Former Bill Clinton White House aide, founder of Jewish Americans Ready for Hillary and Jews for Progress, Steve Rabinowitz, penned an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post which illustrates his undivided support for Secretary Clinton, highlighting his long history with the Clinton family and her unwavering commitment to Israel.
Here are some of the many ways that Hillary supports Israel, according to Rabinowitz:
Hillary speaks often about the unshakable bonds between the US and Israel, denouncing Palestinian incitement many times throughout the years. As senator and as secretary of state, she routinely condemned rocket fire into Israel, working with Israel to develop better tunnel detection technology in order to prevent arms smuggling and to increase support for Israel’s rocket defense system, upgrading Patriot missiles and the Iron Dome system. She brokered a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, saving countless Israeli and Arab lives.
Hillary helped to equip Israel with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and pledged to increase intelligence sharing.
Regionally, she sponsored a Senate resolution calling for the Magen David Adom’s inclusion in the International Red Cross, fought for bills to combat anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, and criticized the UN Human Rights Council for its “structural bias against Israel.” She condemned the unfair Goldstone Report, and opposed anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations and in other international bodies.
Hillary was key in persuading the United Nations to agree to tough sanctions on Iran and she has unequivocally pledged to hold Iran to the very highest standards to ensure it does not violate the nuclear agreement signed last year. She has vowed to “vigorously enforce the deal,” saying her approach “will be to distrust and verify.”
She has decried anti-Semitism in all its forms, and has condemned the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement as an attempt to “isolate and delegitimize Israel” and as “counterproductive to the pursuit of peace and harmful to Israelis and Palestinians.”
Her relationship with Israel extends back to her days as first lady of Arkansas, when she brought to that state Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, an educational program developed in Israel. Her ties to Israel have continued for 30 years.
Contrast Hillary Clinton’s proven support for Israel with her opponent’s lack of clear, never mind trustworthy, policy on Israel – or of any kind of clear, trustworthy foreign policy. Donald Trump says he will be “neutral” on Israel. He questions Israel’s commitment to peace and says he’ll make Israel pay for American aid.
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