As his visit to Washington approaches, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claque in the U.S. is getting noisier and noisier by the minute. And Hillary Clinton is outfront.
In the Washington Post today, Ronald Lauder of the World Zionist Organization has run a full page ad saying that it’s time for President Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu to “reinvigorate” the relationship between Israel and the United States. This is essential because of the rise of ISIS and other violent trends, notably “ongoing violent attacks against Jews in Israel.”
There is also not a word about Palestinian suffering in Hillary Clinton’s piece in the Forward saying how she’ll reinvigorate the relationship with the Israeli PM as president: “How I Would Reaffirm Unbreakable Bond With Israel — and Benjamin Netanyahu”. Well at least she didn’t give an interview to Jeffrey Goldberg! She loves Israel; and Jews are suffering now.
On that first trip [in 1981; Bill Clinton was then in his first term as Governor of Arkansas], Bill and I fell in love with Jerusalem as we walked the ancient streets of the Old City. Even amid all the history and traditions, it was a city pulsing with life and energy. I am appalled that those same streets are now filled with terrorism and fear. We now hear of daily stabbings and shootings of innocent civilians — teenagers, parents and senior citizens. Israelis have to look over their shoulders during everyday tasks, like carrying groceries and waiting for the bus.
She says nothing about occupation or denial of rights to Palestinians. They’re terrorists:
I wrote and co-sponsored bills that isolated terror groups, and pushed to crack down on incitement in Palestinian textbooks and schools.
I will do everything I can to enhance our strategic partnership and strengthen America’s security commitment to Israel, ensuring that it always has the qualitative military edge to defend itself. That includes immediately dispatching a delegation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to meet with senior Israeli commanders. I would also invite the Israeli prime minister to the White House in my first month in office.
BDS is a big enemy in her piece:
I also will combat growing efforts to isolate Israel internationally and to undermine its future as a Jewish state, including the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. I’ve spoken out against BDS in the United States and at the U.N., and will continue to do so.
This is all about raising money from Zionist Jews– such as Haim Saban, pictured above– for her presidential campaign, and pleasing Zionists in the US press. And this is why the Center for American Progress, a thinktank with connections to Hillary Clinton, has bowed to pressure from AIPAC, the leading Israel lobby group, and is hosting Netanyahu next week.
Thanks to Adam Horowitz and Dorgham Abusalim.