Feb 27, 2009

Jewish Leaders Blast the ‘New Hillary’

By Jack Kinsella

In a swift about face from her views as New York’s senator, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now hammering Israel over its treatment of Palestinians in Gaza.

As First Lady, Clinton raised eyebrows when she kissed Suha Arafat.

On Thursday, as Secretary of State she had yet another about face in the form of angry messages demanding Israel speed up aid to Gaza. Jewish leaders are furious.

“I am very surprised, frankly, at this statement from the United States government and from the secretary of state,” said Mortimer Zuckerman, publisher of the New York Daily News and member of the NYC Jewish Community Relations Council.

“I liked her a lot more as a senator from New York,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, said. “Now, I wonder as I used to wonder who the real Hillary Clinton is.”

Clinton’s decision to hammer Israel comes as the Clintons and President Barack Obama are planning to give the Palestinians $900 million toward the rebuilding of Gaza in the wake of the Israeli offensive that was sparked by Hamas rocket fire.
Apparently, the Obama administration’s dedication to rewarding bad behavior isn’t limited to domestic n’er-do-wells. If robbing widows and orphans earns a bailout for Wall Street, then the indiscriminate firing of rockets into Israeli towns and villages ought to rate at least $900 million for Hamas.


Jewish Leaders Blast Clinton Over Israel Criticism - CBS News