American Jewish Congress VP: Hillary’s Israel Speech Full of Lies

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Hillary Clinton is carrying on her victory lap for an election she has yet to win by receiving awards from anyone and everyone. If there’s an award out there for something, whether it’s AIDS, Malaria, the oceans or national defense, from the Queen of Spain or the President of Georgia, she already has it.

Along her award route, Clinton stopped by the American Jewish Congress, defending Obama’s plan to let Iran go nuclear and urged Israel to appease terrorists.

Not everyone was a fan.

AJC vice president Herb London told the Washington Free Beacon that Clinton was a “dissimulator” whose remarks were full of “fabrications.”

“As Mark Twain said, ‘There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.’ I would add in Hillary Clinton’s comments,” said London, who is also chairman of the AJC national governing council and a senior fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute.

London said the speech ignored critical gaps in the Obama administration’s sanctions policy.

“She does not mention the fact that 22 nations were given special dispensation so they did not have to abide by sanctions,” London said. “And while there was unquestionably pressure put on Iran, there were a lot of illegal dealings and a lot of nations that were violating the sanctions regimen. She didn’t mention that at all.”

London also questioned Clinton’s vow that the United States would “never waver in our support for Israel.”

“This is exactly what [the AJC audience] wanted to hear,” London said. “I wanted to raise my hand and say, well then why did you put together a charm campaign for the Muslim Brotherhood, the same Muslim Brotherhood that when Morsi was in power in Egypt wanted to abrogate the peace treaty with Israel?”

He added that Clinton failed to address several fundamental topics, including the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and whether she would authorize military action against Iran.

“Hillary Clinton said all options are on the table [regarding Iran],” he said. “I’m so tired of this trite phrase. What does that mean? Are you willing to exercise the military option? When? Where? Under what circumstance?”

While London said he sent Clinton bullet points on the BDS campaign before her speech, “she did not say one word about BDS” at the event.

AJC’s president Jack Rosen and a Clinton spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment.

What difference does it make anyway?

  • Gee

    How about her gushing support for the Butcher of Damascus? She thought he was wonderful even after he starting killing people by the 10s of thousands

  • Judahlevi

    The main emphasis of Hillary’s campaign will be that she is a woman and it is “time” for a woman to lead.

    Naturally, this is a sexist statement but Democrats are never called on it. So, once again, we will vote in the next politically correct president and live with the consequences.

    How about a competent executive president regardless of gender, skin color, or any other group qualifier? How refreshing that would be.

  • DogmaelJones1

    I haven’t had a chance to personally present my own award to Hillary, and take advantage of a few photo ops, but I’d like to give her the “Super Sized Whopper and Dodge,Duck, and Deny” for Expert Dissimulation in the Public and International Arenas Award 2014. I’ve emailed her secretary about scheduling an event, but I’ve not yet received a response.

  • nopeacenow

    So Hillary lied to a gathering of Jews. That is supposed to be news? Obama has been doing it for at least 5 years and the Jews still support him. By the time Hillary runs for president Iran will already have developed nuclear weapons but the Obama team (of which Hillary was part) will be held blameless. And the Jews will still support the Democrats and Hillary even though they placed Israel and 6 million Jews there in mortal danger. No matter how bad the Democrats govern whether it concerns Israel or not, they can always count on a majority of Jews for support. I think it is a sickness that Jews continue to suffer for which there is no cure.

  • liz

    It’s as if we live in two alternate, opposite universes. The leftists and their propagandists in the media have created their own universe, in which the “truth” is directly opposite from reality.

  • tickletik

    “What difference does it make anyway?”

    Posters. We need posters, tshirts, and flyers. Not only that, we have to carve this statement into bronze. I’m thinking statues as well.

    If this generation fails to turn that statement into a modern “let them eat cake” then we will have totally failed as men.

  • Enzo

    All hillary cares about is getting pieces of FLAIR for her collar meanwhile if you ever listen to her she says NOTHING because she doesn’t want to get involved.