When Clinton’s wife was heckled at a campaign event regarding her support for Gaza, the former US head of state said, “Hamas is really smart… they insinuate themselves in the hospitals, in the schools, in the highly populous areas.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Former US President Bill Clinton came to his wife’s defense on Friday when the focus of a campaign event for the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton shifted to Israel, Politico reported.
Former US President Bill Clinton – Photo: REUTERS
Amid a speech discussing his wife’s positions on the major issues at an event in New Jersey, a member of the audience interjected “What about Gaza?” Continue Reading »
Newsweek reports Israel’s intelligence services eavesdropped on diplomatic phone calls when then-US President Clinton conducted private conversations with Syria’s Assad, as well as calls regarding the Camp David peace talks with Arafat.
By Ynent news
Newsweek strikes again: A new report by Newsweek claims Israeli military’s intelligence unit 8200 eavesdropped on calls conducted by then US president Bill Clinton during a round of peace talks conducted between Israel and Syria, and the Camp David talks with the Palestinians in 2000.
Barak with Clinton – Photo: AP
The report is based on a forthcoming book written by an Israeli expat and political scientist Ahron Bregman, and sites verbatim transcripts of the allegedly tapped phone calls given to him by unnamed “private sources”. Continue Reading »
Looking at the responses generated by Chelsea Clinton’s announcement, it’s anybody’s guess.
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Chelsea Clinton’s announcement Thursday afternoon that she and Jewish hubby Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child has set off a fairly predictable wave of reactions Jewish-wise, not unlike the interest their 2010 wedding generated.
Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky. February 9, 2011.- Photo: AP
Interfaithfamily.com quickly seized the pregnancy as an “opportunity to share with ALL expecting parents” its various resources for new interfaith parents, including a booklet called “To Circumcise or Not: That is the Question.”
Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, The Jewish Press chose this headline: “Chelsea Clinton Pregnant With Non-Jewish Child.”
Bill Clinton, ‘To preserve Israel’s character as a Jewish & democratic state, and that no matter how many settlers put down roots in the West Bank, the Palestinian birth rate outpaced that of the Jews, so, Israel had a fundamental question to deal with.’
By Neri Brenner
President Shimon Peres’ 90th birthday celebrations kicked off Monday evening at the Peres Academic Center in Rehovot with a speech by former US President Bill Clinton.
Clinton (L) and Peres in Rehovot – Photo: Amir Levy
Following his address, Clinton said he did not see an alternative to a Palestinian state. The former American leader said an alternative was suggested to preserve Israel’s character as a Jewish and democratic state, and that no matter how many settlers put down roots in the West Bank, the Palestinian birth rate outpaced that of the Jews, so he believed Israel had a fundamental question to deal with. Continue Reading »
Following uproar in Israel & abroad, the JNF announced it will no longer pay former U.S. President $500,000 to speak at Peres’ Birthday gala.
By Elad Benari
The Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet Leyisrael) said on Thursday that it will not take part in an upcoming gala event attended by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and will not pay him $500,000 to give a speech at this gala.
Clinton and Peres – Photo by Reuters
Earlier this week it was reported that the JNF would pay Clinton this huge sum for the gala evening, to be held June 17 in honor of President Shimon Peres’s 90th birthday. Continue Reading »
Former US president received hefty sum for a 45-min lecture at Peres’ birthday celebration
The tab was picked up by the Jewish National Fund, Peres Academic Center.
By Ofer Petersburg
How much does a 45-minute lecture by former US President Bill Clinton cost? $500,000 is what The Jewish National Fund (JNF) has paid, one-year in advance, for the speech at the Peres Academic Center in Rehovot.
Bill Clinton – Photo: AP
The event, which will be held on June 17, is part of the Israeli president’s 90th birthday celebrations.
The money for Clinton’s lecture was raised last year through the college’s supporters in cooperation with the Jewish National Fund. Continue Reading »