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Clinton’s unconditional support for Israel is very telling

Clinton’s unconditional support for Israel is very telling

Don’t be fooled by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s recent and poor attempts at proving she is a progressive, because really she’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

In a letter published in The Forward, Clinton professed her love for Israel and what she would do to help strengthen U.S. and Israel’s bond. The letter ignores the the atrocities committed by the nation created in 1948—at the Palestinian’s expense. In it she also brags about her decades of support for an obviously racist regime.

Clinton writes of how she and her husband Bill fell in love with Jerusalem as they walked through its streets in 1981, but now “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.” But she ignored how those streets in Jerusalem are filled with illegal Israeli settlements and restrictions on the Palestinians who inhabited the land long before Israel was allowed to colonize it.

The Democratic front-runner wants the violence in Jerusalem to stop, but she expects it to without confronting the root cause—the occupation, which the U.S. subsidizes.

Who knows, maybe with enough pressure one dayClinton will flipflop, like she has on so many other social justice issues. Most recently, she has been serving up lip service to Latin-Americans, African-Americans and the LGTBQ community in an attempt to gather  enough votes to succeed President Barack Obama in January 2017. But that lip service is not enough for those respected communities and people of conscious.

Socially conscious people won’t be fooled by the bandaids Clinton is suggesting be used to cover decades of disgusting practices against minorities in the U.S.

Clinton is among a great deal of U.S. politicians who show unconditional support to Israel, despite its continuous human rights violations in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Even if a person fights for thousands of injustices throughout the world, giving backbone to just one form of oppression is one too many and should not be overlooked.

It’s sad that someone with a great chance of becoming the next president of United States unequivocally supports one of the worst atrocities in history and promises to continue to fund it. Even sadder, she proudly boasts about her past support of the racist state.

I have stood with Israel my entire career. As a senator, I fought to get Magen David Adom accepted to the International Red Cross when other nations tried to exclude the organization. I wrote and co-sponsored bills that isolated terror groups, and pushed to crack down on incitement in Palestinian textbooks and schools. As secretary of state, I requested more assistance for Israel every year, and supported the lifesaving Iron Dome rocket defense system. I defended Israel from isolation and attacks at the United Nations and other international settings, including opposing the biased Goldstone report.

 

Her boasting, is an example of how the western part of the world—in cohesion with Israel—wants to put Israel and the Jewish faith hand-in-hand. And the letter that was published in the Forward was Clinton’s attempt to garner more Jewish supporters.

“As President, I will continue to fight [for Israel],” Clinton wrote.

Her letter wasn’t just addressed to Israel alone, it was also meant for it’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is expected to visit the United States soon to meet with President Obama and speak at the Center for American Progress (CAP).

Netanyahu has done a great deal to tarnish Israel’s relationship with the U.S. yet Clinton publicly promised to continue to pander him if she’s elected President.

In a desperate attempt to show her unconditional support for Israel and Netanyahu, Clinton has turned her back on her fellow U.S. officials. Netanyahu has insulted President Obama countless times, most recently when he appointed newly appointed spokesman, Ran Baratz. Baratz, who made “offensive” remarks about the POTUS and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Clinton’s letter is disgusting, but it shined a light on how important it is for U.S. politicians to prove how far they will go to save Israel from itself. Clinton’s letter is very telling, it proves there is a huge influence on our politicians from the Israeli lobby.

The U.S. needs a president who will focus on U.S. issues and look at international issues as they are. U.S. citizens don’t want a president who will ignore certain atrocities because the perpetrator happens to be an ally of our country.

Its obvious the U.S. needs to reconsider viewing Israel as an ally. Now, its clear that Clinton supporters should reconsider if she’s the right person to lead “the free world.”


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