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Clinton Mending Fences In Israel While Supporting Egypt – OpEd

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Following her visit with the Obama administration’s new friends in Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Israel on Sunday evening for a series of what she termed “high-level meetings focusing on Iran, Egypt, Syria and the stalled peace process.”

The Iranian nuclear program, its government’s support for anti-Israeli terrorist operations, and its continuing military buildup were expected to be subjects on Clinton’s agenda during her meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and her Israeli counterpart, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, according to the U.S. State Department.

But some political analysts in the United States, as well as conservatives who openly and staunchly support Israel, claim Clinton’s visit is aimed at helping U.S. President Barack Obama’s regain the support of Jewish voters in the United States.

“Obama miscalculated his popularity — a mistake made by many narcissists — when he decided to coddle radical Muslims and get tough with Netanyahu. The former community organizer discovered just how tough Netanyahu, a former warrior, can be when pressed by a political lightweight,” said analyst Michael Baker.

In the U.S., political polls have shown Republican inroads among American Jewish voters who, although politically liberal, have concerns regarding the security of Israel, a nation surrounded by enemies.

“Jews in the U.S. are concerned over Obama and his advisors hardline attitude towards the Jewish homeland, and they’ve witnessed a U.S. policy-shift from the traditional support for Israel to becoming more worried about not hurting the feelings of Muslim leaders, even if those leaders are tied to radical Islamic groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood,” said former police sergeant Lyle Epstein.

“In fact, Obama’s minions are worried over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s scheduled visit to Israel in late July, since American conservatives are viewed as being more committed to Israel than the Obama administration. In fact, Secretary Clinton’s own assistant reportedly has relatives in the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood,” said Epstein.

While in Cairo on Saturday meeting with Egypt’s newly-elected President, Clinton claims she asked him to meet with Netanyahu, but stepped back from that statement and told reporters that the two sides must initiate such a meeting.

“We now are doing all we can to support the democratically elected government and to help make it a success in delivering results for the people of Egypt,” she said during a press conference.

“Fortunately for the former First Lady and U.S. Senator, memories are short in the news business or reporters knowingly ignore certain facts,” said Baker. “While in law school and later as an attorney in Arkansas, it was well-known Hillary Clinton supported the terrorist group known as the Palestinian Liberation Army even after they massacred the entire Israeli Olympic Team during the 1972 Munich, Germany, Summer Games.”

The PLO leader Yasser Arafat was popular among Democrat Party icons such as Clinton and President Jimmy Carter who recently likened Israel to South Africa during its apartheid days, said Epstein, who trained in anti-terrorist tactics in Israel as part of an American exchange program for police officers.

“While some believe it may just be posturing on Netanyahu’s part, I disagree. Netanyahu is a true warrior, Obama is a fly,” wrote Red State columnist Jimmy Gee.


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Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, and he's a columnist for Examiner.com. In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

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