AIPAC president admonished delegates for cheering for Trump
Mar 25 2016
On Tuesday morning, AIPAC President Lillian Pinkusdelivered a written statement from the stage, rebuking Trump's attack. No doubt those Democratic voters were the people "deeply hurt" by Trump's comments.
Trump complained that the U.S. had built and rebuilt schools in Iraq as many as three times as they were bombed over and over, "and yet we can't build a school in Brooklyn".
"Since the collapse of negotiations in 2013, the Palestinian Authority has been clear that Israel must stop settlement construction and free a fourth batch of Palestinian prisoners before talks can resume", Makboul said. Well, my view is very different. "I will not take the low road to the highest office in the land".
"America will stand unapologetically with the nation of Israel", Cruz added. He did make a few remarks about President Obama including saying that Obama, "may be the worst thing that ever happened to Israel". "Iran is a very big problem and will continue to be, but if I'm elected President, I know how to deal with trouble", he said.
Ted Cruz, R-Texas, his closest rival in the presidential race, scored Trump for pledging neutrality on Israel and for not promising to "shred" the Iran deal upon election.
Trump's own speech included some of the time-honored mantras of USA support for Israel, "our strategic ally ... our cultural brother, the only democracy in the Middle East", and condemned the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton's role in the conflict as "a total disaster". "But it has repeated itself over and over and has done nothing but embolden those who hate America".
Clinton doesn't begin to compete with Trump vs. Clinton, especially before the crowd of roughly 18,000 people who gathered for the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the foremost pro-Israel lobbying organization in the country.
"A security council resolution will only convince the Palestinians they can stab their way to a state", Netanyahu explained. Ms. Clinton did not touch the topic specifically in her speech but in a TV interview later, she said the decision on shifting the embassy is hinged on the two-nation solution. "Let us never be neutral or silent in the face of bigotry".
"Hillary Clinton goes full Neocon at AIPAC, Demonizes Iran, Palestinians", declared a headline on the website of Juan Cole, a liberal Middle East analyst known for his fierce opposition to Israel.
"It would be a serious mistake for the United States to abandon our responsibilities or cede the mantle of leadership for global peace and security to anyone else", she said.
Israel says it intends to keep large settlement blocs in any future peace agreement with the Palestinians. "The Palestinians must come to the table, knowing that the bond between the United States and Israel is absolutely and totally unbreakable". "I believe that Bibi (Netanyahu), and nearly everybody over there wants a deal".
Clinton recalled the US failure to take in Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe and noted the forthcoming Purim holiday, when Esther risked her life to speak up against the oppression of Jews.