Bill Clinton Meets Jewish Leaders in NY
Former President Bill Clinton met with a group of two dozen multi-denominational rabbis for an off-the-record two-hour meeting at a law firm in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, according to a source who spoke with participants after the meeting.
Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Rabbi Menachem Genack of the Orthodox Union, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld of the Rabbinical Assembly, and Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, were among the participants.
Clinton – saying he feels among friends – spoke about spirituality, policy issues and his wife’s presidential campaign, according to the source. The former president also highlighted Hillary’s remarks at AIPAC’s annual policy conference last week , where her policy and knowledge were impeccable when compared to Trump’s recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to one attendee who wished to remain anonymous in order to preserve the ground rules of the meeting.
President Clinton held a similar meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, last month ahead of the Sunshine State’s primary.
The Clinton campaign did not respond to Jewish Insider’s inquiry about the meeting.
*Note: The Rabbis mentioned above were there in their personal capacity, not representing their organizations.