CNN: Jewish Leaders Skeptical of Hillary for Soft on Iran Policies

Anyone who falls for Hillary's pro-Israel routine ought to stick to buying bridges.

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Hillary is clumsily trying to position her campaign for 2016 while navigating the old national security/anti-war strait that lost her the election last time. Some Jews continue to believe that Hillary is more "conservative" on foreign policy than Obama.

That's not really true, Hillary just dates back to an older period in the Democratic Party. To the extent that there's any difference between them, it's in style, not in substance.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton must re-establish her relationship with the Jewish community after advocating for her former boss's agenda, which has some Jewish leaders questioning if her position on Israel changed due to time spent at the State Department.

However, that support began to whither when she said in 2010 that she could support Iran enriching uranium if it is only to be used for civilian purposes.

"On the amorphous level, that she was part of the administration, there may be some residual weakening," said one Jewish leader, speaking anonymously.

Although others don't believe that her time spent as the nation's top diplomat hurt her standing in the Jewish community, they question whether it helped.

Obama won 69 percent of the Jewish vote in the 2012 presidential election, making him the first Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter to win less than 70 percent of the Jewish vote, marking a shift in the community for the first time in almost 35 years.

Hillary's credentials on Israel were always terrible. She just understood that she had to play a part while in the Senate. This was the woman who kissed Arafat's wife after her ugly rant and who went into a screaming fit because Israel was considering building some houses in its capital. Anyone who falls for Hillary's pro-Israel routine this time around ought to stick to buying bridges.