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Driving in Neutral: Hillary Clinton Explains the Israel-Palestinian Conflict
PJ Media ^ | 12/6/12 | Barry Rubin

Posted on 12/06/2012 9:12:21 AM PST by Nachum

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said some very interesting and revealing things in her appearance at the Saban Center’s gala dinner on November 30. They are, however, being quoted out of context. Let’s look at what she actually said in some detail for a sense of how the Obama administration’s highest-ranking foreign policy official and a likely future presidential candidate thinks about this issue.

Let me note also that the statement was made at an institution that might be considered friendly to Israel and thus Clinton might have skewed her remarks to be more fair to that country than she would do in a regular international forum.

In answering a question, Clinton went into some detail about the problems facing a two-state solution and peace. Remember she is speaking extemporaneously.

First, the Israeli perception:

I think Israelis have good grounds to be suspicious. And I would never be one who tries to rewrite or dismiss history. The Palestinians could have had a state as old as I am if they had made the right decision in 1947. They could have had a state if they had worked with my husband and then-Prime Minister Barak at Camp David. They could have had a state if they’d worked with Prime Minister Olmert and Foreign Minister Livni.

Here Clinton is pointing out that the Palestinians have repeatedly rejected getting a state and that’s why they didn’t have one years ago. I cannot imagine Obama saying this kind of thing.

Now, would it have been a perfectly acceptable outcome for every Israeli and every Palestinian? No. No compromise ever is. But there were moments of opportunity. And I will also say this. When Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed to a 10-month settlement freeze I flew to Jerusalem. We’d been working on this.

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KEYWORDS: clinton; hillary; israelpalestinian
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1 posted on 12/06/2012 9:12:27 AM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 12/06/2012 9:13:56 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist-
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To: Nachum

I’d rather she explain what she did to Vince Foster and what she did with the 1000 FBI files.

3 posted on 12/06/2012 9:14:39 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Nachum

Face it, Hillary is neither bright nor honest.

She is one of many lib females who - quite honestly - could not make it on her own. Without Bubba, she’d still be faking hours in whatever unfortunate law firm that was stupid enough to hire her.

Contrast this with the myriad conservative women out there who are brilliant.

4 posted on 12/06/2012 9:14:48 AM PST by Da Coyote
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Yet she is our secretary of state and possible presidential candidate. What does that tell us about this country?

5 posted on 12/06/2012 9:18:55 AM PST by DWC (historian)
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6 posted on 12/06/2012 9:21:03 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist-
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