Message to Israel

Hillary Clinton states the obvious

Hillary Clinton recently stated the obvious: the creation of a Palestinian state would be in the best interest of both the Palestinians and the Israelis. Her comment brought the expected storm of protest from Israel. The White House, in part of what was obviously a carefully planned scenario, replied that the First Lady was not speaking for her husband. Of course she was speaking for him, but under diplomatic rules this could safely be denied. In fact, Hillary Clinton said what the president wanted to say but could not because he must be neutral on the final outcome of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. But make no mistake about it, when Hillary Clinton speaks she is speaking for her husband.


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