Archive for the ‘Palestinian Media Watch’ Category
Posted by jewsforhillary on May 19, 2008
Posted by jewsforhillary on November 30, 2007
Posted by jewsforhillary on September 16, 2007
UPDATE: Here is a link to the text of the circulated position paper on Israel.
In her new position paper on Israel, Hillary Rodham Clinton comes not only to praise the Jewish state but to bury doubts that she would be any less vigilant in its protection than the Bush administration.
It says Clinton, the U.S. senator from New York and frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination “believes that Israel’s right to exist in safety as a Jewish state, with defensible borders and an undivided Jerusalem as its capital, secure from violence and terrorism, must never be questioned.”Clinton’s paper comes at a time when the Bush administration is quietly pressing the Israelis and the Palestinians to come up with a final-status outline ahead of a November peace conference — one that would address, among other issues, redrawn borders and a shared Jerusalem.
Spokesmen for Clinton denied that the language was timed to undercut the latest initiative.
“She’s had these positions for a long time and those haven’t changed,” spokesman Jin Chon told JTA. “Her experience and strength on supporting Israel have been steadfast. The paper is just a reflection of her consistent policy.”
Perhaps, but Clinton faces challenges for Jewish support from two flanks: Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor who is a Republican front-runner, has moved even further to the right of Bush, saying that now is not the time to consider Palestinian statehood. And Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), her chief rival for the Democratic nomination, has made considerable inroads among liberal Jewish donors.
Despite the stepped-up challenges from Obama and Giuliani, a recent poll of 200 rabbis from all of the major denominations named her as the presidential candidate most supportive of Israel and Jewish causes.
According to the survey conducted by a synagogue innovation and leadership organization called STAR, Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal, Clinton polled highest on the Israel question, at 22 percent, followed by Giuliani at 16 percent and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) at 3 percent.
Clinton also was ranked as most supportive of Jewish causes in America in general with 24 percent, followed again by Giuliani with 10 percent and Obama with 3 percent.
Ben Chouake, who heads New Jersey-based NORPAC, one of the most successful pro-Israel political action fund-raising committees, gave high marks to Clinton’s paper.
“I think it’s helpful,” Choake said, but added that he liked Giuliani’s approach of counting out Palestinian statehood for now “the best.”
“If you want to make a deal, you have to have someone you can make a deal with that’s credible and reliable, that can afford to make the deal, otherwise you’re surrendering,” he said.
Otherwise, the paper is a compendium of Israel-related issues Clinton has tried to make her own: She cites her lead in successful efforts to admit Israel’s first responder umbrella, Magen David Adom, into the International Committee of the Red Cross, and her adoption of the campaign to expose alleged incitement found in Palestinian textbooks.
Posted by jewsforhillary on June 3, 2007
Here is an Israeli Television reporter’s video from February, prompting Senator Clinton’s first public statements on Israel after declaring her candidacy for President, maintaining her strong constant support.
Posted by jewsforhillary on February 27, 2007
And now Palestinian Media Watch slams Brit Tzedek V’shalom for slamming Hillary for slamming Palestinian textbooks…
Palestinian Media Watch slammed a dovish Jewish group for defending Palestinian Authority textbooks.
Brit Tzedek V’shalom criticized “From Nationalist Battle to Religious Conflict,” PMW’s report on incitement in Palestinian textbooks, in a letter to U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) last week.
“We are disappointed that a Jewish organization has rushed to the defense of Palestinian Authority hate education,” PMW said in a letter.
The Palestinian Authority will “exploit” the endorsement from a Jewish group, PMW warned, urging Brit Tzedek to retract its letter to Clinton.
Brit Tzedek wrote to Clinton after she endorsed PMW’s report on the textbooks earlier this month.
Brit Tzedek said the books are “unusual in that they endorse democracy” and endorse a “peaceful resolution” of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Posted by jewsforhillary on February 26, 2007
Al Jazeera slams Senator Clinton over her AIPAC speech and her acknowlegement of Israeli neighborhoods like Gilo and their reight to protection an security from Arab Terrorism. If this kind of spin against Clinton can be produced by Al-Jazeera, she must be doing something right.
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.”
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.
The direct link to the clip is here – it is a must watch:
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.