Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hillary Clinton: U.S. insulted by Israel's settlement announcement

Posted by Christian  |  at  13.3.10

hmm... wonder if stephen harper is going to add Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to his list of anti semites?

Clinton sat with CNN's Jill Dougherty (15 second commercial before interview begins) to discuss Israel's most recent attempt at derailing any progress with the Palestinians. While Hillary maintains that the United States relationship with Israel is not at risk, she goes on to criticize her "friends".

"But we have to make clear to our Israeli friends and partners that the two-state solution -- which we support, which the prime minister himself says he supports -- requires confidence-building measures on both sides," Clinton told CNN's Jill Dougherty. "And the announcement of the settlements the very day that the vice president was there was insulting."

"I mean, it was just really a very unfortunate and difficult moment for everyone -- the United States, our vice president who had gone to reassert our strong support for Israeli security -- and I regret deeply that that occurred and made that known."

Heh, the audacity of this woman! How dare she says anything neg... oh, never mind. I'll let the insufferable director of the Anti-Defamation League speak for himself.
Abraham H. Foxman

We are shocked and stunned at the Administration's tone and public dressing down of Israel on the issue of future building in Jerusalem. We cannot remember an instance when such harsh language was directed at a friend and ally of the United States. One can only wonder how far the U.S. is prepared to go in distancing itself from Israel in order to placate the Palestinians in the hope they see it is in their interest to return to the negotiating table.
STFU, Abe. Seriously! This is Foxman's m.o. I have written a little about his tactics, in the past. He went after Bill Moyers last year, and Moyers humiliated Abe with his rebuttal. Here is a snippet.
Dear Mr. Foxman:

First, to call someone a racist for lamenting the slaughter of civilians by the Israeli military offensive in Gaza is a slur unworthy of the tragedy unfolding there. Your resort to such a tactic is reprehensible

Contrary to your claim, I made no reference whatsoever to “moral equivalency” between Hamas and Israel. That is an old canard often resorted to by propagandists trying to divert attention from facts on the ground, and, it, too, is unworthy of the slaughter in Gaza. Contrary to imputing “moral equivalency” between Hamas and Israel, I said that “Hamas would like to see every Jew in Israel dead.” I said that “a radical stream of Islam now seeks to eliminate Israel from the face of the earth.” And I described the new spate of anti-Semitism across the continent of Europe. I am curious as to why you ignored remarks which clearly counter the notion of “moral equivalency.”


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