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HAPPY 60th ISRAEL! FROM SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON

Posted by jewsforhillary on May 8, 2008

Statement by Senator Hillary Clinton on the Occasion of Israel’s 60th Anniversary

I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the people of Israel on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment as a state and homeland for the Jewish people, and I join all the friends of Israel who celebrate today with joy and pride.

Emerging after the tragedy of the Holocaust, the Jewish State was reborn after two thousand years, fulfilling the biblical prophecy of a return to Zion. Since then, in just three score years, Israel has welcomed Jewish exiles from Europe, the Arab world, Africa, and the former Soviet Union.

From my first trip to Israel in 1982 to my most recent visit in 2005, I have seen for myself Israel’s achievements – and its challenges. The people of Israel, proud and free and always triumphing in the face of adversity, have built a strong and vibrant democracy, a diverse and rich society, and an innovative and thriving economy.

Yet today, even as we celebrate all that Israel has achieved, we know that the Jewish state is still not safe. In every generation, Israel faces serious challenges to its security and threats to its existence. And just as the United States recognized Israel at birth, and has always stood by Israel when its survival and well-being were challenged, so too do the American people stand by Israel today, united by shared values and strong bonds of friendship.

As President of the United States, I will be proud to continue and strengthen these bonds, so that the State of Israel will continue to grow, from generation to generation, in security and peace.

Am Yisrael Chai! (the people of Israel live!)

Posted in 2008, Hamas, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton Statements, Israel, Jews, jews for hillary, Sderot | 2 Comments »

Hillary Issues Statement in response to today’s deadly terror attack at Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel

Posted by jewsforhillary on March 6, 2008

Neria Cohen, age 15, killed in Arab shooting attack on Israeli High School LibraryStatement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem

Washington, DC – “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families who are suffering the loss and horror of this despicable act of terrorism. The United States and the international community must make clear that such deplorable acts of terrorism will not be tolerated and we must continue to stand with Israel in its fight against terror.”

Arab terrorists entered the library in a jewish seminary in Jerusalem and sprayed the place with what some report to have been between five and siz hundred bullets. Eight young students were murdered and over a dozen more injured. [See here and here]

Carnage in shooting attack on Israeli High School Library at Yeshivat Merkaz haravIt seems as though thus far, several hours after the attack, that Senator Clinton is the only one of the three people hoping to become the next US president that has even bothered to or cared to say anything or to take a stand regarding this horrific event.

UPDATE: 116 Photos of the carnage and aftermath | More

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Important Hillary Videos From Palestinian Media Watch

Posted by jewsforhillary on November 30, 2007

US Senate:

Posted in Arlen Specter, Hamas, Hillary Clinton, Israel, Itamar Marcus, Jihad, Palestinian Media Watch | 1 Comment »

Senator Clinton Calls on Bush Administration to Engage Middle East Allies in Effort to Resolve Arab-Israeli Conflict

Posted by jewsforhillary on October 3, 2007

Senator Clinton Calls on Bush Administration to Engage Middle East Allies in Effort to Resolve Arab-Israeli Conflict

Commitment from Friendly Arab States Critical to Success in Upcoming Meeting to Address Arab-Israeli Conflict

Washington, DC – Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton joined her Senate colleagues, led by Senators Schumer and Graham, in urging the Bush Administration to seek the support of America’s allies in the Middle East as they move forward with plans for a future international meeting on the Arab-Israeli conflict. In a letter to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, the Senators stressed that the inclusion and cooperation of Arab countries with close relations to the United States would be a critical factor in the success of such a meeting.

“Peace in the Middle East can not be achieved without a full diplomatic effort by the Administration that encourages America’s Arab allies in the region to take an active, and positive role in the process,” said Senator Clinton. As the Administration moves forward with plans for an international meeting to address the situation, it is my sincere hope that the Secretary of State does not pass up this pivotal opportunity to reach out to these nations to enlist their aid. However, we must also insist that their participation must be substantial, visible, and constructive as we take the next steps in attempting to bring peace and stability to the region.”

The letter to Secretary of State Rice is attached –
October 2, 2007

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice
Secretary
Department of State
Washington, DC 20520

Dear Secretary Rice,

As you step up American diplomatic actions and prepare for a future international meeting on the Arab-Israeli conflict, we believe it is essential that other key players in the Middle East also step up and meet their responsibilities. The success of such a meeting, and ultimately the peace process itself, will depend on the cooperation we receive from the larger Arab world, particularly from those Arab states with close relations with the United States who have not yet signed agreements with Israel. Your ongoing efforts to work with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are critical, but so is the support these efforts receive from those Arab countries.

We know that in the past, the lack of sufficient support from some of the Arab states have made it difficult to reach earlier agreements. We also know that, for many years, many of these countries have been insisting on greater involvement by the Administration in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Now that you and the Administration are indeed more actively engaged in Middle East diplomacy on an ongoing basis, we also believe that these Arab states should step forward with concrete, positive actions to promote peace and stability in the region.

In particular, you should press friendly Arab countries that have not yet done so, to:

1) Participate in the upcoming international meeting and be a full partner of the United States in advancing regional peace;
2) Take visible, meaningful steps in the financial, diplomatic and political arena to help Palestinian President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad govern effectively and meet their obligations to fight terror;
3) Stop support for terrorist groups and cease all anti-Israel and anti-Jewish incitement;
4) Recognize Israel’s right to exist and not use such recognition as a bargaining chip for future Israeli concessions;
5) End the Arab League economic boycott of Israel in all of its forms; and
6) Pressure Hamas to recognize Israel, reject terror and accept prior agreements, and isolate Hamas until it takes such steps.

We are encouraged that you are working hard to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East. The governments of Israel and the Palestinians are also working as best they can towards that goal. However without a sincere commitment from our allies in the Middle East to be partners in this effort, peace in the region will remain elusive.

We appreciate your attention to this critical matter.

Sincerely,

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Hillary on Hamas, Gaza and Abbas

Posted by jewsforhillary on July 5, 2007

Question #4 in the Jerusalem Post feature “on the road to the Whitehouse” concerns Hamas and Gaza, and was asked and answered by several US Presidential candidates, both Democrats and Republicans.
JPost:”What would be your policy on Gaza’s transformation into an Iranian-influenced “Hamastan”? Isolation? Engagement with Hamas? Encouraging Mahmoud Abbas to rebuild ties to Hamas, or to try and wrest back physical control?…”

Hillary Clinton: The Hamas takeover of Gaza is deeply disturbing, increasing the danger to Israeli citizens already under attack from rockets fired indiscriminately from the Gaza territory. In the last few weeks, these rockets have killed three people and wounded many more.

The United States must continue to support our ally, Israel, as it defends itself against these attacks and insist that Hamas cannot be recognized until it renounces terrorism and recognizes Israel’s right to exist.

Israel and the international community are committed to supporting the new government of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, strengthening the PA and its ability to meet its responsibilities, in direct contrast to Hamas.

The appointment of former British Prime Minster Tony Blair as the new Quartet Representative will support efforts to create viable and lasting Palestinian government institutions, strengthen the Palestinian economy, and ensure that the resulting benefits reach the Palestinian people.

I believe the United States should strongly support these efforts. There are not many good options at this difficult time, but the security of Israel and of the Middle East is best served by helping to create a Palestinian Authority that can provide tangible benefits and a better life for its people, in contrast to the violence and isolation offered by Hamas.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Hamas, Hillary Clinton, Israel, Joe Biden, John McCain, Sam Brownback | Leave a Comment »

Hillary Clinton on the United States and Israel

Posted by jewsforhillary on May 25, 2007

From The Jerusalem Post:

In the run-up to the 2008 US presidential elections, The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition JPost.com has invited central presidential contenders to respond to questions on matters of importance to Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.
We will be sending out questions to the candidates every two weeks or so. We started out with a relatively general inquiry about the importance they attach to the US’s strategic alliance with Israel and how, if elected, they would work to foster that alliance (see below). The questions will get more specific as the campaign heats up.
The first question was sent to John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Mitt Romney, Joe Biden, Bill Richardson and Sam Brownback.
The contenders are being invited to participate, and given as much space as they wish to respond. We believe this platform offers a tremendous opportunity for the would-be presidents to detail their positions on key issues for our millions of readers, potential voters and supporters. And we are delighted that, from the outset, so many of the candidates have found the time to participate, with carefully drafted, nuanced answers that offer real insight into their thinking.
David Horovitz, Editor-In-Chief

JPOST: What’s the importance of Israel as a strategic ally and how would your administration manage ties between the two countries?

Hillary Clinton: Israel is an important ally and strategic partner of the United States. Our nations are united by shared values, a commitment to democracy, and a belief in the dignity of men and women. We are also united by a common strategic interest in fighting back against the forces of terrorism and nihilism.

Israel and the United States have worked together for years on national security objectives, including developing innovative defense technologies. Today, as the United States deals with issues of homeland security, we are also learning from Israel’s experience in preventing attacks and preparing emergency responses.

I believe the relationship between our countries should be that between allies, based on mutual respect, appreciating our shared values and a shared commitment to national security policies that reduce the danger of terrorist attacks on free and democratic nations anywhere in the world.

Recognizing the very real challenges we face, I believe we must think rationally and strategically – and jointly – about how our values and our beliefs can be translated into effective action.

It is not enough for us to say the right things; we’ve got to be smart and tough enough to do the right things that will protect American and Israeli interests now and forever. It is with these principles in mind that my Administration would work to sustain, nourish, and enhance the vital partnership between America and Israel.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Clinton Campaign, Hamas, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton Statements, Israel, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Sam Brownback, The Jerusalem Post | 2 Comments »

Clinton Slams Palestinian Textbooks

Posted by jewsforhillary on February 11, 2007

The report by Senator Clinton and Palestinian Media Watch has been released, and can be viewed here (word) or here (pdf). The report concerns the horrid indoctrination of children in Palestinian Authority schools via materials in new PA textbooks which teach anti-Israel and Anti-Western sentiments.

The New York Democrat joined with Palestinian Media Watch to criticize the books, which encourage high school students to see Israel as an enemy and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as religious in nature.

According to Palestinian Media Watch, the books describe the United States and the West as human rights violators who have forced “a clash of civilizations” onto the Arab world, barely mentioning U.S.-driven peace initiatives or the fact that the United States has given the Palestinian Authority some $1.5 billion in aid over the years.

The founding of Israel is described as a “catastrophe that is unprecedented in history.”

Clinton said she was dismayed by the textbooks, which were published by members of the relatively moderate Fatah party.

“Ever since we first raised this issue some years ago, there still has not been an adequate repudiation of this incitement by the Palestinian Authority,” she said.

“It’s even more disturbing to know that this problem appears to have gotten worse. These textbooks don’t give Palestinian children an education, they give them an indoctrination.”

MEDIA SOURCES:

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Unwavering Against Palestinian Terror Indoctrination on TV, Clinton Hightlights Anti-Israel, Anti-Western Bias in New Palestinian Childrens’ Textbooks

Posted by jewsforhillary on February 7, 2007

Senator Clinton Reveals Anti-Israel and Anti-American Bias in New Palestinian Texbooks 

Senator Hillary Clinton is slated to help unveil a new report detailing anti-Israel and anti-Western bias in the Palestinian Authority’s most recently produced textbooks.

The report, produced by the non-profit group Palestinian Media Watch, analyzes eight textbooks released at the end of 2006.

When: Feb. 8, 11:15 a.m. Where: Russell Senate Office Building, Veteran Affairs Committee Room (SR-418)

Bonus Flashback: Watch this video from a United States senate hearing of actual Palestinian Television video footage glorifying suicide terrorism with Republican Senator Arlen Specter and Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton discussing the videos at a Senate hearing with the Palestinian Media Watch.

Hillay PMWThe direct link to the clip is here – it is a must watch:

http://www.pmw.org.il/asx/PMW_senate.asx

There is no question where Senator Clinton stands when it comes to terrorism and indoctrination thereof within the Palestinan Authority. See the clips of Palestinian representative Hassan Abdel Rahman and Clinton standing her ground in response to him, expressing her dismay and disgust with people who teach children to blow themselves up.

Clinton’s position is firm and without question. If it talks like a duck, it is a terrorist.

POST UPDATE: The Jewish Week has an article discussing Senator Clinton hammering this important issue and her long history of doing so.

Posted in Blogs, Hamas, Israel, Palestinian Media Watch, Record, Senate, Suha Kiss, The Forward, The Jewish Week | 1 Comment »

Condoleeza Rice Calls Hamas a “Resistance Movement”

Posted by jewsforhillary on January 31, 2007

In the wake of the Wesley Clark debacle, the right wing silence to Condi Rice’s constant parve atitude towards terrorism is appalling.

Would they have ever let someone like Hillary Clinton get away with something like this? In a word: NOT.

Though the US State Department officially lists Hamas as a terrorist Organization, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice referred to the terrorist group as a “Resistance Movement.”

People have been quick to point out the absent outcry from the Jewish Communities that would probably exist had Hillary Clinton (or Wes Clark, or John Kerry) made the same error.

UPDATE: ZOA – Zionist Organization of America Slams Rice, demands retraction and apology

UPDATE: There is a petition calling for Dr. Rice to issue a retraction and apology to the victims

UPDATE: WorldNetDaily, Ynet News, Christian Brodcasting and The Jewish Press have all woken up to the recent gaffe.

Posted in Condi Rice, Hamas, Israel, Jewish Activism | 11 Comments »