BRANDEIS

    I DOUBT IF HILLARY CAN DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN HER NAILS….AND HAVING THIS WOMAN ON THE STAGE WOULD BRING A STATEMENT NO DIFFERENT THAN ‘BIDEN’S’……

    Biden: American Jews Can Only Rely on Israel

    US Vice President makes shocking statement, telling American Jews ‘no matter how involved you are in the US, the only guarantee is Israel.”

    ITS JUST SO ODD……THESE JEWS HE IS TALKING ABOUT ARE AMERICANS….JUST LIKE HIM

    JUST DON’T SEND J STREET TO ISRAEL…..’THEY ARE AMERICANS FIRST’……I’M NOT EVEN SURE I WISH TO GO TO THIS PART OF THE WORLD FOR PASSOVER AT THIS POINT.

    AMERICA YOU HAVE BROUGHT FAR MORE THAN ANYONE CAN IMAGINE ON YOUR DOOR STEP……I WOULD LIKE AT THE END OF THIS PRESIDENCY TO WATCH OBAMA ‘ RITHE’

  • Aviva-Roth Sucher

    There cannot be any expectation for peace negotiations when one of the parties does not recognize the other’s existence. Get real Ms Clinton

  • ian katz

    about the only thing I can say that from sunny Australia, we all knew even before Obama was elected the first time, he would be a disaster for Israel

    no congratulations to American jews that in a reflexic manner vote for the democrats, whose myopia on the middle east deviates way beyond the arab Israeli conflict

  • madeleine

    HUSSEIN OBAMA IS A GREAT ANTISEMISTE.

  • esther noodelman

    WILL MALCOLM HONLEIN FINALLY DO THE RIGHT THING EVEN THO IT IS YEARS SINCE THEY DISASOCIATED THEMSELVES FROM POLLARD IN HIS HOUR OF NEED IN THE 1980’S ?
    NOW THAT HILARY CLINTON,OBVIOUSLY SENT BY OBAMA TO WIN OVER THE PARTICIPATION OF AMERICAN JEWRY IN WHATEVER PLAN THEY HAVE,IT IS THE EXACT MOMENT TO DEMAND POLLARD’S IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS TO AN ISRAELI HOSPITAL.
    IF YOU CAN’T DO THIS PIKUACH NEFESH FOR WORLD JEWRY WHO IS WATCHING YOU-THEN YOU ARE A COMPLETE FAILURE!
    BRING JONATHAN HOWE ALL WIN! WE CAN ALL CELEBRATE A TRUE FESTIVAL OF FREEDOM BY RELEASING JOSEPH FROM THE PIT!

  • Barry

    She had to say something….. But it won’t help!!!

  • The Hostility between Obama and Netanyahu started the day Obama was inaugurated with Obama’s statement of reaching out to Iran and the Muslim brotherhood. Furthermore Obama always felt that what ever he tells (not ask) Netanyahu what to do, Netanyahu was and is the only statesman that always only did/dose what is best for Israel’s interest. Then when Obama made his first speech to congress and brought up the Iran Red Line Obama just did not want to hear the truth.

  • Juan Vega

    Do you really believe that this woman really cares about Israel? It is all about votes. The left wing of the Democratic Party is anti-Semitic and Houma Abedin as well as all of the people in the Dept. of State will always work against Israel’s best interest. Get real- she has nothing to offer as President except another scandal ridden administration.

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    American Jews are so self loathing they will fall for this nonsense from the Democrats, again. The reality is that Clinton is in love with the PLO. Always has been.

  • Dr.M.Otero

    Hilary failed to clean up the destructive, costly maintenance of UHRWA, failed to clarify the role of the Arab League in creating the Palestinian Arab tragedy and vetoing every Israeli-Palestinian proposed peace agreement. Both Hillary and Kerry have neglected to use, for negotiation purposes, the tragedy of the 1948-67 expulsion of 850,000 Jews from Arab League states now the largest sector of Israeli population. This last shows how two comparable refugee populations fared: both had their land stolen from them, but the Arab world is more than 600 times the size of Israel and the Arab Jews lost an area twice the size of Israel.

  • Israel and the PA must face their first problem — Hamas. Israel canot negotiate with a group committed to Israel’s destruction and the murder of all Jews world wide. Egypt and the Arab League agree that Hamas is a problem for them as well. Hamas could turn Gaza into the Iranian Riviere. The more we lift sanctions on Iran the more Iran can bankroll Middle East terror. The US Congress, the EU and the Arab League see this. The second problem is PA security. If a PA state is set up it must retain links to Israel through the IDF. On the ground the PA can govern its territory, but it cannot be 100% divorced from Israel. ISIL could eat the PA for breakfast and leave the crumbs for Hamas. The third issue is ‘settlements’. If 2,000,000 Arabs live in Israel, there’s no reason 600,000 Jews cannot live in the PA state. The PA state aka the West Bank is the heartland of Biblical Israel.Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem were Jewish holy cities long before Mohamet and the rise of Islam. King David made Jerusalem his capital more than 3,000 years ago. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebeka and Leah were buried in Hebron long before the time of King David. Bethlehem included the Tomb of Rachel long before Bethlehem became ‘royal David’s City’. If the Temple Mount can be administered by the King of Jordan, Jewish holy sites in the PA can be administered by the Chief Rabbinate and IDF.The fourth issue is the 4,000,000 Arabs claiming the right to return to Israel. The point of setting up a State of Palestine is to give the refugees where to live. Arafat and Abbas have stopped peace deals because of this unrealistic demand. Jordan, which occupies 77% of Mandatory Palestine has a Pal majority. The proposed West Bank state should deal with refugees, possibly jointly with some of the 24 Aab states.

  • People should not believe one singer word out of her mind. Why? As political institutions do exist where man can maneuver from one side to the other related to present situations that do came to existence by man protective instinct who does force Hillary Clinton to maneuver under fake hided mask! We do not forget how she did behave under the Arab Spring! Which was a planned plot of many years under the internet evolution, private servers, tourism, oil business, global university education exchange and more where it was possible easy to organize growth of organizations bringing the world into chaos, now that many of those planned plots went bust! Egypt back on track for better safe future, Syria have the same leader, Ukraine under the stupid Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg who bought him self into NATO which is an unbelievable event to happen, if it is so, the world is into madness, Jens Stoltenberg people did gave fife under million Norwegian crowner to Hillary Clinton, for what only god knows, of course Gaddafi Libya money for Hillary Clinton to fix her body looking stupid by her own words, what she does say is not new matter! It is back to what it was before the Arab Spring, because the planned plot did not work as it was planned! Trying hard to restore past horrifying planned acts just as it did happen with Dreyfus case been restored because of Emile Zola. Wake up! Obama is a product of Hillary Clinton and Bush; it is all about political madness, which is the cause of anti-Semitic quick action chains which were planned to exhaust Jewish minds worldwide in a time where past Ukraine home of Jews is in focus to ones more attacks on Jewish mind which will never succeed again as it did in the past! In the son future any political plot against Jews, against the global world masses will be stopped before it begins! It is about time for man to understand that doing politics to rob men’s mind it does not work under information technology and the new global financial establishment infrastructure for all men on earth to rebuild all countries intern needs for a peacefully and prosperity under men’s well behavior knowing that only peace among man can save our planet! Into happy life for all man on earth! What Hillary Clinton says is a plot! We no forget that she as secretary of stat she went all the way into Beijing for a blind man, which is a fact that she is stupid! The same blind man was barrowed to Norway as a tool to attack men’s mind using him in a fake staged event named Oslo Freedom Forum which does not exist!!! What a mad world men is brought into.
    http://www.emilfedida.com

  • Addendum

    A body has parts, and all important . Yet, a foot is not the cerebral intellect source.. The application is tell the separatists of Palestine so-called, ” Quit.” ,and become good citizens of Israel.

  • G Bern

    I don’t trust her. She has a record of lying.

  • sarah borchardt

    excuse me..since when is hillary a freind of Israel. How nieve can we get, fellow americans..SHE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! OF COURSE, she wants to LOOK GOOD to the voters. she is NO DIFFERENT than Obama…..BEWARE

  • Beni Israel

    Let the whole truth be told. 1. There was never a state of Palestine.
    2. Palestine can be carved out of Jordan, which too was Israel, in the past.
    3. Israel be compensated for the division of ancient Israel by UK.
    4. Now USA wants another chance so they can stab Israel harder next time. USA suddenly realised that due to dictator Obama, all of its allies are staying away from it and are bonding new alliances with each other.
    Till the time Obama is not removed, impeacehed, The doors of Israel are shut for these hypocrites!

  • Lauren Goldman

    Obama is going to be greatly surprised about the ‘legacy’ he will leave. He has shown himself to be a point man for the Islamic agenda, regardless of how it affects the world. Israel and Jews should check the bus schedule because he wants to throw us under one of them. He wants a nuclear agreement with Iran, knowing full well that after they destroy Israel, they intend to go after America next. This is the intent of the Ass-a-hole-a, spoken on a daily basis.

  • Arnest Mekvan PhD

    Think of geopolitical interest of USA in Middle East. Who is better Israel or Iran for the USA? Hillary Clinton’s view are more pragmatic and mature than President Obama. If Obama is playing his card haphazardly will generate deterioration in Israel-USA relation. Iran is following its genocide policy in the Middle East and want to take revenge on Israel at any cost want & wish to wipe out Israel with its nuclear weapons. Why Obama is not understanding dirty policy of Iran? Iran too is a greatest threat for the USA. Hilary Clinton is very right USA must improve its tie with Israel. USA can not ignore Israel and the Prime Minister Netanyahu.

  • I trust Clinton as much as I do Obama. Remember when she failed to take issue with Suha Arafat’s assertion that Israel was poisoning the water supply to the West Bank or something similar.

  • Peter Uzodinma

    Mrs clinton is right , And I know if she becomes President of the United States of America she will be different from yu current president,who is a weak leader.

  • Elisheva

    Personally I would not trust Hillary anymore than I have trusted Obama, she is not a friend of Israel and I would not vote for her. She helped destabilize the Middle East. She is a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood. Her closest aid is Muslim and her family are members of the Muslim Brotherhood. She supported Morsi. The two State solution is not possible until the Palestinian leadership is replaced with people who do not incite hatred against Jews. Why didn’t she come to hear Natanyahu speak to Congress?

  • Joseph Johnson

    America is about to lose the golden crown of God, which Britain lost when they turn against Israel. America has enjoyed, God’s blessing because she housed the Covenant people of God.

  • Golum

    As a Lifetime Democrat that’s considering switching to the Repubs over this issue in the next election…I Say “Hillary This Is Not Enough!!!” You need to distance yourself by a couple miles not inches from obama over ISRAEL!!! obama is now OVER…he can’t rebuild the Jewish backing …this isn’t just his hating BiBi…he took it out on all the Jews…and now we get upset every time he shows up on TV.

  • TheAZCowBoy

    Hillary: Return to Special Relationship?

    Why not return to the Holocaust?

  • Job

    Restore the Balfour Mandate, reject Muslim Palestinians and West Bank. Or this will come to America, as it did in UK & Europe. Israel has never occupied another peoples’ land in all her 4,000 year history.

  • Hillary Clinton speaks out of both sides of her mouth. You can’t nor should anyone trust anything she spouts.
    She’s all political all the time…..

  • Otto Waldmann

    Once we accept that Obama is NOT the United States, but a transitory aberration, we shall regain the balanced state of mind and passion rendered by Israel’s best friend, Amerike herself.

  • Paul Shea

    Believing Clinton, after assuring Bengazi parents she would find producer of hateful video, then the case of the disappearing emails!
    When does the voting public come to realize enough of the Clintons.
    Keep raking in your 200 plus K to suckers willing to fork it over.

  • sodi

    Too much at stake? Too much at stake for whom?
    Hillary is playing the Jewish card. Remember how she moved to NY to achieve residency so as to become a NY senator.
    Two state solution? What will the so called Palestinian Authority willing to give for peace? Will they stop teaching their children in their schools hatred of Jews or that to kill Jews is wrong?
    I will only believe Hillary when she publically states that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. I will believe her when she publically says that the US embassy will be moved to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. I will believe her when she publically advocates that the American passport of children and adults born in Jerusalem reads Jerusalem, Israel.
    This government has been disrespecting the Israeli nation for too long.
    On the passports of; for example Americans born in Paris,
    their passports read, Paris, France. The same holds true for all other nations.

  • Marcio

    Too little, too late. Who believes in this Muslim brotherhood’s supporter?

    Where are your emails?

    What about Bengazhi?

    Tel me something new about travelgate?

    One more Allison followers.

  • Really?

    Is this the one who had a 45 min call to Netanyahu browbeating him to make conditions with these terrorists as per Obama. She goes with the vote or party. No morals. Can’t be trusted. Vote republican if u care About israel.

  • Alex M

    How about we start with the interest of American people and end all foreign aid and bring our troops home from places that don’t belong in. How about America stops being a milking cow for everyone to pull on, until we run out of milk and go bankrupt. Hillary, don’t try to appease the AIPAC in order to get votes and approval of some of your sponsors or colleagues. It’s time for US to get frank with Israel. We have dumped nearly 1/4 trillion of dollars to Israel! And what do we have to show for?

  • Ivan Gur-Arie

    Trying to get Obama to tone it down and work together is like trying to get a lunatic to realize he is not Napoleon.
    Waste of time with the man who may ultimately be the root of a horrible war devesating future generations.

  • steven L

    Say anything to get back the gullible liberal Jews. They paid to elect BHO so why not HC!
    HC may have even stronger connections to the Islamists.
    It has NEVER been an issue btw IL and the American people but IL and most of the US Adm who are fundamentally antisemitic and represented by the like of J. Baker Zbigniew Brzezinski and the prototypical bastard Casper Weinberg.

  • Alliance is word that has a synonym, which is cooperative , and an Allie is one of the parties in this concept. The care for this needed for any type of mutual effort to continue.
    To close off a long term working relationship needs better effort. May the US remember.

  • Gary

    The hole subject should not have been an essu in the first place.
    This is a failure in leadership at the White House .
    America www a proud Nation, and this Leader is ashamed of our passed.

  • Judy watson

    What is the matter with this man?
    No more phone calls to politicians!
    No more begging for the right to exist!
    Israel exists. It is and the saying is “I am, therefore I exist”
    To hell with Obama. To hell with Clinton. To hell with Jimmy Carter and keep suing him until he shuts up!

  • Judy Silver-Shapiro

    Don’t you think it is significant that Hillary did not reach out to the JEWISH community? It it is TOO little TOO late. She, as obama’s Sec’y of State, was more loyal to the ANTI ISRAEL obama then to the safety and security of the sovereign ISRAEL and the JEWISH people.

  • Abu Nudnik

    Clever. Forget about the multiple felonies from deleting classified documents that were not hers to have to begin with.

  • Robert Weintraub

    Clinton’s statement wraps it up for Obama. From now on Obama’s statements on Israel/Palestine will mean less and less.

  • Rosewood11

    To all my Jewish friends, Please listen to Hillary through your bulls*** filter!!! In fact, use 3 or 4 of them!!! We’re talking about a political candidate, who will say anything for your vote–not to mention your money. Remember all the wonderful promises obama made to you, and how he’s repeatedly stabbed Israel in the back? Remember, too, that Hillary loves Huma Abedin “like a daughter,” and that Abedin and her mother are intimately tied to the muslim Brotherhood. And that’s just one of Hillary’s bad associations. Lets talk about who funds the Clinton Foundation, shall we!?! Don’t be fooled again–not by Hillary or obama’s alternative, John Kerry. These people are no more your friends than Iran or Saudi Arabia. The enemy of your enemy is your enemy, indeed!!! So are the friends of your enemy!!!

  • David M.d

    She had to get off the tightrope and this was the right way to do it. Obama is leaving office and Hilary aspires to it. She just swayed a good chunk of the Jewish vote to her side.

  • I believe that our current President Mr. Obama has a personal dislike for the prime minister of Israel. The truth is always hard for him to understand and a shame that our US President has this attitude. One cannot have all things his way, there is always some give and take. That is the way life is and will continue even if one has prejudice. I think Mrs. Clinton is on the right track for this country and for the preservation of the Great State of Israel.

  • Jacqueline Franch

    Hillary Clinton needs the Jewish vote. It’s as simple as that. Many liberal Jews will fall for it too. I’m sure they forgot when Hillary kissed Arafat’s wife. Who’s she going to kiss this time?

  • brenrod

    clinton is a lying chameleon opportunist who stabbed Israel in the back while working for obama. She cannot be trusted as she will say anything to win.

  • Charles D. Gelfand

    It’s inconceivable for me to understand why any Jewish person who cares about Israel will vote Democratic now and in the future.
    I also believe that the Christian people that have justice in the hearts will also not vote for a Democrat now and in the future.
    hey Jewish voice from Texas

  • Terry

    Hillary is a bigger liar than her sort-of husband Bill. She’s no different than Obama, maybe worse. She’s always been anti-Israel, except, of course, before an election when she needs money & votes. Only a total dummy would believe this weasel.

  • What a load of drek! Hillary “Hamas” Clinton (she excused Hamas using Human Shields remember, because “…Gaza is pretty small.”), is pandering for the Jewish vote just as Obama did. Now that he’s no longer running, he couldn’t give a damn about Israel, and If Her Royal Nibs, HRC, weren’t running, she wouldn’t either.

    The Bill and Hillary Foundation has taken in Millions from Arab Oil rich countries looking for special treatment. Please let’s not have the Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations by into her nonsense.

  • Jack Holan

    Malcom Hoenlein be sure you’re not hearing what you want to hear. We’ve bee this road before. When the US says direct talks, Israel says it and the PA says it them meaning may not be the same. However, as originally set out two negotiating teams should be involved Israelis and Palestinians without a Kerry, Indyk or other thIrd party to run to when negotiations get tough. What happens then is expectation of pressure and influence over one party. It seems this has always fallen on the head of Israel. There has been one to give and one to take because someone would throw a contrived acting out and the US fell for it every time and exerted pressure on Israel to give something. We can’t go back to this that is why when Hillary says direct it had better not be the meaning of the famous “is”. She knows how to talk but you know a few years ago she attended some type of meeting in Gaza and Suha Arafat was speaking and went through a litany of bold face blood libel (lye) and she sat there as Suha described how Israel used antipersonnel explosives and that we use uranium cannon shells. Mrs. Clinton sat there quietly throughout the speech and did not dispute the truthfulness of Suha Arafat and did not confront her in private about the outlandish lies. Don’t forget at the beginning of Obama’s first term with VP Biden in Jerusalem, the US had advance notice about building around Jerusalem. Secretary of State Clinton would have worked with Biden and Obama for pulling off the very public charade of surprise and chastising Israel. So don’t believe Clinton will be a walk in the park.. Why did she wait until a few weeks out from her Presidential run announcement to find her voice and speak up?

  • Robert

    Clinton’s comments are welcome, but she needs to back away from President Obama’s rhetoric. President Obama’s insistence on terms for a two-state solution that even the Palestinians did not expect – pre-’67 borders (with land swaps) and freezing settlement construction in areas the Palestinians understand will become part of Israel – have made the prospects for a two-state solution that much more difficult.

    The Palestinians’ expectations in any two-state solution must be re-adjusted by the United States, a reality check. That is the only way that a two-state solution will ever materialize.

  • cynthia haddad

    SURE! ANY THING TO GET IN ON HER TICKET. I HAVE A BRIDGE TO SELL ANYONE WHO BELIEVES HER.

  • PS: the short version:

    Jewish people and Israel:

    1. You were abused (by Obama)
    2. You are being used (by Clinton)
    3. Once you have passed your ‘use-by-date’ soon after a Democrats victory, how long before you will be abused again?

  • Harry Czeiger

    About bloody time. Obama has had enaugh time to screw things up. Vindictively at that. He is no friend of Israel, on the surface he is ‘bearable’ but deep down he is viciously contemptible. Unfortunately, Israel will need an even stronger and more determined US ally and at this stage it looks like one of the Republicans might have to pull a ‘rabbit out of the hat’.

  • So, Hilary Clinton starts her Election Campaign.

    Any American Jew who still votes Democrats deserves what’s coming to him, but the rest of the Jewish people do not deserve it.

    Have you forgotten the Jew=Dislike (putting it politely) of Obama already?

    Are you not aware that Hilary Clinton is “embedded” (metaphorically of course, we do not want to get sued) with a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, or at least with someone strongly connected via blood to this terrorist organisation? (I’m speaking of her personal advisor).

    So: BEWARE THE DEMOCRATS – they are no friends of Israel or the Jews, bien au contraire !

  • nelson marans

    Unfortunately I do not trust Hillary Clinton’s soothing words when it comes to security for Israel.. When campaigning for senator from New York, she was very pro-Israel which contrasted to her senatorial term in office and her position as secretary of state where she joined in the anti-Israel actions of President Obama. Her statements accommodate the way that she thinks that the political winds are blowing and are not reliable..

  • Tiffany Loria

    “we must ensure that Israel never becomes a partisan issue.”
    ….WAY too late for that. As a liberal who stands by Israel for all the same reasons I’m a liberal I DESPISE this politicizing that has been harnessed in the face of Israel’s well being.

  • Sounds like Alice in Wonderland.

  • rulierose

    well of course she’s going to say that. she’s running for president!

    however, Hillary would be FAR better for Israel and its friends than Obama has been. I mean, he’s not even trying to pretend anymore.

  • The Jewish and Arab Refugee resolution.
    Since the late 1940’s the Arab States have expelled over a million.
    Jewish people. They confiscated their assets, businesses, homes and Real Estate which is 120,000 Sq, Km. (46,000 sq. miles, about 5-6 times the size of Israel) and is valued in the trillions of.
    dollars. The State of Israel has resettled the majority of the million Jews expelled from the Arab countries in Greater Israel. The Arabs claim that about 600,000 Arabs were displaced from their homes during the 1948 war. Most of the Arab population abandoned their homes at the request of the 5 Arab Armies who were sure to defeat the newly reconstituted Jewish State. About 300,000 Arabs out of.
    the 600,000 stayed. Now the Arab and Jewish population has increased dramatically. Many new Arabs have moved into the area, and many new Jews from the Holocaust and other areas have emigrated to Israel.
    It is about time that the Arab countries that expelled over a million Jews who lived in the Arab countries for over 2,000 years, should resettle the Arab refugees in their vast lands. Utilize the funding which is given to the Arab refugees (instead of using it for weapons and war) to relocate, build housing, schools,
    commerce and industry and resolve this tragedy once and for all. This will bring peace and tranquility to the region.

    There was never an Arab-Palestinian State in Greater Israel and there will never be – face it.
    The Ottoman land records of Palestine confirm that the Arabs did not own land, the were sharecroppers. Over 90% of the land was owned by the government the balance was owned by absentee wealthy Arabs from Lebanon who sold it to the Jews at premium prices.
    It is time to implement population transfer for all the Arabs.
    who create violence, riot and attack Jews and anyone else. They could be relocated to the home and land 120,000 sq. km. of the million Jewish people, expelled from Arab countries. The Jews lived in those Arab countries for over 2,000 years.
    YJ Draiman.

  • Arthur Cohn

    Abbas and the PA have announced a number of times that “they will never recognize Israel as ‘the Jewish state'”
    This statement is equivalent to stating that they will never make peace with Israel. How come in her four years as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton never objected to this stand by the Palestinian Arabs?

  • Emily Korzenik

    Hillary Clinton’s constructive comments are most welcome.

  • Patricia C. Graef

    I can’t see any real stand one way or the other from her response to Hoenlein. She is keeping things as neutral as possible since she’s in the running for our next president. I don’t believe Hillary Clinton has any fondness for Israel nor Christians in our/her own America.

  • HaroldT

    Another cynical appeal for Jewish votes. No different to the deceptive Obama that stated that Jerusalem was the undivided capital of Israel.
    And now that he is in power he works for the destruction of Israel. As his secretary of state Clinton did not prove herself as a friend of Israel.

  • Julian Clovelley

    Unfortunately the Zionist extremists started all this – including Netanyahu – and, as i have pointed out several times it is a disastrous path for the future of Israel.

    Never have I seen a practical alternative to current American Administration policy. It is as if Zionist extremists believe all you have to do is stand up to the Iranian leaders and shout at them

    It is this arrogance that is making the situation so much worse. As with all bullying, the next stage in the escalation ladder – if verbal abuse doesn’t work – is open violence. But the Zionist Right like the American Right, which is playing on Zionism like a banjo, think they can get away without actually saying that they propose a military first strike. They seem to want Obama to propose that, so that if such a strike escalated into an all out war, they could blame the Democrats for it. What a stupid and childish attitude! All it really is – is sulking.

    It is impotency and empty headedness that underlies the Right’s behaviour – They have nothing to offer themselves. In truth they too recognise that unless Iran and Israel can sit down in a calm atmosphere and negotiate, there is NO solution. Additional sanctions would make the situation worse, military sabre rattling would accelerate Iran into a nuclear weapons program, and one step too far could result in the Apocalypse scenario – which Israel would not survive. but they don’t want to admit that. The Right’s stance is only viable as an emotion stirring idea – its implementation could result in universal incineration.

    The sad truth is that neither Zionist Judaism nor Islamic Fundamentalism can bring peace to the region. or even tolerate it. They are modes of thought sourced in fable rather than history and incompatible with the modern world – Neither can be reasoned with because neither have a reasonable core

    And there you have it

    The solution? – oh yes there is one – Grow up! Care less about pompous religious twaddle than about the future of your children – and the future of your children and yourselves will be better assured.

    Waste of breath ain’t it?

  • Harold Moskowitz

    What a butt kisser. HRC’s feelings about and actions against Israel are as bad as Obama’s. it was she who kissed Suha Arafat after Suha claimed Israel was gassing Palestinians. It was HRC who first abrogated the deal reached with George Bush about settlements. it was HRC who then out-Palestinianed the Palestinians regarding even building in Jerusalem. But the liberal Jews can’t help themselves in bowing down to the Clintons and the Democratic Party. The same jews who told us that Obama was a friend of the Jews and Israel is saying the same thing about HRC. Do not believe them.

  • art

    It is hard to take her words at face value. First her past history belies what she says now, including her statements with shuha arafat, silence vs. Oabama and the bland vagueness now. Did she wait to confer with her pollsters and advisers for 3wks since Obama stepped up his attacks on Israel She has had nearly 2 yrs of silence out of office

  • Mrs. Clinton is right about the need to restore the US/Israeli special relation; she is not right in insisting that the relation must be coupled to a “two state solution,” that issue should be left to Israel and her neighbors, including the so called “Palestinians.”
    Since Sunni Arabs in the region are united against Iran, and other rogue nations, the final alignment should be left the regional nations, both legitimate Arab regimes. and Israel, not the US.

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