Haaretz, Feb. 5, 2016


As people around the world and within Israel were shocked by Israel’s disproportionate show of force in Gaza, Clinton saw no reason to criticize Israel. The blame, she insisted, lay solely with Hamas.

[...] Then in an interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg shortly after her Daily Show appearance, Clinton again rushed to Israel’s defense, backing Israel’s continued military presence in the West Bank, and even blamed anti-Semitism as an “important motivating factor” behind criticisms of Israel.

[...] By focusing exclusively on the blame of Palestinians, effectively absolving Israel of any wrongdoing, she has inadvertently aligned herself with the camp that says that all is good, and there is no reason to criticize Israel: Israel’s right.