Being that hillary supported the PLO while they were attacking Israel, and that the clintons have always hated Israel, why would we trust her to be fair towards Israel
Clinton, as everyone knows, is her own woman. She has often made common cause
with leftists who view America and Israel with equal contempt. Indeed, Mrs.
Clinton has even managed to help fund PLO front groups --- a dubious endeavor
for which she has never given an honest explanation. In the late 1980s, Hillary
Clinton served as chairman of the New World Foundation. During her tenure, the
New World Foundation played Sugar Daddy to virtually every ultra-left
organization under the sun-from the Committee in Solidarity with the People of
El Salvador (CISPES) to the National Lawyers Guild, long the legal arm of the
American Communist Party. Under Chairman Hillary, the New World Foundation also
donated $15,000 to the Boston-based Grassroots International, which in turn
funded two PLO-affiliated groups on the West Bank.
It's well to note that the grant came before Arafat renounced terrorism and
accepted Israel's right to exist. Of course back in the late 80s, folks of
Hillary's ilk were quite sympathetic with the PLO. Just as the United States and
the Soviet Union were deemed morally equivalent in left-wing circles, the Jewish
state was placed on much the same level as PLO terrorists.
Of course, such views didn't quite mesh with the 1992 Clinton campaign's
centrist posture. And when Hillary's PLO ties came to light in 1992, the
campaign was long on lame-o explanations and short on accountability. (Sound
familiar?) Mrs. Clinton's press secretary Lisa Caputo told the Forward that Mrs.
Clinton did not vote on the grant, and the money was intended for Grassroots'
anti-apartheid work in South Africa. Picking up on that note, Mrs. Clinton
subsequently said "If the money was diverted I knew nothing about it."
Not so fast, Hillary. The Grassroots donation was a general purpose grant;
Grassroots didn't have to divert anything. Moreover, the New World Foundation,
according to Grassroots, knew full well that the organization supported West
Bank Palestinian groups.
All of that was irrelevant to Clinton loyalists, such as Stuart Eizenstat.
The former Carter administration official called the PLO story an "erroneous,
irrelevant and outrageous slander on Hillary Clinton."
Quite a mouthful. But today, Mr Eizenstat, now an undersecretary of state,
should eat his words. With the Clinton administration increasing the pressure on
Israel--thanks in part to Hillary's statement --- earlier concerns regarding her
sympathy for the Palestinian cause have proved quite prescient.
To this day, Mrs. Clinton has yet to say whether she approves or disapproves
of the grant. Now, is a good time to press her. Of course, "accountability"
isn't quite this administration's hallmark. Getting a straight answer from Mrs.
Clinton could be as daunting a challenge as trying to read her mind
Clinton, for his part, will have a tough time regaining
credibility in Israel.
When Clinton compared the tears of the Arab children of killers
whom he met with to the tears of the Jewish orphan children of Arab terror
attacks whom he also said that he met with, that would have been insensitive
enough. Except that Clinton did not even bother to meet the Israeli orphan
children of PLO terror attacks.
So there you have it. Clinton tells Israel that he has
facilitated an end to the PLO Covenant and the PLO goes on to support
Saddam Hussein, as soon as Air Force One flies out of the friendly skies
of the Middle East.
Well, Bill Clinton can fool some of the people in the Middle
East, some of the time...
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