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

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On March 21, 2014 @ 2:07 pm In The Point | 7 Comments

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?


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