Hillary Clinton’s two-faced Israel games – New York Post
Will the real Hillary Clinton please stand up?
In private sitdowns with wealthy Jewish donors, Politico reports, Clinton is signaling she would be a better friend to Israel than President Obama has been.
That’s the same President Obama she served for four years as the nation’s chief foreign-affairs officer and policy-maker — including on the Middle East.
The article also notes that those who’ve spoken with Clinton have come away with different perceptions on where she stands on a prospective nuclear deal with Iran: Those who favor an agreement say she sides with them; those who oppose it say she shares their perspective.
Of course, pandering to your audience and trying to straddle both sides of a contentious issue have long been Clinton trademarks — of both Bill and Hillary.
In fact, Hillary last year launched a verbal broadside against Obama’s foreign policy, including his approach to the Middle East, telling The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg she stands solidly behind Israel and particularly Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who’s been at personal odds with the White House.
Problem is, as Goldberg noted, she spent a lot of time as secretary of state publicly berating Netanyahu over his West Bank settlement policy.
Was she as big a Bibi defender behind closed doors, where she might make a difference? Or is the truth that as secretary of state, she really made no difference at all even when it came to foreign policy?
On Iran, she’s supported the negotiations process, which she began — but now says she’s been against allowing Iran any enrichment of uranium, which the current framework endorses. She insists “no deal is better than a bad deal” — but won’t say what counts as a bad deal.
Tonight, she gives her first in-depth campaign interview to CNN. It’ll be interesting to see which Hillary Clinton shows up.