Hillary Clinton Accuses Israel of Lacking Generosity and Empathy with “Oppressed” Palestinians (Video)

Hillary Clinton accused Israel of lack of generosity and empathy in their dealings with the “oppressed” Palestinians.
Hillary made the comments at the 2012 Saban Forum on U.S.-Israel Relations.

From the State Department website:

And I will also say this. When Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed to a 10-month settlement freeze I flew to Jerusalem. We’d been working on this. George Mitchell had been taking the lead on it. And when Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed to a 10-month settlement freeze, it wasn’t perfect. It didn’t cover East Jerusalem, but it covered much of the contested area in the West Bank.

And I stood on a stage with him at 11 o’clock – Israelis always meet late at night, I don’t understand it – (laughter) – but 11 o’clock at night, midnight, and I said it was unprecedented for any Israeli prime minister to have done that. I got so criticized. I got criticized from the right, the left, the center, Israeli, Jewish, Arab, Christian, you name it. Everybody criticized me. But the fact was it was a 10-month settlement freeze. And he was good to his word. And we couldn’t get the Palestinians into the conversation until the tenth month.

So, look, I’m not making excuses for the missed opportunities of the Israelis, or the lack of generosity, the lack of empathy that I think goes hand-in-hand with the suspicion. So, yes, there is more that the Israelis need to do to really demonstrate that they do understand the pain of an oppressed people in their minds, and they want to figure out, within the bounds of security and a Jewish democratic state, what can be accomplished.

And I think that, unfortunately, there are more and more Israelis and Palestinians who just reject that idea out of hand: Why bother? Why try? We’ll never be able to reach an agreement with the other. But in the last 20 years, I’ve seen Israeli leaders make an honest, good-faith effort and not be reciprocated in the way that was needed.

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  • The Elector of Saxony

    I’m sorry, was this a reading from Mein Kampf?

  • jharp

    mg4us commented:

    What a lying b!tch. . . .
    like her lying husband. . .

    The Clintons are evil & disgusting!

    And anyone who supports them have low-life characteristics too. . .all you need do is look closely how they live. . .

    The Clintons have nowhere near the popularity of George Bush and company, right?

    Hillary has you folks scared to death and for once you’re right. She will be unstoppable.

  • http://votingfemale.wordpress.com VotingFemale

    Arkie-Barbie needs to take her manpants, go back to Arkansas, and stay there.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    American Jews will vote Democrat no matter what Hillary or Obama or any anti-Israel Dem says.

    They are well-trained victims.

  • Rachelle

    Hillary is unfit to hold any public office.

  • Patty

    She insults Israel and then praises them? I have never seen an Administration get by with such confusion, unanswered questions, cover ups and then take credit for the negotiations that were already in place before she even got to the talks with Morsi.

  • Francesca

    That statement from Hilary is outrageous. Not only is Israel attacked, but when they respond, they actually warn civilans to stay out of the way. Israel gives medical aid to Palestinians. Oh why bother. The left doesn’t care about the truth; they are despicable.

  • Navy seal

    Daamn jharp you must be the stupidest lib fu(ker on this planet… And I guess you’ve never seen Obie or Hil lie or cover up anything either? Every time he opens his mouth he is lying about something, but I forgot, your JHARP!!!

  • Stephana

    The only oppression the palis see is brought upon themselves. They are murderous animals.

  • Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157

    ignore jfap, it’s been booted from many a website for being a sh!t stirrer. If it lived in a zoo(and it just might), it would be the monkey throwing its own feces.

  • Ceroth

    You think the Israeli’s are supposed to have empathy with people who shoot rockets and their women and children? This woman really is dumb. And the American people are even dumber for re-electing these retards.

  • Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157

    This administration won’t be happy until the entire Middle East is on fire. LIB!

  • Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157

    This woman really is dumb. And the American people are even dumber for re-electing these retards.

    Couldn’t agree more! Are the palis going to stop firing rockets at Israel no matter what concessions are granted? No! They don’t want to co-exist with Israel—period! The only deal they’ll accept is one where Israel ceases to exist.

  • valerie

    I rather strongly suspect that one has to be a little less than human to feel “empathy” for the kind of people who would adopt, and live by, a document such as this.


    And if you really want to read something that will curl your hair, try the unexpurgated edition.


    I am continually amazed at the way our self-styled “Liberal” leaders embrace people whose goals are completely antithetical to our traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice, much less liberality.

    Hamas, like the Nazis before them, said in writing that they wanted to kill their neighbors, and then proceeded to do it. Radical Muslims of all varieties oppress women, butcher little girls sexually, kill homosexuals for being what they are, and, against the explicit teachings of their own religion, seek to force others to adopt their “religious” (actually, cultural) practices. How’s a Liberal supposed to have “empathy” toward that savagery? Why should a Liberal have “empathy” toward that savagery? Liberals are supposed to OPPOSE that savagery!

  • Francesca

    Remember when Israel withdrew from Gaza and left those wonderful greenhouses which were growing fruit and vegetables as a source of income? I think the greenshouses were funded by a foundation (Gates?). Well, the Palestinians totally destroyed the greenhouses – just tore them apart. At that moment, I knew they were only destroyers. Have they actually built anything? No. They love death and destruction. Let them rot.

  • jb books

    Dims continue to confuse race, gender and job titles for qualifications. Can anyone name two siginificant accomplishments?

  • midusdew

    one word to you accomplice to murder… is Benghazi

  • Viv

    Someone who has come under sniper fire herself should have more sympathy for those constantly under rocket fire.

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    To adopt the Palestinian cause as part of a worldwide Islamic
    plan, with the policy plan and by means of jihad, since it acts
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  • http://! l.barney

    Say Hillary, er, Madame Secretary, what about your JEWISH ROOTS you supposedly researched while for you were running for Senator? Would these comments alone make you a “race traitor”?

    Two-faced turn-coat! Guess all that “research” was merely for getting the Jewish vote after all!

    Pucker-up Mrs. Arafat, Here comes Hill!