Hillary Clinton defends Israel on Gaza
Hillary Clinton on Monday repeatedly stressed that Israel was provoked by Hamas in the current conflict roiling the Middle East, offering among her strongest statements yet concerning the hostilities in Gaza.
The former secretary of state and possible 2016 Democratic front-runner delivered those comments during a question-and-answer session at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. She weighed in on the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in several interviews last week as well, criticizing the leadership of Hamas as Israel launched a ground invasion into Gaza in response to rockets Hamas was lobbing into the country.
You mention, in particular, the difficulties we currently are seeing in the Middle East, she said, in response to a question about how Hamas and the Israel Defense Forces use Twitter. Because of the actions by Hamas, first to rain rockets onto Israel, Israel being provoked because I do think that was part of the Hamas calculation, to provoke Israel to respond, to defend itself, which any nation has to do if you are under attack like that, and then we see the unfortunate effects of any conflict with innocent people being caught in the crossfires.
She would drop the phony baloney "honest broker" nonsense and go with the more candid "we're gonna support Israel no matter what they do, and if you don't like it go pound sand."
Depressing but at least honest. And Palestinians could go about seeking recognition as a state rather than getting dragged into yet another "help the US feel good about itself " negotiations.
As opposed to "can you blame Israel for defending itself?"
"I would prefer Israel not (invade)." But at least she admits one thing in that interview, she's "not on the inside." That's more refreshing to me from a candid point of view. If you don't know, then you can't answer the question exactly.
Jews who could contribute to her Prez campaign.
She just regurgitates Israeli propaganda and does her best to keep Americans blind to the oppression that Israel maintains over Palestinians when the rockets are not being fired.
if nominated I will reluctantly cast my vote for her, but I will work like hell to see that she is not nominated.
Am I imagining things when I thought I read something about Israel rounding up hundreds of people in the search for 3 teenagers who were kidnapped? When the prime suspects were 2 people according to:
And then there's stuff like this:
Do Israeli security forces shoot the feet of all Palestinians suspected of throwing a bomb as a matter of security or... ???
prepared statements as this is the umpteenth time I've heard it now. 'Hamas provoked Israel in order to make them look bad after they forced them to kill Palestinian children'.
Israel plays into Hamas' hands and gives them what they want? Not a very good prepared statement. In fact it is downright ridiculous. The OBVIOUS thing to do IF you know someone is setting you up is to NOT LET them set you up.
So sad, I used to have so much respect for Hillary.
Given the situation, its an incredible coward gesture, and will either not help her to humanize her if she runs.