Monday, December 12, 2005

Hillary at Y.U. defends Israel

JTA:

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.) backed Israel’s right to construct its West Bank security barrier.
Clinton, speaking after receiving an honorary degree from Yeshiva University on Sunday evening, said that a recent visit to Gilo, a town on the outskirts of Jerusalem, gave her “an even greater appreciation for the importance and rationale” of the fence, which has helped reduce Palestinian terrorist attacks...

Israel has the “right to build a security barrier to try to keep out those who would do harm to Israel,” Clinton said. Clinton also slammed recent comments by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who suggested Israel be moved to Europe and who questioned the Holocaust.
The comments, Clinton said, were “outrageous” and “simply beyond the pale of international discourse.”
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 1:52 PM

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